Builders Inc. in the News

Norwalk Furniture & Design moves to temporary space while seeking new home

The Wichita Eagle January 16, 2013 Norwalk Furniture & Design is still in business, but you won’t find it at the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road. In fact, you might not find it at all if you don’t know what you’re looking for. This month, Julia Benson moved her store to temporary space in a warehouse at 8630 E. 32nd Court North. “It’s a pretty good-looking showroom,” she says of the selling […]

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AutoZone expanding distribution space at Parklane

The Wichita Eagle September 26, 2012 WICHITA – AutoZone is expanding at Parklane Shopping Center at Oliver and Lincoln in Wichita. The auto parts and accessories store is adding 2,000 square feet to accommodate the distribution side of its business, says Dennis Fitzroy, who manages the shopping center and is vice president for the commercial division of Builders Inc., which owns and manages the center. The store, which has a retail component at Parklane, also […]

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Flint Hills Spas and EmbroidMe to open near northeast corner of Central and Edgemoor

The Wichita Eagle August 29, 2012 Adam Clements of Builders Inc. has been busy doing deals on Central lately. There are the BattleStations Gaming and Better Buy Jewelry deals that Have You Heard? reported earlier Wednesday, and now there are two more at Central and Edgemoor. “It’s kind of been like Occupy Central,” Clements says. At the northeast corner of Central and Edgemoor, Dave Garretson is moving his Flint Hills Spas to the same spot […]

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Better Buy Jewelry to open at Preston Village at Central and Greenwich

The Wichita Eagle August 29, 2012 Also opening at Preston Village where BattleStations Gaming is locating is Better Buy Jewelry, which used to be in Towne East Square. Juan Gonzales says he was forced to move because of Wright Career College’s expansion at the mall, but he doesn’t mind. “We like the (new) area not only because I live nearby but also because we feel like it’s more secure,” he says. “It’s in a better, […]

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BattleStations Gaming to open at Preston Village near Central and Greenwich

The Wichita Eagle August 29, 2012 A new gaming center is opening at Preston Village near the northeast corner of Central and Greenwich. “We’re going to try to take the Starbucks experience meets the gaming industry,” says Steve Heiden, CEO of BattleStations Gaming. The business will have Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and computer gaming along with some nonelectronic gaming, such as role-playing games. “We want to create…the game center,” Heiden says. He wants gamers and […]

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Two Wichita Learning Connection centers to open to help former students get diplomas

The Wichita Eagle July 25, 2012 WICHITA – The South Central Kansas Education Service Center is opening two new sites in Wichita. “What we do is we try to provide…cost-effective ways to provide education services to school districts,” says executive director Brad Pepper. The south-central branch, which is based in Clearwater, serves 28 school districts and is one of seven education service centers in Kansas. The center provides services such as integrating technology in classrooms, […]

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CASA of Sedgwick County to move to the Garvey Center

The Wichita Eagle July 2, 2012 CASA of Sedgwick County is leaving 150 N. Main St. for the Garvey Center. “Real Development just has failed to…live up to their promises,” says Anne Duncan, CASA’s executive director, referring to the owner of CASA’s current building. Duncan says there are maintenance issues, such as an elevator that has had repeated problems, and Real Development is “not being very attentive to those types of things.” Neither Michael Elzufon […]

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Christopher Clark Designer Portraits to move to the Garvey Center

The Wichita Eagle June 26, 2012 In the four years since Christopher Clark purchased a 3,000-square-foot Delano building for his Christopher Clark Designer Portraits, the economy has crashed and the photography business has changed. Clark says when he opened at 1113 W. Douglas, he wanted room to meet with customers because “we just wanted the one-on-one personal relationship.” Now, he says, “More people are going to the Internet to actually purchase pictures.” So after two […]

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T-Mobile the Phone Zone enters Wichita

The Wichita Eagle March 29, 2012 WICHITA – A new T-Mobile retailer is entering the Wichita market with plans for at least six locations. Readi Connections, which does business as T-Mobile the Phone Zone, bought an existing T-Mobile outlet at Towne East Square this month and is preparing to open one in Andover Village at 321 S. Andover in April. Missouri residents Chris Michael and his mother, Melissa, had been in commercial real estate previously. […]

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Local Real Estate Management Firm Earns Professional Accreditation

December 20, 2011 WICHITA – Builders, Inc., headquartered in Wichita, has earned the Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) accreditation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®. The AMO® accreditation is awarded to real estate firms that have a track record of high performance, experience, stability and financial accountability and have a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) directing and supervising the real estate management team. In addition, AMO® firms […]

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