Chicagoland Automotive Group Volvo of Lisle

Client

Chicagoland Automotive Group

Architect

JRB Group Architects

Role

Construction Manager

In early 2018, ICI was hired by Chicagoland Automotive Group as the dealer’s construction manager for improvements to their Volvo Dealership in Lisle, Illinois. The working relationship began with preconstruction services. ICI partnered with architect, JRB Group, to cost estimate and phase various construction options for ownership to consider. Once the scope of work was finalized, ICI also participated in multiple municipality presentations for zoning approval.

The improvements were broken into two phases. Phase I consisted of tearing off the existing Infiniti dealership showroom along the building’s western façade and performing selective demolition within the remaining two-story building along the eastern portion of the parcel.  It also included demolishing the existing service area in preparation for Phase II.   The remaining two story building will house new sales, service manager, financing and insurance offices.  ICI then built a new Volvo showroom and service drive where the former Infiniti was located. In addition to the showroom and service drive expansions, ICI completed various site improvements.

Volvo of Lisle’s new showroom reflects the next generation dealership branding and is called the “Volvo Retail Experience.” The showroom is based on a Scandinavian-inspired design concept and features stylish, modern architecture outside emphasized by the frosted glass-panel curtainwall system. A sophisticated, yet relaxed, interior is punctuated by warm wood tones and sleek furniture.

Phase I construction was completed in May 2019. Phase II will include the new Service Drive and Parts Storage once plans are finalized.