Preeminent Expertise in Automotive Dealership Design
Jim Stephenson is Principal of VLK’s Automotive Practice with 35 years’ experience designing dealerships for multiple brands. With more than 150 completed automotive industry projects, Jim’s foremost industry know-how is fortified by his responsive and service-oriented approach to doing business with owners. Providing consistent direction and leadership to the owner and design team, Jim stays with the project from start to finish, fully dedicated to realizing the dealer’s vision and satisfying the requirements of the automaker.
Refining Customer Experience
We know a consistent customer experience is an essential part of the brand. Our team will always satisfy your manufacturer’s branding and customer experience requirements. Ultimately, VLK works for you, the owner. In line with your budget, we further explore tailored options that reflect your vision for an ideally customized buyer experience. As a partner in the success of your dealership, we will continue to be a resource to you long after the work is complete.
VLK Architects has both the technical expertise and the service that always makes our projects incredibly successful. They go above and beyond every time and I have the utmost trust in them to always deliver for our company. No one knows auto dealerships and delivers on our vision better than Jim Stephenson and VLK.”Bobby Baillargeon Audi Fort Worth
Our customers are wowed by this dealership. I get comments all the time that we don’t look or feel like a car dealership but more like an art gallery or a high-end hotel lobby. Other comments include how clean it is - which translates to the clean design and high-end finishes. In addition, guests tell me that it’s very comfortable and relaxing. Our architect, Jim Stephenson, was able to take the design elements required by Infiniti, along with our desires, and create a dealership like no other. As with all construction projects, there are usually things you wish you could have done differently. With this project, there isn’t a single thing I would change.”George Grubbs III Executive Manager
When considering an architecture firm, l think of several things. Comparable experience, reputation, past client satisfaction, and the ability to be able to handle the job. In working with VLK on our past project, I feel we made the right decision. Sloan, Justin and their team have been a pleasure to work with. It has turned out to be the showcase of Honda Dealerships. Commercially, I have only worked with two different architects. Once with the remodel of our store years ago and recently with the completion of our new dealership. I was very pleased both times and now the first architect, Jim Stephenson, has joined the team of VLK. I would recommend the firm of VLK Architects.”Ron Huggins Executive Manager
Superb Quality Documentation
We take great pride in the quality of our construction documents. The detail captured in our documentation is critical to ensuring our client-tailored designs will ultimately be realized in construction. With every phase of our projects, our documents are peer-reviewed from schematic design through construction. Our awards from industry peers are testimonial to our quality.
We Work Here
Whether the project is located in North Texas, Greater Houston, Central Texas, or South Texas, VLK is already locally established. We know the local ins and outs of zoning regulations and building-related ordinances. We have a substantial history working closely with many municipalities across Texas to get projects approved. It’s part of our process.