June 26, 2014

Boise Cascade is opening a new distribution center in the Kansas City metro area. The facility, in Lee`s Summit, Missouri, will focus on serving customers within a 150-mile radius of Kansas City.   

June 26, 2014

Kansas-based roofing company DaVinci Roofscapes is commemorating 15 years of manufacturing its polymer slate and shake roofing systems, with a new facility marking the company’s growth.

The company, which took root in 1999 in Kansas City, recently relocated to a larger facility in Lenexa.

April 29, 2014

Ferguson, the largest wholesale plumbing distributor in the U.S., acquired Factory Direct Appliances.

Factory Direct Appliance is a seven-location appliance dealer with five showrooms in Kansas City, Mo., and two outlying locations in Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb. 

The deal marks the second big acquisition of the year for Ferguson, which acquired Karl’s Appliance in February. Karl’s operates six showrooms in northern New Jersey. 

March 19, 2014

Kwikset -- which is part of Spectrum Brands Holdings -- is sponsoring Richard Childress Racing and driver Ryan Newman during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season this year.

Per the partnership, Kwikset will be the primary sponsor and paint scheme for Newman's car during the Kansas Race in Kansas City on May 10. The Kwisket logo will also be displayed on Newman's No. 31 car for every race this season.

November 14, 2013

Sioux Chief, a rough plumbing manufacturer based in Kansas City, has named Michael Foster and Mike Stallings as its two new national sales directors.

In their new roles, Foster and Stallings (who were both most recently serving as regional sales managers) will handle the company's National Accounts, Buying Groups and Industry Associations.

Stallings has 30 years of industry experience under his belt, 12 of which he spent with Sioux Chief.

October 30, 2013

Construction is now underway for a new Merriam, Kan. IKEA location. With the erection of the steel structure underway, the building is slated for completion in fall of 2014.

July 9, 2013

Home furnishings giant IKEA will break ground on Tuesday, July 9, for its Kansas City-area store in Merriam, Kan.

When the new 359,000-sq.-ft. store opens fall 2014 on 19 acres along the eastern side of Interstate-35 and Johnson Drive, it will be the 40th IKEA store in the United States. 

This future IKEA store will feature three model home interiors, 50 room-settings, a supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant.

June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

May 6, 2013

The home furnishings retailer has secured contractors for its Kansas City-area store slated to open in the second half of 2014.

March 18, 2013

Kansas City, Kan.-based DaVinci Roofscapes, maker of roofing materials including polymer slate and shake roofing, launched a home exterior color contest open to all homeowners.

December 20, 2012

Home improvement retailer Menards is postponing its plans to enter the Kansas City market over concerns that “economic conditions will worsen,” according to an article in The Kansas City Star.

Company spokesman Jeff Abbott told the newspaper the Eau Claire, Wis.-based company will not be building planned units in Belton, Mo.; Kansas City Northland and Overland Park, Kan. 

November 2, 2012

Salt Lake City — Privately held home improvement retailer Sutherlands Lumber, based in Kansas City, Mo., has gone where few lumber companies have gone before — from a 1917 mom-and-pop to a home improvement chain that operates in 13 states.

October 1, 2012

With an anticipated opening in fall 2014, the 349,000-sq.-ft. proposed IKEA store would be built along the eastern side of Interstate-35 at the Johnson Drive exit on 18 acres to be purchased from DDR Corp.

Merriam, Kan., is about eight miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo.

April 19, 2012

Midwest hardware retailer Nuts and Bolts will open a new location in Overland Park, Kan., April 26.

As previously reported, the store in the Kansas City area will be the company’s fifth location, and will occupy a building vacated by a sporting goods retailer. The new, 16,000 square foot Nuts and Bolts hardware store will adopt the Destination True Value format, design and merchandising concepts. 

The store is planning an official grand opening ceremony May 26-28.

March 28, 2012

The Overland Park, Kan.-based hardware store plans to open its fifth location next month, according to The Kansas City Star.

A sixth location for the company is also being scouted.

A 16,000-sq.-ft. store will be the operator’s third location in Overland Park. Plans are for the store to open in mid-April, according to the article.

Later in the summer, a store might open in Shawnee, but no deal has been cemented. Nuts and Bolts also currently operates in Independence and Bonner Springs.

March 2, 2012

Menards is looking to open as many as six stores in the Kansas City metro area, according to an article in the Kansas City Business Journal.

August 30, 2011

Luxury appliance maker Thermador and Portfolio Kitchen & Home, the Midwest’s kitchen and home design resource, announced today the launch of the Thermador Culinary Studio with more than eight live professional appliances at Portfolio’s Flagship Store in the heart of Kansas City.

May 24, 2011

SPEC Building Materials Corp., a distributor of residential roofing materials based in Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to acquire the assets of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Exterior Materials. No purchase price was disclosed. 

May 20, 2011

A federal grand jury has indicted Ronald Kiser, a former credit specialist for G.E. Consumer Finance, with bank fraud for diverting $465,000 worth of checks into his mother’s bank account. Kiser, 40, handled the Lowe’s account for G.E. 

May 5, 2011

Nuts and Bolts True Value will open its fourth Kansas City-area hardware store location this weekend with a store in Bonner Springs, Kan.

"Securing this space was top priority in order to continue growth and provide the best customer service in Kansas City," the company said in a press release.

Brian Linch will be store manager and will oversee the opening celebration weekend set for May 26 to 28. The event will include live demos and giveaways.

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