Our story begins with our Grandfather, Bill Ketterlin, who was a builder in Tipton Missouri. He was a traditional, sturdy build, do it right and get it done on time type of guy.
He found innovative ways to make things work. However, he became frustrated with the challenges of on-site, stick built construction.
The weather would often cause months of delay. The subcontractors were unreliable and new groups needed to continuously be trained on how to work as a team and build with quality.
Materials were subject to the elements, readily available for thieves and when the job was completed often were left behind and considered useless. He knew there had to be a better way.
He examined how mobile homes were made, inside a facility, under the protection of a roof. But he didn't like the cheap construction. So he adapted the "under one roof" idea and added his attention to quality and began constructing full size homes at a large plant.
The same team could apply their craft to several homes at a time, easily switching from one to another. Materials left over from one job were readily available for the next job. Upon completion, the home was easily transported to its final site, set and ready.
From dirt to done in less than three months time. Our Grandfather was indeed a thought leader in the industry. This manufacturing of a home under one roof is the same method Donald Trump uses today to build his high rises.
When his company was ready to expand, he met the strong leadership and community of Chanute Kansas who shared the same commitment to innovative, quality construction.
With the help of an outside investor, he moved his business to the City of Chanute, Kansas to the location of our current plant at 4711 S. Santa Fe.
Bill passed his legacy onto our father, who past it down to us, his sons Scott and Darin Luebbering.
We operate Advanced Systems Homes today. Our father, Stan, still acts as advisor and mentor.
Combined, our family has over 100 of years of experience in the home building industry and we continue to honor the legacy of our Grandfather by producing beautiful dream homes using the latest manufacturing techniques.
22031 71st Rd.
(Across from Strother Field on US 77)
Young Professionals of Cowley County
UPCOMING YP MEET-UPS
5th Thursday Ark City Art & Music Crawl
Thursday, June 29
Downtown Arkansas City
Interested in becoming a Young Professionals of Cowley County member? Individual membership is only $25 a year! Join by going to
2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule
Please mark these dates in your calendar and plan to attend to network and hear from other members!
Advanced Systems Homes
Winfield Isle of Lights
KanOkla Networks (at CoC)
Chamber Garage Rental
The Chamber's garage is available to rent. If you are interested in using our garage, contact us at 221-2420 for more information.
Please join us at the Chamber to hear from our community leaders. Lunch is $10, catered by Grouse Valley Grill.
August 31 - State of Higher Education
Presentation by Southwestern College President, Dr. Brad Andrews and Cowley College President, Dr. Dennis Rittle
October 5 - State of the County
Presentations are at Noon at the Winfield Chamber. Please RSVP to
or 221-2420. If you plan to attend a presentation but do not wish to eat, please let us know so we can have adequate seating available.
Chamber Activities this Week
Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, June 19, Noon, Chamber office
Chamber Coffee hosted by Advanced Systems Homes, Inc.
Thursday, June 22, 10:00 AM, 22031 71st Rd.
Thursday, June 22, 4:30 PM (Come & Go), Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.
Upcoming Chamber Activities
Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 PM, Chamber office
YP Industry Tour: Twin Rivers Developmental Supports
Thursday, June 29, Noon, $5/Members, $10/Non-members, 22179 D Street, Strother Field
YP Meet-up at Ark City Art & Music Crawl
Business Appreciation Month
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting on June 15th for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
for their new location at 109 W. 10th in Winfield.
Cutting the ribbon is Valerie Hanson, who is in charge of Community Development at this location. Also pictured from Harry Hynes are: Steve Gillies, COO, Lindsey Cahoj, DON, Jennifer Kloke, Building Manager, Ashley Dameron, Marketing Manager, Stacey Gladfelter, Community Development, Dr. Dennett, Associate Medical Director.
It's that time of year again when we look to fill the 2017 leadership class with engaged and diverse individuals.
