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Rainbow Marble And Granite Closing It’s Doors

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WICHITA, KS (wichitaks.news)  Long time marble and granite fabricator Rainbow Marble and Granite has closed it’s doors.  After more than 20 years providing granite counter tops, Bill Yaeger, President and Owner has sold his buildings on North Hydraulic across the street from Hajoca Plumbing to an undisclosed buyer.

 

“We’re liquidating our equipment and supplies now”, Bill states.  “Some of our equipment has been purchased by a group that flips houses here in Wichita.”  Bill says that the market for his service has changed over the years, with the big box stores, ie, Lowe’s and Home Depot and a large increase of start ups offering similar services.

Rainbow Marble and Granite focused primarily on residential remodels like kitchens and baths.  However, they were the go-to fabricator for Bill Warren and his Warren Theatres, providing fabrication and installation on all but one of his projects.  The last project Warren built, the Broken Arrow Oklahoma theater was Rainbow’s swan song.  “We figured that would be the last one we did and it was quite a project with more than ten thousand square feet of marble and granite shipped and installed down past Tulsa.  And, of course, we helped in the renovation of the East Wichita theater.”

As to what Bill will be doing now, suffice to say you can probably run into him on one of the city’s gold courses.

We wish him well.

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