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Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Club Set for Nov. 7

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County will hold their largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville, S.C.

 

 

Hunt, Fish & Shoot will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a Jeep Rally. A raffle will follow, featuring donations from local businesses, corporations and individuals. Raffle items include hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners and date nights for men and women among other gifts.

 

 

All raffle ticket purchases will support the club’s programs and services. The event is free and open to the public.

 

“We are excited to offer our Jasper and Beaufort County communities the chance to win these amazing prizes that are generously donated by our sponsors who support our programs at the Boys & Girls Club,” said Chris Protz, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

 

Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat and Enmarket are the presenting sponsors for the event.

 

“We have been supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry for many years, and we are so pleased that we are able to contribute with this fun event for the community,” said Peacock Automotive President & CEO Warner Peacock.

 

 

The programming of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County is designed to empower youth to excel in school, practice good citizenship and lead healthy, productive lives.

 

“The sponsors and attendees of this event are key to making this night the success it has been in recent years,” said James Dismond, area director of resource development for the Boys & Girls Clubs. “I love seeing our community come together to support the future of our Lowcountry youth and to help the Jasper County Boys & Girls Clubs continue to have a positive impact.”

 

The Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party is also sponsored by Latitude Margaritaville of Hilton Head, Palmetto Electric, Premier Exteriors, Vaux Marscher Berglind P.A, Everlasting Memories Event Planning and Epperson Service Experts. For more information, visit https://www.bgclowcountry.org/jasper-county-events.

 

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
For more than 32 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry have enabled young people as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nine clubs impact around 10,000 young people annually. Clubs are located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Northern Beaufort County and Jasper County. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. In a national Harris survey of Boys & Girls Club alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. Learn more at http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry.

 

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 12 automotive dealerships representing 21 brands in Ga., S.C. and Fla., employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, and Hilton Head Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Ga., S.C. and Fla. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

 

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843) 208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Club Announced for Nov. 8

Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Club Announced for Nov. 8
Hosted by Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County will hold its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville.

Local businesses, corporations and individuals are donating prizes, and all raffle ticket purchases support the club’s programs and services.

Brad Wells

Singing guitarist, Brad Wells, to be featured at the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party on Nov. 8

“We’re hoping our Jasper and Beaufort County communities will take advantage of the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes generously donated by our sponsors while also supporting programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County,” said Chris Protz, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat and Derry Plantation are the presenting sponsors. Hunt, Fish & Shoot will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets are free. Raffle items include hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners, date nights for men and women and other items.

“We have been supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry for many years, and this is one more way for us to contribute,” said Peacock Automotive president & CEO Warner Peacock. “We’re looking forward to a great turnout and lots of funds raised for the Jasper club.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County has five core program areas — arts, character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation. The programs are designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives.

“Our sponsors and raffle item donors are the intricate piece to this successful puzzle,” said DeLauren White, director of program development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. “I love seeing our community come together to support the futures of our Lowcountry youth. By supporting and attending this event, you are directly supporting the programming within our Jasper County Club.”

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 
For more than 32 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry have enabled young people as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, seven clubs serve 9,814 young people annually. Clubs are located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Northern Beaufort County and Jasper County. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. In a national Harris survey of Boys & Girls Club alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. Learn more at http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Subaru Hilton Head Donates Science Books to Okatie Elementary School

Peacock Subaru Hilton Head Donates Science Books to Okatie Elementary School

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning science books to Okatie Elementary School.

Throughout the month of August, the dealership, located at the Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 near Bluffton, S.C., asked customers to personalize custom labels for the science books that were supplied by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“We’re pleased to take part in the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, which reflects the desire of our team members and customers to improve the education and the lives of those in this community,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “It reflects the larger goal of the Subaru Love Promise Community to make a positive impact in the world in which we live and work.”

Okatie Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School that has earned “Palmetto Gold” statewide honors for student achievement and closing achievement gaps. Its mission, based on science, health and technology, is to meet students’ academic needs while promoting character development, leadership and healthy lifestyles.

For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Peacock Subaru Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or call (843) 208-1258.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, S.C., Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Opens Audi Dealership in S.C. Lowcountry and Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Oct. 4

Peacock Automotive Opens Audi Dealership in S.C. Lowcountry and Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Oct. 4

American Heart Association to Unveil Theme of the 2019 Heart Ball and the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry to Honor Warner Peacock

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 4, for its new $6 million Audi Hilton Head dealership prominently located at the entrance to Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S.C. A VIP reception will be held that evening at 5:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with Audi representatives, Peacock Automotive representatives and local officials will take place at 6:30 p.m. The public and the media are invited to attend.

