Wichita’s Scholfield Honda hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility, which is expected to be fully operational in early 2017. Three generations of the Scholfield family were in attendance, as well as several guests, including Pete Meitzner of the Wichita City Council; Honda Zone Manager Waldo Jimenez; Josh Headrick and Ray Hashizume of American Honda. Representatives from Hutton Construction; Schaefer, Johnson, Cox, Frey Architecture; and Conley Insurance were also at the event.
Vic Scholfield, Meitzner and Jimenez all gave remarks; Jimenez sharing further details on the facility.
The new building, which nearly doubles the size of the current dealership at 63,000 square feet, will offer new car sales, express service, parts, and full service. Construction will take place behind the current Scholfield Honda building, which will carry on business as usual with slight modification. With these updates, Scholfield will gain two express service bays for a total of four. The two smaller customer lounges will be converted into one large area which will feature a play area for children, state-of-the-art TVs, comfortable seating, a fireplace, and refreshments. This area will also have WiFi access. The environmentally-conscious design features day lighting in addition to energy efficient LED lighting. A new customer entrance to the lot will also be added.
In addition to breaking ground on its new facility, the ceremony recognized the outstanding achievements of Scholfield Honda and its employees.
Scholfield Honda has been in operation since 1971, and its current facility was built in 1985. The family has a west Wichita location at 8880 W. Central. This location features car detailing, parts accessories, express service and full service.