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over the completed location to its owners in
December 2017. "They opened for business
on Jan. 5," he says, adding that the project,
which consists of a two-story structure that
covers 182,000 square feet, had a budget
exceeding $38 million.
The exterior of the dealership includes
a 30-foot glass wall around most of the
building, along with pre-finished metal
and concrete. The interior, he adds, features
high-end finishes that can be seen in the
showroom through the glass wall.
"We spent a lot of money putting down
exterior paver tile that looks like tile outside," he adds, noting that this matches the
finishes inside the building and its ceilings.
"We've also got a highly upgraded lighting
The interior features high-end
finishes that can be seen
through a glass wall.
One of the challenges on the Lexus project
for RLH was that the building's finishes
were designed as the company built the
project. However, "There was nothing in
the project that wasn't changed in some
way over the course of construction,"
Although the original budget for the
Lexus dealership was $38 million, "We had
about close to $10 million in changes over
the course of the project," he says. "We were
able to still get the construction done in that
RLH also maintained a high safety rate by
employing two superintendents on site. In
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