Heartland Technology to sell Delano building

kellyWICHITA — If you’re looking for real estate in Delano, a prime piece of property is about to come on the market near the clock tower and across from Hatman Jack’s.

Comsol Management Group, which owns Heartland Technology Solutions, is selling the company’s building at the northwest corner of Douglas and Sycamore.

“They just don’t need brick and mortar,” Comsol’s Kelly Walker says.

The employees of Heartland, which is a computer solution provider, all work out of their houses now.

Walker first bought the 6,250-square-foot building in 1991 when he owned Business Computer Center. In 2006, he merged with Heartland. He then retired last year but still is a partner in Comsol.

The space first opened in the 1940s as a grocery store, Walker says.

“It’s still got a box furnace,” he says. “It’s an interesting old building.”

Walker says he hasn’t had the building appraised in a decade, so he’s not sure how much he’ll list it for yet. His ballpark guess is $350,000.

“Commercial (real estate) is down,” Walker says of Wichita in general, “but Delano has been doing pretty well.”