WICHITA — For the first time in the 11 years since Tony Javier started Professional Home Buyers, he’s going to own the building where his business is.
Javier has purchased the 3,840-square-foot building at 1634 E. Central near Hydraulic where Pixius Communications has been.
“We wanted the space to be able to grow,” he says. “We’re able to create our own identity rather than being in another office building.”
Pixius is moving to Second and St. Francis downtown but will remain in its current space until December.
Javier has been at the Waterfront development at 13th and Webb Road for several years in the Keller Williams Signature Partners office. Professional Home Buyers is licensed with Keller Williams.
Javier’s company buys undervalued properties, renovates them and sells to buyers who generally use conventional financing. The company also has a rent-to-own program that Javier says helps people with poor credit be able to finance a home within six to 12 months.
“We’re buying properties in Kansas City right now, and so we’re going to start hitting some of the other Midwest markets,” Javier says.
He says he’ll be able to add staff at the new building and can warehouse materials there.
Bradley Tidemann of J.P. Weigand & Sons represented Javier in the deal. Grant Tidemann and Cristi Howell, also of Weigand, represented the seller.
Javier says in addition to offering value for his business, the new space will help others as well.
“It’s centrally located to where tenants can drop off their payments,” he says of those participating in the rent-to-own program. He says it’s handy for contractors as well.
“It’s nice for them to just be able to stop at a central location.”