WICHITA — A couple of businessmen are moving their east-side offices, but not far.
Bud Gates is moving his Easygates office from the Tallgrass Executive Park at 22nd and Rock Road to the Polo Club Office Park near 13th and Rock Road.
“We just ran out of space,” Gates says. “We’ve got people in closets over here.”
He says he had been looking to lease another space. In the process, he came across a Tallgrass building to buy.
The Easygates office currently is about 2,900 square feet and is moving to about 4,600 square feet next month. Gates says the new office will offer a lot more storage room in addition to more office space.
Gates is the master franchisor for Easyhome lease-to-own stores in 36 states. He says there are 38 stores under his umbrella – 17 stores that he operates and 21 that are franchises.
“We’re just kind of clicking along,” Gates says. “We probably would like to grow 10 stores per year.”
He says he’ll lease about 900 square feet of his new building to a tenant.
“I can’t reveal that one yet.”