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Redmond Awarded AGC Safety Award

The Redmond Company was acknowledged by the Associated General Contractors  (AGC) with the Leadership in Safety Award in “recognition of your superior safety record” noted the AGC of Greater Milwaukee.

Ensuring the safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and a responsibility we take very seriously. Redmond is extremely proud to receive this award that recognizes our unwavering commitment to providing a safe work environment.

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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

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.

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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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Fox Valley Volkswagen Schaumburg Grand Opening

Fox Valley VW Schaumburg IL exterior The Redmond Company team was honored to attend the grand opening party of the Fox Valley Volkswagen store in Schaumburg, Illinois. Redmond completed the design and construction of this project, which was a facelift of approximately 13,300-square feet for the customer-facing spaces of the dealership. The completed facility now meets Volkswagen’s White Frame Design Program brand standards. The Schaumburg location was the second project The Redmond Company has completed for the Fox Valley Auto Group. The first project was their Volkswagen facility in St. Charles, Illinois.
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Redmond selected for two Fields Auto Group projects

Fields Auto Group logo The Redmond Company was recently chosen for two projects for the Fields Auto Group – one project in Waukesha, Wisconsin and one project in Madison, Wisconsin. Both projects are currently in the construction phase. The Fields Auto Group project in Waukesha involves the renovation of their existing facility and an addition to create a new space for the Jaguar Land Rover Volvo following the manufacturers guidelines. Learn more about this project. The Fields Auto Group project in Madison involved assisting the Fields team in finding and acquiring a new piece of property and a brand-new ground-up facility on a 5-acre site. This new facility will also house the Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo brands. You can learn more about the real estate acquisition & brokerage for this project and find out about the design/construction of the facility here.
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Elmhurst BMW

Elmhurst BMW celebrated their grand opening of their dealership in Elmhurst, Illinois.  The Redmond Company’s automotive experts designed and built the luxury addition and remodel.

The 50,000-square foot project entails the demolition of the existing showroom and re-creating it to meet BMW’s current corporate standards. Additionally, the Redmond team renovated the existing service drive and an existing empty garage. The new service area features 25 service bays and 4 detailing bays.

The impressive showroom has an open 2-story design with a 30-foot glass wall at the front of the showroom. Administrative and executive offices are housed on the second floor with an open balcony overlooking the showroom. The new BMW corporate standards feature a unique “street” concept for the vehicle displays. The vehicles are arranged in a line down the showroom, as if they were driving on the road.

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Automotive Buy Sell Report Interviews Redmond for Customer Experience Article

Automotive Buy Sell Report Automotive BuJerryMortier_headshoty Sell Report, a website and weekly report that provides participants in the automotive dealership buy sell industry a place to find news, interviewed Jerry Mortier, Redmond’s Director of Architecture, about the trends he has seen auto dealerships implement to create more positive customer experiences. To see what Jerry had to say, see the article below: Automotive Buy Sell Report article  
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