Jewett Completes Two New Auto Dealerships for Rockingham Motors

Rockingham Toyota Auto Dealership Completed Renovation

Jewett Construction has completed two new auto dealerships for Rockingham Motors in Salem, NH.

Jointly designed by the Curtis Architectural Group, structural engineer Flood Consulting, and civil engineer MHF Design Consultants, Inc., the client’s Honda and Toyota-Scion dealerships were constructed simultaneously and on the same lot in just under a year, despite last winter’s severe weather conditions. The two new auto dealerships offer more service options to their customers, while complying with the most recent corporate branding requirements and enabling the company to consolidate the two facilities for management efficiency.

The new, ground-up, 26,000 sf Rockingham Honda features a 10,000 sf showroom and air-conditioned 16,000 sf service garage that includes 19 service bays and 12 lifts, as well as high-speed, air-operated, glass overhead doors. The interior design includes a customer lounge, service write-up area, tech room and break room.

Exterior design elements include ACM, EIFS, the big blue Honda tower, and a roadside landscape design featuring vehicle display pads at the front of the building and multiple rain gardens—one of a number of “green” elements incorporated into the new facility. Radiant heat has been installed in parts of the salesroom floor, and the facility includes an elaborate underground water infiltration system with the capacity to handle tens of thousands of gallons of roof water run-off.

Construction of the 33,000 sf Rockingham Toyota-Scion facility involved the renovation of a former Ultimate Electronics store into a state-of-the-art dealership featuring a 13,000 sf showroom and 20,000 sf service garage with 19 service bays, 3 additional bays for auto detailing services, and 12 lifts. Other interior features include imported ceramic tile, custom millwork, a new customer lounge with adjacent children’s entertainment room, service write-up area, parts department, and break room.

Exterior features include ACM siding panels, EIFS stucco, new roofing and HVAC rooftop units, plus all new plumbing, electrical, lighting, and HVAC systems. The large white Toyota portal and new Scion signage are prominent in the new design.

Jewett Construction, an official Butler Builder, is a family-owned design-build/construction management firm specializing in automotive, commercial and industrial projects throughout the Northeast. Automotive clients include such repeat customers as the Herb Chambers Companies, Commonwealth Motors, the Grappone Automotive Group, and R.C. Olsen Cadillac.

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