Jeremy Davis Quintet will perform during the event and food will be provided by Skull Creek Boathouse. Three to four hundred guests are expected to attend the event at 46 Auto Mall Blvd.

“We’re excited to show off our new facility at our event. We’ve increased the inventory of all of our Audi vehicles, and have more than two times the space of our former vehicle display, sales, customer waiting and service and parts areas to better serve our clients,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “You’ll still see the same friendly faces in both sales and service and you’ll see some new folks, as well.”

In addition to new automobile sales, the new Audi Hilton Head features a state-of-the-art repair center. It is also a dedicated Audi Sport facility, which provides an expanded inventory of high-performance Audi Sport models along with Audi Sport factory parts and accessories.

“Audi Hilton Head is ushering in a new era in the South Carolina Lowcountry,” Peacock added. “The quality of our products is reflected in its architecture, décor and equipment. Like our products and our customer-centric associates, this facility will stand out from the competition to create a premium customer experience.”

During the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the American Heart Association will also kick off the 22nd Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast by announcing the gala theme. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor of the American Heart Association’s 2019 Heart Ball.

Additionally, Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry will present Mr. Peacock with an award during the event. Peacock Automotive has been a high-level sponsor of the Clubs for many years through a variety of partnerships and sponsorships.

For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Audi Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or https://www.audihiltonhead.com or call (843) 208-1258. For additional information about or to RSVP for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, contact Jill Jauch at jj@peacockautomotive.com.

 

Peacock Automotive

 

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive, Joins Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors

Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive, Joins Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive, has been appointed to the board of directors for the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA).

Warner Peacock Headshot

Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive

The organization has about 250 members who account for more than 90 percent of new vehicles sold in the state. The association works on behalf of its members on public policy, regulatory issues and economic developments that impact the automotive industry.

SCADA is one of the most respected trade associations in the state, and I am honored to become a member of its board,” said Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Being part of a larger voice that forges meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between South Carolina’s auto dealers and our local, state and federal representatives reinforces our mission at Peacock Automotive to create positive experiences for and lasting relationships with our customers.”

SCADA was formed in 1937 to represent independently owned automobile and truck dealerships. It offers title services, business forms, information industry publications, educational forums and a fully licensed insurance agency. The majority of its members are family-owned businesses that have been serving customers in local communities for generations.

Peacock Automotive operates a network of dealerships in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina that employs more than 700 people and annually sells more than 16,000 cars and trucks. The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall near Bluffton, S.C. For more information about Peacock Automotive, please visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Collision Center Earns Certifications and Undergoes Renovations

Peacock Automotive Collision Center Earns Certifications and Undergoes Renovations

(RIDGELAND, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has recently earned new manufacturers’ certifications and completed building renovations at its Collision Center, located at 1667 N. Okatie Hwy in Ridgeland, S.C.

“We have been working on continuous improvement since the facility opened in 2014, continually educating our technicians and estimators,” said Joanie Iaco, Manager of Peacock Collision Center. “We have been able to earn several certifications with additional manufacturers and have added new technicians to our staff.”

Specializing in all types of collision repair from frame straightening to suspension, Peacock Collision Center’s 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features precision equipment and computerized paint-mixing systems. To achieve the certified status with manufacturers, the company has worked to maintain its current equipment while investing in new equipment and technology.

The new certifications, which primarily focus on the repair of specific manufacturers’ vehicles, include:
• Assured Performance Certification
• FCA Recognized Certified Repair Facility Program (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, MOPAR)
• Enterprise Elite Service Partner Program
• Ford National Body Shop Network
• Hyundai Recognized Certified Repair Facility Program
• Kia Recognized Repair Facility Program
• Audi Aluminum & Factory Certified
• VW Factory Certified
• Honda/Acura Profirst Certified
• Nissan/Infiniti Factory Certified
• I-CAR Gold

“We are dedicated to maintaining strong manufacturer affiliations and performance certifications,” Iaco explained. “This helps assure our customers that their vehicles will be attended by a team of experienced technicians who do everything possible to get them back to like-new condition, no matter the extent of the damage.”

Other recent improvements include renovations to the customer lounge and employee lounge. New individual desk spaces were also added to the adjusters’ area.

