Keating Resources Opens New Headquarters in Atkinson; Makes Plans for Future
Press, Real Estate | December 16, 2021
Keating Resources owners Gerard and Alec Keating celebrated the opening of an office in Atkinson joined by many friends, family, and members of the Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. The 3,000 square foot office building is home to accounting and administration functions for the company led by Chief Financial Officer Nicole Krietel, CPA, an Atkinson native.
CEO Gerard Keating welcomed guests and celebrated the return of the family to downtown Atkinson after a 41-year absence. The Keating family occupied a large building in downtown Atkinson from 1919-1980 under the name of Keating Implement.
Along with the opening celebration, Gerard named Alec President, paving the way for the future of the company. Keating stated that “under Alec’s leadership Keating Resources will be much larger, more diverse, and will continue its’ over 17-year history of successful real estate investment.”
As part of future plans, Alec announced that, in 2022, the company will further invest in downtown Atkinson with the creation of a non-profit entity to build a 5,000 square open-air market on a 5,000 square foot lot the company owns at 106 South Main Street. The site was the location of the Roundup Bar for 50 years. The company will donate and raise funds to build the building which will operate as the Atkinson Farmers Market to promote an increase in rural farm incomes by selling locally grown food and locally made products.
Keating also announced the creation of a non-profit entity, the Dolores and John Keating Children’s Art and Technology Center, to be located in a two-story, 10,000 square foot building located at 209 East State Street, which has been vacant for a half-century. The center, named for Gerard’s parents and Alec’s grandparents, will focus on education for children in the arts, including painting, literature, dance, and food along with technology. The center will include the recreation of a soda fountain that operated in Atkinson for 25 years at the RF Goeke’s Variety Store.
Keating Resources is owned by Gerard and Alec Keating. The company invests in real estate in Florida, Texas, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska and has offices in Atkinson, Nebraska, and Dallas, Texas.