Due to a strong relationship established through a previous project for the Valley Honda in 2006, Athens Construction was commissioned again to address the aggressive goals of expanding and updating the entire facility in order to accommodate the fast growth of the dealership.
Athens worked with the architect and owner to value-engineer a horizontal pre-cast parking structure extension across a water retention pond rather than implement the costly proposition of a multi-story parking structure. The alternative solution through this collaborative effort led to creating added car storage capacity at a fair cost ratio. Along with the added parking space the entire site was upgraded with new paving, sidewalks, hardscapes and site lighting.
The building additions include a two story showroom and office space cladded with “Honda Blue” curtain wall and state of the art interior finishes. It also includes an expansion of the service area and related customer support spaces: new car delivery area, customer lounges and service facilities, sales stations, a larger employee lunch room and a new, higher capacity car detail center. The level of finishes and architectural detail are unique and in par with the high quality of the products sold and serviced in this successful facility.
The extensive makeover and expansion impacted the entire facility which remained open for business throughout the construction process.