Edwards Hyundai

Council Bluffs, IA

29,000 sf New Construction

Auto Dealerships

A ground-up design/build project with significant real estate development challenges, leveraged The Redmond Company’s strategic planning, creativeness, and communication finesse.


After a trifecta of simultaneous auto dealership renovations at Edwards Buick GMC, Edwards Chevrolet, and Edwards Jeep Chrysler, The Edwards Auto Group had complete trust in The Redmond Company to design and build their newest dealership, Edwards Hyundai in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Leaning on expertise and experience, The Redmond Company overcame poor soil conditions, a significant amount of wetland grading, and considerable permitting obstacles to prepare the site for construction. The leadership team at Edwards Auto Group trusted the Redmond team to mitigate the financial risk that comes with real estate development. As a dedicated partner, the Redmond team handled the vast amount of planning, coordination, and communication needed to navigate the new build complexities, while advocating for the dealership leaders in managing costs, scheduling issues and manufacturer requirements. As a loyal partner, the Redmond team had frequent communications with the leadership team, was strategic in planning, and provided well-thought-out solutions to complex challenges, continually driving the project forward.


Today, the new 29,000-sf Hyundai dealership displays the Global Dealership Space Identity (GDSI) consistent with Hyundai facilities around the world. The design features a modern, floor-to-ceiling glass showroom with an aluminum composite material (ACM) façade incorporating “shaped sky” bronzed tiles for a more distinctive appearance and reflective of the sky pattern of clouds in nature. Blending urban and natural environments, customers entering the building are immersed in a space inspired by nature, incorporating inclined vertical green columns set in a river rock bed, along with modern furniture, customer lounges, digital kiosks, tablets, and wheel stands.


The newly designed and built facility reflects Edwards Auto Group’s continual focus on staying current with industry changes, caring about their staff, and meeting the needs of their customers.

Photos by: Thomas Grady Photography