“Customers can now enjoy watching a big-screen TV from comfortable leather chairs or from new café-style high-top tables while they wait to get back on the road,” Iaco added. “We strive to make the repair process as pleasant and hassle-free as possible, and offer the kind of stellar hospitality that drivers expect from Peacock Collision Center.”

For more information about Peacock Collision Center, visit https://www.peacockcollisioncenter.com or call (843) 645-5500.

Peacock Automotive

Peacock Collision Center

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Navigating Georgia’s New Hands-Free Law

Navigating Georgia’s New Hands-Free Law
By Joanie Iaco

Joanie Iaco, Peacock Automotive

Joanie Iaco

It’s the law. Georgia motorists will have to put down their phones while driving to comply with the new Hands-Free Georgia Act that becomes effective July 1.

The goals of the new law, signed earlier this year by Gov. Nathan Deal, are to lower incidents of distracted driving and rising insurance premiums by prying our eyes and our attention away from cell phones while we’re behind the wheel.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitutionhas reported that highway fatalities rose by one-third in Georgia from 2014-16. While cell-phone use cannot be pinpointed as a cause for this increase, the state Department of Driver Servicesprocessed 3,866 citations for using phones while driving in 2016, up more than 30 percent from 2014.

The costs associated with car crashes differ depending on the injuries sustained, but the average cost for the physical damage to one car is $7,500. If there is a fatality, the financial impact can reach into the millions. Even for non-fatal crashes, total costs can soar into the hundreds of thousands.

The hands-free law doesn’t allow drivers to support any wireless device with any part of their body when they’re behind the wheel unless they’re legally parked. This means that you cannot hold it in your hand, lay it in your lap or hold it against your ear with your shoulder.

While the new law prohibits you from holding your phone while driving, you can still talk and even text as long as you’re using hands-free technology.

You may also use your phone as a GPS, but you must set it up before you begin driving. If you need to change your route, you must be legally parked before you pick up or touch your phone. This does not include being stopped at a light or stop sign. You are only considered legally parked if your vehicle is parked in a parking space, parking lot or driveway.

The new law also prohibits drivers from watching or recording a video and from typing, sending or reading any text-based communication unless legally parked.

The only exceptions to the hands-free law would be if the driver is reporting a traffic accident, medical emergency, fire, crime, delinquent act or hazardous road condition. Law enforcement officers are exempt from the law as long as they are performing their official duties.

The prohibition is considered a primary enforcement law, which means an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safetysays the Georgia Department of Public Safetyand local law enforcement may issue warnings as part of the effort to educate and to help motorists adapt to the new law. However, citations can and will be issued starting July 1. Penalties will begin at $50 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense and $150 for three or more violations.

With the passage of the new law, Georgia becomes one of 16 other states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to prohibit drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving.

In South Carolina, it is illegal for motorists to text and drive, but hand-held cell phone use is still permitted and drivers are allowed to use the GPS feature on their handheld device for navigation purposes.

Joanie Iaco is Manager of Peacock Collision Center, part of Peacock Automotive, which owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, 5 miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. For more information about Peacock Collision Center, call 843-645-5500or www.peacockcollisioncenter.com.

Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund Launched with Peacock Automotive Making First Donation

Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund Launched with Peacock Automotive Making First Donation

(JASPER CO.) The Greater Bluffton Chamberrecently formed the Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, to help with scholarships, apprenticeships, special projects and small business assistance for the greater community.

Organized by chamberChief Executive Officer Shellie West and founded by members of the Greater Bluffton Chamber, this fund will help the chamber to strengthen support for area businesses and its people. “It’s been a vision to have a fund like this since we created the chamber,” said West. “The response we received from our members to give to the fund and the founders was overwhelming.”

Peacock Automotive President & CEO Warner Peacock presented Shellie West, CEO of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, a check for $1,000 to kick off the fundraising efforts of the Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund

Peacock Automotive President & CEO Warner Peacock presented Shellie West, CEO of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, a check for $1,000 to kick off the fundraising efforts of the Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund

The first donation to the fund was made by Peacock AutomotivePresident & CEO Warner Peacock. “We’ve supported the Greater Bluffton Chamberand CVB, Inc., since its inception in 2012 and we felt that it was important to give to the fund for its mission and success moving forward,” said Peacock.

