We recently completed another milestone in the Gordon Chevrolet facility enhancement – the remodeling of the dealership’s entire showroom in just two weeks.
We previously posted that Carlton Construction’s commercial building group had been selected by Gordon Chevrolet as the general contractor for their General Motors “Pardon Our Dust” remodeling initiative. We’ve taken responsibility for a complete interior and exterior facelift that includes a new exterior façade, upgrades to the service area, parts shop and customer lounge, and a new and improved showroom.
It goes without saying that the showroom is the heart and soul of a dealership, so it was imperative that our work be done right, quickly, and with minimal disruption to the business. Carlton Commercial VP Clint Thomas noted, “With ground-up commercial construction, there is much more flexibility with scheduling and the ability to move to another area if needed. With the major renovation of an ongoing business, there is little room for error. Ensuring the correct workflow process, coordinating material deliveries and scheduling tradesmen has to be done with clockwork precision.”
Clint and the Carlton Commercial group worked closely with Gordon management to plan the two-week block, and hours within that block, that would work best for the dealership. The remodeling of the new showroom includes:
• A new and re-configured reception area
• Re-configured access ways to the showroom and areas connected to the showroom
• All new acoustic ceiling panels
• Re-configured lighting, including special, two-bulb high-efficiency can lights
• Completely re-tiled flooring
• Repainted and re-carpeted sales offices
• Electrical and data line modifications in walls and floors
Clint added, “We promised Gordon that, ‘give us two weeks and it will be done.’ And we were ready for them. During the two weeks we kept them functional and looking good, and now it’s complete. They’re thrilled with the results.”
Gordon Chevrolet is located at 1166 Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park, Florida. The dealership offers a wide selection of new Chevy vehicles and dependable used cars, as well as service, parts and body shop. Stop by and see that new showroom!