One of the region’s largest vehicle dealerships is planning to renovate its flagship location.
SVG Motors Auto Group’s original location at 400 Shoup Mill Road in Shiloh will undergo a “long-awaited” remodel, a project the dealership expects to take 18 to 24 months. The site, which was struck by the Memorial Day tornadoes in 2019, will be temporarily closed during the renovation work.
Michael Caruso, COO for SVG, told the Dayton Business Journal the dealership was in the early planning stages, so many details are speculative or unknown. SVG will evaluate the property, he said, and look into adding square footage – though the showroom will likely stay its current size.
While the Shoup Mill location undergoes renovations, it will merge operations with its Beavercreek shop at 3415 Seajay Drive. The combined site will have over 300 pre-owned vehicles and RVs, according to the dealership.
Since the Memorial Day tornadoes, the dealership has made the necessary safety and structural fixes. But with upcoming repairs, Caruso said, things started to pile up. That’s why SVG decided to reevaluate the building from top to bottom and see “what it can be,” Caruso said.
Another driver of the renovations – though a lesser one – is SVG’s hope a revamped building may help attract and retain talent. The global auto industry is bracing for a shortage of technicians as the aging workforce nears retirement, with few recruits left to fill their spots.
“SVG Motors takes pride in its continuous commitment to innovation and growth to meet the demands of the evolving automotive market,” the dealership said in a news release.
In addition to locations in Shiloh and Beavercreek, SVG has locations in Washington Court House, Springfield, Greenville, Eaton and Urbana. The company is the 11th largest vehicle dealership in the region, according to DBJ research, registering over 2,300 vehicles in 2022.