Star Showcase Home | Donated Kitchen Remodel, Wichita
Supporting Our Community
Southwestern Remodeling, one of the leading home remodeling companies in Wichita, Kansas, recently donated a kitchen remodel to benefit local children in need. The new kitchen is in the 2020 Star Showcase Home, a house purchased by Star Lumber & Supply Co. with the goal of renovating, selling, and providing all net proceeds to the Wichita Children’s Home.
“The Wichita Children’s Home is a great charity, so we felt motivated to help out the second we were called,” said Chad Bryan, the general manager of Southwestern Remodeling.
A Unique House
The Star Showcase Home was originally built in 1933 and is located in Sleepy Hollow, near Central and Hillside in East Wichita. The house was designed by the architect, Glen H. Thomas, for his personal residence and is considered a Tudor Revival style home. Thomas was also the architect of the Sedgwick County Courthouse, Municipal Airport, Kansas Gas & Electric Co. building, North High School and West High School in Wichita.
The Focal Point of the Home
According to Patrick Goebel, the president of Star Lumber, the new kitchen will be the focal point of the Star Showcase Home. Great care was taken to ensure the integrity of the Tudor Revival style was maintained while still integrating the newest amenities.
“When we did a recent video check-in with Patrick, we were getting ready to do the countertop template,” said Bryan. “The countertop template is very important to do as early as possible because it allows for the proper execution of subsequent steps, right up to the crown molding we were installing above the new kitchen cabinets.”
A Foundation of Giving Back
Southwestern Remodeling was founded by Bryan’s father, Art Bryan, in 1970. Since the beginning, his father believed that if you take care of your people (employees) and customers, then give back to the community that supports you, your success will be tenfold. Over the subsequent decades, the company has flourished and remains committed to that belief.
“At Southwestern Remodeling, we feel indebted to the Wichita community that has loyally supported us for so many years,” said Bryan. “The new kitchen to benefit the Wichita Children’s Home is just the latest way we have been able to give back to our community in return.”