WICHITA — A decade after opening Absolute Natural Stones, Ammar and Nazir Jesri are going to quit leasing and move their business to property they own.
“Finally,” Nazir Jesri says.
The business, along with sister company BidKansas.com, currently is on about two and a half acres they lease at 10909 E. Kellogg. The city is buying half the property for further Kellogg expansion.
In addition to more room, Ammar Jesri says the new property will allow more options.
“We can introduce more … businesses,” he says.
The Jesris have a master plan that they’re going to introduce in phases.
“We’re not going to be able to do it all at once,” Ammar Jesri says.
They hope to buy stone and other materials that aren’t completely processed so they can finish them themselves with cutting and light fabrication.
“We want to be able to produce it ourselves,” Ammar Jesri says.
“There’s opportunities for a lot of different things,” Nazir Jesri says.
That potentially includes granite countertops.
“It complements our business,” Nazir Jesri says. “Hopefully it is something we will be able to add.”