Don K, a car dealership in Whitefish, announced plans to expand Wednesday morning. City officials along with dealership employees, broke ground on the 14,000 square foot building that will host the Subaru brand. Don K is the only Subaru dealership in the county.
Owner Don Kaltschmidt tells NBC Montana the new construction means more jobs for Montanans. The current dealership employs about 75 full and part-time employees, and Kaltschmidt said they'd like to increase their staff by about 10-20 percent when the construction is complete. They also reached out to local contractor, Swank Enterprises, to assist with the expansion.
Construction crews expect to complete the project sometime in the fall.