Work begins on new Toyota Dealership.
Berlin, VT – Officials from DEW Construction Corp and 802 Toyota broke ground May 10th on a brand-new, $4.8 million, 32,000 square foot 802 Toyota Scion dealership. The existing Courtesy Toyota building was demolished and construction has started on the 802 facility. In the meantime, 802 Toyota Sales, Service and Parts is temporarily located in its previous used car building on Berlin Mall Road, next to Twin City Subaru. The new dealership will include a show room, sales area, offices and a service center with a covered service drive, where customers can drive their car in for service.
This new facility is a green initiative for 802, focusing on creating a building that is both environmentally friendly and self-sufficient. DEW Construction Corp. will recycle roughly 70 percent of the former building; the materials won’t be used in the new building, but they are being salvaged and harvested to avoid dumping materials into a landfill. Other “green” plans for 802’s new facility include a rainwater harvesting system, where they will harvest rainwater that flows naturally off of the roof to wash cars with and “waste oil recycling”, where 802 can recycle oil from vehicles and use it to heat the building.
“We’re also trying to be electricity neutral,” Birmingham explains. “We’re installing solar panels on the roof and hope to be completely self-sufficient on electricity.”
DEW Construction Corp. is the Design/Builder and Wiemann Lamphere is the architect for the project. DEW anticipates a December completion date.