Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Location

The new location is slated to open in August or September 2014.

Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – WOOD RIVER, Ill. – WOOD RIVER – Jack Schmitt Chevrolet, a local Chevrolet car dealership, recently held their groundbreaking ceremony for their new location Wed., May 7. The new location, which will boast 9 acres to stock new and used vehicles alike, is at the intersection of Wesley Drive and Illinois Rt. 143, next to Shop ‘N’ Save.

Over 60 attendees were present at the groundbreaking ceremony. Attendees include the representative from the City of Wood River, Riverbend Enterprise Zone, GM, Cloverleaf Bank, EWR Architects, Impact Strategies, Federico (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram), Zieser Kia, Think Tank PR & Marketing, and the Jack Schmitt dealership family. Following the ceremony, lunch was served to attendees at the current location.

“We are so excited for this new chapter in the Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River company’s legacy, and we are grateful that so many people were able to come out in the middle of their day to share it with us,” said Tom Gerke, General Manager of Jack Schmitt Chevrolet.

The new building, which has been in the works since October 2013, will feature 34,000 square feet for the main building and 7,500 square feet in the outer building. It will also feature many environmental-friendly and green technologies and initiatives, including three electric vehicle chargers on the outside of the building for customers with electric or electric hybrids to use. New Chevrolet courtesy vehicles for customers in the service department to use and free customer shuttle service will also be available at the new location.

“Our future building will be the newest, most state-of-the-art Chevrolet facility in all of the Greater St. Louis region and the Metro East St. Louis region,” said Gerke. “We will have 9 acres to display and stock all of our vehicles, making our location the area’s largest selection of vehicles.”

The new location is slated to be complete in August or September 2014.

Since 1927, Jack Schmitt Family Dealership has been serving customers throughout the Metro East area. Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River is a proud member of that family and continues to provide great service with the lowest price to their customers. The company boasts a proven, well-trained sales staff with over 150 combined years of experience.

An award-winning full-service dealership, Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River offers several automobile departments including new and pre-owned sales, service, parts, and body shop, which are all in one convenient location. The team at Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Wood River is committed to excellence, taking inspiration from Jack Schmitt himself, who has been named one of the best automobile dealers in the United States by TIME Magazine.

For more information, please contact Jack Schmitt Chevrolet at (888) 246-4048 or visit them at their website at www.schmittchevrolet.com.