CMA's Valley CDJR Groundbreaking

L to R: Terry Kelley of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, Scott Simons and Liza Borches of Carter Myers Automotive, Dan Fritz of Fiat Chrysler of America, Annette Medlin of the Augusta County Chamber of Commerce, and Kevin Gabel, our General Contractor with Lantz Construction

On Friday, October 19, CMA celebrated the groundbreaking of our new, state-of-the-art facility for CMA's Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The new building will be 30,000 square feet with an expansive showroom, a new customer café, and 19 service bays with ASE and OEM Certified technicians and the latest automotive technology.
“When we opened Valley CDJR in October 2016, we weren’t sure what to expect. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram were new brands for us,” said Liza Borches, President and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive, CMA's Valley CDJR’s parent company. “The support of the people in Augusta County has driven exponential growth of our company and we need this new facility to meet the area’s demand, especially for heavy duty trucks and diesel vehicles, a growing part of our company’s commercial business.” 
To accommodate this growth, CMA's Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will also be hiring sales, parts and service staff. Carter Myers Automotive (CMA) already employs 170 people in Staunton across five dealerships. CMA has a unique Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which means employees share ownership, and thus share in the company’s success.

Scott Simons, Managing Partner of CMA’s Staunton dealerships, is excited about the future. “We take pride in the level of service that we’ve brought to the community since we opened our first Staunton store in 2010. Now we can complete the experience with a brand new facility while adding more jobs to the area.”

The new CMA's Valley CDJR will be located at 348 Lee Jackson Highway in Staunton, VA, immediately south of its current home, next to and across from its sister stores: CMA's Valley Honda, CMA's Valley Nissan, CMA's Valley Subaru and CMA's Valley Volkswagen.

Here's some media coverage of the groundbreaking:

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