New Facility Construction

After 55 years at the original location at the triangle at Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike, Lee Gartner purchased 4.37 acres of land from Eugene Casey and relocated Reed Brothers Dodge to a new state-of-the-art showroom and Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep service complex on Route 355 at 15955 Frederick Road in Rockville Maryland.

The new building, a complete automotive sales and service facility marked Reed Brothers 55th year of selling Dodge’s. The state-of-the-art dealership contained the newest customer-focused features throughout which combined technology and comfort.

The new dealership provided a modern new vehicle showroom, 30 service bays, a comprehensive detail and car wash area, Parts Department, Body Shop, the newest technologies to service customers vehicles and provided customers with a convenient location to purchase and service their vehicle needs.

1970 – Breaking ground for new location (from left: Edwin Becraft, Phil Vetter, George Ward, Lee Gartner – others unknown)

Reed Brothers Dodge ground breaking

Lee Gartner, center

Lee Gartner with ground breaking shovel

Lee Gartner with ground breaking shovel

The shovel used by company leaders during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Reed Brothers Dodge location was saved for display in a place of honor in the company’s corporate office. Below, Lee Gartner stands next to the framed ceremonial shovel.

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