Peacock Ford Opens Renovated Spaces in Orlando Dealership
(ORLANDO, FL) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One of renovations on Peacock Ford, and has now reopened its showroom, service and parts departments, sales and support offices and customer lounge.
Peacock Automotive acquired the Ford dealership in 2017, expanding its established markets in Georgia and South Carolina to Florida. The company has undertaken this full remodel with the goal of bringing the building into the 21st century with state-of-the-art modern amenities.
Peacock Ford is located at 1875 S. Orlando Avenue in Maitland and sits on a 10-acre lot that displays nearly 350 vehicles.
The dealership has been operating out of temporary offices since renovations began in the spring. This will be a stark contrast with the sleek new design of the current showroom, which will better serve customers while the renovated lounge will enable patrons to relax in comfort while their cars are serviced.
“We saw the need for upgrade immediately upon moving in, and we’re excited to be able to welcome not only the community into our beautiful, improved space, but also our employees, to whom we have been so grateful throughout this process,” said Warner Peacock, chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We’re looking forward to continuing onto Phase Two, and we’re confident that during the project we will continue to deliver on the efficient, quality service our customers expect.”
Peacock Automotive plans to celebrate the dealership’s updates with a grand re-opening party when it completes renovations on the service shop in the fall.
Peacock Automotive Opens New Multi-Million Dollar Jaguar Land Rover Dealership
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A grand opening celebration for the renovated Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head dealership will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Area dignitaries and the public are invited to join Peacock Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover USA executives for the ribbon cutting and will be able to tour the new 20,000-square-foot plus Jaguar Land Rover dealership, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as an area designated for customizing your vehicle. The $4 million facility also features a high-end service lounge, work stations with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar.
At the event, guests will be able to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine from SERG Catering. A special presentation will feature a performance from a bagpipe band.
“This is an exciting expansion,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “The demand for the Jaguar Land Rover brand had far outgrown the existing dealership, and this new facility showcases the brand’s models that are known worldwide.”
With a name based on a look, Jaguar is a recognized luxury brand headquartered in Coventry, England. From its inception in 1935, Jaguar has been known for its sports cars and respected for the integrity of their engineering.
First designed in 1947, the Land Rover has excellent off-road capabilities while maintaining its luxurious status. The two brands were eventually joined to create Jaguar Land Rover luxury vehicles.
“We are thrilled that we’ve been able to show continued support for Okatie Elementary School through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative over the years,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Our team and customers strive to improve the education and the lives of those in this community and we hope to honor this tradition for many years to come.”
The dealership, located at Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 near Bluffton, S.C., asked customers to create custom, personalized labels for each of the books.
Okatie Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School that has earned “Palmetto Gold” statewide honors for student achievement and for closing achievement gaps. Its mission is to meet students’ academic needs while promoting character development, leadership and healthy lifestyles.
Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves, with 10 in their wave. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams in California in January.
Land Rover TReK 2020 is a two-day competition, comprised of a regional event and final event, for Land Rover retailer staff designed to educate and challenge sales, service and technician personnel with a variety of first-hand off-road experiences and challenges. The competition combines skills testing in off-road driving, navigation and team collaboration to test some of the best off-road driving experts across the U.S. and Canada.
“The TReK off-road competition began in 1996 as a team-building event for Land Rover North America employees and we are honored and excited to be participating in the official relaunch of the event after over a decade of waiting,” said John Guth, General Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Columbia. “Our three-person team showcases our greatest talent and is a true representation of our entire staff. We are so excited to be moving on to the final competition.”
The competition is being held this year during the launch of the highly anticipated New Land Rover Defender. The previous generation model of the Defender ceased global production in 2016 and has been absent from the U.S. market for more than 20 years; last being offered for the 1997 model year.
For more information about Land Rover TReK or the New Defender, visit LandRoverUSA.com.
Amanda Stewart Named General Manager at Porsche of Hilton Head
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) Amanda Stewart, a veteran employee of the Peacock Automotive family of companies, has been named general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head. As general manager, Stewart will manage the new and used inventory, appraise trades, ensure service and parts departments are operating efficiently and take responsibility for customer experience.
