BHC Selects Ice House As New Office In Downtown Wichita
WICHITA, KS – Kevin Honomichl, President of Brungardt Honomichl & Company, P.A. (BHC) announces the selection of their permanent office location in Wichita, Kansas. The new office will be established in the historic Ice House building, located at 165 S. Rock Island Street, in the heart of downtown Wichita.
“We considered several spaces around Wichita and the Ice House building checked all the boxes. Overall, we wanted to be convenient to our clients with the added benefit of supporting the local businesses and attractions. We’re excited to become a part of downtown Wichita and its community,” said Honomichl.
BHC planted their flag in Wichita in May of last year and quickly found a temporary home in the historic FireWorx building. Matthew Tucker, Wichita Regional Manager for BHC says, “This space has served the company well, establishing our initial reach into the region and promoting growth through the collaborative nature of a coworking space. We’re honored to include this historic place in our Wichita legacy.”
Ice House is owned and leased by Occidental Management, Inc. “I’d like to give a big thanks to Chad Stafford and Nick Flores for all their attention and expertise,” says Honomichl.
Chad Stafford, President of Occidental Management, had this to say about the move, “We are excited to have BHC expand their company into the Wichita market. They have been a valued business partner on our projects in the Kansas City market. Having them in the Ice House building brings another premier business to the downtown area.”
As the lead architect for the building’s initial renovation, Alloy Architecture has been selected to design BHC’s office space. Alloy was the lead architect for the building’s renovation. Their vision for the revitalized space centered around respecting the historical nature and architecture of the building while creating an innovative space. All throughout the building, you can see how the building’s original details intersect with the modern materials and design.
Honomichl says, “It’s a very unique building. You immediately appreciate the design and history around the space. We knew we needed an office that would promote our culture of innovation and collaboration. This space will do exactly that.”
The new office will feature an open concept workspace for 20-plus employees, reception area, and a common space for gathering and entertaining. BHC plans to incorporate sustainable design elements into the new space, as well as other features that will embrace Wichita’s culture and charm.
While the FireWorx space served as a starting point for entrance into the market, the new office inside the Ice House will provide a strong foundation to cement BHC as a provider of civil engineering and surveying services for the greater Wichita region.