“The chamber and I truly appreciate the businesses who have supported us and really are grateful for the donation from Peacock Automotive. They have done wonderful things for this community,” said West.

Anyone may donate to the Greater Bluffton Chamber Fund. Please contact the Community Foundation of the Lowcountryby visiting its website at www.cf-lowcountry.orgor by calling 843-681-9100. Or, contact the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerceat info@blufftonchamberofcommerce.orgor 843-757-1010.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates more than 20 automotive franchises and other holdings in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing upwards of 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. Peacock Automotivewas awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Expands into Brunswick with Acquisition of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Hyundai Dealerships

Peacock Automotive Expands into Brunswick with Acquisition of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Hyundai Dealerships

(BRUNSWICK, GA) South Carolina-based Peacock Automotive has announced it is expanding into Brunswick with the purchase of two area dealerships — AutoNation Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and AutoNation Hyundai at 5400 Altama Ave.

With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than 18 acres and nearly 30,000 square feet to its footprint of 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

“We have fallen in love with Coastal Georgia, and we love these brands,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “There’s a great synergy since we already own franchises for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Hyundai, and we’re pleased to be able to bring these brands and our commitment of great treatment, service and selection to the Brunswick market.”

Peacock Automotive owns 13 dealerships at the Peacock Auto Mall in Jasper County, S.C., along with the Hyundai, Volkswagen, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships in Savannah.

The acquisition of the Brunswick properties is expected to increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 1,000 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 40 jobs to the group, which now employs about 600 people at its franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall at the I-95 Hilton Head Island gateway near Bluffton, S.C.

For more information about Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Brunswick and Peacock Hyundai of Brunswick, visit www.peacockcjdrbrunswick.com or www.peacockhyundaibrunswick.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

Peacock Automotive Expands in Brunswick

Peacock Automotive Acquires Two Dealerships to Expand in Brunswick

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Donates Materials from new Brunswick Dealerships to Glynn County Charities

Peacock Automotive Donates Materials from New Brunswick Dealerships to Glynn County Charities

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Peacock Automotive, assisted by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, has donated gently used office furniture to The Well in Brunswick and Glynn County’s Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The automotive company has opened Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealerships at 5400 Altama Avenue. Peacock Automotive donates used furniture.

The Well, a hospitality center for people who are homeless, received two loveseats, two sofas, four club chairs, two benches, a coffee table, and two end tables. The center is provided by FaithWorks, a community-focused ecumenical ministry, to help those who are homeless with opportunities to reconnect with family members and access important services to help them leave the streets and recover from sickness and disease.

Peacock Automotive also donated 50 desk chairs and other office items and furniture to Habitat’s ReStore, a retail outlet operated by Habitat for Humanity that receives donations of new and reusable home furnishings, home improvement and construction items, and then provides them for sale at deep discounts to the public. Proceeds from ReStore sales enable Habitat to build safe, decent and affordable houses in Glynn County.

“Our goal to give back to the communities that support us,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “My family and I know the importance of the work both these organizations do and we’re pleased to be able to assist them in their missions.”

The drop-offs were facilitated by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, an environmentally friendly junk removal company committed to partnering with local charities in service to the community.

“We are proud to be able to help Peacock Automotive donate to these local organizations,” said Trevor Hess, owner and president of the local franchise. “Our eco-friendly junk removal company’s mission is to reduce landfill waste by donating or recycling the materials we pick up.”

Habitat’s ReStore is located in Lanier Plaza, at 1919 Glynn Avenue. For more information, visit https://www.hfhglynn.org/restore/. The Well is in downtown Brunswick at 1101 Glouscester Street. For more information visit https://faithworksministry.org/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

ABOUT THE JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, owned by Trevor and Misty Hess, serves as an environmentally friendly junk removal company for Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties in coastal Georgia, plus Jasper and Beaufort counties in South Carolina. The company offers same day and next day appointments. Specializing in both residential and commercial clean-outs, Junkluggers accepts everything from furniture to construction debris, including office equipment, heavy machinery and appliances. All luggers are background-checked and professionally trained and the company is insured with 100% property damage protection. The company is also committed to partnering with local charities in service to the community as well as providing public education on issues such as recycling, donating and repurposing. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit http://www.junkluggers.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Jaguar Columbia Receives 2017/18 Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence Award

Jaguar Columbia Receives 2017/18 Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence Award

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) Jaguar Columbia has been honored by Jaguar Land Rover North America as one of the top dealerships in the nation, and a recipient of this year’s Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence Award.

