PLANT CITY Stingray Chevrolet had an open house last week to celebrate completion of a more than $2.5 million improvement project that included a new design and color scheme.
The work took 18 months and included windows that let more natural light into the showroom, new offices, lighting and cubicles, and remodeling including in the service area.
Don Johnson, U.S. vice president for sales and service for Chevrolet, presented Stingray dealer-owner Steve Hurley and his wife Susan with a plaque marking the completion of the dealership’s facelift.
“It truly is wonderful,” Johnson said. “It’s a great time for Chevrolet.”
The dealership at Interstate 4 and Park Road was built in 2004 by Bill Heard Chevrolet. Hurley, a partner in Classic Automotive Group of Grapevine, Texas, bought the dealership for $15 million in 2008.
Stingray is among 1,000 Chevy dealers in the nation that have or will receive a facelift financed by General Motors. Similar work is under way at a Chevy dealership that Hurley recently bought in Bartow.