Construction Cost Estimates for Car Dealership in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a car dealership using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 21000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a car dealership in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of car dealership models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Car Dealership Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 14.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 21000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Car Dealership Square Foot Cost Assuming E.I.F.S. on Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $88.33 $1,855,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $22.08 $463,800
Architectural Fees 7% $7.73 $162,300
Total Building Cost $118.15 $2,481,100
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $81.60 $1,713,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $20.40 $428,400
Architectural Fees 7% $7.14 $149,900
Total Building Cost $109.13 $2,291,800

Car Dealership Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Car Dealership Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Architectural Fees
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Car Dealership Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Car Dealership Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Car Dealership Square Foot Cost Assuming Tilt-up Concrete Wall / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--