Saturday, November 5, was indeed a groundbreaking day in Spring Valley for Penz Automotive Group. Penz has owned the Spring Valley Chevrolet Buick in Spring Valley for about a year and is currently leasing the building they are using.
Groundbreaking was held at a new location at 1100 N. Broadway Street on the northside of Spring Valley just off of Highway 63, for the brand new state of the art facility. Completion of the project is anticipated in the spring or summer of 2023. Penz Automotive Group wanted to invest in the community and provide an 18,000-square-foot, modern building with a completely up-to-date service area.
The new location will offer all the same services as are offered at the current location. New and used vehicles will be offered for sale and service will be available for all types of vehicles. The shop department will have accessories and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) products for sale.
The Spring Valley location employs 8-10 employees; once the new building is completed, they plan to expand both the service and sales department.
Penz Automotive Group owns three other OEM dealerships in Rochester — a Nissan dealership, a Subaru dealership, and a Buick GMC dealership. The Spring Valley location will transition to Chevrolet sales only.
The past year has been a year of growth for Spring Valley Chevrolet Buick. Penz management has helped train staff with a goal of helping the Spring Valley staff be successful in their careers.
Supply chain issues have not been too challenging at Spring Valley Chevrolet Buick. According to Savanna Slowinski from Penz’s HR Generalist and Marketing, Chevrolet is known to have a pretty good supply chain.
Penz Automotive Group has a strong mission to help people love what they drive. Their goal is to make sure the customer experience is good and that customers look to them for all their automotive needs whether it’s a new or used vehicle purchase, a repair, or an accessory purchase.
Community is important to Penz; this year they have given back to the community through Wednesdays on Broadway and the food shelf. Their goal is to give back to the community in which they live and work.
Savanna Slowinski of Penz’s HR and Marketing, commented, “We’re excited to be investing in the Spring Valley community! It was cool to see so many community members at the groundbreaking! We felt so welcomed by Spring Valley!” Slowinski noted that while the groundbreaking was purposefully kept low key, a bigger celebration will be planned in the future once the building is completed next year.