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Breaking Ground: The New Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Danbury

author By Phil Clark
July 2, 2024

Curry Automotive, synonymous with excellence and customer satisfaction, has embarked on an exciting new venture — a state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz dealership in Danbury, Connecticut. This new facility is set to redefine the car-buying experience in the region, offering unparalleled service and a stunning array of vehicles.

Curry Automotive: A Legacy of Excellence

Curry Automotive has a rich history of providing top-tier automotive services and vehicles. Founded with a commitment to quality and customer care, Curry Automotive has become a trusted name in the automotive industry. Their dedication to excellence has earned them numerous accolades and a loyal customer base.

Over the years, Curry Automotive has expanded its operations, always staying true to its core values of integrity, innovation, and community involvement. Their dealerships are known for their luxurious showrooms, knowledgeable staff, and exceptional service departments. The new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Danbury is the latest addition to their impressive portfolio, promising to bring the same level of excellence to this new market.


Shifting Gears in Danbury — The Mercedes-Benz Vision

Curry Automotive's desire to serve the community with a premier automotive experience drove the decision to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Danbury. This new dealership is designed to offer a comprehensive range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from the latest models to certified pre-owned cars. Customers can expect a luxurious showroom, state-of-the-art service facilities, and a team of dedicated professionals committed to meeting their every need.


The dealership will also feature the latest automotive technology, ensuring every customer receives the best possible experience. This new dealership was designed and constructed per the Mercedes-Benz brand specs, which showcases quality and excellence in its technically driven enhancements wrapped in a sleek modern style. From personalized service to cutting-edge diagnostic tools, Curry Automotive is dedicated to setting a new standard in the automotive industry.


Partnering with Claris Design•Build

To bring this vision to life, Curry Automotive has partnered with Claris Design•Build, an award-winning, professional Design-Build firm with offices in Newtown and West Hartford, Connecticut, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Claris performs all aspects of work, including design, with internal resources. Claris Design•Build's expertise and innovative approach are instrumental in transforming the site into a premier dealership.

The project began in November on a vacant lot with a small structure on it. Claris' team swiftly moved to demolish the existing structure, clearing the way for the new development.

Curry Automotive: A Legacy of Excellence

This was followed by meticulous groundwork to prepare the site for foundations and footings. During this phase, they excavated and poured concrete, allowing it to cure properly which ensures a strong and stable base for the dealership. This critical phase was handled by LRM, with ACV Concrete laying the foundation.


Shifting Gears in Danbury — The Mercedes-Benz Vision

With the groundwork complete, the focus shifted to steel erection, carried out by XTX Associates. This marked a significant milestone in the construction process. As the steel framework began to rise, the dealership started to take shape, providing a tangible sense of the future building.

Partnering with Claris Design•Build

The productivity and  pace of the project was exceptional, thanks to Claris Design•Build’s integrated model. Their in-house architects and project managers ensured seamless communication and swift decision-making.

“Our ability to rapidly progress on this project is a testament to the efficiency of our design-build approach. Having in-house architects and project managers ensures that any necessary information is promptly available, eliminating delays and streamlining the construction process.” - Nick Mastracchio, Project Manager of Claris Design•Build

In the following months, the focus shifted to enclosing the structure, installing the roof, and beginning the interior work. Each phase of construction was carefully planned and executed to meet the highest standards of quality and safety, ensuring that the new Mercedes Benz dealership will be a landmark development in Danbury.


Planning Your Next Big Project? Partner with Claris Design•Build Today!

This project is a prime example of what Claris Design•Build can achieve. By combining design and construction under one roof, Claris ensures efficiency, quality, and a timely delivery. Contact Claris Design•Build for a partnership that guarantees exceptional results.

Stay tuned for more updates as we share the story behind its successful completion. We are excited about this project and can't wait to share it with you!

For more information on how Claris Design•Build can bring your vision to life, visit our website or contact us today!


In 1987, Claris Design•Build founder, Phil Clark, obtained an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State. After graduation, he worked for various companies including Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Shankel Construction. “I always had the desire to own my own construction business, and when the construction company I was working for downsized, it provided me the opportunity and incentive to get started.” Phil founded Claris Design•Build in 1991 with the belief that the traditional design/bid/build process was adversarial and becoming obsolete. He fashioned Claris’ business model around a more transparent and team approach. Bringing architecture, engineering and construction expertise under the same roof allows a holistic, yet streamlined, approach to deliver the ultimate design/build experience.


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