Article reprinted from Kenner Star October 2017 Edition – “Ronnie Lamarque breaks ground on $30 million state-of-the-art automotive complex in city of Kenner”
“This is going to be big and I mean huge. It’s exactly what this market needs,” said Ronnie Lamarque on September 07, 2017, at the groundbreaking ceremony for his $30 million state-of-the-art automotive complex located adjacent and on the existing Lamarque Ford dealership located at 3101 Williams Boulevard in Kenner.
“It was an honor to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lamarque Automotive Complex. We greatly appreciate the investment that Ronnie Lamarque and the Lamarque family have made and are continuing to make in the city of Kenner,” said Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn. “We believe this expansion, which will include a new Lincoln dealership and a Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, says a lot about Kenner’s viability as a business destination. We look forward to the opening of these facilities.” The 15-acre project will expand upon Lamarque’s current location on Williams Boulevard and is expected to have a huge economic impact on the city of Kenner, Jefferson Parish and the entire New Orleans market creating many new job opportunities.
Completion is expected during the first quarter of 2018. The new complex will be very accessible via I-10 heading east or west. “Our Ford dealership will get a total revamp. It will be a real showpiece,” said Lamarque. The state-of-the-art Lincoln dealership that is being built within the complex will be the only Lincoln dealership in the metro New Orleans area after a very long absence. In addition, Lamarque is launching the Lamarque Pre-Owned Superstore complete with an indoor showroom. Lamarque said he will be expanding and improving all of the existing service areas and will be introducing the first-ever covered 12-lane drive-up service aisle keeping customers protected from inclement weather.
This will allow customers quick service on needs like brakes, batteries, tires, etc. on all makes and models of vehicles. The parts department is expanding as well. Ease of access to all components of this complex will be accomplished through the newly-designated Lamarque Avenue. “In true Lamarque fashion, customers will be escorted comfortably around the complex with golf cart service,” said Lamarque. “The dealership currently enjoys a large following and this development will expand upon that loyal customer base. With unmatched deals and top-notch service, it is no wonder that Lamarque Ford has been rated the number one Ford dealer in the metro New Orleans market for many years in a row and most recently voted number one dealership, by the people, in the 2017 ‘Best of the Big Easy’ edition of the Where Y’At Magazine.