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Jaguar Land Rover Hinsdale

Redmond has been selected as the Design/Build partner for the new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Hinsdale, IL. The owner, J & L Hinsdale LLC, is expanding their brand from Land Rover to include Jaguar and purchased the property directly next to their current location to accommodate the expanding business and to update the facility to reflect the manufacturer’s standards. Working with local communities and being attentive to all stakeholders concerns is key on projects, and this project is no exception. A concern for the adjacent neighbors was the potential for additional noise with a larger dealership. Teaming closely with the owner, Redmond worked through the challenges of the local neighborhood meetings and designed into this project an attractive 8’ high stone wall and landscaping which will reduce noise and add an upgraded image that a fence would just not provide. The extensive neighborhood meetings did cause a three month project delay and the time needed to be made up. To accomplish this, Redmond split-up the bid package into two and timed the submission of the drawings for permit approval with the announcement of the local approvals. Once the Village of Hinsdale approves the project, construction of the dealership can begin within days. The dealership’s exterior will be comprised of aluminum composite panels with high-end finishes incorporated throughout, while the interior will include walnut wall panels and brushed aluminum accents. The structural frameless glazing will also offer a high-end finish and a view into the showroom.  The new 38,000 square foot Jaguar Land Rover dealership will be open for business in late 2019.

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Riverside Automotive Group – Nissan, Honda, Toyota

Currently located in a shopping center strip mall, the owner of Riverside Automotive Group knew a new location was key to growing their business. Redmond was selected to assist the dealership with a new building on a property purchased down the road from their current site. The new corner property, along a major highway, gives high visibility to the three different brands of Riverside Auto: Honda, Nissan, and Toyota. Redmond’s services include the design/build of a new 36,000 square-foot facility and related site work on the 5-acre parcel. A challenge on this project was the time of year construction was scheduled to begin. Redmond solved this by separating the project design into two phases. The first design documents completed were for an early start package which included site work, concrete, masonry, and structural steel while the second package was the remainder of the building. This strategy expedited the start of the project and allowed Redmond to start the job two months earlier than the standard schedule. The two extra months gave Redmond time to get the building shell up before winter arrived, limiting the costs and difficulties of construction under winter conditions. Completion is scheduled for June 2019.

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Johnson & Sons – Jeep, Dodge, RAM and Chrysler

Johnson & Sons was prepared to grow their business and with the goals of making the dealership more economical and efficient, they selected The Redmond Company as their design/build partner. Redmond designed and is building a new 9,100 square-foot service addition that will expand the service bays from 6 to 12. The project also includes a 1,600 square-foot renovation of the service reception and service advisors area. This two-phase project will complete the new addition in December 2018 and the remodel in February 2019.

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Fields Jaguar Land Rover Volvo Waukesha

Fields Jaguar Land Rover Volvo Waukesha exterior rendering After completing a successful project for the Fields Jaguar Land Rover Volvo team previously at their Madison location, the Fields automotive team selected The Redmond Company to design and build a new Volvo-mandated showroom and renovate their existing Jaguar Land Rover showroom at their Waukesha, Wisconsin dealership. With their current facility optimally positioned on a high-traffic road, they elected to buy the adjacent property to expand its facilities and parking lot. The existing facility, which featured all three of their brands in one showroom, is being renovated to showcase only Jaguar and Land Rover products. By utilizing the existing showroom facilities, the Redmond design team worked around multiple structural support columns in order to save the Fields Auto Group money and not completely demolish and rebuild the existing showroom. An additional challenge of the project is the site itself. There are significant grade changes in the site – there is nearly a 15-foot difference between the site’s main access point and the existing showroom. The 12,000-square foot renovation of the existing Jaguar Land Rover showroom will finish in Fall 2018. Build on the new, adjacent property is the Volvo showroom, along with a Volvo reception area, offices, lounge, and custom coffee bar. The new 9,000-square foot Volvo showroom was completed Spring 2018. Photos of the completed Volvo facility are available here: Fields Volvo Waukesha Showroom Also currently in design is the new Fields Jaguar Land Rover facility in Madison, Wisconsin.    
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