New Dealership Facility Opening June 1st 2022

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New Dealership Facility Opening June 1st 2022

We are delighted that our new dealership facility is almost finished and that we can announce our opening date which will see us move back to our original location in Carnmore, Galway, just off Exit 19 on the M6 Motorway.

On June 1st 2022 we will be fully operational at our brand new facility for both sales and service. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our customer and friends, both old and new, to our new home which we are very proud of.

Having started with a blank canvas in 2017, we set out to design and build a facility that reflected the ethos of our business, which is to deliver the best possible customer service in a simple but professional manner. Becuase we are an independent dealership without the support or design influence of a particular brand of vehicle, it was, paradoxically, both a challenge and a dream to be able to come up with a design that reflects who we are and what we do. Using a local architect, Richard Huggart of OAS Architects and Sharon Matthews, a Galway based interior designer, we imagined and designed a dealership with a contemporary feel to reflect the quality of the vehicles we sell.

Rather than simply building a soulless showroom and workshop facility we have built a facility full of character. From a spacious showroom area with open plan offices and a luxurious waiting area to a bright and purposeful service department, both supported by a large car park with wide car park spaces, we think we have created a place that our customers will love to visit. And with over 80 vehicle display spaces and parking for an addional 60 vehicles between public and service parking we now have one of the biggest dealership facilities in the West of Ireland, offering our customers the best and widest range of vehicles in the region. 

With construction starting in late 2019, March 2020 saw the first of the Covid related lockdown come into effect and we were stalled (to say the least!!). With the remainder of 2020 more or less consumed with Covid lockdowns and restrictions, it was mid 2021 before we reopened the site and continued with the task at hand. With huge thanks and admiration for our building contractors, McConway Construction, and their lead engineer Melissa Sheridan, we took our time in finishing out the project to ensure that every little detail was dealt with. It may have taken a lot longer than we initially anticipated but we are so happy with the final product and we hope our customers are too.

At this point, we would like to again thank our main contractor, McConway Construction, plus all of their subcontractors and suppliers who worked around the clock to overcome some serious building product and labour shortages to have us in our new premises as quickly as was possible.

We would also like to thank our customers for their patience in dealing with us from our temporary location which, due to traffic and other geographical constraints, was not an ideal location. We can only say that the wait was worth it and we look forward to welcoming both current and prospective customers to our new home in the future.