Gardner/Fox Completes Construction of Holman Infiniti
Gardner/Fox recently completed the construction of the Holman Infiniti Dealership in Maple Shade, NJ. The project consisted of demolishing the existing 23,000 square-foot showroom and building a new 34,000 square-foot showroom, that delivers the experience Holman customers expect. It was critical that the existing service bays stay operational throughout the entire process. Gardner/Fox worked closely with the Holman team to ensure their customers continued to receive outstanding customer service.
As you walk through, you will see the fine finishes and attention to detail that Holman and Infiniti demand. The state of the art customer lounge, glass walls for all of the 15 sales offices, new furnishings, and the enclosed 8 car service drive all come together beautifully.
The customer lounge area features an amenities station for coffee, drinks, and snacks. A communal table allows for customers to connect to the dealership’s complimentary WiFi and charge phones, tablets, or computers via receptacles or USB ports. In the lounge area, two flat screen TV’s provide customers with entertainment while waiting for their vehicles. The all new LED based lighting system brightens the space while providing a significant reduction in energy consumption and maintenance requirements.
The renovation to the service shop included quite a few technological upgrades. Gardner/Fox installed an LED light system and state-of-the-art tool benches, which include computers linked to the sales write-up team, reducing check-in time. Fluid reels were installed, reducing the time needed to fill serviced cars with oil, lubricants, etc. The parts area received a new mezzanine and shelving storage system, which allows for better organization of the parts inventory. This includes a lean lift which stores and catalogs parts via computer and bar coding. Finally, a mechanical tire carousel was added that houses hundreds of tires in a condensed area, which maximizes the space allocated to serving vehicles.
A Building Automation System (BAS) was also installed, which monitors and controls mechanical systems, security cameras, and life safety devices, throughout the dealership. All of these systems can be monitored and controlled remotely, anywhere access to the internet is available.
The entire exterior is built to Infiniti’s specifications, including the very unique illuminated glass “sail” and clear glass façade, showcasing the vehicles. Access required a re-grading of the parking area, raising it 3 feet and blending it into the existing grade. Once the grading was complete, all new asphalt was installed and striped.