Salina’s Design Central Transitioned to New Ownership

This article was published on: 07/9/2018

A business with a presence in Salina and the region since 1972 has new owners. Earlier this year Scott and Meghan Bird purchased Design Central located in downtown Salina.

Design Central specializes in selling office furniture and offers a complete line of commercial interior design services throughout Kansas. The business has interior designers on staff to provide furniture solutions and design layout assistance for new construction as well as remodeling projects of existing facilities. The business primarily provides services for corporate/office, educational—including schools and libraries, and healthcare settings.

Design Central, Salina, KS

Design Central is located at 152 S. 5th St. in downtown Salina.

Previous owner Suzanne Hokett, who has more than 30 years of experience, has operated the business since 1982. She continues to manage the day-to-day operations.

The new owners are both Kansas natives. Scott grew up in Burlington and graduated from the University of Kansas and Meghan Bird grew up in Overland Park and graduated from Kansas State University.

This project was made possible with funding from First Bank Kansas, NCKCN-Four Rivers Down Payment Assistance Loan Program, the seller, and investment by the owners.

For more information about the financing programs used, contact NCRPC Business Finance Director Debra Peters at 785-738-2218 or or visit To learn more about the business, visit For more information about upgrading a space or the design services available, contact a designer at 785-825-4131 or

This article appeared in the July 2018 NCRPC Newsletter.