Bowman to expand to north, south

Bowman Chevrolet recently purchased two properties adjacent to its main dealership at 6750 Dixie Highway, in Independence Township, adding nearly two acres.
Bowman Chevrolet will use the additional property south of the dealership, previously a restaurant, to expand its new vehicle display area. The building to the north on M-15 will be a used car sales center and display area, a larger dedicated internet sales area, and additional office space.
Bowman Chevrolet’s commercial truck division will move across the street to the current used car location at 6725 Dixie Highway.
“This expansion exemplifies the strength of the Bowman brand and signifies future growth,” said dealer principal Katie Bowman Coleman. “Our team is selling an average of 400 vehicles each month, and we’re busting at the seams.”
The cost of the new properties totaled just over $1.5 million. The dealership anticipates renovations will begin in early 2018, and will be working with H & S Contractors, Inc. and Hutchinson’s Electric, Inc.
“With the fantastic line-up of new Chevrolet vehicles such as the 2018 Traverse and Equinox, we’ve had to hired more sales staff and increase inventory to accommodate customers,” said Bowman Coleman. “We needed more room to continue to improve our customer experience, and fortunately these two properties became available.”
In 1984, John Bowman purchased what became Bowman Chevrolet. In 2002, Bowman’s daughter, Katie Bowman Coleman, was named vice president, and in 2011 she became owner and president of the dealership.
New-car sales at Bowman Chevrolet have almost tripled since 2012. Last year, the dealership sold more than 2,800 new vehicles, and has been ranked in the top 20 Chevrolet dealerships in the country for the past eight months.

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