Local Mercedes-Benz dealership to build new facility - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Local Mercedes-Benz dealership to build new facility

Source: Mercedes-Benz Source: Mercedes-Benz
RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) -

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson has announced plans to expand its operations with the construction of a new, state of the art dealership located at the corner of I-55 and Steed Road in Ridgeland.

Trudy Higginbotham-Moody, co-owner and president of Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, said the facility is needed to meet strong sales demand and she noted the 10-acre site will allow ample room for future growth.

“Simply put we were land locked, even after two expansions in recent years,” said Higginbotham-Moody, who oversees day-to-day operations at the dealership. “We carefully studied several options that would allow us to best serve our customers. We looked at possible sites in all three counties in the metro area as well as expanding our current location.”

The company’s plans are based on acquiring the necessary City of Ridgeland approvals for its planned site.

If approved, construction would begin in September with a fall 2017 opening.

The planned two-story location will dramatically increase Mercedes-Benz of Jackson’s operations.

The new dealership will entail 70,000 square feet with a dramatically enlarged showroom and 44 service bays – more than double currently available.

“This is a win-win for both the company and our customers, as the new facility will allow us to deliver premier customer service and it’s just minutes away from our current location,” said Higginbotham-Moody. “We take pride in being recognized as one of the top Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the country, and we needed additional space for us to be able to continue that mission with the increased demand for the Mercedes-Benz brand in this market.

The Higginbotham family acquired the dealership – currently located at I-55 north in Jackson – in 2001.

Porsche of Jackson, also owned by the Higginbotham family, will remain on I-55 North in Jackson.

Steve Rollins, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, said the benefits to customers will quickly become apparent.

“It will allow a much better customer experience,” said Rollins. “The larger showroom and the ability of customers to view more dealership inventory will be immediately evident. Right now only a limited amount of our inventory is available for customer viewing. And the design of the service area – in addition to more service bays – will provide a better experience.

Project architect is David Eve of Redline Design Group, a Mercedes-Benz certified Autohaus architect.

White Construction of Ridgeland has been selected as contractor of the project. 

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