Our new building is the first LEED certified building in El Cajon. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a suite of standards to measure the utilization of environmentally friendly building practices during construction. One of Toyota of El Cajon's strategic values is to be conscientious of our community and environment, and creating an eco-friendly facility will have a measurable impact on both.
At the end of 2009 Toyota of El Cajon moved into our new facility at Arnele and Marshall, less than a mile away from our original location. We decided from the onset that when we moved, we wanted to create something special. The time came and we found that the former Home Depot location was perfect for us. After discussions with architects and contractors, we discovered that renovating an existing building versus tearing it down would be better for the environment. Taking it one step further, by building in eco-friendly features we realized we could have a long-term positive impact on the environment. So we decided to do both. And perhaps the best part of "going green" is it actually reduces our operational costs - enabling us to continue to pass those super savings on to you.
We think you'll love our new, bright and spacious facility which includes a beautiful showroom, comfortably furnished sitting areas, a fun children's play "ship" center, an Internet café food café state-of-the-art climate control system, an indoor service entrance, more service bays, user-friendly parts displays, and more!
For your convenience, we're now located closer to public transportation, have a larger parking area, and offer a larger on-site rental fleet selection.
We remain committed to providing fair and competitive pricing on vehicle purchases, parts and service. Rest assured, our upgraded facilities may look upscale, but will not drive up prices.
We remain committed to providing the best service possible and achieving the highest level of guest satisfaction. Actually, our new and improved building and improved workflow has helped us raise the bar in how we service our guests.
We remain committed to employing the best staff. The same friendly faces you have come to trust will be here for you.
We remain committed to supporting the community. We will continue to find ways to make a positive contribution to our neighborhood.
In 2009 we also relocated and expanded our Toyota Certified Center of Santee. We decided to incorporate eco-friendly features in that facility as well. We are proud to announce that our Santee facility received a LEED Gold rating, one of the highest levels of certification you can achieve.