Builders Inc. in the News

Simplified foreign trade zone process opens benefits to more businesses

The Wichita Business Journal October 7, 2011 Sedgwick County has received federal approval to use a new system that makes it faster and less expensive for area businesses to establish their facilities as foreign trade zones. The more flexible system will make it easier for a region that includes Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, McPherson, Reno, Saline and Sumner counties to use foreign trade zones as an economic development tool, local leaders say. “Some of the companies […]

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Cargill Grows Again

Wichita Business Journal August 26, 2011 Seems like every time you turn around, Cargill is taking up space in downtown Wichita. Just after opening its $14.7 million research and development facility at First and Wichita, the company has opened additional office space in the Garvey Center next door. The 5,000-square-foot lease is the result of the closure of Cargill’s facility at 2901 N. Mead. Many of those workers have gone to the new innovation center. […]

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Green industrial cleaning firm coming to Wichita

The Wichita Eagle August 16, 2011 An Ohio franchisor of an environmentally friendly industrial cleaning system will open a Wichita office in the fall. ChemStation of Kansas, a franchise of ChemStation International, will open in 5,000 square feet at 2355 S. Edwards, near Pawnee and Meridian, on Oct. 1, said James Lage, director of finance. Lage said ChemStation of Kansas plans to employ 10 people. He said the company will work with customers to custom […]

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Krichati to expand his ReMax Superior franchise with new office, employees

The Wichita Eagle August 4, 2011 Basem Krichati is expanding his ReMax Superior franchise in a couple of ways. He’s adding three agents for a total of nine residential and commercial brokers. He’s also moving in order to expand his office space to 2,400 square feet. Currently, Krichati’s office is at Harry and Webb Road. He’s moving about a mile away to 1109 S. Rock Road. “In our business, we don’t really count on the […]

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Salon Images by Tivoli to Open Near 21st and Ridge

The Wichita Eagle June 24, 2011 For her new salon near 21st and Ridge Road, Terra Honey has something old, something new and something original for her business name. Her salon is going in the former Salon Images space at 2250 N. Ridge Road. So Honey is naming it Salon Images by Tivoli. Tivoli is “I love it” spelled backward without the “e.” “It’ll be enough for people to remember the name,” Honey says. Honey […]

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Builders Acquires Biddy Basketball Building

The Wichita Business Journal June 6, 2011 WICHITA – Builders Inc. is looking for a new user for the former Salvation Army Biddy Basketball building near Harry and Oliver. The company back in 1994 deeded the structure at 1410 S. Glendale to the Salvation Army for its youth basketball program. The Garvey family, which owns Builders, has a long history of assisting the Salvation Army. The agreement was that Builders would get the building back […]

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After Hours Auto Repair to move, expand

The Wichita Eagle May 5, 2011 WICHITA – When Mark and Summer Guerrero opened After Hours Auto Repair three years ago, they figured the corner of 47th Street South and Seneca would be the perfect place for their business. “We wanted the corner so bad and figured it would be a great start,” Summer Guerrero says. “We’ve watched businesses come and go, and we wanted to bring something great to the south side of Wichita.” […]

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Builders President Builds on Business Legacy

The Wichita Eagle April 28, 2011 Mike Garvey understands the family legacy at Builders Inc. “Most companies fail between the first and second generation,” said Garvey, the grandson of legendary Wichita developer Willard Garvey. “Very few of them make it to the fourth generation, where we are now. This company is not going to fail on my watch. I’ve got 33 years to retirement, and the fifth generation is my goal.” That’s what drove the […]

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Sew Much Sewing moving to Parklane

The Wichita Eagle April 9, 2011 Cynthia Zajkowski has found a new spot for her Sew Much shop, which formerly was in Delano. She’s opening next week at Parklane Shopping Center at Lincoln and Oliver. “I’m bringing fabric back to Parklane,” Zajkowski says. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Prairie Quilts moved from there within the past year. “I remember coming to Parklane as a kid with my mother,” Zajkowski says. “As long as I […]

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Fresh Fruit Bouquet finds new home in College Hill

The Wichita Eagle April 9, 2011 After five years in Piccadilly Square at Central and Rock Road, Trish Jasnoski is moving her Fresh Fruit Bouquet Co. to College Hill Plaza. That’s the 14,000-square-foot center where Bella Luna Cafe is on East Central. “I just think it would be a big advantage for us to have that street presence,” Jasnoski says. Her current store is behind another business, she says. Jasnoski thinks the walk-in traffic will […]

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