Marshall Chevrolet to rebuild dealership after blaze

By Ryne Turke on January 4, 2016 at 12:07pm

Plans are already being made to rebuild a Scott County car dealership that burned to the ground over the weekend.

Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Winchester Marshall Chevrolet dealership at around 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Reports from Winchester Fire Chief Paul Reuter revealed the rear portion of the dealership was totally engulfed in flames when crews arrived. The only thing left standing was the oil change room.

Reuter, who happens to co-owns Marshall Chevrolet, says his business is doing everything it can to be “up and operational” as soon as possible.

“We’re just in the process of relocating into buildings and waiting on insurance. As soon they give me the clearance, we are going to clean this mess up. As soon as we can do it, it will be done.”

Reuter says Marshall Chevrolet has become a major part of the Winchester community since it was constructed 85 years ago.

“We’re dedicated to making sure we are here. They need us and we need them,” said Reuter.

“Overall how has the community reacted to the fire that happened over the weekend,” asked WLDS/WEAI News.

“It has just been phenomenal. Anything I ask for, I get. Everybody is worried, but I keep reinforcing with them that we aren’t going anywhere. I keep reinforcing with my employees that things will get better in the end. It will be fine. We will rebuild. You just have to pull your boots up and go again,” noted Reuter.

Reuter says there shouldn’t be any problems for individuals who have service plans with Marshall Chevrolet.

“We are already taking appointments right now. As for oil changes, we will have place by the end of the week to handle that.We will have technicians back by the end of the week.”

Marshall Chevrolet in Winchester employees 29 people.