Dimmitt Automotive Group

Loacation: Pinellas Park, FL
Completion Date: November 2011
Scope of Work: Design-Build

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Rolls-Royce, McLaren, and Bentley. How best to accommodate these three ultra-luxe brands all in one sales facility? That’s the challenge the Dimmitt Automotive Group had when it turned to Suncoast to design and build a unique dealership that would incorporate three distinct manufacturer-approved showrooms under one roof. Cooper Johnson Smith Architects interpreted the owner’s vision of a building that imparts the appealing qualities of historic Palm Beach architecture, but at the same time provides a dramatic, open, and light-filled interior enhanced with imported limestone floors and African sapele tree wood finishes. The design also takes its inspiration from the great train stations of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where buildings combined classical passenger reception areas with dramatic glass-roofed, iron, and steel-structured train halls; the effect is an architecture that is both timeless and innovative. Vehicle maintenance with concierge service is provided to Dimmitt’s clientele at its adjacent service facility.

Crown Hyundai

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Square Footage: 17,580 sf
Completion Date: June 2012
Scope of Work: Design-Build

Crown Automotive Group’s new Crown Hyundai facility was simultaneously built adjacent to their new Crown Buick dealership.  The facility adheres to the Hyundai Image Program, and includes a designated showroom area for Equus, two customer lounges, service advisors offices, plus a sales training room and executive offices on the second floor.

Mercedes Benz of Tampa

Location: Tampa, FL
Square Footage: 88,000 sf
Completion Date: January 2011
Scope of Work: Design Build

From groundbreaking to occupancy in less than 12 months

Suncoast completed the design-build of Asbury Automotive Group’s 88,000 sf Mercedes-Benz of Tampa facility in January 2011. Adhering to the Mercedes Benz Autohaus design guidelines, the 9.24 acre site features a two-story new car showroom; a 30,000 square foot roof deck for new vehicle inventory; administrative offices, meeting, training and employee break rooms; and a fully-automatic car wash, and detail center. The customer lounge offers a private view of 56 climate-controlled service bays, the Aristas Café which employs only young adults with Autism – a special amenity that serves both its customers and the community in a unique way.

Stadium Toyota

Location: Tampa, FL
Completion Date: August 2012
Scope of Work: Remodel

Extensive exterior and interior renovations bring the facility up to Toyota’s Image USA II standards. The exterior changes included new ACM panels and large entry portal, the addition of a new car delivery area, new carwash equipment, and upgrades to the used car building. Interior updates were done in the Toyota and Scion new car showroom areas, sales office areas, two customer lounges, and service advisors area. Also, after a thorough cost analysis of their existing lighting system, the dealer approved installation of solid-state LED lighting for the facility’s entire property, with significant energy-saving costs anticipated from this new technology.

Crown Buick

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Square Footage: 22,500 sf
Completion Date: June 2012
Scope of Work: Design-Build

Crown Automotive Group’s new Crown Buick-GMC facility was simultaneously built adjacent to their new Crown Hyundai dealership.  It adheres to the GM Facility Image program, and accommodates the showroom, sales staff and service advisors on the first floor, plus administrative offices for all of the Crown dealerships on the second floor.

Crystal Nissan

Location: Homosassa, FL
Square Footage: 34,500 sf
Completion Date: June 2008
Scope of Work: Design-Build

Two-story facility based on the Nissan Retail Environmental Design Initiative.

Bert Smith BMW

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Completion Date: July 2016

Suncoast was the design-builder, in conjunction with Cooper Johnson Smith architects, for the newly renovated Bert Smith BMW dealership in St. Petersburg. Both the interior and exterior were extensively remodeled in order to showcase BMW’s new corporate identity program and retail strategy, including the prominent i Platform.