Grappone Toyota Renovation is Environmentally Conscious


Grappone Toyota Completes Renovation 
Focused on Customer Convenience, Green Efforts

When the Grappone Automotive Group planned for the renovation of its Toyota dealership and corporate headquarters, it maintained clear focus on constructing a building that not only provided a state-of-the-art facility for its customers and team members, but was also environmentally sustainable.

Through this 77,000 square-foot renovation, Grappone Toyota now features a drive-in service department, larger sales and service areas, customer lounge with complimentary wireless access, play area for children and more parking. With this project, Grappone nearly doubled its available service capacity, which will provide greater scheduling convenience for its customers.

The Grappone family is excited about the state-of-the-art Toyota facility. Through this renovation we maintain our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality of service within a building that makes less of an impact on the environment. It's a facility we're proud to share with the entire New Hampshire community we serve," Amanda Grappone Osmer, fourth-generation owner, said.

In addition to providing a better facility for customers and its team members, it was important to the Grappone Toyota team to ensure the renovated building makes as little impact on the environment as possible.

By renovating the entire existing facility, over 60 percent of the existing building was saved thereby reducing the need for new building materials like steel and concrete. No additional paved parking areas were created so as not to increase surface run-off into the bordering Turkey River.

Because of this commitment, the dealership is vying to become the only Toyota facility in New England to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED Certification requires buildings to meet extremely high sustainable standards across six different categories spanning from water efficiency and environmental quality to innovation and design.

New sustainable features at Grappone Toyota include 32 400-foot-deep geothermal wells to help heat and cool the building and will greatly reduce the building's consumption of natural gas.

Further, the dealership has added 36 water source heat pumps, seven recycling stations, 14 bicycle racks along with shower facilities for employees and two electric vehicle-charging stations available for public use.

The renovation took 18 months to complete. Jewett Construction Co., Inc served as the general contractor and Margaretten Architectural provided the facility design strategy for the renovation.


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Above: The new brightly lit showroom offers customers a comfortable place to meet with their sales representative.




Above LeftOur Toyota Service Advisors are easily accessible with walk-up counters. 
Above Right: Our brand new drive-in service department has been completed in Phase 1!




Above LeftOur Toyota cashiers!
Above Right: The completed waiting area for our customers has free wireless access, a large 
screen television as well as a separate quiet waiting area.




Above LeftOur Toyota Parts Department now has more display space with the completion of Phase 1.
Above Right: The play area for children has been completely renovated.


 

AboveOur corporate offices on the second floor have been renovated as well. 




Grappone Toyota 
A Forward Thinking Renovation

The Design Team

Architect
Margaretten Architectural
38 Clayton lane Suite 18
Grayton beach, FL  32459
Contact - Jeff Margaretten
Phone - 850-231-3650

Mechanical / Plumbing Engineer
Design Day Mechanicals
PO Box 447
New Ipswich, NH  03071
Contact - Doug Waitt
Phone - 603-2961-0111

Electrical Engineer
Reno Engineering & Light Design
Reno Road
Marlow, NH  03456
Contact - Vic Reno
Phone - 603-446-3426
LEED Commissioning Agent
The Jordan Institute
49 north main Street
Concord, NH  03301
Contact - Paul leveille, LEED AP
Phone - 603-226-1009 x205

Contractor
Jewett Construction
PO Box 405
Raymond, NH  03077
603-895-2412
Contact - Graig Jewett
Civil Engineer
Nobis Engineering
18 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-4182
Contact Chris Nadeau

Structural Engineer
Foley Buhl Roberts & Assocs. Inc
500 Commercial Street
Manchester NH  03101
603-622-4578
Contact Rich Roberts

Fire Suppression Engineer
Robert Cummings & Assoc, PLLC
181 Bow Bog Road
Bow, NH  03304
603-224-7453
Contact Bob Cummings  




 

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