Former city expediter Curtis Bowen starts CBC Expediting to serve as liaison

WICHITA — After seven years of handling expediting for the city, Curtis Bowen is now heading out on his own to do the same thing.

“I’m not quite completely ramped up,” Bowen says of his new CBC Expediting.

His plan is to help companies get their commercial blueprints to the right place at the city.

“They need someone to be kind of like a liaison between them and the city,” Bowen says. “This works well for out-of-town businesses.”

Often, he says that “they’re working on a wing and a prayer that they get to the right area.”

Bowen worked for the city for a couple of decades, including 14 years as a building inspector.

He says he decided to take a buyout from the city and start his own company.

His office is in 1,300 square feet at 434 N. Ohio, which is where Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Wichita campaign headquarters was.

Bowen says his career is unique.

“Just about every major city has one,” he says of expediters.

He thinks he’s the only one here, though.

“I know I’m the only one because you have to know the city’s system to be one.”