** EXCITING NEWS **
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio -- The recent demolition of the former Forest Elementary School will give way to a new residential development.
In addition, the city also recently sold a .7-acre southern sliver of the school land for $25,855 to Weber Automotive for an expansion project.
“We purchased the land from the schools so that we could help facilitate the redevelopment in a way that benefits everyone -- residents and business owners,” said Max Upton, North Olmsted director of economic and community development.
“Weber came into the city, took over a building that was in pretty rough shape, cleaned it up and made it really a hub of business,” Upton said.
“They’re going gangbusters and needed to expand. We’re really happy that we could help facilitate that.”
What’s proposed is the construction of a $2.2 million, 12,000-square-foot building that Upton said will bring nearly a dozen new employees, with $500,000 in new payroll, to North Olmsted.
“It’s kind of a win-win-win for us,” he said. “We’re really excited and proud of the work that they do over there.”
Weber Automotive owner Bryan Weber said the new building is scheduled to break ground in the spring, with a late 2024 completion date.
Not only will it house additional automotive services, including a European vehicle service center, ADAS calibration area and collector vehicle service -- including updating suspension, brakes and drivetrain components to more modern and efficient components -- but will also provide collector vehicle storage.
“This will offer diversity to our existing automotive service business, with each lending credibility to the other,” Weber said. “This will give us a broad range of services that no other business around offers.
“One very interesting aspect of the business will be updating older vehicles with electric power trains. The segment of the market is growing exponentially every year, and we’re going to be the only company around our area offering the service.”
The plan is for the new building to be energy efficient, with heating and cooling coming from advanced geothermal technology.
This continues a Weber Automotive trend that already includes high-efficiency lighting, cooling and additional insulation, as well as a new energy-efficient roof.
Up next for the existing building is the installation of solar panels.
“Our goal is to be a one-stop business for all automotive needs for owners of collector and daily-driven vehicles,” Weber said.
“We intend to do this in an environmentally responsible manner, and will continue to lean forward towards upcoming automotive trends.”
At Weber Automotive we treat our customers and their vehicles with the individual attention that has become missing in society today. We take the time to listen to our customer’s concerns and it is our purpose to provide them with safe and reliable transportation and help them protect the investment in their vehicle(s). We will never upsell a client for a service they don't need!
We are an automobile service and repair business that focuses on high quality services and client relationships, developed with honesty and a genuine concern for their best interests. Our clients are responsible vehicle owners with the desire to maintain their vehicle, giving them reliability and maximum value.
Weber carries the latest diagnostic equipment available to help identify problems efficiently. We have 3 ASE certified master mechanics on staff, and we are always attending training to keep up on the newest technology & automotive advances. When you come to Weber Automotive, you can rest assured that we will work with you & always fulfill your needs.
It is the mission of Weber Automotive to deliver the highest value to our community by providing extraordinary service to our customers, maintaining a culture of high ethical standards, creating opportunities for all of our team members, and providing a safe and enjoyable workplace.
Customers come back when they see quality work, are treated right and billed fairly. At Weber, we empower our clients and these values drive our work.
We have been in business for over 27 years, all of our technicians are ASE certified and have unique experience. Let us help you take care of all of your auto service and repair needs.
We are always learning and adapting to changing automotive platforms and our professionals are highly trained. We have expertise in EVs, Hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles.
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