Dec. 20, 2016 05:00 PM

Hampton Toyota is currently undergoing an $8.5 million renovation and expansion of its 17-acre campus at 6191 Johnston St.

The dealership, which has been operating since 2001, began its renovation in August with the intent of expanding its facility to 55,000 square feet and adding an additional 300 parking spaces for a total of 600.

“We’re basically doubling everything,” says Hampton Toyota Chief Financial Officer Mike Perry. “It’s going to be one of the largest Toyota dealerships in the state.”

According to Perry, the facility will also double the size of its waiting area as well as its core inventory. More service lanes and stalls will be added, along with additional technicians to man them, which will be increased from 22 to 46.

“We needed to expand because our current business volume has been increasing, and while we are expanding we wanted to just go a little bit overboard for future growth,” he says.

Perry says the renovation is estimated to be complete by September 2017.

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