Sometimes what you need is right in front of you.
That’s what Adam Thomsen and Eric Wilson of Kansas Clean Properties have found.
The two are expanding from a 2,500-square-foot space at the southeast corner of 37th and Topeka to 7,700 square feet across Topeka near the southwest corner.
“We were neighbors and didn’t even know it until he walked across the street one day and looked at my building,” George David says of Thomsen.
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David and Bud Palmer bought the building, a one-time body shop for Mel Hambelton Ford, in 2009 through their David and Palmer Properties.
The two were remodeling the building to ready it for sale or lease.
“He was curious on what we were doing,” David says of Thomsen. “The next thing I know, he’s buying our building.”
The 20-year-old Kansas Clean Properties is growing.
Thomsen and Wilson bought the business from Wilson’s father, Paul, about seven years ago.
They offer parking lot sweeping, power washing and striping and also do snow removal and asphalt and concrete repairs.
“Business is going very well for us,” Thomsen says. “Our company’s growing. We’re getting kind of cramped in the building. We’ve kind of outgrown it.”
He says the new building will allow room for more equipment.
Also, he says, “We need a little bit more room to … breathe.”
Thomsen says it was a good opportunity to work with David and Palmer, too.
“They were excellent to work with.”