Jaguar Columbia

Jaguar Columbia

The Pride of Jaguar and Land Rover Pinnacle Awards are given annually to retailers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and to the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Retailers are selected based on their top performance in core business categories, including customer advocacy, sales, service, and parts.

In 2017, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached an all-time record with U.S. sales up 9 percent for the two brands combined. For the Land Rover brand, U.S. sales reached 74,739 units and achieved double-digit annual growth for the brand’s flagship model, the Range Rover.

“We want our customers to have the best experience possible when buying or servicing their vehicles, and Jaguar Columbia has gone above and beyond with their customer service experience,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive, which is the parent company to Jaguar Land Rover Columbia. “We are so proud of their team and offer a huge congratulations to the entire staff of the dealership.”

The Jaguar brand maintained its position among the industry’s growth leaders in the U.S. market with sales up 27 percent from 2016, driven by impressive sales performances of the F-PACE and XE models. The Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV continued to be the brand’s top seller since being launched two years ago.

“We are proud to recognize our leading retailers for their outstanding performance and commitment to the Jaguar and Land Rover brands,” said Joe Eberhardt, president & CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “We achieved another record sales year in the U.S. last year, in large part due to the high-quality service and outstanding ownership experience these retailers provide to our customers every day.”

Since the dealership was purchased in 2014 by Peacock Automotive, Jaguar Columbia has seen an increase in sales of 75%. Jaguar Columbia is one of 16 dealerships to be recognized with the Pride of Jaguar Award, out of 338 retailers across the U.S.

“Our team is so dedicated to serving our customers and community, and this award proves that point,” said Jaguar Columbia Executive General Manager John Guth. “We come to work every day with the goal to have zero dissatisfied customers.”

As part of Peacock Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia serves Columbia and its surrounding areas from its location at 540 Jamil Rd. Columbia, S.C. 29210. The showroom is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The dealership has a large selection of new and certified pre-owned cars, as well as factory-trained and certified technicians specializing in all aspects of service and care for Jaguar and Land Rover products.

For more information, visit http://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Southern Coast Heart Ball Raises $260K for the American Heart Association

Southern Coast Heart Ball Sponsored By Peacock Automotive Raises $260K for the American Heart Association

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) The American Heart Association–Southern Coast has raised $260,000 to benefit the organization’s mission to fight and prevent heart disease and stroke in the Savannah and Hilton Head Island areas.

The funds were raised at the organization’s 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast attended by more than 500 people on Feb. 3 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa.

“If you don’t think this disease can touch everyone, believe me, it can,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive, whose son, Landon Peacock, had a heart incident when he was 21 years old. “My family and I personally know the importance of supporting the mission of this organization.”

Peacock’s Audi Hilton Head dealership was the legacy sponsor for this year’s gala, as it has been for several of the Southern Coast Heart Ball events. The dealership is located at the Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278 in Jasper County, S.C.

Landon Peacock also served as the 2018 Open Your Heart chair to bring community and philanthropic leaders together to celebrate the mission of the local group. The evening of dining, dancing, live entertainment and fundraising auctions was supported by Hilton Head Regional Healthcare and was emceed by Dr. Terri Hubbard and Dr. Atul Gupta. The event also recognized Maggie Maine, the 2018 Open Your Heart Honoree who was born with a congenital heart defect.

A number of luxury items were donated for the event’s auction, including cultural trips to Spain, a Bahamas vacation and the chance to be named in a Mary Kay Andrews novel. Proceeds will be used to further cardiovascular disease research, to improve the lives of local residents and to provide community education about the risks of cardiovascular disease and strokes.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States while stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Nearly 2,200 Americans die of heart disease each day.

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization. To learn more about the American Heart Association Southern Coast or Southern Coast Heart Ball, please call (843) 540-6338 or visit southerncoastheartball.heart.org

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mal

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Jennifer Waites
Director of Marketing Communications
(803) 665-0120

Peacock Automotive Awarded Business of the Year at Bluffton Ball

Peacock Automotive Awarded Business of the Year at Bluffton Ball

(JASPER CO.) The Third Annual Bluffton Ball Presented by Covert Aire was Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Pinckney Hall in Sun City. The Bluffton Ball honored local businesses and individuals who have contributed to the Greater Bluffton Community by presenting them with the Bluffton Business Awards.

