Tom Wood Ford Celebrates Grand Opening

Tom Wood Ford is celebrating the grand opening of its new 69,950-square-foot facility located at 3130 East 96th Street in Indianapolis.
General Manager Rich Marowski said, “in order to meet the needs of our growing customer base, we built an all-new state of the art, energy efficient facility. We look forward to continuing to provide you fantastic service in our new dealership.”
The new dealership will feature the following:
  • The size of the dealership has been doubled! 37,000 square feet has been added and 33,000 square feet remodeled, resulting in almost 70,000 square feet of dealership
  • High efficiency geothermal heating & cooling systems for the entire building that will reduce energy usage up to 30%
  • LED lights for the entire interior of the building and in the parking lot
  • Automatic car wash reclaims and recycles 90% of water used to wash & rinse
  • 20 Skylights and 8 large translucent glass openings providing natural daylight in shops and showrooms
  • 18 large 5’x12’ skylights & large translucent glass wall openings provide natural daylighting throughout building
  • Extensive use of 100% local materials (concrete) and 100% recycled materials (steel) and recycled content (aluminum, glass, drywall)
Schedule of events:
  • Guests arrive between 4-4:30pm
  • Ribbon cutting at 4:30 PM. In attendance, will be:
    • Jeff Wood: President, Tom Wood Automotive
    • John Wood: Vice President, Tom Wood Automotive
    • Greg Ruminski: Regional Sales Manager, Ford Motor Company
    • James Brainard: Mayor of Carmel
  • Reception to follow until 8:00 PM

The Tom Wood Automotive Group began in 1967 when Tom Wood moved to Indianapolis from Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he purchased Hedges Pontiac on East Washington Street.  Since that initial franchise acquisition, Tom Wood, Inc., still family owned and operated, has grown to eighteen franchises, with locations throughout the Midwest – including Indianapolis and the surrounding area in Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Fort Collins, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Wichita, Kansas. The current franchises include: Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Subaru, Jaguar, Volvo, Acura, Mitsubishi, Land Rover, Porsche, Audi, Ford, Lexus and Honda. In addition to these franchises, there is Tom Wood Collision, Tom Wood Aviation, Tom Wood Powersports, Tom Wood Outdoor Equipment, Wood Group Insurance, Quality Leasing, and Premier Acceptance.