Market Advisory Group is ready to let a couple more rabbits out of the hat.
In April, the company announced it was expanding to 2,500 square feet at 110 E. Waterman. Managing partner Larry Kloefkorn said the firm, which does retirement, insurance and investments, had more expansion plans but didn’t “want to let all of our rabbits out of the hat.”
Now, partner Matt Goolsby says the company has added a new north Kansas City, Mo., office and is moving its one in Overland Park.
“Here we go again,” he says. “That’s basically what it is.”
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The new office is in about 1,000 square feet at 6300 N. Revere Ave. in the Burlington Creek development.
“This makes the third site for the firm,” Goolsby says.
The company opened in temporary space in Overland Park in August.
Goolsby says the firm’s members “just wanted to see if the market took for us, which it did.”
“We’ve been very happy with Kansas City.”
Part of the idea behind the temporary space, he says, is the firm’s members “wanted to make sure we were based in the right areas.”
The Overland Park lease is up in October, and Market Advisory Group will move to new space that’s almost 1,000 square feet at 5000 W. 95th St. in Prairie Village, which is near 95th and Nall.
Both of the new leases are five-year leases.
“Kansas City could maybe support another office,” Goolsby says. “People are just as regional here as they are in Wichita.”
The 4-year-old firm will continue to grow, he says.
“Kansas City is not our only intended market that we’re going to be expanding to.”
The new sites allow the firm to add staff, Goolsby says.
Until now, he says support staff has been in Wichita.
“It’s time for Kansas City to have its own staff,” Goolsby says.
There is one downside with the move. The firm’s furniture supplier delivered all of its new Kansas City furniture to Wichita.
“So I get to go get my truck … and spend my Labor Day weekend moving furniture from the wrong office to the right office,” Goolsby says. “Just a little bit of growing pains. No big deal.”
Market Advisory Group is not forgetting its Wichita roots. Goolsby notes that with the company’s current billboard campaign, “We’re proudly sporting the Wichita flag.”
He says the new office near Waterman and Main Street is working out well.
“We love being in downtown Wichita. It’s just been great to be part of that energy that’s been going on down there.”