A local company is transforming a neglected RV storage facility into a Xerox distributorship.
OfficeTECH Inc. purchased the 9,000-square-foot building at 6310 E. Sprague Ave. for about $500,000. The company will spend $300,000 renovating it, said B.K. Powell, who owns OfficeTECH Inc. with his wife and business partner, Julie Olsen.
Renovations include creating a demo center, retail showroom and offices for more than a dozen salespeople and staff, he said.
The eight-year-old authorized Xerox distributorship currently operates in a suite on Hutchinson Road. It’s among six branch agencies in Washington, Idaho and Alaska owned by the couple.
Olsen said the site, near the Sprague Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 90, offers good visibility, easy access and room to expand.
When renovations are complete, the complex will have a high-tech, futuristic look.
“We kind of want it to look like the Starship Enterprise when you walk in,” Powell said.
The retail showroom will include entry-level Xerox printers, copiers and fax machines along with supplies and ink cartridges for various systems.
A demonstration center will have commercial-quality equipment, including digital color systems used for high-resolution graphics in publishing and direct mail advertisements.
Powell expects OfficeTECH Inc. move to its new location in January.