Exeter Volvo dealership begins expansion, renovationBy JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent
August 13. 2018 11:27PM
EXETER — Volvo Cars of Exeter has begun a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of its dealership on Portsmouth Avenue.
Work began last week on a project that will include a renovated showroom and service department with an enclosed vehicle drop-off area. Additional office space will also be added to meet the needs of the growing dealership, owner Dan Enxing said.
“The customer waiting area is going to be really beautiful,” he said.
Enxing bought the business at 140 Portsmouth Ave. over a year ago and has been making plans to improve the facility.
It will be the first addition and renovation since 1996.
“Things have been going very well. The Seacoast is a great market. That’s why we’re doing some expansion and renovations,” he said. “Volvo has become more of a high line product. We compete with other high line franchises.”
Some of the improvements will also help the dealership stay up to date with Volvo’s corporate image, he said.
Milford-based Turnstone Corp. is the general contractor hired for the project, which is expected to be completed by Dec. 31.
The dealership will remain open during construction, but the work will require some of its 30 employees to make adjustments.
The sales and services departments, with the exception of the mechanics, will work out of trailers on the property.
“People will buy cars whether it’s in a trailer or a showroom,” Enxing said.