Project Profile: Automotive Dealer Financing Company

Major Automotive Financing Company Merges and Moves 3 Offices, in 3 States, to Jacksonville, FL.


The Challenge

A leading auto dealer financing company with 1,700 dealers was consolidating four offices spread throughout the Southeastern United States into one location in Jacksonville, Florida. The challenge was to find a single provider who could develop a plan to maximize their new space, manage the office and technology relocation and provide direction on furniture that could be reused from the four locations and furniture they needed to purchase to supplement the existing furniture. All of this needed to be done with a tight budget and an extremely compressed timeline.

Project Goal: Achieve a modern yet complex, high-density workspace that maximized the square footage of their new headquarters. The company also needed guidance on how to best consolidate and cohesively merge the furniture from multiple out-of-state locations to one unified headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

The Solution

To balance the availability of their new space and to avoid business disruption, the whole project had to be planned out in three phases. Rather than needing to contract an architect, designer, furniture dealer and mover, they were able to find all of these capabilities in Suddath®, an objective provider who could manage the entire project with a single point of contact. This approach increased efficiencies, reduced costs and streamlined communication. Overall, Suddath was able to exceed the customer’s design expectations by providing a better space plan with more space for each employee – even more than the architect originally anticipated. In addition, Suddath was able to offset a significant portion of the cost by liquidating the customer’s surplus assets.




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Location

Jacksonville, FL, Columbia, SC
and Charlotte, NC

Key Services

  • Furniture consolidation
  • New furniture sales
  • Move planning
  • Office moving
  • Surplus asset liquidation, decommissioning and brokerage
  • Technology relocation, integration and disconnect/reconnect services

The Facts

  • 8 week timeline
  • 180 employees relocated
  • 3 phase project
  • 33% savings on furniture