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Monday, 07 November 2016 18:44

Wyatt Johnson Kia in TN Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of New Dealership & Body Shop

Written by Lee Erwin,

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Wyatt Johnson Kia held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the construction of the new Kia dealership on the corner of Trenton Road and 101st Parkway in Clarksville, Tennessee.



In building construction, “topping out” refers to placing the top beam atop a structure. During the event, attendees signed the white beam with black markers so that their signatures will forever be part of the building.


“The topping out ceremony marks another significant milestone for Wyatt Johnson’s growth and commitment to Clarksville, Montgomery County and surrounding communities,” said Katherine Johnson Cannata, Dealer Principal. “On behalf of all of us at Wyatt Johnson, I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in designing and constructing this beautiful new dealership.”


Once it’s finished, Kia customers will enjoy the clean and modern environment. The intent behind the updated Kia storefront is to show customers that something new and different is going on with the brand. The storefront glass creates a modern appeal while allowing for unencumbered views of the inside. The new dealership will include 24,000 square feet and 11 service bays on a ten acre campus.


Wyatt Johnson is partnered with T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc., Lyle Cook Martin Architects, DBS & Associates Engineering, Morgan Contractors and a host of local sub-contractors on this project. The new location of Wyatt Johnson Kia is expected to open in mid-2017.


Kia ranks the highest in JD Power’s 2016 US Initial Quality Study. It’s the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand has topped the rankings. It’s also the second consecutive year that Kia, which ranked second in 2015, has led all non-premium makes in initial quality. “It’s an exciting time to be a Kia dealer and we are really proud of this brand and the cars they’re producing,” said Sidney Johnson, Dealer Principal. Kia offers 18 models including the Kia Optima, Kia Soul and Kia Sorento.

Visit the current Wyatt Johnson Kia showroom at 511 N Riverside Drive, Clarksville, TN, or contact Wyatt Johnson Kia at 931-552-1111.


Wyatt Johnson Automotive Group was founded in 1946 by Henry Wyatt. Wyatt’s entrepreneurial son-in-law, the late Sid Johnson, developed the enterprise into the award-winning dealership it is today. Wyatt Johnson offers Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Subaru, Mazda, Toyota, Kia and Volkswagen as well as certified pre-owned vehicles. Comprehensive services include repair and maintenance, parts and accessories and a state-of-the-art collision center, ABRA Auto Body and Glass. Wyatt Johnson Automotive has continued the family legacy, offering quality, integrity and product knowledge in a fun and friendly professional environment. Stores are located at 2425, 2595 and 2600 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. and 511 and 505 N. Riverside Drive in Clarksville, Tennessee. For more information, visit the website at


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