Custom Aircraft Cabinets Project Highlights Development Activity Along Landers-Warden Roads

by George Waldon  on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 12:00 am  

Paul Reesnes, left, and Mike Gueringer are co-owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets Inc. (Photo by Jason Burt)

The U.S. 67-167 corridor in North Little Rock and Sherwood is hosting a round of new construction and retail redevelopment.

The commercial projects, a mixture of industrial, hotel, office and restaurants, are scattered along Landers Road on the east and Warden Road on the west.

The biggest of the bunch is the redevelopment of the former National Home Center at 5510 Landers Road in Sherwood. Custom Aircraft Cabinets is investing $5.9 million to buy and convert the 194,500-SF complex into its new home.

"This is perfect for us," said Mike Gueringer, co-owner of Custom Aircraft Cabinets.

The company has outgrown its North Little Rock facilities, a 38,100-SF plant at 10015 Firestone Lane and leased 6,200-SF finishing shop at 12819 MacArthur Drive.

In addition to relocating its 142 employees, the specialized woodworking and upholstery manufacturer intends to add 150 jobs during the next two years.

The 15.5-acre Sherwood property gives the firm elbow room to accommodate the growth. The partners hope to be fully operational at the Sherwood location by mid-December.

"We just want to blink and be in here," said Paul Reesnes, CAC co-owner. "We have to move everything."

Accompanying Custom Aircraft Cabinets in the move from Firestone Lane is Reliable Fire Protection.

Reesnes and Gueringer are investors in Reliable Fire along with Mark Hall and Wallace Reed, who oversee operations.

Reliable will occupy about 5,000 SF on the north end of the former National Home Center.

The project was most recently called Stock Building Supply, the company that bought NHC out of bankruptcy in 2010.



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