Vin Devers breaks ground for renovation of dealershipWritten by Duane Ramsey | | email@example.com
Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania held a ground-breaking ceremony Feb. 24 for a $1.2 million renovation of its dealership on Monroe Street.
The new Mercedes-Benz and Audi dealership will be one of the first in the country to use the latest suggested floor plans from the two leading German auto manufacturers.
Paul Devers, president of the family owned dealership, said he was pleased to be one of the first dealers in the country to implement the new building designs.
“It’s our goal to become the largest Mercedes-Benz/ Audi dealership in the state of Ohio,” Devers said.
“We’ve seen our sales expand and to continue that growth, we wanted to offer our customers an automotive buying experience that is as exciting as the cars we sell,” he said.
The new dealership will introduce a new concept, automotive boutique centers, which will offer unique automotive-related products for sale to consumers.
The renovation will add a new service entrance, a new-vehicle purchase delivery center, separate showrooms for Audi and Mercedes-Benz brands and customer-friendly service waiting centers.
Upon completion of the renovation scheduled for the summer, the dealership will meet all qualifications to receive the highly regarded Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dealer franchises, Devers said.
Rudolph|Libbe of Walbridge will serve as the general contractor for the construction project.
With the expansion of the dealership, Vin Devers Autohaus will provide additional jobs with a new total of approximately 75 full-time employees, according to Devers.
Vin Devers, founder of the family business, opened his first auto dealership in downtown Sylvania in 1956. The family also operated the former Vin Devers Lincoln-Mercury on Monroe Street, now Franklin Park Lincoln-Mercury, and Vin Devers Dodge on Telegraph Road before returning to Sylvania to open Vin Devers Autohaus.