Stylus Technologies Purchases Building for Growth
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors celebrated a ribbon cutting with Rick Elwell, Rob Caylor, and staff at Stylus Technologies for the purchase of the entire building located at 961 North Main Street in Bluffton.
Elwell and Caylor founded Stylus Technologies in 2006 and moved into their current location on Main Street. As the business expanded their products and services, Stylus Technologies started running out of space. “We need room for commercial projects and currently the building does not have an overhead door for large deliveries of equipment and the space we have is not utilized the best it can be,” explained Elwell.
The south end of the building is where Stylus Technologies have been operating their business. The north side of the building has been leased for retail space. “When the owner decided to sell the building, we thought this would be a good time to make it more logistically functional for our needs,” said Elwell.
Elwell stated that they will remodel the back end of the building, move offices around, add lighting upgrades, knock walls down to create additional space, and re-organize the retail and equipment. Installing an overhead door is essential for their operations.
As the building is remodeled their goal is to still offer retail space on the north side of the building, which consists of 1,600 square feet. “We won’t utilize the entire building for our project needs but want to lease to a business looking for space,” said Elwell.
Stylus Technologies specializes in the design, installation and project management of audio, video, lighting, surveillance and control systems. “Technology is constantly changing, and we have to keep up with the ever-changing needs. The current trend in requests are companies installing thermal imaging for body temperatures. There is always something new with technology,” explained Elwell.
“We are excited to invest back into the community we serve,” concluded Elwell. “We are fortunate to have a hard-working and dedicated staff to respond to customer needs.”
Pictured in the photo left to right:
Mayor John Whicker
Jean Bordner, News-Banner, Chamber Ambassador
Reesa Grube, Stylus Technologies
Gina Hon, First Merchants Bank, Special Events Committee
Josh McPhearson, Stylus Technologies
Jim Chilton, News-Banner
Justin Caylor, Stylus Technologies
Rick Elwell, Stylus Technologies
Jen Kinyo, Ossian Health Communities
Rob Caylor, Stylus Technologies
Sid Schwartz, First Merchants Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Tom Skinner, Stylus Technologies
Cory Mann, OneIndiana Financial Group, Special Events Committee
Phil Smith, Stylus Technologies
Jamie Lemler, Thoma-Rich & Lemler Funeral Home, Chamber Ambassador
Jim Brewer, Ossian State Bank, Chamber Board Member
Erin Prible, Wells County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Kevin Pritchard, RUOFF Mortgage, Chamber Ambassador