Work is well underway at Parker Mitsubishi on Highway 9, just east of Orangeville as the dealership begins construction of a brand new building.
The new facility will include a new showroom, service bays, and customer service area. While under construction, the dealership is still open and operating. They have temporarily moved their sales and service office to two large trailers on the property to serve their customers.
Dealer Principal, Adam Allard, said the staff is excited about the the place they will call home once construction is completed.
Currently the existing service area is being expanded but that hasn’t stopped the service department from operating.
Crews are building around the current service department and once that job is complete, they will move inside and finish the project.
The new department will have five service bays and full customer service area. “We began construction just before Christmas,” Mr. Allard explained. “We anticipate the first phase of construction to be completed by the end of March, and that will be our new service facility. From there, it’s three months of getting the rest of the showroom – two stories – completed. Phase two of construction will be the front showroom, the customer lounge, and service drive-through.”
The new showroom will be a stunning design based on Mitsubishi’s international corporate vision.
Designed in black and red, the company’s colours, the Mitsubishi log will be a prominent feature facing Highway 9. All Mitsubishi dealerships will eventually have the same design making the brand easily recognizable around the world.
Once the new building is operational and the trailers have been removed, the plan is to re-design the parking lot on the east side of the building to included a nicely landscaped area that will provide the entire sight with a pleasing urban feel.
The customer lounge area will actually feature a green space on the roof of the service facility. You can wait for your car in a beautiful grass covered area on a sunny day. The entire project should wrap up by early fall at the latest.
Mr. Allard said they will open the new store with a bit of fanfare to both celebrate the completion of a big project, welcome customers to see the new facility, and of course to show off the full line-up of Mitsubishi vehicles. “
The new grand opening will reveal the new line-up of cars,” Mr. Allard said. “I really think this is a turning point for our brand locally and the image that we will have with the public. Our business is growing tremendously so this is the right time for this.”
It is an exciting time for Parker Mitsubishi. In addition to having a brand new building, they are transforming a rather non-descript corner of Highway 9, into a modern eye-catching facility that will certainly be noticed by those passing by.
The grand re-opening is expected to take place early in the fall.