Shults auto dealership on East Main Street in Foster Township is in its final stages of reconstruction and redesign.
A new body shop has been open for months, a new Chevy showroom is nearly complete, and work on a new Toyota showroom began in November general manager, Steve Hopkins told Alex Davis, bradfordera.com.
The 9,500-square-foot body shop has been up and running for more than four months. It was relocated to the former EZ TV and Appliance Building site at 911 East Main St., behind Worth W. Smith, Davis reported. The shop relocation took up $600,000 of the project costs.
These projects were sparked by General Motors’ push for dealers to upgrade. The project, with Kessel Construction as a contractor, is costing $3 million. Shults will have ample parking, and two new showrooms with several service bays located across the street from the body shop.
Work is currently being conducted on the approximately 9,000-square-foot Toyota showroom, with steel being hung, reported Davis. Hopkins said the project is expected to take at least six months. It will include a customer lounge and eight showrooms, the same as the Chevy retail area. Hopkins said sign installation is the last piece of the puzzle before the 7,500-square-foot Chevy showroom is completed. The Chevy showroom, that got underway in March, is open to the public.