The interior work on this project included reworking the existing showroom floor plan (relocating a restroom and removal of various partitions), new floor finishes, and new furniture. The exterior work on the project consisted of new exterior surface to the showroom constructed with architectural horizontal metal panels and an aluminum composite metal panel system, a new vehicle canopy, a new entry tower (visible to I-94 traffic), and custom Ford-Lincoln signage. The entry tower is designed to resist 90 mile per hour winds and is supported by a special foundation that is independent from the showroom walls and foundation system. Work on the project began in July 2016 with construction being completed in the fall of that year. During design and construction of the project, O’Harrow Construction coordinated the work with the owner to minimize disruption of Seymour Ford Lincoln’s business operations and achieve the overall remodel and visual retailing requirements of the auto manufacturer.
New Body Shop for Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln Grand Ledge, Michigan This project consists of the design and construction of a new 11,000 square foot body shop within the owner’s existing property. The new body shop building is comprised of prefabricated steel building frames with decorative metal panel exterior walls. The new building includes work areas (including a paint booth), office space, customer lounge, and restrooms. O’Harrow Construction provided engineering services to design the new structure and worked with the City of Grand Ledge to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for the project. During construction, O’Harrow Construction personnel coordinated activities with Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln to allow for the normal operation of the business. The project construction was initiated in March of 2015 and will be completed in the summer of 2015. Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln is a full service car dealership supplying Ford and Lincoln vehicles and associated services to their customers.
Seymour Ford /Lincoln Body Shop Jackson, Michigan The current Seymour Ford/Lincoln dealership at this location was designed and constructed by O’Harrow Construction in 2004. Our ongoing project consists of the design and construction of a separate 9,750 square foot body shop and expansion of the dealership’s lighted parking area. The new body shop building consists of a prefabricated metal building with reinforced masonry and decorative sheet metal exterior walls and includes work areas (including a paint booth), office space, and restrooms. Utilities and site work requirements were considered for the building location and the owner’s operations. O’Harrow personnel coordinated construction activities with Seymour Ford /Lincoln to allow for the normal operation of the business during construction. The project should be completed in the fall of 2013. Seymour Ford/Lincoln supplies Ford and Lincoln vehicles and associated services for their customers.
The latest project by O’Harrow Construction, Jim Knox Chrysler has opened in Hillsdale, Michigan. This project involved the design & construction of a renovation to an existing auto dealership building that consisted of partial demolition and reconstruction of the front of the building, remodeling of existing office areas, and new concrete and hot mix asphalt parking areas. Total area of building renovation was 4800 square feet. Work included constructing curved interior partitions, placing glass panels on the front & sides of the exterior reconstructed portion of the building and building a distinctive decorative arch structure on the front of the dealership. Other work included creating new door and window openings within existing load bearing wall locations. Associated with this work was design and fabrication of required shoring for removing portions of the walls. O’Harrow Construction personnel coordinated construction activities with Jim Knox Chrysler to keep the dealership open for business during the renovation. The project was completed in July of 2013. Jim Knox Chrysler supplies Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram products in the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio vicinities.