Open for Business: Bonneville Equipment Kubota Dealership
Phased design allows business to remain open during construction
Bonneville Equipment Company is one of the largest Kubota farm, utility, and construction equipment dealers in the country, and Utah’s only dealer boasting both Kubota’s prestigious Elite Dealer status and Service Certified Status for seven consecutive years.
After quickly outgrowing a rented space in Springville, they hired Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) to design a new facility on a nearby site.
Among other metrics, Kubota awards the Elite Dealer status—the highest level of Kubota recognition—only to dealerships which maintain high levels of quality customer service and the absolute best in Kubota brand representation. For CMA, this meant ensuring that Bonneville Equipment Company’s new headquarters was mutually functional and customer-focused, but also designed to maintain the highest-level presentation of the Kubota brand.
The new Bonneville Equipment Company building is a single-story, state-of-the-art facility built from the ground up on two acres and includes equipment rental and both equipment sales and service abilities for tractors, mowers, utility vehicles, construction equipment, and farm equipment. With 11,000 SF of space, the building includes a service shop, showroom, sales offices, parts storage, parts counter, service counter, and more.
Collaboration During COVID-19 and the Construction Boom
CMA helped our client facilitate and navigate through the site entitlement and building permit process during the height of the COVID pandemic, when full restrictions were in place. This added months to the process; however, with knowledge of the process and relationships with the regulatory agencies, our team was able to successfully get the project approved.
With construction booming, a high demand for construction equipment, and Bonneville Equipment Company’s significant growth, it was critical that they remain operational during construction to keep up with the need for the sales and servicing of their products. CMA worked closely with the general contractor to get shop drawings reviewed and materials approved in a timely manner, so the supply chain did not affect the overall project schedule. This close collaboration between our team and the general contractor helped minimize lead times while also ensuring the client’s wishes were met.
According to Gerrit Timmerman, CMA Principal, phasing of the project was crucial to the company remaining operational. “We were able to phase the project construction, which allowed Bonneville Equipment Company to maintain operations by using a temporary business trailer, complete with a private driveway, storage area, and service tent. By assisting the client with site plan and building plan approvals, they were able to continue bringing in revenue and remain fully operational during construction of their new facility.”
Community-Focused Partnership from Start to Finish
Bonneville Equipment Company Owner Steven Dabb expands on the importance of the team’s relationship. “When selecting the architect to design our new facility, we wanted an organization that would have our back from the moment they started the project until they ended the project. CMA was with us every step of the way – – from coordinating the necessary processes with the City of Springville, selecting a general contractor, taking the project to bid, evaluating bids, and selecting subcontractors – – to selecting interior design finishes and visiting the site to ensure construction was in accordance with the design.”
Steven was impressed with CMA’s ability help Bonneville Equipment Company make the most informed decisions during the process. “CMA knows the right questions to ask.” he asserts. “Everything went extremely smoothly, and we give them all the credit.”
Maintaining excellent relationships in the communities they serve is extremely important to Bonneville Equipment Company. Says Steven, “Our new facility will allow us to better serve the community with better and more responsive services for our customers.”
CMA is honored to have helped this valued client realize their vision to better serve their customers by delivering a final design that blends elite Kubota aesthetics with superior building flow and function. Bonneville Equipment Company’s new facility is located at 215 South 2200 West in Springville, Utah. Currently under construction, it is expected to be completed near the middle of October 2021.