Bluffton Business of the Year Award 2017

Bluffton Business of the Year Award 2017

The event sponsors included: Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, Mike Reichenbach Chevrolet, Peacock Collision Center, Liberty Tax, Bluffton Today, Bluffton Breeze, Island Packet, Lowcountry Radio Group, Accurate Lithograph, Triad Design Group, WTOC, Iron Hook Photography, and Lowcountry Floral and Design.

The finalists were selected because they have demonstrated business excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, and civics and social responsibility.

The Bluffton Chamber received over 400 community nominations and because of the high caliber of the nominated individuals and companies, the Bluffton Ball selection committee deliberated long hours and gave careful consideration to all the nominees. These businesses and individuals stood out as leaders who exemplify ethical standards and behaviors.

The Chamber was thrilled to partner with the wonderful members of Programs for Exceptional People to make the Bluffton Business Awards. Programs for Exceptional People is a Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to promote independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for Adults who live with intellectual disabilities. Each one of the awards were created in the PEP Ceramic Store in Bluffton and are as unique as the Members who made them.

Congratulations to all of the Winners and Finalists:

Business of the Year
Peacock Auto Mall

bluffton business award 2017

Pictured from left: Mike Covert, owner of Covert Aire (presenting sponsor of the Ball); John Lyons, Peacock Automotive Lowcountry Platform Director; Shellie West, Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Martin Sauls

Young Professional of the Year
Daniella Squicquero – The Hilton Head Life

Entrepreneur of the Year
Ian Duncan, The Grind Roasters

Educator of the Year
Sharon McMahon, River Ridge Academy

Artist of the Year Julie Jones

Non-Profit of the Year
Bluffton Self Help

Community Person of the Year
Daniel Messmer, AFA Academy of the Lowcountry

First Responder of the Year
Lee Levesque, Bluffton Township Fire District

Small Business of the Year
Advanced Integrated Controls

For more information, please contact the Greater Bluffton Chamber (843)757-1010

Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo Grand Opening Celebration Set for March 22

Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo Grand Opening Celebration Set for March 22

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A “Viva Italia” grand opening celebration for the new Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo outlet will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Peacock Auto Mall.

Area dignitaries have been invited to join Peacock executives for the ribbon cutting and party to officially welcome the area’s first and only signature brand Maserati luxurious car-buying experience to the Peacock Auto Mall, along with a new Alfa Romeo dealership.

At the event, the public will be invited to tour the new 18,000-square-foot Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealerships and enjoy Italian food provided by SERG Restaurant Group.

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island, a charitable service organization dedicated to promoting Italian heritage and culture, is an event partner, and members will be on hand to collect donations for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, located on Hilton Head Island.

“While we are pleased to bring these luxury brands to area car buyers, we are also reminded that we have a commitment to give back to the communities that support us,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “As the Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo dealerships mark our fourteenth and fifteenth brands at the Auto Mall, we want to take this opportunity to show our gratitude by affirming our pledge be a major supporter of non-profits in this area.”

Maserati is recognized as the largest luxury car manufacturer in the world. Headquartered in Modena, Italy, and owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Maserati has designed custom, luxury automobiles since 1914. Its vehicles are popular for their blend of luxury and class, as well as for their high-performance standards.

Founded four years earlier in Italy in 1910, Alfa Romeo is known for sporty vehicles and has been involved in automobile racing since 1911. In 2007, the Alfa Romeo brand became a subsidiary of Fiat Group Automobiles, now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy.

Dominic Turnock is general manager of the new Peacock Maserati and Peacock Alfa Romeo dealership, located at 225 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, SC 29927; next to Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at Peacock Auto Mall. For more information, visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,or call 843-208-1500.

For additional information about or to RSVP for the grand opening celebration, please visit www.maseratialfa.eventbrite.com.

Peacock Automotive Annouces the Grand Opening of Peacock Maserati and Peackock Alfa Romeo

Peacock Automotive Announces Viva Italia! Themed Grand Opening Celebration

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Names New Chief Operating Officer Jim Thayer

Peacock Automotive Names New Chief Operating Officer Jim Thayer

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the addition of retail automotive veteran Jim Thayer as its new chief operating officer.

As the company’s new COO, Thayer oversees the daily operations of Peacock Automotive dealerships in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

“I genuinely admire Peacock Automotive’s philosophy of doing the right thing and putting customers and staff first,” said Thayer. “When the opportunity presented itself, it was just a natural decision for me.”

