Ikerd Development In The Headlines


By Don Sergent - Bowling Green Daily News
May 8, 2023

No need for caffeine withdrawal these days in Bowling Green. Just weeks after Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee opened its drive-thru…

By Nita Johnson - Sentinel Echo
Mar 1, 2023

A favorite family eatery and meeting place is returning to London later this month, joining three other new restaurants…

Commonwealth Journal - Chamber of Commerce
Feb 4, 2023

The Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Award honors outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in their profession as well as the community…

Yahoo! Entertainment / Commonwealth Journal, Somerset, Ky
Jan 20, 2023

Jan. 20—The bond between BJ and Elsa Brown has created a marriage that’s lasted almost four decades. It’s created a business empire, with two highly successful companies. And it’s created a legacy of helping those in need that goes beyond Somerset’s borders…


By Christopher Harris Commonwealth Journal
Oct 25, 2021

Some of the Lake Cumberland area’s brightest-shining stars are also some of its youngest. The inaugural Young Professionals of Lake Cumberland Regional 40 Under 40 Gala took place Saturday night at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset…

Business Wire
Sep 28, 2021

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), today announced that, based on positive customer reaction and the success of its new Combo and Dollar Tree Plus store formats, the Company plans to begin adding new price points above $1 across all Dollar Tree Plus stores….

By Christopher Harris - Commonwealth Journal
Apr 15, 2021

One of eastern Somerset’s popular stores had reached a “crossroads” after suffering a damaging blaze — but the property is now headed in a new direction…

By Christopher Harris - Commonwealth Journal
Mar 19, 2021

Though there are American cities where jokes have thrived about them being on every street corner, Somerset has been without its own freestanding Starbucks location since the start of the Obama administration…

By Christopher Harris - Commonwealth Journal
Feb 3, 2021

During the COVID-19 era, the quick developing stretch of U.S. 27 has seen its retail race slow to a crawl. Of course, as the old saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. And even though progress has lost pace, it’s still going on behind the scenes…



By Christopher Harris - Commonwealth Journal
Nov 29, 2019

The hot new stretch of U.S. 27 is officially open for business.  Chilis Grill & Bar, the casual dining Tex-Mex restaurant, officially opened to customers Monday in Somerset. Brook Ping, the developer of the property it sits on, is enthusiastic…

By CARLA SLAVEY - Commonwealth Journal
Aug 11, 2019

In just a few hours, Somerset can get its first taste of Taco John’s, and for the restaurant’s first 50 customers you can get a Golden Ticket good for getting free Potato Oles for one year…


By BILL MARDIS - Commonwealth Journal
Apr 25, 2018

Huge amounts of dirt are being moved on both sides of U.S. 27 to make way for two new shopping centers, both near Walmart and Kroger Marketplace in what already is the busiest shopping area in Somerset…

By BILL MARDIS - Commonwealth Journal
Feb 18, 2018

A new shopping center that will sprawl above picturesque Allen Branch on the east side of U.S. 27 across from Kroger Marketplace should be ready for new businesses by mid-July, according to Cory W. Ikerd, vice president of Ikerd Properties…


By Chris Harris - Commonwealth Journal
Aug 29, 2017

It won’t be long before there’s another new building on the ever-changing Somerset landscape. Cory Ikerd, vice president of Ikerd Properties, told the Commonwealth Journal that his company is soon to break ground…

By BILL MARDIS - Commonwealth Journal
Aug 2, 2017

A local commercial development company headed by Brook Ping and Cory Ikerd was high bidder on a tract of land facing U.S. 27 along the front of Oakwood…

Brad P. Cory was great to work with. We were not familiar with the Somerset area,
so having a local expert was a must. He was consistent, objective,
and always available when we needed his expertise.
Brad P. – President of PK Enterprises/Taco Johns
Chad H. Cory and Nathan have been great to work with for our new prototype stores. Their team was able to reduce costs through value-engineering which made it possible to expand our reach to a smaller market. We look forward to working with them on future projects. Chad H. – Real Estate Manager, Family Dollar/Dollar Tree

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