Photos: Dustin Revella Photography & Design

Gerber Collision and Glass

18,000 SF | Industrial | Queen Creek, Arizona

Gerber Collision and Glass is a new 18,000 square foot auto repair facility shared with Enterprise Auto Leasing.  This nationwide auto-body repair company is embarking on a significant expansion plan.  Originally from Chicago, Gerber has been purchasing existing repair shops throughout the nation.  Their program has led them to become the nation’s largest collision repair provider, with 1,300 locations in 36 states. Their expansion plans now include a new freestanding building program, and this project is the prototype for their facilities going forward.

The project is a design-build collaboration between Cawley Architects, the Design Build construction firm, GCON, Gerber Collision and Glass and Leading Edge-AZ.  Working closely with all parties, Cawley designed the project to be a prototype for additional freestanding projects throughout the Southwest. Incorporating sixteen repair bays, three paint booths, and five outdoor, shaded repair bays, the prototypical layout can service all types of autobody repairs and sensor recalibrations.  Sensor calibrations are new to this industry and require the additional facility space and technology that this facility accommodates.

The building is shared with Enterprise Leasing with their familiar fleet of rental cars.  The combined facility met all the stringent design criteria required by this business park and the City of Queen Creek. In addition, GCON delivered the project on time and within budget.

Developer: John Rang, Leading Edge-AZ
Contractor: GCON
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio