Larry H. Miller Group announced Thursday that its founder’s first dealership has a new home.
The Toyota dealership that was the first to be bought by Larry Miller back in 1979 will be open to the public again this Wednesday at 11 a.m. at its new location, 5650 South State St. in Murray, Utah, announced Tony Schnurr, president of the Larry H. Miller Automotive Division.
This most recent move marks the third for the Toyota-Murray dealership in the last 32 years.
“We are very excited about the new building and the opportunity it presents,” said Schnurr. “We believe our customers will be very pleased with the many amenities.”
The new Toyota-Murray location will feature “the latest in innovated design, all targeted to provide the ultimate customer experience,” noted the company.
These features include an open customer lounge, full beverage bar, increased service capacity and expanded hours, as well as additional technicians on site.
Moreover, the new car delivery areas provide environmentally-controlled, customer-focused delivery services and expanded inventory, company officials stressed.
Dealership general manager Lance Barraclough started working as a salesman for the dealership at the age of 21 and has since held the positions of new car manager, used car manager, and general sales manager; he was promoted to GM in 2005.
“My advancement within the company is a great testament to what can happen if you have drive and determination, but more importantly, to the corporate culture within the LHM Group. The organization provides education to employees and their families, rewards loyalty and gives staff the tools they need to succeed whenever possible,” Barraclough said.
The Toyota-Murray dealership is the second in a series of four to be placed in brand-new facilities, all on South State Street. Total project completion, which is estimated to cost $100 million, is scheduled for late 2011, according to the company.
The company’s full Murray dealership construction schedule is as follows:
||Location||Acerage||Estimated Start Date||Estimated Completion Date|
|LHM Chevrolet||5500 South State St.||8.21 Acres||Completed||Completed|
|LHM Toyota||5650 South State St.||9.44 Acres||May 2010||Completed|
|LHM Lexus||5720 South State St.||4.83 Acres||Not Yet Available||December 2012|
|LHM Honda||5800 South State St.||7.75 Acres||June 2010||Dec 2011|
The Toyota-Murray dealership is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., and is closed on Sundays.
For more information, call the dealership at any of the following numbers: Sales: (801) 264-3800; Service: (801) 264-3850; Parts: (801) 264-3860.