Not only is the construction of the building worth taking a look at, but the overall concept of opening such a large service station is commendable. A development like this could assist in aiding the community economy by the hiring of more local employees. The current unemployment rate in Hillside is 10.10 percent. the recent job growth has been negative, declining by 0.25 percent, states an online article focusing on Hillside, NJ specifically. As of November 2011, there are 412,687 unemployed citizens living in the sate of New Jersey, according to the BLS current population survey. New Jersey's unemployment rate has been consistent over the past year.
Route 22 Honda's owner, Ignazio Guiffre, is also opening a brand new dealership in Central New Jersey in 2012. The opening of these two new facilities will at least help local communities prosper during these economic hardships. An estimated 100 new hires will occupy the two facilities and there will be room for growth.
The new 33,695 sq. ft. facility will house two floors in order to better accommodate its consumers and their large quantity of vehicle traffic. The first floor will be utilized for a service drive in, car wash, detailing station, parts storage, equipment rooms along with the servicing shop. There will also be a 5,065 sq. ft. of finished space to accommodate its workers and consumers as they wait for their vehicles. The second floor, ranging at approximately 4,400 sq. ft. (including staircases) will house storage and more finished space.
The building is being constructed by Redco Engineering and Construction. The building is being constructed using insulated concrete tilt-up panels with steel support for a safer more resilient structure.
The construction is scheduled to be completely 10 months from the ground breaking point, which was in October 2011. More information and photos can be found on Route 22 Honda’s website,