Starting out of my home in 2007, I worked on building the MJC Classic Cars business part time, while working full time as the General Manager of a local company. Starting full time in August, 2009, by September, my wife Joy put her foot down as we had seventeen cars at our home going thru the rehab and selling process. Amazing my neighbors did not complain to the city, but luckily everyone loves to look at old cars !!!
In December 2009, we were Blessed to locate and move into the old Cadillac dealership in Lakeland. Built in the 1940’s, it seemed like a dream facility, 17,000 square feet and a full shop facility. Working off jack stands for six months, we soon added three lifts and my shop guys were elated. As our business grew, we added another 18,000 square feet in secured warehouse space next door, to store cars awaiting sales or pickup.
In late 2013, after only four years full time, it was obvious we needed to find additional space. During that search, we visited the old Mercedes and Volvo dealership, about three blocks from our Main Street location. Initially just looking for more storage space, it blossomed into leasing the whole facility. Although this facility has been a dealership since the 1960’s when built as Bob Boast Dodge, the Mercedes – Volvo dealership had been located here for many years, recently completing a very nice rehab of the facilities. They built a brand new dealership out by the interstate, leaving this incredible location ready to go. With paint and decorating scheme by my daughter McKara Laine, it quickly allowed us to move in by May 1st, 2014, while keeping our rehab costs low.
By moving the main office and shop facilities, our restoration and office team have a much better work place, with fourteen lifts and modern facilities. Thanks to our many customers and God’s grace, we are very Blessed to have this opportunity, while retaining our prior locations to store cars. Now all our cars are stored indoors in over 50,000 square feet of secure buildings, all located within a three block radius.
We would love to have you visit our facility to meet you, see what we do and view our collection of fine automobiles for sale. Please call me at (863) 944-8615 and set up an appointment. We are very proud of our new location and so Blessed to be here.