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Doug Justus Auto Center - Alcoa, Tennessee

Studio Four Design, Inc.

Posted: June 7, 2022 | Projects

Doug Justus Auto Center, Inc., a Knoxville-based automotive dealership with a focus on providing quality pre-owned vehicles at a fair price, has officially completed an all-new 4,680-square-foot automotive center.  

Photograph courtesy of of Bruce Cole

Doug Justus Auto Center specializes in Japanese imports and Volvos. Built on the belief that purchasing pre-owned vehicles should be simple, Doug Justus Auto Center employs non-commissioned sales staff to ensure the customer experience is pleasant and without pressure. With more than 200 vehicles in stock, the auto center offers a large selection to match customer needs with the appropriately priced and equipped automobile.  

In partnership with Jenkins & Stiles, LLC, one of Knoxville’s top leading full-service construction companies, and Studio  Four Design, a top architecture and design firm, the new automotive dealership center is now open to the public.  

The automotive facility began construction in August 2015. It is conveniently located on Alcoa Highway at 872 Mimosa  Heights Dr., in Alcoa, Tennessee.  

The modern layout and design elements were created with a focus on the  automotive customer. The new facility  differs from traditional pre-owned automotive dealers by providing a contemporary interior and exterior design – similar to the approach embraced by new auto dealerships.  

The center provides a state-of-the-art showroom, a comfortable and inviting lounge space for customers that offers stations for web browsing the auto inventory, and brand new staff offices. 

“The process of collaborating with Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles on the building design and construction was flawless,” said Doug Justus, President & CEO of Doug Justus Auto Center. “Their commitment and dedication to our project demonstrates why they are so reputable in their industries.” 

“We had two clear messages for Doug – attract customers and reflect the Doug Justus brand,” said Stacy Cox, President of Studio Four Design. “Adapting this vision to trends in the automotive industry helped us to better translate the design to Doug’s target audience. 

Cox went on to state that, “Modern, simple designs resonate with customers at automotive centers, so we incorporated that style into the floor plan design and interior space. We truly worked as partners to bring to life the vision Doug had for the new space.” 

Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles delivered a space with intuitive design that is furnished in a modern and functional fashion. The illuminated red letters against the bright yellow custom canopy at the front of the building fit the sleek design of the space, and reflect the established Doug Justus brand. 

In addition to its eye-catching exterior, the automotive center features an ultramodern interior that makes use of natural light and contemporary design. 

“We stand by our primary value – that the customer comes first,” said Bart Jenkins, President of Jenkins & Stiles, LLC. “Working collaboratively with Doug and the Studio Four team in this partnership helped us construct a building that not only met Doug’s expectations for design and quality, but was also delivered within his requirements for budget and schedule.”    

Studio Four Design, Inc. 
414 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902  

Structural Engineer 
Prosim Engineering, LLC 
2102 Forest Drive, #2, Gray, TN 37615  

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer 
West, Welch, Reed Engineers, Inc. 
5417 Ball Camp Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921  

Civil Engineer 
Sterling Engineering, Inc. 
1020 William Blount Drive, Maryville, TN 37801  

General Contractor & Cost Estimator 
Jenkins & Stiles, LLC 
10617 Deerbrook Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922  

Date Bid: Jul 2015 
Construction Period: Aug 2015 to Jan 2016 
Total Square Feet: 4,680 
Site: 8.767 acres. 
Number of Buildings: One; pre-engineered building. 
Building Sizes: First floor, 4,680; total, 4,680 square feet. 
Building Height: First floor, 23’; total, 23’. 
Basic Construction Type: New/II B. 
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. 
Roof: Raised seam metal. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall   

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the May/June 2022 issue of DCD