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Florida Retail Space Being Converted into Collision Center

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Oct. 26, 2015—Stellar, a design firm, is converting a former retail store into a $1.4 million Tom Bush Collision Center in Jacksonville, Fla. When the project is complete, Stellar will build a $5 million BMW dealership in the old collision center location.

The new Tom Bush Collision Center, located at the former Champion’s retail space on 9750 Regency Square Blvd., will feature three paint booths, two wash canopies, three detailed canopies, 18 vehicle-repair stalls and a variety of administrative offices. The new facility will be almost twice as large as the current collision center.

“This new facility is crucial to our growing company and services,” said DeWayne White, manager, Tom Bush Collision Center. “It will be the area’s only one-stop shop for all automotive needs, all operated by Tom Bush associates.”

In addition to repairs, the new facility will also offer window, tinting, paint and dent work, and glasswork. The space will also have offices for auto insurance partners.

“Stellar values community and providing quality solutions for local businesses,” said Richard Lovelace, senior vice president, Commercial Services. “We’re happy to be a part of Tom Bush’s growth in Jacksonville.”

“It’s been a pleasure to work with the Stellar team,” said White. “Meetings have been extremely organized, with every detail of the project accounted for. We’re excited to provide customers with the top-notch service they expect from the Tom Bush family in an optimized space.”

Construction is expected to finish in December and conversion renovations on the existing Tom Bush Collision center, home to FenderBender's 2015 Administrative Support winner Esther Gibson, will begin after the new facility opens and is expected to take nine months to a year.

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