The Union Recorder

Local News

September 12, 2013

Car dealership to expand offerings at new location

MILLEDGEVILLE — After three years of operating the Childre Chevrolet Buick GMC Truck dealership in Milledgeville, Bob Childre and his brother Jimmy, Jr. are ready to expand their services and business offerings at their new larger location within the next seven months.

“We’re waiting for grading to get started. The building will start to be erected within the next six weeks,” Bob said. “We plan to be in the new location by the end of March next year, and we should operate by the first of April.”

The Childre brothers have leased the space at their current location at 1980 N. Columbia St. since November 2010.

“My father opened General Motors in Sandersville in 1964 and then he came to Milledgeville in 1980, so I have been operating the store since 1980. Then we moved the General Motors store from Sandersville to Milledgeville in November 2010,” Bob said. “When we opened in Milledgeville, we knew we were going to build a facility on a piece of property of our own in the future.”

The local dealership currently operates on 4 acres of land. Sitting at 2710 N. Columbia St., the new property is 9 acres and will consist of a 25,000 square foot building.

“We’re going to be halfway between Walmart and Kroger. We’re very excited about moving because the building we’re in now was built in 1970. The new store will have stock with a much more volume of vehicles and the latest upgrades in technology,” Bob said. “We’re going to be more advanced than any dealership because of our new updates. We will have a new system called Service Workbench where you can bring your car in for service, [staff] will walk up to your car with their iPads and they can look up the history of the car, any updates needed to the car, or if there are any recalls on the vehicle. We also have a machine that can check your front-end alignment within five minutes at no charge.”

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'