I am pleased to provide this letter of recommendation for Andy Griffiths of Autoplan. I have been fortunate to work with Andy on the construction of a new Hyundai Dealership, which is currently being constructed in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The subject dealership is the largest for this brand within Canada. As such, it is a highly complex build, posing many design and construction challenges.
Andy’s involvement in the project has been instrumental in navigating through the best practices relating to service department design, selection of appropriate equipment types and quantities, coordination with other design disciplines, and review of contract cost proposals for accuracy and pricing. Andy’s ongoing support through the design, procurement, and construction phase of the project has made the execution of this project much easier.
I have found Andy to be very knowledgeable, patient, and helpful with every aspect of the service department development. I therefore endorse Autoplan as a valuable investment in the expansion, development, design, and/or construction of your automobile dealership.
Holly Hicks, P. Eng., CEC.
Director Special Projects
" As an architectural firm, we have found working with Andy Griffiths from Autoplan to be invaluable. He has a thorough understanding of auto and truck dealerships, and has a great deal of experience in the industry. He is able to present the options available, both on a technical side and from a retail experience point of view. Allowing the owner to select the option that suits their dealership the best. His in depth knowledge of many different manufacturers, their methods and procedures, has accelerated the design process in that we can review and understand the different options available to us through the design process. His technical expertise has also been very helpful to us as architectural prime consultants, along with our mechanical and electrical sub consultants, in providing us the information we need to create a project that meets, or exceeds, the owners expectations. I would highly recommend working with him on the design of a new dealership or the remodeling of an existing one. "
“We engaged Andy Griffiths and Autoplan to help with the layout and design of our new 50,000 square foot Chrysler store. Besides having many good suggestions to improve the customer experience, he was able to help us optimize the flow of vehicles through the facility. He also introduced us to the latest in automotive equipment to help increase our productive efficiency. Working with Andy was time and money well spent!”
We have used Autoplan for many years for all of our stores, and have always been very happy with the quality of design and level of service. Andy Griffiths was instrumental in both our recent JLR and Subaru projects and we would not hesitate to use him again for any needs going forward.
Autoplan have played an integral role in the design and operational planning of our new Hyundai facility in St. John’s, NL. The experience of Andy Griffiths and his team has ensured no small detail has been overlooked. They’ve worked hand in hand with our Project Management team to provide an exceptional level of client service and ultimately designing a state of the art facility we’re all very proud of. Their services will certainly be called upon for any future Capital Auto Group facility projects.
I wanted to extend my personal thanks, for how pleased I am with the job you and your team have done on our new Yark Chevrolet of Perrysburg facility (USA). The multiple buildings and rapidly changing requirements certainly proved to be a challenge and your team nailed it. Your diligence throughout each phase resulted in many improvements in efficiency and design. Your impact has made you indispensable and has certainly positively influenced our bottom line.
We couldn’t be happier with our decision to partner with Autoplan for this build and for all our future projects. We have every confidence that Autoplan will continue providing excellence and professionalism at a level far above your competitors. Please extend my thanks to Andy for being our right-hand man throughout this process.
I would be pleased to share my experience with your potential clients, should the need arise.
Fixed Operations Director
Yark Automotive Group
In my capacity as Facility and Construction Manager for the POLICARO AUTO GROUP, I have known Andy Griffiths for only two years. However, in this short time, I have come to know Andy as very professional, personable and an extremely knowledgeable person. Our Group has engaged Autoplan’s services (with Andy at the helm) on three new automotive dealership projects. A new ground-up BMW dealership and two ground-up Porsche dealerships. Andy and I have been collaborating together on these projects during the better part of 2020 and will be continuing into 2021. Andy approaches each and every project with an open mind with the owner’s requirements always at the forefront. His professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. Andy’s knowledge of the automotive dealership business is without question, encyclopedic. He thoroughly understands its’ processes and operations, its’ requirements and its’ business strategies. He is always striving to optimize the buildings’ spaces with respect to circulation and flows, in order to realize the most efficient and cohesive overall plan possible. I firmly believe that anyone embarking on a dealership build would be wise to have Autoplan and Andy as an integral part of their design team.
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