Shocker House II Sold
Jake and Julie Gawith are the proud new owners of Shocker House II. The couple purchased the house located in the Prairie Creek Addition in Andover.
The home was constructed by Klausmeyer Construction along with donated labor and materials from area businesses and partnerships throughout the community. “When looking at the design, we wanted to build a home that had an open kitchen and living area layout because of the high demand and popularity for these home plans,” Don Klausmeyer of Klausmeyer Construction, said.
Proceeds from the sale of Shocker House II have contributed over $50,000 to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization (SASO), which provides academic support to more than 280 men and women student-athletes.
In addition, the Gawith’s will receive two season tickets to all Shocker athletic ticketed events for one year, including Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball.
The house consists of three bedrooms, two baths and is equipped with a full basement, a three-car garage, luxury bath, walk-in closet and other unique amenities.
Shocker House II Completed and For Sale!
Shocker House II, located at 2024 Clover Ct. in the Prairie Creek Addition in Andover, is completed and now listed for sale. The home consists of three bedrooms and two baths. Shocker House II is equipped with a full basement, a three-car garage, luxury bath, walk-in closet and other unique amenities.
Proceeds from the sale of Shocker House II will benefit the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization (SASO), which provides academic support to more than 250 men and women student-athletes. Shocker House I, completed May 2010 in the Silverton Addition of northwest Wichita, contributed more than $76,000 to SASO.
The home has been constructed by Klausmeyer Construction along with donated labor and materials from area businesses and partnerships throughout the community. “When looking at the design, we wanted to build a home that had an open kitchen and living area layout because of the high demand and popularity for these home plans,” Don Klausmeyer, of Klausmeyer Construction, said.
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Shocker House II is located in the Andover Area, just one mile east of 13th Street and Andover Road. The home will be included in this year’s Wichita Area Builders Association 2011 Fall Parade of Homes, click here for details. In addition, the buyer of Shocker House II will receive two season tickets to all Shocker athletic ticketed events for one year, including Men’s Basketball Shocker Club seats, reserved Baseball seats and general admission seats for Softball, Volleyball and Women’s Basketball.
Those interested in obtaining more information on Shocker House II can contact Doris Harrison with Preferred Properties of Kansas, Inc., at 316-733-4800 or click here.
Shocker House II Under Construction
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State Athletics and Klausmeyer Construction have teamed up once again to build a newly constructed home in the Wichita area to benefit the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization.
The partnership between Wichita State Athletics and Klausmeyer Construction will yield a newly designed home to be sold in Andover, Kan. The home, known as Shocker House II, will be the second Shocker house Klausmeyer Construction will build with all profits donated to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization (SASO).
The home, set to be completed September 2011, is being built in the Prairie Creek Addition at 2024 Clover Ct., in Andover. The house will be 1,212 square feet, have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full basement and a three-car garage, among other amenities.
Shocker House II will be constructed through donated labor and materials from area businesses and partnerships throughout the community. Current contributors include Legacy Bank, Benchmark Land Survey, Seiwert Services – Excavating, Ruud Concrete, Brian Neal Foundations, Professional Waterproofing Inc., Star Lumber & Supply, B&B Lumber, A.M. Plumbing, Hanna Heating and Air Conditioning, Central States Electric, NorthStar Comfort Services, Pioneer Materials, Drywall Perfections, Acme Brick, Rew Materials, Tony’s Drywall and Perfection Structural Components, LLC.
Shocker House I, completed May 2010 in the Silverton Addition of northwest Wichita, contributed more than $76,000 to SASO.
For more information about Shocker House II, or for details about purchasing the home, please contact Doris Harrison with Preferred Properties of Kansas, Inc. at 316-733-4800 or click here.
Klausmeyer Construction has built more than 3,500 homes in the Wichita area since 1976.
SASO strengthens and promotes broad-based support for intercollegiate athletics at Wichita State by serving as ambassadors and providing funding for student-athletic scholarships and academic support programs, as well as other special projects.
Interview with Don Klausmeyer
SASO Staff Questions
Don Klausmeyer, Klausmeyer Construction
1. What is a Shocker House?
Shocker House is a name that the SASO staff originated. The name allows this home to stand out from the rest. The Shocker House is a home that is built and sold with profits going to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization, which benefits Wichita State University’s student-athletes.
2. Where did this idea come from?
This idea was brought to me by Matt Baty (Assistant Athletic Director of Development at Wichita State). After learning how successful this project could be, and realizing the opportunity to support SASO, I agreed to contribute.