Thayer has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive business. He was most recently the retail operations manager for Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, one of the largest automotive dealer groups in the country, where he oversaw 34 dealerships in Texas and Missouri.

“There was no question that Jim was the perfect candidate for the position,” said Warner Peacock, Peacock Automotive’s President and CEO. “It’s more than skills. It’s our values and goals that are aligned, and that’s what will make this growing business successful.”

Thayer, a native of Michigan, will relocate to Bluffton from Dallas with his wife, Julie.

For more information about Peacock Automotive, please visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

Jim Thayer, COO, Peacock Automotive

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 21 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Delivers Maserati and Alfa Romeo Luxury to the Lowcountry

Peacock Automotive Delivers Maserati and Alfa Romeo Luxury to the Lowcountry

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive has announced the addition of a new Maserati and an Alfa Romeo dealership at the Peacock Auto Mall in the Savannah-Hilton Head area.

Peacock Maserati has opened as the first and only dealership in the Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., area to offer the luxurious car-buying experience of the signature Maserati brand. The new 18,000-square-foot dealership will offer a large selection of new and pre-owned Maserati luxury vehicles, including parts and service.

Maserati is recognized as the largest luxury car manufacturer in the world. Headquartered in Modena, Italy, and owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Maserati has designed custom, luxury automobiles since 1914. Its vehicles are popular for their blend of luxury and class, as well as for their high-performance standards. The Maserati brand is also well known in the racing world, having participated in various forms of motorsports from Grand Prix to Formula One, sports car racing and touring car racing since the 1920s.

Peacock Automotive is also pleased to announce that Peacock Alfa Romeo has opened at the Peacock Auto Mall, joining Alfa Romeo of Savannah, located at 10 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah, in offering premiere sales and service of the signature luxury vehicles. Founded in Italy in 1910, Alfa Romeo is known for sporty vehicles and has been involved in car racing since 1911. In 2007, the Alfa Romeo brand became a subsidiary of Fiat Group Automobiles, now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy.

“We are pleased to offer the luxury Maserati brand for the first time in this area, as well as to offer a new Alfa Romeo dealership at the Peacock Auto Mall,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “These, our fourteenth and fifteenth brands at the Auto Mall, along with the renovations and expansion at our 7.5-acre property in Savannah has allowed us to offer a greater selection of vehicles and services to automotive purchasers and owners than ever before.”

Dominic Turnock is general manager of the new Peacock Maserati and Peacock Alfa Romeo dealership, located next to Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at Peacock Auto Mall.
For more information, visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,or call 843-208-1500.

 

Peacock Automotive

 

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and employs more than 660 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Hosts Santa’s Workshop for Local Kids

Peacock Automotive Hosts Santa’s Workshop for Local Kids

Peacock Automotive will host a free family event on Dec. 9 at Peacock Auto Mall

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive plans to host “Santa’s Workshop” from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, for local families. The event will be free of charge and will take place at the Peacock Auto Mall, located at 84 Auto Mall Blvd. near Bluffton.

Guests will enjoy photos with Santa Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. Live musician, David Ross, will be performing Christmas carols that guests are encouraged to sing along.

There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. Wish-list items for the toy drive include children’s books, coloring books, toy trucks, building blocks, multicultural dolls, musical toys, play dough sets, large piece puzzles, pull toys, sports equipment, board games and art supplies, including glue sticks, markers, scissors and stickers. All toys must be new and unopened and can be dropped off at any dealership in the Peacock Auto Mall from now leading up to the event.

“During the holiday season, we always strive to find ways to give back even more to our community,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Peacock Automotive is centered around our family-first values, and this event is focused on bringing Christmas cheer to the boys and girls of the Lowcountry.”

According to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 84 percent of members who attend Clubs regularly believe they can make a difference in the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry operates six clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties with over 2,200 members ages six to 18 years.

For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/.

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including AudiChryslerDodgeFiatGenesisHyundaiJaguarJeepLand RoverPorscheRamSubaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and 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 Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Announces Acquisition of Savannah Hyundai

Peacock Automotive Announces Acquisition of Savannah Hyundai

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships.

“We have owned the Hyundai dealership in the Bluffton, S.C., area since 2006,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We like the brand and like working with this manufacturer, which is known for offering a 10-year, 100-thousand-mile warranty. The Savannah Hyundai location is also perfect for us, as it is next to our other properties in Savannah.”