Within the Peacock organization, Stewart has been both manager and director of the Business Development Center as well as a sales manager and general sales manager.
“My career at Peacock Automotive has been incredibly rewarding. I started with the company 10 years ago, and have received a tremendous amount of support from my supervisors and colleagues, providing me with endless opportunities to train and grow within the organization,” Stewart said. “I have a strong passion for excellent customer service. Coupling that with my passion for the Porsche brand has made this job a perfect fit.”
Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat Presents $5,000 to Kids & Pros Free Football Clinic Additional Camps being Held in Savannah & Pooler this Week
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Bluffton’s annual Kids & Pros Youth Football Clinic kicked off on Saturday, July 21, with a $5,000 check presentation from Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat.
Jill Jauch, Peacock Automotive Marketing Manager, presented the donation to former Atlanta Falcons linebacker and five-time All-Pro selection Keith Brooking, former Atlanta Falcons player Buddy Curry, who is the organization’s executive director, and Brad Schultz, Head of School for Cross Schools.
“We are so proud to support this football clinic which really focuses on safety training and is led by former professional NFL players,” said Warner Peacock, CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Playing football can teach athletes more than just skills and coordination, but also life lessons that can build character.”
The one-day clinic was offered free to young athletes ages 7-13 and was held at Cross Schools in Bluffton. There are additional camps being held in Savannah and Pooler this week. For more information, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.
ABOUT KIDS & PROS Kids & Pros, Inc. is a non-profit organization, started in 2002 by former Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry to teach character and skills through athletics. Kids and Pros will celebrate its 17th Summer Camp season, providing weekly youth football camps, clinics and football safety training across the country including: Lee County, GA, Houston County, GA, Birmingham, AL, Louisville, KY, Lynchburg, VA, Stafford, VA, Huntsville, AL, Chantilly, VA, Hampton, GA, Bozeman, MT, Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Norcross, GA, Coweta County, GA, Danville, VA, Canton, NC, Bluffton, SC, Savannah, GA, Sylva, NC, Chastain Park, GA. For more information on Kids & Pros, Inc., please log onto our website at www.kidsandpros.com, follow us on twitter @kidsandpros, or connect with us on Facebook at Kids & Pros, Inc.
Wellness Institute Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Second Location, High level of Certification for Professional Staff
(BLUFFTON and HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) As the Wellness Institute prepares to mark its fifth year in business, it is opening a Hilton Head Island satellite office and announcing that all three of its physical therapists have qualified to the fellowship and/or board-certified level.
Hours for the new 1,300-square-foot Hilton Head location at 1 New Orleans Road, Suite E, will depend on the demand from its clientele but will start with four afternoons a week.
Why the expansion?
“There is an increased demand from our existing island clients and a need for sports-specific rehabilitation for the tennis and golf community to have a convenient location. We decided to accommodate that with a Hilton Head Island location,” said Warner Peacock, CEO of Peacock Automotive, one of two partners in the Wellness Institute.
The Wellness Institute is a multi-faceted healthcare facility, headquartered at 100 Okatie Center Blvd. North, that offers physical therapy, rehabilitation, wellness instruction, personal training, massage, Qigong and martial arts instruction, yoga (both group and individual) and physical conditioning for golf and tennis.
Other special services include dry needling for pain, spine and peripheral joint manipulation, headache treatment, TMJ treatment, vertigo rehabilitation, medical massage and golf-specific myoskeletal stretching; tempering, cupping and instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation; kinesiology tape for soft tissue support and athletic taping for joint and ligament support; as well as pelvic health and personal training in both individual and small group formats. The same services, with the exception of pelvic health services, will be available at the Hilton Head Island location.
“Training to the fellowship level requires postdoctoral professional, one-on-one training under the direct supervision of leaders in the field. It is an intense program, and the qualification is held by fewer than one percent of practicing therapists,” he said.
Research on the effectiveness of fellowship-trained therapist finds significantly greater improvements were achieved in treatment than those treated by therapists without residency or fellowship training.
