Northern New England Retail/Hospitality

Connolly Brothers Completes 27,500sf Auto Dealership

Tri-City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram / Photos by Camille Maren

Somersworth, NH – Connolly Brothers Inc. recently completed a new 2-story, 27,500sf Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) auto dealership project. Once a former drive-in movie theater site, the new dealership is located on Route 108 in Somersworth, and serves as a Sales and Service Auto Dealership for all four CDJR brands.

The new facility’s front sales space includes a 4,400sf showroom displaying the latest Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles on one side and Jeep vehicles on the other. The dealership also has a dual lane service drive area with capacity for six vehicles, which includes an electronic tire tread and alignment analyzer to expedite vehicle service processing. The Jeep-themed guest lounge is equipped with a coffee and snack bar, a TV, and a tech table suitable for remote work.

The new dealership houses a 10,800sf, 16-bay service garage including an alignment bay with lift capacities for cars, pickup trucks, light trucks and small RVs, designed to maximize efficiency and speed of repair work. Additionally, 170 exterior parking spaces are accessible for new vehicles, customers and employees.

The building is constructed with materials consisting of insulated metal panel system (IMP), exterior insulated finish systems (EIFS), aluminum composite material (ACM) and aluminum curtain wall systems.

“We pride ourselves on repeat business and this relationship goes back over 40 years and three generations of leadership at Connolly Brothers,” said Connolly Brothers president and CEO, Jay Connolly. “The confidence and trust DSR Motorgroup has in our firm is something we take very seriously and we look forward to working on more projects with them in the future.”

Connolly served as the architect of record and construction manager for this design-build project.