Gary Hardman is moving his Hardman Benefit Plans from its office near 29th North and Oliver to space near 32nd North and Rock Road.
Hardman has sold his building at 4912 E. 29th St. North to Sweetman Real Estate Holdings.
Adam Sweetman said the building would be the office of Sweetman Investments, which takes a working interest in oil and gas wells, primarily in Kansas but also in Colorado and Oklahoma.
He has been working from his home since closing his office downtown.
Kris Wessel of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group was the listing broker; Jerrome Castillo of Titan Realty was the buyer's broker. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
"We didn't want to move. We love the location; we love the office," Hardman said. "It was truly a matter that we outgrew the office. That, and my wife retired — she was managing it."
Hardman's business, which helps companies manage their employee benefit plans, occupies about 2,200 square feet of the building's 3,800 square feet; the second tenant "will remain upstairs," he said.
The building is across from Wichita State University's Hughes Metropolitan Complex and includes land to the north that attracts deer, turkey and other wildlife.
Over the past three years, Hardman Benefit Plans has grown significantly. "We now have some offices with two people, and one office has three people. It was definitely time to look for larger office space."
He found it at 8110 E. 32nd St. North, Suite 100, in the Northrock Place Building. He'll lease 4,100 square feet.
The lease was brokered by Paul Jackson of Vantage Point Properties. The remodel construction is being done by Icon Structures.
Hardman said the sale closed Aug. 27. He will move into the new space Sept. 17.