Builders Inc. in the News

Tect Aerospace to move to Garvey Center

The Wichita Eagle March 16, 2011 WICHITA – Tect Aerospace has signed a new lease for 5,600 square feet at the R.H. Garvey Building at 300 W. Douglas. The firm will take about half of the first floor. This brings the building’s occupancy to 100 percent. The O.W. Garvey Building at 200 W. Douglas also is 100 percent leased. “That’s a neat feeling to have,” says Larry Weber of Builders Inc., which owns the buildings. […]

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Clements switches shop to Builders, Inc.

The Wichita Business Journal December 10, 2010 Former Grubb & Ellis commercial agent Adam Clements has found a home with Builders Inc. Clements will work as a leasing agent for the property group that owns more than a million square feet of office, retail and industrial property in Wichita. “They’re a huge portfolio,” says Clements. He worked five years for Grubb & Ellis | Martens Commercial Group. Among the properties he listed was the 128,000-square-foot […]

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Garvey Center plans 36-unit apartment complex at First, Waco

The Wichita Eagle September 5, 2012 In another sign of recovery – both for Wichita and downtown in particular – the Garvey Center is going to build new apartments. “We’re going to be constructing 36 new apartment units at the corner of First and Waco,” says Garvey Center manager Larry Weber. The city owns half the parking lot that’s at the southeast corner, and the Garvey Center owns the other half. Weber expects the project […]

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A-1 Singer Pfaff Sewing Center expands at Parklane Shopping Center

The Wichita Eagle October 26, 2010 For every story of a business closing lately there seems to be one of a business expanding. The latest is A-1 Singer Pfaff Sewing Center in the Parklane Shopping Center at Lincoln and Oliver. “We’re going to more than double our size,” owner Dan Beltz says. He’s had the store since 1992. “Believe it or not, we only had 800 square feet before,” Beltz says. He’s adding another 1,100 […]

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Farm Bureau agent moves to Garvey Center

The Wichita Business Journal October 18, 2010 Farm Bureau insurance agent Adam Jones has split from his partner and relocated his offices to the Garvey Center. Jones moved Friday out of the Petroleum Building in downtown Wichita and now offices in the first floor of the R.H. Garvey Building. He is leasing 960 square feet. The rate is $12 per square foot, Jones says. The space was vacated by accounting firm Regier Carr & Monroe […]

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Job Force agency moves from Office This to Garvey Center

The Wichita Business Journal October 14, 2010 Job Force Employment Solutions has moved to the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita. The job placement service that works with the state of Kansas to help find work for people with disabilities is leasing 1,700 square feet on the seventh floor of the O.W. Garvey Building. A lease rate wasn’t disclosed. The company moved from Office This, where it occupied just 500 square feet. The company employs six […]

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Builders, Inc. Buys North Maize Strip Center

The Wichita Business Journal October 8, 2010 Builders Inc. has purchased the strip center at Central Park Place from developer Brad Saville. The 8,960-square-foot center at 2616 N. Maize was completed this year in front of the Lowe’s home improvement store. It houses Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Cinnamon’s Deli, Long John Silver’s and Ribbit Computers. “We like the location primarily,” says Dennis Fitzroy, managing broker for Builders Inc. “It’s a great location out in […]

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Builders, Inc. Voted Best Management Company

April 27, 2010 Builders, Inc., owner and management company for Governeour Manor, received the highest honor recently at the Apartment Association of Greater Wichita STAR of Excellence Awards. Builders received the Best Management Company award, which is based upon overall performance, resident satisfaction and employee programs. This is the 5th time the company has won the award. Pictured at right are Becky Way and Carolyn Emery of Builders, Inc., accepting the award.

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Builders Inc. halfway through $4 million renovation on eastside apartments

April 16, 2010 The Wichita Business Journal Builders Inc. is nearing the halfway point of a $4 million renovation of its Governeour Manor apartment complex at 7025 E. Lincoln. The project consists of gutting and upgrading the 180-unit facility and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. Builders is replacing all the insulation, adding new windows and doors and upgrading the mechanical systems. The units are also getting new appliances, carpet, […]

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VA opens recovery services annex at Parklane

Excerpt from The Wichita Business Journal Thursday, December 3 by Chris Moon The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a behavioral health recovery services annex at Parklane shopping center in southeast Wichita. The 3,500-square-foot clinic, which provides mental health and intensive case management services, opened last week and has begun seeing its first patients, says Ken Allensworth, facility planner for the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. The VA has a ribbon-cutting planned for […]

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