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Bobby Rahal – Lexus

rahal lexus exterior

Due to past remarkable experiences, Bobby Rahal Lexus trusted Mowery once again to expand their auto dealership enterprise. The client tasked Mowery to design and build their new Lancaster County state-of-the art facility to include an 18-bay full-service garage, ancillary car ports for detailing, an environmentally-friendly automatic car wash, and more than 350 vehicle storage spaces.

The Mowery team was able to achieve the client’s goals to produce a final result as luxurious as the Lexus brand itself through proactive planning and transparent communication despite project disruptions caused by pandemic shutdowns and protocol changes in early 2020, as well as design changes during construction.

Early in the project, state-wide shutdowns halted construction and caused unforeseen delays. To get ahead of anticipated shortages, materials were ordered in advance, and all parties coordinated daily to ensure the impact of the lost time was lessened. Additionally, scheduling was aligned to handle the structural steel portion on the front half of the building and the masonry work on the back half of the building to happen simultaneously. Further, when the client requested an expansion on the office area and bathroom, the Mowery team wasted no time on the redesign and adjustment of the timeline to accommodate. With the help of the construction management tool, Procore, everyone was able to stay in the loop on every detail to keep the project on schedule and at the highest quality.

By listening to understand the client’s needs, maintaining a commitment to the relationship, and employing creative problem-solving skills, not only was this new Lexus dealership completed successfully during unprecedented circumstances, but it was also an ABC Keystone Excellence Award Winner.

Interested in learning more about this award-winning auto dealership project, including the creative solutions the Mowery team used to overcome construction and timing challenges, download the Bobby Rahal – Lexus case study today!

Project Details
Ephrata, PA
Dean E. Hess, AIA
Delivery Method
Auto Dealership
Square Footage
50,385 SF
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