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Porsche of Conshohocken

15 Feb

Dealership Renovation in Conshohocken, PA
We renovated approximately 6,100 square feet of showroom and sales offices for Porsche of Conshocken. The renovation occurred in two five-week phases while the business remained open.

Work included the removal of all existing finishes, as well as the installation of new porcelain tile floors, a perforated metal ceiling system, high-intensity recessed lighting, custom track lighting, interior glass partitions, metal column wraps and dividers, custom millwork and new aluminum double-wide entry doors for car access.

Automobile Storage Building Construction

8 Dec

PreFab Steel Building Construction in Ardmore, PA

Spring Avenue, Ardmore – With the footings and foundations complete, the pre-fab steel building structure has been erected. Work is underway on installing the purlins, roof decking, insulation, and gable windows.

The Italian Job … on the Main Line

6 May

A St. Joseph’s student directs and stars in a marketing video for MINI Cooper to fulfill a class assignment. Partially filmed on location at MINI of the Main Line (our client), the car whizzing around the back roads of Willistown belongs to none other than Gardner/Fox President Brook Gardner.

And no, Brook’s not driving. Nice work, Brent!

MINI Dealership Renovation Motors On

21 Apr

Dealership Service Bay Renovation and Facade Update Main Line Philadelphia

The first renovation phase of MINI of the Main Line’s Auto Service Bay is complete! Service work continues on the newly renovated half of the  service bay, visible through the opening in the temporary partition wall pictured above. The slab of the second half has been excavated, prepped, and poured as the renovation continues to progress.


For more information about the renovation, zoom on over to http://mainlinemini.wordpress.com.

Taking the Lead on Lead

12 Mar

Employees Complete EPA Lead Abatement Training Course

On March 10th, Gardner/Fox field employees began a hands-on lead abatement training course at Criterion Labs in Bensalem in compliance with the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The course covers proper use of respirators, work area preparation, removal techniques (i.e. chemical stripping, heat gun, etc.), clean up procedures and decontamination.

On March 31, 2008, the EPA issued the new rule to protect children from lead-based paint hazards. The rule requires contractors and construction professionals that work in child-occupied facilities (like day care centers) built before 1978 to follow lead-safe work practice standards to reduce potential exposure to dangerous levels of lead. Beginning on April 22, 2010, the law requires contractors to be certified and to implement lead-safe work practices.

For more information visit www.epa.gov.

MINI Dealership Groundbreaking

10 Dec

MINI of the Main Line Dealership Groundbreaking Rendering

Gardner/Fox just broke ground on a MINI auto dealership renovation on the Main Line. The renovation project has two primary goals, the first being to update the façade of the building and the second to improve the functionality of the service facility. Follow the dealership renovation process online at the project blog site.

The façade work includes completely resurfacing the exterior of the building along Montgomery Avenue with Alucobond panels and an EIFS finishing system, both in a color palette that meets current MINI design standards.

The service facility and parts department will also be completely renovated and reconstructed to meet current MINI facilities requirements. This renovation is extremely complex because the work requires the complete gut renovation of an existing facility that is made up of several additions built over the past 100 years.

The reconstruction includes the installation of a new service floor, in-floor exhaust, lifts, alignment rack, high intensity lighting, ceiling, high speed doors, new oil distribution, a waste oil heating system and a new whole service area air-conditioning system.  The parts department will also be completely gut renovated with the installation of new service counters, high density parts storage and a new automated tire storage rack.

Other work in the facility includes updating the finishes in the showroom, constructing an employee locker room, installing a new wheel chairlift and replacing existing mechanical and electrical systems.

Gardner/Fox Named Top Performer

15 Sep

For theQualified Remodeler Top 500 2009 past fifteen years, Gardner/Fox has been recognized by Qualified Remodeler magazine, one of the nation’s leading remodeling publications, as a Top 500 remodeling firm. The Top 500 list is the longest on-going recognition program in the remodeling industry. Each year Qualified Remodeler assesses the success of remodeling firms across the country by reviewing CPA verification of installed dollar volume, total years in business, industry association memberships, certifications, awards and community involvement.


Gardner/Fox is proud and thrilled to be recognized as the Top Performer in Light Commercial and ranked 17 out of 500 remodeling firms nationwide. For examples of our latest work, please visit our website (www.gardnerfox.com).