MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Minneapolis recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Rapids Honda--the Sutton Auto Team's first dealership in the Minneapolis market.
A host of well-wishers welcomed Nate Sutton, Dealer Principal and Honda Officials to the Minneapolis community and expressed excitement about the positive economic impact the dealership will bring to the city.
Sutton expressed his commitment to Honda and the city of Minneapolis by advising that the dealership will employ over 100 people at the all-new $10 million facility. Set to open in the Spring of 2019 the facility will have 61,000 square feet of interior space and just over 800 parking spots. He notes that his team will bring new Honda products and customer service to Anoka County like never before.
Roy Lacey, General Manager of the store said, "I am thrilled that we are expanding our Chicago roots further into the Midwest. Our formula for success ensures that we will take good care of our employees and our customers while representing our Honda products and services at the highest levels."
"We have plans to make Rapids Honda one of the top dealerships in Minneapolis, if not Minnesota, by taking incredibly good care of each customer on each sales visit and each service visit," Lacey said.
The customer experience will be highlighted via free wi-fi throughout the facility and will include advanced digital integrations. Rapids Honda will keep employees and customers up to speed via social media on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Given his history of success, Sutton promises to keep his team connected to the Minneapolis community.
Sutton noted, "We believe in wonderful and exciting customer experiences. Whether that involves test drive experiences for our Honda products or technological innovations, our plan is to give customers the best experiences possible."
Customer convenience was built into the architectural designs that allow for service vehicles to be viewed while they are being repaired. Additionally, today's on-the-go consumer can move quickly through one of many Express Service lanes designed to help expedite fast and reliable service experiences.
Scott Hill, Architect, developed the facility designs and Custom Facilities will serve as the general contractor on the dealership located in the Gateway Commerce Center at Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.
About Rapids Honda
Rapids Honda will be located at 1950 Gateway Drive in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The dealership will serve the greater Anoka-Hennepin School District and proudly supports Anoka, Champlin and Coon Rapids, as well as the cities of Andover, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Dayton, Fridley, Ham Lake, Nowthen, Oak Grove and Ramsey
About Scott Hill, Architect
Scott Hill has worked with the Sutton Auto Team on the development of the two previous dealerships. Hill is located in Northern Illinois and provides architectural services in Illinois and the upper Midwest. An honors graduate with a degree in architecture from the University of Illinois, Hill is licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
About Custom Facilities
Custom Facilities, established in 1973, is a premier automotive facility design and construction authority. Building exclusively for the automotive industry for 46 years and with over 450 projects completed nationwide, they pride ourselves on being the experts in all OEM image and compliance programs. Their mission is to get the Dealer the design they want, to get it through the approval process quickly, and to keep projects on time and on budget.
SOURCE Rapids Honda