Category: groundbreaking

Peacock Automotive to Break Ground on Audi Dealership on Aug. 22

Peacock Automotive to Break Ground on Audi Dealership on Aug. 22
Luxury Car Brand’s Growth Calls for New 30,000-Square-Foot Facility

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has announced the construction of a new dealership, Audi Hilton Head at the New River Auto Mall. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 30,000-square-foot facility will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m.

Construction on the new building is expected to begin immediately and be completed in the spring of 2018. The estimated cost of the new facility is $6 million. The architecture firm contracted for this project was Hansen Architects.

Future Home of Audi Hilton Head

Audi Hilton Head

The new dealership will be located two blocks down the street from the current Audi Hilton Head facility that is dualled with Hilton Head Volkswagen. When the facility opens, Audi will move into the new building, and the Volkswagen outlet will grow to occupy the vacated space in an updated facility that will be renovated according to current VW design standards.

“This expansion is made possible by the overwhelming demand for Audi and VW brands in our market,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “With this new facility, we are expecting to bring new inventory, new jobs and economic growth to one of the Southeast’s largest auto dealers in the South Carolina Lowcountry.”

The new spaces are expected to bring 20 new jobs, adding to the approximately 600 people Peacock Automotive currently employs.

The new Audi dealership will feature a state of the art repair center, along with convenient features such as a free coffee, beverage and snack bar. Audi Hilton Head will also be a dedicated Audi Sport facility, which will expand its inventory of High-Performance Sport models and offer more Sport factory parts and accessories.

“Our auto mall is a hub of quality vehicle brands at competitive prices,” said Peacock, “and this expansion puts every option and every service right at the fingertips of our valued customers.”

For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Audi dealership, visit or call (843) 208-1258.

Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the New River Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. At the NRAM location, 13 brands are featured, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah; Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C., and its subsidiary Peacock-Griffey Automotive owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the NRAM Collision Center and the New River Wellness Institute in South Carolina. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit

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Felder & Associates Participates in United Methodist Church Groundbreaking on New $3.5 Million Building

United Methodist Church Breaks Ground for New $3.5 Million Building

(SAVANNAH, GA) Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (RHUMC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $3.5 million Ministry Center to be built on the church campus at 9050 Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill, Ga.

The 14,000 square foot building will include a fellowship hall to seat 400 people and a commercial kitchen; a worship space for the Church’s contemporary worship service; a youth center that will accommodate 120 youth; and office space. The project will also include modifications to the current fellowship hall to convert the space into a nursery area and music suite.

“Our new Ministry Center was developed to serve the continuing needs of our growing congregation and our community,” said RHUMC Senior Pastor Dr. Glenn Martin. “Through this new facility, we will be better equipped to fulfill our mission be a community of faith that glorifies God through worship, service, and witness; to serve the needs of our community and to grow together as followers of Jesus Christ.”

The project is being built by the Aspen Group of Frankfort, IL, with Felder & Associates of Savannah serving as architect, and Coleman and Co. Inc. of Savannah, serving as civil engineer. Representatives from those companies participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony alongside Dr. Martin, as well as, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold FowlerUMC Coastal District Superintendent Wayne Moseley, chairperson of the building committee Mary Ann Henderson, chairman of the finance committee Bob May, and other church officials.

For more information about Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, visit the church at 9050 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, GA 31324, call 912-756-2190, email or visit online at

Caption for the photo: L to R: Pat Kase (Aspen Group); Brian Felder (Felder & Associates); RHUMC Senior Pastor Dr. Glenn Martin; and Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler





RHUMC is a community of faith that glorifies God through worship, service, and witness. We seek to serve our community where there is need and to grow together as followers of Jesus Christ. Here you will find Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. For more information, visit Richmond Hill United Methodist Church at 9050 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, GA 31324, call 912-756-2190, email or visit online at

Aspen Group is a ministry-focused design/build/furnish firm with more than a decade of experience building churches in the Midwest and Southeast states. Aspen’s mission is to create space for ministry impact. For more information or to contact Aspen Group, call Mirian Liautaud, director of Marketing, at 815-806-1705, email or visit online at

Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. In 2014, Felder & Associates received a historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Grey restaurant in the former Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit

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