Poe & Associates to move to Phil Ruffin’s Delano building near Douglas and McLean
By Carrie Rengers.
Published in the Wichita Eagle 5/8/2014
WICHITA — Phil Ruffin has landed a new tenant for the same building where the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services moved in Delano.
That’s the former Davis Furniture building to the west of Douglas and McLean.
Consulting engineering firm Poe & Associates is taking 4,000 square feet in the building.
“That fills up that building,” Ruffin says. “We’re happy to have them. Very nice firm.”
Brad Saville of Landmark Commercial Real Estate and Grant Tidemann of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal.
Ruffin also owns the vacant space on the corner, which is about a one acre lot. He also has space behind the Immigration building.
“We have quite a bit of acreage there.”
Ruffin says most likely he’ll build to suit for someone.
“We’re taking our time with it,” he says. “Our first choice was to fill that current building.”
Ruffin says he spent several million dollars refurbishing it.
“It’s a beautiful space now.”
He expects the corner property won’t be an issue to fill.
“That area seems to be kind of hot now.”