Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, will begin construction on a $5-million Tom Bush BMW dealership this month. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Feb. 17.
This project begins just as Stellar wraps up another project for Tom Bush, its new state-of-the-art collision center. Stellar will convert and expand the former collision center at 9875 Atlantic Blvd. into a 44,000-square-foot facility, including a showroom, service shop and administrative offices.
“We have high quality standards for our facilities,” said Megan Bush, Business Development Manager, Tom Bush Family of Dealerships. “Stellar met those standards and more for our collision center, and we’re confident they’ll meet them again. This dealership project is especially exciting as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of BMW this year.”
“As one of the world’s top luxury car brands, BMW requires all of its facilities be built to strict brand standards,” said Richard Lovelace, Stellar Senior Vice President, Commercial Group. “Stellar has completed over 20 Northeast Florida auto dealerships, with a portfolio of multiple luxury names. We’re eager to collaborate with the Tom Bush family on meeting these stringent standards and infusing other quality features to provide another upscale auto facility for Jacksonville.”
The showroom will include high-end finishes like specialty clinker floor tile and a customer lounge with a coffee bar. The fully air-conditioned service shop will be stocked with all new auto maintenance equipment, lifts and tools. In addition, level-3 electric vehicle charging stations will enable recharge in as little as 30 minutes.
Construction is expected to be completed at the end of the year. Stellar, acting as general contractor, will work alongside R. Wulbern Architect, PA on the project.
Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm that provides the industry’s most comprehensive range of self-performed services, including planning, design, preconstruction, construction, refrigeration, mechanical and utility, building envelope, and total operations and maintenance services. More than 600 Stellar employees worldwide create award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings and military facilities. In addition to its Jacksonville, Florida, headquarters and its Western Region office in Modesto, California, Stellar operates nearly 25 support locations and offices throughout the United States and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, China and Puerto Rico. The company also serves Central and South America, Europe and India. For more information, visit www.stellar.net.
About Tom Bush Family of Dealerships
The Tom Bush Family of Dealerships has been operating in Jacksonville for 46 years and in the automotive business for nearly a century. The late Tom Bush Jr., purchased and opened his first dealership in Jacksonville in 1970. Since that initial Volkswagen dealership, the family brand has grown to include Volkswagen, Mazda, BMW and MINI franchises now under the leadership of Tom’s son, John Bush. A fourth generation of family members has recently joined the business. Brian Bush is currently the E-Commerce Manager and Megan Bush is Business Development Manager. For more information visit www.TomBush.com.