There are only a few spots remaining. Please email
with possible class participants. Also, don't hesitate to point your friends and co-workers toward our website and Facebook pages here:
Please join the chamber in welcoming our new members:
Malaysian & Singaporean Cuisine
Jamilah Ismail-Farid, Owner & Chef
822 Main St.
1025 The River is offering $300 in FREE ADVERTISING to new Chamber members!!
Spread the word about this great opportunity! Applications for Chamber Membership can be found online at WinfieldChamber.org or at the Chamber office at 123 E. 9th.
May Labor Market Report
The Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a local chamber without ties to either the Kansas or the U.S. Chambers of Commerce. We believe that being independent allows us the best opportunity to serve our members with an unbiased approach to issues that are important to the local communities where we serve.
Winfield Public Library Weekly Summer Events
Winfield City Band Summer Series
Friday, June 23, 7:30 PM, Baden Square lawn in front of Meyer Hall, 1500 E. 8th Ave.
Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 AM, Parking lot south of Island Park
Ace Studios Showcase @ Marquee PAC
Saturday, June 24, 6:00 PM, $5, Marquee Performing Arts Center, 1007 Main St.
UNCORK the MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: John Moreland
Saturday, June 24, Doors open @ 7 PM, Show @ 8 PM, $20/car, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.
News from Chamber Members
Please help us promote your business by sending us information to include in this section! Email information to
and we will add it to this email blast. Information will need to be received each Friday by noon in order to be included in the following week's news.
4th of JULY CELEBRATION RAFFLE
The Drawing is for a DPMS AR 15
Donated by Home on Range Firearms
$20 Each or $50 for Three (3) Tickets
Need not be present to win and only 250 tickets
will be sold.
Bradley Gamber (316) 650-9384
Jamie Chism (620) 221-5509
Rusty Zimmerman (620) 446-2149
Anthony Stonerock (620) 229-8504
All proceeds will go to fund the Winfield 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.
Summer Salad Luncheons
The first Summer Salad Luncheon will be held at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, 1000 Millington, on Monday, June 26 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. The luncheons are always a great time of fellowship and delicious food! Donations for this year's luncheons go to Winfield Community Helping Hands. The church is located at the corner of 10th & Millington, across from the Post Office. Handicap entrance is through the courtyard on 10th street.
Join CASA of Cowley County at Biederman's Bistro
for a Tasty Fundraiser
Dine at Biederman's Bistro for Dinner
8TH and Main in Winfield
Wednesday June 28, 2017
10% OF THE TICKETED SALES WILL BE DONATED BY BIEDERMAN'S BISTRO TO CASA OF COWLEY COUNTY!
ALL YOU CAN EAT FRIED CHICKEN
OR YOU CAN ORDER FROM THE MENU!
CASA of Cowley County is very grateful to Beiderman's Bistro for their support. The money raised will help Court Appointed Special Advocates provide children with a voice in court and a caring advocate during the judicial process.
SUMNER COUNTY CATBACKERS SCRAMBLE
Friday June 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. shotgun start
at the Wellington Golf Club
Entry Fee $85 per player
Includes Golf, Cart, Beverages, Meal & Prizes
Prizes, Dinner & Auction at WGC Pavilion Following Tournament
Prizes will be determined by the number of participants with up to three flights!
WINNERS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT WILL REPRESENT K-STATE IN THE ACURA ALUMNI TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, OCT 26-29, 2017 AT PINEHURST COURSES NO 2 & 4 IN PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA.
All team members traveling to Pinehurst must be amateur golfers and have a GHIN handicap.
Acura College Alumni Team Championship
- Resort accommodations for 4 days/3 nights
- Airport transfers and resort transportation
- Breakfast each day
- Welcome reception
- Acura Champions Banquet
- 2 rounds of championship golf
(Pinehurst Nos. 2 and 4)
- Skills Challenge
- Team gifts with college and university colors
- Team photo
- Team uniforms
More information can be founds at the following link:
Turn in Entry Form at Wellington Golf Club by June 20th
Makes checks payable to Sumner County Catbackers
P.S. If you do not wish to receive any offers in the future, please reply to this e-mail with '
' in subject line or contact us with customer number A0000523 at Wellington Golf Club, 1500 West Harvey Ave., Wellington, KS 67152,