Peacock Hyundai of Savannah has approximately 30,000 square feet, including a service department, used car facility and new car facility. It’s located next to Peacock Automotive’s Savannah Volkswagen, Savannah Fiat and Alfa Romeo of Savannah dealerships.

“This new acquisition is now part of the Peacock Automotive family, so customers will receive the same great treatment, service and selection that they receive at all of our other dealerships,” Peacock said. “We want our customers to have the best experience possible when buying or servicing their vehicles, and Hyundai will embrace this as well. Our No. 1 goal is zero dissatisfied customers.”

The Hyundai dealership was updated recently to meet the car manufacturer’s corporate identity standards and to better serve customers. Current employees will stay with the Peacock Automotive group. Overall, the firm will add 60 jobs to its roster of about 600 people employed at its 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall at the I-95 Hilton Head Island gateway near Bluffton, S.C.

Angelo Minichiello, who manages Peacock Automotive’s other Savannah dealerships, has been named general manager of Peacock Hyundai of Savannah. For more information about Peacock Hyundai of Savannah, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

Peacock Hyundai Savannah

Peacock Hyundai Savannah

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including AudiChryslerDodgeFiatGenesisHyundaiJaguarJeepLand RoverPorscheRamSubaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and 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 Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Auto Mall

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Peacock Automotive Rebrands Collision Center

Peacock Automotive Rebrands Collision Center

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has rebranded its NRAM Collision Center, just down the road from the firm’s Peacock Auto Mall, as the Peacock Collision Center.  Established in 2014, the Peacock Collision Center specializes in all types of collision repair, including frame straightening, suspension work, dent removal and glass repair. They also offer towing services.

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center

“We recently celebrated our fifteenth anniversary and rebranded the New River Auto Mall as Peacock Auto Mall,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “The rebranding of Peacock Collision Center now associates the family name with this facility as well.”

The 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art collision center services an average of 250 vehicles monthly. Located at 1667 N. Okatie Highway in Ridgeland, S.C., the Peacock Collision Center employs 17 full-time employees.

The Collision Center has attained several special certifications, including Aluminum Certifications with Audi and Ford. The center is also on the Pro-First recommended program with Honda & Acura. They are certified with Infiniti, Nissan, GM and Chrysler, which includes Mopar brands, Ram, Dodge, Jeep, SRT & Fiat. The Technicians are trained on all makes and models and they are I-CAR Certified.

Peacock Collision Center accepts all major insurance carriers and has partnered with many of the major insurance companies, including USAA, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Progressive, Hartford and more, to assist with customers’ vehicle repair requirements.

The Peacock Collision Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit the website at www.peacockcollisioncenter.com, call 800-483-0578 or email info@peacockcollisioncenter.com.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
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 Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the New River Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Landon Peacock Named Open Your Heart Chair of the Southern Coast Heart Ball

Landon Peacock Named Open Your Heart Chair of the Southern Coast Heart Ball
The American Heart Association Celebrates 21st Annual Heart Ball

(JASPER CO.) The American Heart Association is proud to announce Landon Peacock will be the Open Your Heart Chair of the 21st annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball is to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

In his role as Chair, Landon will work diligently to raise funds to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke in our community. This cause is very special to Landon because he experienced a traumatic cardiac event less than a decade ago. Seven years ago on Christmas morning, he was rushed to the hospital where a physician diagnosed him with a 90 percent blockage in his LAD artery. This blockage was later discovered to be caused by a blood clot that was formed through an autoimmune disease called Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome.

Although Landon has fully recovered, he wants to raise awareness that people in our community are at risk of developing heart issues and need the American Heart Association’s help. “The Open Your Heart campaign brings awareness and raises money for the fight against the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — heart disease and stroke. Any donation received will be used for the fight against such diseases. As someone who has experienced heart issues, I know firsthand that the crucial work done by the American Heart Association can have an impact toward saving lives and improving our community’s health. Together, we can help save the lives of many,” said Landon.

To find out how to make an Open Your Heart donation or to purchase tickets for next year’s Heart Ball, please contact Carla Raines at 843-540-6338, or visit our website at southerncoastheartball.heart.org.

About the American Heart Association 
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke –  the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For Media Inquiries: 
Jennifer Waites: Jennifer.Waites@heart.org, 843. 480.4907
For Public Inquiries: (800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721)
heart.org and strokeassociation.org