WICHITA — As its second anniversary approaches, Rowley Snyder Ablah will celebrate without one of its founding principals.
Jeff Ablah has returned to his father George Ablah’s real estate firm, Ablah Enterprises.
“They asked him if he wanted to come back over there and help them with the huge volume of projects,” Bruce Rowley says.
He says the departure doesn’t mean the relationship — personally or professionally — didn’t work with Ablah.
“You know, it worked great,” Rowley says. “Jeff’s walking out on a high note.”
Ablah is selling his stake in the agency, but he says he’ll still support it.
“I’m going to continue to be an ambassador and a consultant.”
Rowley says the agency “had a stellar first year.”
“The first year was crazy wild,” he says. “The second year, certainly, we’ve had some turnover of staff. … People who couldn’t or didn’t feel like keeping up. … It certainly is a high-turnover business anyway.”
Rowley says the agency, which has 15 employees including the principals, is doing well, though.
“We’ve had actually great growth in our second year. A lot of that has been attributed to Jeff. The partnership, having three (principals), has been phenomenal.”