Bank Work Creates Project Pipeline for Local Contractor
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Dennis Kerschen can’t remember the last time he didn’t have a crew working full time at Intrust Bank’s downtown Wichita headquarters.
Intrust, one of Wichita’s largest banking organizations, has provided a steady stream of work for The Law Co. Inc. amid a multi-million dollar capital investment to breathe new life into the bank’s facilities in the city center.
Now, Law is in the midst of another project, this one involving renovation work to the sixth floor of the Intrust Bank building at 105 N. Main, says Kerschen, Law’s president. That building houses Intrust’s downtown branch and administrative headquarters.
A building permit valued at $606,347 has been pulled for the work.
Bank leaders say the improvements are to ensure the organization remains a key piece of downtown Wichita for years to come.
Last fall, Law was involved with a $1.4 million renovation of Intrust’s building at 100 N. Main. That site houses, among others, the bank’s wealth and retirement services.
The fourth floor of the 100 N. Main building was remodeled and updated in 2015 to better accommodate employees.
Already, Intrust has undertaken a $2 million renovation of the 105 N. Main building’s second floor. Law was the general contractor for that project as well.
Another sizable project to refurbish the basement in that building was completed in 2011. That project was valued at $400,000.
Kerschen hopes the pipeline of Intrust work will continue in the months ahead.
Josh Heck, Reporter
Wichita Business Journal