Lowen IT purchases Wichita-based Cardinal Technology Consulting

WICHITA — For the second time in three months, Lowen IT is expanding, this time with the acquisition of a Wichita company.

Lowen IT has purchased the one-man shop of Cardinal Technology Consulting, according to Lowen IT operations manager James Starkweather.

He says the company is “just kind of your generalized IT support.”

“We’ll add a few more variables to the offering,” Starkweather says. “Their clients will get some added benefits. We can offer things like voice and virtualization.”

Lowen IT is part of Hutchinson-based Lowen Corp., a 62-year-old graphics and sign company.

In August, Lowen IT purchased Buhler-based IdeaTek Consulting Division.

“They wanted to get away from IT services and support and focus mainly on telecommunications,” Starkweather says

Lowen IT has clients all over the state, he says, and is looking for overall growth.

“Wichita is an obvious choice for us because it’s 45 minutes away,” he says.

“Any opportunities we find down there, we take advantage of.”