Building Controls and Services is growing in a couple of ways.
The more noticeable way for Wichitans is that BCS, which sells building automation equipment and controls and provides servicing, is expanding its office on East Douglas just east of Hydraulic.
“We’ve been growing a ton,” says marketing coordinator Katelyn Doherty.
The company also now has a Kansas City, Mo., office.
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Its Performance Solutions subsidiary, which does energy optimization for buildings, has already been doing work in Kansas City without an office.
It merged with Custom Air & Power Systems and acquired its own office.
“This is a big deal because now they have a space,” Doherty says.
The office at 9237 Ward Parkway has about 15 employees.
The Wichita office is expanding into part of the space that Fisher’s Transmissions has been in.
Fisher’s is remaining in more than 4,000 square feet at 1746 E. Douglas.
“We’re not going anywhere,” says office manager Michelle Fisher.
“It’s kind of a little bit of downsizing for us, which we needed, but it’s not changing our business at all.”
Fisher says it would have been fine to remain in the extra space, but letting BCS occupy it instead is fine, too.
“The economy for the last 10 years in Wichita has not been very nice to the automotive business,” she says.
Fisher doesn’t want anyone to misconstrue the downsizing, though.
“It’s not going to affect how we take care of our customers.”