J.D. Byrider office opening in Janesville
JANESVILLE One of the nation’s top used car and finance company franchises will open later this year in Janesville.
Construction started for a 5,500-square-foot J.D. Byrider office at 3316 Pontiac Drive last week. The store, which sits on a one-acre lot, is expected to open in December.
J.D. Byrider opened in 1989 and is based in Carmel, Ind. It has 135 dealerships across the nation, owned by either franchisees or the company.
The Janesville store will be owned by the Francois family, which owns and operates a variety of businesses.
Sara Investment Real Estate owns the land and will own the building, which was designed by the Janesville-based Angus Young Associates and will be built by Harmony Construction of Madison. The Bank of Milton is financing the project.
Sara Investment has several developments in the Janesville area.
Vic Grassman, Janesville’s economic development director, said the business would open with 10 employees.