3. What will be the location of Shocker House No. II?
Shocker House II will be located in the Andover Area, at 13th and Andover Road in a housing development named Prairie Creek Addition. This is a brand new area, built in a total electric neighborhood with energy provided by Westar Energy. The address of Shocker House II will be 2024 Clover Court, Andover, KS 67002.
4. What factors come into play when choosing the locations of Shocker Houses?
With product prices rising, we try to keep the houses affordable. Especially in the area of the Shocker House II, we want to open the market up for more people. Last year we built Shocker House I in a great area and it sold quickly. This year we are looking at the same situation, as far as the area. We just completed the models and are marketing the new addition, so the timing of Shocker House II is great. Prairie Creek will have great publicity and will generate a lot of traffic and interest for the homes in the area.
5. How many contributors assist in this project?
We will not know the official number of contributors until the house is completed. We have many different contributors this year who are all loyal Shocker fans, and were all eager to contribute again to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization. All contributors have been very generous with their products, time and financial contributions to Shocker House II.
6. How do you select the business donors to assist in building Shocker House No. II?
When the SASO staff approached me with the Shocker House idea, we knew we would warranty and build this house the same way we have always built our homes. Although there are several great builders out there that have volunteered to help with this project, we have continued to work with our original Klausmeyer contributors to maintain control and warranty the property the same as we do for all our homes.
7. What type of approach do you use when asking contributors to donate their time and product for the Shocker Houses?
I simply explain to the contributors the plan of how this home will benefit the ShockerAthletic Scholarship Organization, and leave it up to them how they donate their time, money and product. The contributors understand what I am doing in contributing profits, and they are always helpful in assisting SASO as well. The contributors are always generous, and see the value in assisting student-athletes here at Wichita State. We all understand times are tough, but believe the benefits of this project are important.
8. Why do you think these businesses agree to assist in this project?
It is the generosity of the people who are involved with this project. Most people do not give only because they have not been asked, even if they have the intent. I would not ask businesses to contribute if I did not believe there is value in this project. Whether you enjoy sports or not, it is a major part of any community, as Shocker Athletics demonstrate.
9. Will there be more builders assisting with this project compared to your normal home projects?
There will be additional donations that go into the house, such as appliances. I strive to make sure this home has a benefit not only for the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization, but also for the buyer. They are buying a home and it should be a special home for them.
10. What is the difference in the building process of the Shocker House compared to any other home you build?
The Shocker House II will be built in the same fashion as all homes we build; however, businesses are donating time and materials for this home.
11. What is the timeline from the groundbreaking event until the house is available for sale?
Shocker House II broke ground in May of 2011 and should be available for sale by Sept. 1, 2011.
12. What will be the design and layout of Shocker House No. II (bedrooms, baths, features)?
The home will consist of three bedrooms and two baths with 1,212 square feet. Shocker House II will be equipped with a full basement, a three-car garage, luxury bath, walk-in closet and other unique amenities. When looking at the design, we wanted to build a home that had an open kitchen and living area layout because of the high demand and popularity for these home plans.
13. How long have you been building homes?
I built my first home in 1976 in the Wichita, Kansas area.
14. Why did you choose to donate funds raised from the Shocker Houses to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization (SASO)?
I have been a SASO member since the late 70s, and I’ve been able to receive so much enjoyment from being a SASO member and attending Wichita State athletic events. I felt it was important to contribute to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization, to assist with enhancing the student-athletes’ experience and provide them all opportunities they may not otherwise have.
15. Even when times are tough in the industry, why is it important for you to continue this project; when it would be easy for you, like other companies outside your industry, to fold the cards and ride out the storm until the market improves?
Right now I believe this is a movement that needs to continue and keep momentum. All contributors and SASO staff have been supportive and have kept an optimistic approach to this project. With this being an annual mission, we hope to continue this year after year and raise as much as we can to donate to the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization.
Shocker House II Contributor List
- Klausmeyer Construction
- Legacy Bank
- Benchmark Land Survey
- Seiwert Services – Excavating
- Ruud Concrete
- Brian Neal Foundations
- Professional Waterproofing Inc.
- Star Lumber & Supply
- B&B Lumber
- A.M. Plumbing
- Hanna Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.
- Central States Electric
- Central States Lighting
- NorthStar Comfort Services
- Pioneer Materials
- Drywall Perfections
- Perfection Structural Components, LLC.
- Acme Brick
- REW Materials
- Tony’s Drywall
- Westar Energy