Operator: Automotive Service Holdings
Location: Reno, Nevada
Size: 3 bays, 1,717 square feet
Staff: 10-12 techs and a manager
Breaking New Ground
Franchisee Automotive Service Holdings has been diversifying its business, as well as its geographic reach. This was the second quick lube location for the Las Vegas-based company, bringing the brand to new territory.
“It’s the first Take 5 in the Reno market and the second in the state,” says Chad Warner with the franchisee group.
Official opening took place in March, and the company has plans for many more locations in the future.
Most Take 5 locations have a distinctive look, and Warner says it was great to see it come together during the construction process. In a new market, he sees the building details as a big advantage for curb appeal.
“One of the options on a prototypical building for Take 5 is the tower," he says. "I think that really looks great, and it catches the attention of people driving by. For all the ones that we’re building where the cities are allowing, it really stands out.”
That's important, as the shop is situated along a busy street in a high-traffic commercial area.
Though the shop has all the hallmarks of a Take 5 shop, Warner says that the city of Reno had some needs for landscaping and frontage.
“Outside of the shop, some of the requirements we had to do from a zoning perspective is that we have a trellis and awning element to beautify the property," he says.
The construction process went pretty well, Warner says, at 116 days from start to finish. The crew they worked with avoided significant weather delays and really made a difference in their efficiency to get things up and running.
“We loved our GC, they did an amazing job," he says. "They fought every single snow, rain, weather event that happened in our part of the country this winter. We poured the foundation and got it in a day before it really started to set in. So they were able to work on the building and miss no days on the building”