Vaden Automotive Group will begin demolition tactics on September 9, 2016 at Dan Vaden Chevrolet –Cadillac in Savannah, GA promptly at 2 PM. The original building will be leveled to ground surface with an excavator and owner, Jane Vaden Thacher, will operate the equipment for the initial demolition. Plans to rebuild the dealership will begin immediately following the removal of original building debris and the new building site has a slab foundation installed.
“Driving the bulldozer to begin tearing down the building will be very emotional for me. This place has so many wonderful memories for me and my family,” says Jane Vaden Thacher, President of the Vaden Automotive Group. “My Dad started our company here and it’s been like home for so many of us for almost 50 years.”
Vaden Automotive Group was founded in 1968 by Dan Vaden. Currently in its 48th year, the company is now led by his daughter, Jane Vaden Thacher, and is one of the largest woman owned automotive dealership groups in the United States. With nearly 600 employees, Vaden is projecting a record year with 11,975 in sold vehicles and is trending $402 million in total sales.
“It’s time that our flagship dealership has a facility that meets today’s standards. We’ve upgraded and patched and repaired, but our customers and employees deserve the best,” adds Thacher. “This reconstruction is a huge project, and when we finish, we will have a world class dealership.”
The timeline for a Grand Re-Opening is currently scheduled for July of 2017. During construction, the dealership will remain fully operational for both Sales and Service.