James Corlew Chevrolet Cadillac
The Corlew Chevrolet Cadillac project involved the interior and exterior demolition of the existing showroom and upstairs mezzanine level. A new customer lounge, finance area, service write up area and new car delivery bays that were constructed from the ground up. During this process, upgrades were made to the service department, service write up drive in area as well as the retail parts counter. As part of a General Motors Facility Image program upgrade, new finishes were installed in the showroom and customer touch point areas to enhance the customer experience. A new sales meeting office, dealer office, general managers office as well as sales break room were a part of the renovation. New showroom lighting was installed with state of the art building wide lighting controls that are a model of energy efficiency and convenience. All HVAC systems were replaced and engineered to the new design. The exterior consisted of a complete replacement of all curtain wall and glass, aluminum composite panel along all of the facsia along with a new Chevrolet entry element and vehicle display area. All overhead doors were upgraded to include a new high speed door that enters the service area from the write up area. During this 9 month project we completed a complete re-design/reroof of the parts, administration, service write up, showroom and a portion of the service department. We also completed two large cast in place retaining walls on the property. Comperry Construction handled the ordering and installation of all facility image related dealer items as well as communications/approvals with the GM appointed architectural firm that administered the facility image program.
The dealership has been at this location on College Street since the early 1950’s when it was known as Tiffany-Wright Chevrolet and then Wright Brothers Chevrolet around 1960. The parts and administration departments still occupy part of the original building that had a 2 car showroom.