*Lauren Lee is fellowship trained in manual therapy and holds a doctorate in physical therapy. She holds a diploma in osteopractic manipulation, as well as certification in dry needling and spine manipulative therapy.
*Andrea Schultz, a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy, holds a doctorate in physical therapy and sits on the national board of the Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy Committee. She also is certified in dry needling.
*Wade Welsh is fellowship trained in manual therapy and holds a doctorate in physical therapy. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and holds a diploma in osteopractic manipulation. He is certified in dry needling and spinal manipulative therapy. Wade is also certified in LSVT Big program for Parkinson’s Disease and Otago Exercise Program for Fall Prevention.
*Craig Weyer is fellowship trained in manual therapy, holds a doctorate in physical therapy and is a certified orthopedic manual therapist. He holds a diploma in osteopractic manipulation and certifications in dry needling, spine manipulative therapy and athletic training. Additionally, he holds degrees in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.
The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine.
Volunteers with the organization provide care to community members in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance.
“It’s donations like these that give us the freedom to stop worrying about how we can do it and to start focusing on the people who need it,” said Dennis Toney, director of development for Bluffton Jasper County VIM. “We have outstanding nurses and physicians who donate their time and expertise, but it’s imperative that we have the financial assistance to make a difference, and Peacock Subaru just made that possible.”
The donation will go toward the daily operations of the organization, which is run by approximately 90 volunteers.
Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.
“We chose Bluffton Jasper County VIM as our designated hometown charity this year because of the impact they’re making in our local community,” said Ken Kirby, general manager of Peacock Subaru. “This annual event not only allows our dealership to give back, but it allows our customers to participate in the act of giving.”
The announcement came during the chamber’s March 28 banquet at the Chelsea Plantation. The event marked the 60th annual installation and awards banquet for the group, as well as the 29th annual Jasper on the Move Celebration.
Jill Jauch, advertising and marketing manager for Peacock Automotive, accepted the award on behalf of Peacock, who was in Florida on business.
Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive
“I am excited and humbled by this award,” said Peacock when informed of the honor. “Jasper County has always been a very welcoming environment for our dealerships, and we are excited to be part of a vibrant and growing business community. The location is absolutely perfect, easily accessed from Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Savannah.”
The Jasper County Chamber of Commerce presents its business person of the year annual award to an individual judged to exhibit “the qualities of a model business person.” The award criteria call for the honoree to be an executive for an established business with a substantial history, one that exhibits growth in the number of employees and an increase in sales, responds effectively to adversity and contributes to community projects.
Peacock’s company, which operates over a three-state area, is headquartered at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278 in Jasper County.
He and his companies take an active role in community charities. Recently, Peacock was named an ambassador at the Congaree Club, a Jasper County-based national philanthropic organization.
ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE Peacock Automotive owns and operates 19 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah and South Carolina. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, S.C., Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Animal Planet crews were in the area in December to film puppies between 3- and 6-months old at the dealership and PAL’s facilities. Footage from the shoot was incorporated into vignettes aired as commercial messages for Subaru during Puppy Bowl XV. Subaru of America picked Peacock Subaru for the spots because of its involvement with local animal welfare organizations.
The Palmetto Animal League brought adoptable dogs to Sunday’s party. Supported solely by individual donors and “Partners in Rescue” such as Peacock Subaru, PAL’s no-kill shelter serves as a temporary residence for about 200 dogs and cats.
The puppy bowl began when Animal Planet, a cable network focused on animal-themed shows, confronted the question of what to program against the Super Bowl with a mock football game featuring puppies playing on a gridiron-marked rug. The idea caught on and now attracts millions of viewers. Since its inception, the program has starred adoptable puppy “players” and has since added kitten “cheerleaders” and other pets looking for a hom.
ABOUT PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE Palmetto Animal League is a private, non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization that saves abandoned, abused and neglected pets and places them in loving homes. Visit PAL’s adoptable cats and dogs at their adoption center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park, Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. These are Lives Worth Saving. Join the No Kill movement today by visiting www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.
ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters is located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
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