WICHITA – Wade Wilkinson has been building homes in El Dorado, Wichita and Augusta since 2000, but he wants to expand his Wichita business so he’s moving his office here and rebranding his company.
“It’s essentially a sales office,” Wilkinson says of the 2,250-square-foot space in the retail center.
Wilkinson had been looking online for new estimating and scheduling software when he discovered the Australian-based G.J. Gardner franchise.
“That’s exactly what I need right there,” he says he thought.
There are more than 1,000 floor plans with marketing materials included, and Wilkinson says the G.J. Gardner warranties are better than anything he could offer on his own.
“I really, really liked it,” he says.
By having space at the Shops at Tallgrass, Wilkinson says customers can stop in and select from displays for things such as kitchens, granite, carpet and tile.
“We could pick everything out right there,” he says.
For more custom orders, Wilkinson says he’ll have to outsource to other showrooms.
Willkinson says the G.J. Gardner model is to locate in retail centers.
April Reed of Slawson Cos. handled the deal for the Shops at Tallgrass space.
Wilkinson expects to open next week.