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Hollister Construction Services (Hollister), a leading full-service construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, has started the renovation of the former Barnes Chevrolet building on River Road in Summit, creating the new home of Smythe Volvo. The Volvo dealership, currently located at 326 Morris Avenue, will move its operations to the renovated building in April of 2014.

The project entails gutting the Barnes Chevrolet building down to its block wall shell and replacing the existing brick façade with a new two-story glass storefront. The original building was built like an urban car dealership, with roof-top parking that will now receive poly-tuff flooring and a canopy of solar panels to create an open-air third-floor showroom.

Removing a central stair well will provide views from the second floor over a new glass railing to the newly tiled showroom below. A full 17-bay service area will be installed on the first floor, below the River Road street level. At 30,000 square feet, the new facility will be approximately three times the size of the dealership’s current building on Morris Avenue. The architects for the Smythe Volvo project are S&L Architecture Studio and the engineers are Becht Engineering.

“Hollister continues to be the go-to choice for businesses like Smythe Volvo that are in need of sophisticated value engineering for challenging projects,” said Christopher Johnson, founder and CEO of Hollister.

For more information about Hollister Construction Services, please contact Brian Hart of JCPR at 973-850-7322 or

About Hollister Construction Services

Hollister Construction Services is a full-service commercial real estate construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, with offices in Parsippany, NJ and New York, NY. Distinguished by the exceptional involvement of its principals in projects of all sizes, Hollister is committed to building sound relationships and structures in the New Jersey and New York markets.

Hollister works through its own independent philanthropic organization, The Hollister Foundation, to further its community outreach activities. The Foundation’s mission is to raise and distribute funds for organizations that foster children’s advancement through education and health initiatives.

11/06/2013 - 12:36


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