New Transwest facility huge-bold- beautiful – Journal Advocate

By Lisa Younger

Journal-Advocate employees author

The brand new Transwest facility on West Most important in Sterling is huge, daring and beautiful. Ending touches on the audacious 26,500-square foot state-of-the-artwork constructing situated in Sterling goals to be full July , making Transwest Chevrolet Buick a welcome addition to the brand new and improved metropolis really feel of West Most important Road.

Transwest bought the Korf property and Chevrolet dealership on West Most important simply over a 12 months in the past on June 13, 2016. Basic Manger Mike Schadegg mentioned the previous 12 months — buying of the property and retaining a lot of the former Korf employees, buying addition land from Bomgaars for storm water drain off, tearing down the outdated constructing and rebuilding a brand new facility — has been hectic. However Schadegg has been stunned by how shortly every part has come collectively. "It is all rising pains, however will probably be value it as soon as this place is completed," he mentioned.

Mike Schadegg, General Manager of Transwest Chevrolet Buick in Sterling.

Mike Schadegg, Basic Supervisor of Transwest Chevrolet Buick in Sterling.

The daring new facility replaces the unique Holloway dealership constructed again in 1953 when Sterling's inhabitants hovered round 7,000. So, it appears becoming that together with doubling the inhabitants measurement from the 1950s that Sterling ought to now have a giant automobile dealership to indicate off. The fashionable constructing contains a spacious showroom, vivid clear workplaces, a snug buyer ready space with a play house for youngsters and a very state-of-the-art service heart.

The principle contractor on the brand new development was Kaw Improvement and Building (KDC) out of Kansas Metropolis, Kan. Nevertheless, there have been loads of space sub-contractors concerned as properly. Large Johnson Building labored on the constructing and Higher Electrical sub-contracted work together with a number of different native contractors rounding out the varied development tasks.


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The whole value of the constructing was not recognized on the time of the interview, however the brand new development was within the hundreds of thousands, based on Schadegg.

Whereas the large new dealership is nice, Schadegg mentioned he does not need the overwhelming measurement of the constructing and company indicators to scare native clients and buddies away, as a result of inside are the identical hometown individuals who've served Sterling auto patrons for many years. "The ambiance and atmosphere is each bit as hometown feeling because it's ever been, however now now we have a greater facility to serve the client and the group," added Steve Kerchal, Gross sales Supervisor.

The new Transwest dealership offers a state-of-the-art service center.

The brand new Transwest dealership gives a state-of-the-artwork service heart.

A number of the huge bucks had been positively spent on the massive service space, the place Transwest auto technicians have entry to slicing-edge gear, enabling them to service virtually each make and mannequin. Whereas Transwest Sterling makes a speciality of Chevrolet, GMC and Buick, they will additionally do work on different home manufacturers and a few imports as properly. The spacious service space hosts 12 work bays with overhead reels for oil, air, water, grease and different provides. The service house additionally homes a element store and a automobile wash so, your automobile will get the royal remedy as soon as it enters the service space.

Transwest stocks parts for commercial vehicles in its parts area in the new Sterling building.

Transwest shares components for industrial autos in its components space within the new Sterling constructing.

One function positive to please Transwest purchasers is the helpful service drive-in situated on the southeast facet of the constructing. The drive-in is exclusive to any auto place in Sterling, based on Kerchal. Prospects will have the ability to drive into the service space by a roll-up overhead door. This drive-in function will enable clients to keep away from the blistering warmth in summer season and the chilly and snow in winter. As soon as clients drop off their automobile for service, they are going to be invited into the present room space the place they can get pleasure from espresso and merchandising machine snacks. Kerchal mentioned the dealership will even present transportation for native residents "to shuttle individuals forwards and backwards" whereas their automobile is out of fee.

Kerchal mentioned there's additionally a free service program for patrons who buy a brand new or used automobile. The Transwest Benefit gives purchasers as much as $four,449 in service choices, from tire rotations, complimentary loaner automobile, free for all times: wash, multi-level inspection and washer fluid refills with each service go to. The Loyalty Benefit Profit Program, a distinguished portion of Transwest Benefit, gives purchasers as much as $2,300 in worthwhile reimbursements akin to service low cost examine ups, automobile lock-out, ambulance, towing and journey interruption simply to call a couple of.

"There is no different supplier within the space that is doing that sort of stuff. Transwest is all in regards to the buyer. We actually wish to go the additional mile and do what different sellers do not do," Schadegg added.

Since Transwest is the biggest industrial fleet supplier for Basic Motors in america, they will present the Sterling location with inventory components for semi-vehicles in addition to heavy to medium obligation vehicles. "We do not do the work right here, however you possibly can name right here and get any of your components and we ship in northeastern Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming," Schadegg mentioned.

The brand new dealership has extra to supply than servicing autos. The multi-million greenback facility is constructed to usher in customers trying to purchase. Prospects can get pleasure from a spacious present room to browse in and a snug seating space to loosen up and suppose over their buy. Each Schadegg and Kerchal mentioned firm proprietor George Eidness desires to make the automobile shopping for expertise nice and handy whereas providing the client loads of decisions. Transwest will beef up its stock to 200 new and used autos, giving the automobile shopping for group a big collection of vehicles, vehicles and SUVs to select from.

At current, the dealership on West Most important staff 30 to 35 individuals, however they count on to develop that base sooner or later. Nearly all of Transwest staff are from the native space and the dealership has from day one invested closely in the neighborhood. Transwest sponsors a number of native occasions, akin to July Jamz, the Logan County Truthful, the Worldwide Feedlot Cowboys Affiliation Rodeo finals and the Flatlanders Annual Rod Run within the Park.

The brand new dealership will exhibit their new digs Friday, July 7, with a grand opening celebration full with a barbecue and different occasions. Schadegg mentioned friends to the Transwest Grand Opening occasion will have the ability to get pleasure from good meals, view the brand new facility and get an in depth up take a look at basic collectors from the Flatlanders automobile present. The Transwest grand opening coincides with the Flatlanders Annual Rod Run weekend held at Pioneer Park.

Lisa Younger: 970-526-9281, lyoung@journal-advocate.com

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