To the owners and associates of Atkinson Toyota Scion in Bryan, TX, the car buying experience begins when a customer pulls into the parking lot. Everyone is personally welcomed at the door and guided through the buying process at their own pace. As a result, the dealership has been recognized with numerous awards for sales and service including the coveted Toyota President's Award for the last seven consecutive years, placing it among the top 2% of Toyota dealers in the United States. In 2006, with the need for more space paramount, the owners of the 25-year-old dealership commissioned architects R.L. Payne & Associates, Inc. of College Station, TX to almost triple the size of the showroom, re-configure the service areas and update the look of their aging facility in accordance with Toyota's current corporate construction guidelines.
The architects' design for the dealership integrated the addition with the existing building and unified the structure with a new façade of Reynobond® Aluminum Composite Material. The overall size of the building more than doubled - from 19,000 square feet to over 40,000 square feet. Existing interior spaces were re-configured to flow seamlessly into the addition. State-of-the-art systems and technology were incorporated throughout the building. In keeping with the Atkinson philosophy of customer service, the architects designed a unique radiused corner that provides an unobstructed view of the showroom and sales areas from every office. To implement that element of the design, the architects and owners had to seek approval from Toyota for an exception to their corporate guides.
AlumiTec Enterprises of Katy, TX fabricated and installed 15,000 square feet of Reynobond® ACM, 4 mm, PE Core in Toyota Silver with a Colorweld® 300 LF finish; 3,500 square feet of Reynobond® ACM, 4 mm, PE Core in Toyota Red with a Colorweld® 300 LF finish; 500 square feet of Reynobond® ACM, 4 mm, PE Core in Toyota Black with a Colorweld® 300 finish; and 15,000 square feet of Reynolux® Profile panels in Bone White with a Colorweld® 300 finish for the project. The Toyota Silver Reynobond® ACM was used on the exterior walls, column covers and soffits; the Toyota Red Reynobond® ACM was used as an accent stripe running around the public side of the building and as an accent above the windows to the horizontal break; and the Toyota Black Reynobond® ACM was used to designate a ten-foot by ten-foot area of the showroom as the Scion dealership. The Reynolux® Profile panels were installed on the Service Drive soffits. Madison Construction of Bryan, TX served as the general contractor for the project.
Atkinson Toyota Scion celebrated its grand re-opening as a Toyota Scion "New Image USA" facility on February 20, 2007.