Jim Lewis Tire expanding size of building

Among over 35 building permits issued in July

Jim Lewis Tire & Wheel has started an expansion project in Jefferson City that has been planned over the last few years.

It recently broke ground for a project that will replace its 3,600-square-foot building with one twice that size behind the current location, which will be razed. The new business, which could open around Dec. 1, will increase the number of work bays from four to 11.

The business, located at 1300 Missouri Blvd., has operated under the name since 1982. It started by repairing/replacing tires and doing alignments, but as the scope of the business’ work has grown, so has its need for expansion.

“We’ve needed to grow for a long time,” co-owner Phil LePage said. “We’re very blessed with the customer base that we do have. To maintain a good working relationship with our customers, we want to expand.”

Over the years, Jim Lewis has diversified into “all kinds of mechanical” work ranging from work on vehicle air conditioners, struts, shocks, brakes, hoses, radiators and window motors. About the only thing they don’t do is transmission work, although they do preventative maintenance including transmission flushes, LePage said.

Several years ago, LePage said the business started purchasing houses behind them, eventually buying and tearing down three. That’s the location for the new building. Their current building has served several businesses, including a gas station, transmission shop and liquor store.

With the expansion, Jim Lewis eventually will add positions to its staff, LePage said.

He said the expansion won’t add new services, but will allow the business to take care of customers quicker with its current array of services.

The city recently approved a building permit for the project, listed at a cost of $408,983.

Other building permits issued by the city in July were:

• AMF Electrical Conctactors Inc., 200 Madison St., non-residential addition building, $110,000.

• Wade Construction Co., 1913 Allen Drive, residential additions building, $3,800.

• Morris Steven, 1517 Bald Hill Road, residential additions building, $6,315.

• Fence Pro LLC, 1512 La Hacienda Court, residential additions building, $1,600.

• Martin Riegel, 3853 Riley Court, residential new building, $110,000.

• Missouri Solar Solutions LLC, 1007 Satinwood Court, residential additions building, $42,000.

• Mary Beth Vanderfeltz, 1007 Satinwood Court, residential additions building, $5,000.

• Bryan & Rachelle Dunlap, 115 Bolton Drive, residential alteration building, $12,000.

• Pringer Co., 2118 Southridge Drive, residential additions building, $18,000.

• Stark Construction Services LLC, 1241 W. Stadium Blvd., non-residential addition building, $350,000.

• Brian Hammann, 2006 Redwood Drive, residential additions building, $700.

• Rhad Baker Const. LLC, 1110 Dulle St., residential new building, $215,000.

• House Perfection, 1007 E. McCarty St., residential alteration building, $3,000.

• Harold Powell, 112 S. Polk St., residential additions building, $3,000.

• Septagon Construction, 610 Madison St., non-residential addition building, $35,000.

• Sean Veit, 2314 Lorenzo Greene Drive, non-residential alteration building, $50,000.

• Zumwalt Construction Inc., 900 W. McCarty St., non-residential addition building, $20,000.

• Jefferson City Fire Administration, 302 Rock Hill Road, non-residential new building.

• Jefferson Cty Housing Authority, 605 Cherry St., non-residential alteration building, $1,000.

• Sherri Coats, 2126 Southridge Drive, residential alteration building, $7,211.98.

• Bill Dunn, 2600 Orchard Lane, residential additions building, $6,000.

• James G & Jennifer Hawkins, 3000 Don Ray Drive, residential additions building, $3,000.

• Larry Rademan, 920 Amethyst Lane, residential new building, $100,000.

• River City Habitat for Humanity, 313 E. Ashley St., residential new building, $70,000.

• Allen J & Betsy A Demois, 2617 St. Louis Road, residential additions building, $2,500.

• Nicole Hopkins, 2024 Meadow Lane, residential additions building, $1,500.

• Ken Otke Construction Co. Inc., 3605 Country Club Drive, non-residential alterations building, $150,000.

• B.W. Enterprises, 901 Jefferson St. residential alteration building $8,000.

• Jason Davenport, 1726 Engelwood Drive, residential alteration building, $20,000.

• Loethen Construction Inc., 1441 Edgevale Road, residential alteration building, $20,000.

• American Tower Corp., 2391 Hyde Park Road, non-residential addition building, $150,000.

• Martin Riegel, 3711 3865 Riley Court, residential new building, $105,000.

• Jerry J. Green Construction Company, 3711 Taylors Ridge Court, residential new building, $300,000.

• Sam Donehue, 1734 Greenridge Court, residential additions building, $2,000.

• Hoelscher Construction Co., 4511 Leandra Lane, residential additions building, $79,603.

• Renk & Jordan LLC, 2625 E. McCarty St., residential demolition building.

• Jon R. Gilstrap, 310 W. Elm St., residential demolition building.

• Bernard Forck Construction, 200 McKinley St., residential demolition building.

• RZW Group LLC, 1113 E. Miller St., residential demolition building.

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