Auto Dealerships

Learn more about our approach to car dealership construction and renovation

Drive Your Auto Dealership Forward With SWMW

At Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction (SWMW), we’re proud to have over 40 years of experience within the construction industry. We’re among the leading car dealership building contractors, with locations in Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, and Inuvik, NT.

As a dealership owner or general manager, you know that an attractive, modern facility is key in driving your business forward. A well-designed and functional dealership attracts customers, boosts sales, and elevates your brand image – but auto dealership construction is no small task! Whether you’re renovating or building new, a project like this requires a keen understanding of your dealership brand guidelines and requirements, precision, experience, and knowledge of how a successful dealership needs to look and function.

At SWMW, we have a proven track record of success in construction and renovation of high-quality car dealerships. Let’s discuss how we can help create the perfect dealership that will take your business to the next level!

The Importance of a Functional, Attractive Car Dealership

Auto dealership construction is a unique undertaking, whether you’re upgrading or building brand new. First and foremost, you need to create a space that is functional, comfortable for staff and guests, attractive, aligns with the brand values and design requirements of the auto brand you service, and that can effectively showcase your inventory. That’s a lot of pressure!

Additionally, if you’re renovating – business doesn’t come to a halt. You need a dealership building contractor that will work with your operating schedule and carefully plan so that the buying experience is not disrupted for your customers – and your staff!

Combine all of the above with navigating the complex requirements and regulations of running an auto dealership – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

The Benefits of Working With SWMW

At Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction, we have the expertise, experience, and resources to provide you with an excellent auto dealership upgrade or new build – no matter the size.

To start, we’ll work closely with you to understand your specific needs, goals, and budget. Then, we’ll put together a customized plan that is tailored to your unique requirements, from layout and design to materials selection and procurement.

Our team of designers, architects, engineers, and construction professionals work collaboratively from the initial design phase to the final construction, ensuring seamless coordination, faster project completion, and cost-effective solutions.

With our extensive knowledge of the automotive industry and its regulations, we can help you navigate the complex requirements and ensure that your project is compliant with all relevant automotive dealership requirements and regulations. From start to finish, you can trust the SWMW team to deliver results that meet your deadlines and financial expectations, while exceeding your expectations for quality and craftsmanship.

Recent Auto Dealership Construction Projects

College Ford Lincoln – Lethbridge

In production

Located in south Lethbridge, this attractive and contemporary building will sit on a six acre site and will be equipped with a Ford and Lincoln showroom, a customer lounge, sales and staff offices, a parts warehouse, and a state of the art service shop facility.

Featuring a variety of modern and versatile finishes, this building is sure to be an attention grabbing fixture on the Lethbridge landscape. From planning to pre-construction to getting the first shovel in the ground, our team is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project so far and we cannot wait to work through the remaining milestones and see the completed product!

Windsor Ford – Grande Prairie


We successfully completed the supply and installation of a 57,500 sq. ft. shop, to join the ranks as one of the largest dealerships in North America. The building’s total square footage actually exceeds 100,000 sq. ft., making it an impressive feat of engineering, design, and construction.

We added an All Weather Insulated Panels wall system along with a 12” thermal roof, which helps to ensure maximum energy efficiency and durability. We used massive internal jack beams to support wider clearspans and a two-storey mezzanine, which provides ample space for both customers and employees.

The SWMW team also installed the insulated panel system on the office and showroom structure, which created a sleek and modern aesthetic. We built out architectural facades, which provided us a perfect space to mount the Ford signage.

The Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction Promise

At SWMW, we stand behind our work – and have done so for over 40 years! We’re committed to customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship. With us, you’ll get seamless project management and communication as well as a project that’s done on time and on budget.

Get in touch with the SWMW team today!

Whether it's a custom design built to specification or a pre-engineered structural design, our team has you covered. Get in touch with the Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction team - and we'll bring your project to life.