AAA Colorado broke ground this week for its Colorado Springs location of Pacesetter Roadside Assistance. Linda Cavanagh, chief operating officer of AAA Colorado and Bob Cook, vice president, were joined by members of AAA Colorado’s board of directors and Colorado Springs dignitaries to begin construction of the new facility, according to a AAA news release.

The 15,000-square-foot building (garage, warehouse and office) will be located at 7371 Cole View in Colorado Springs.

“The facility will house 20 towing and light service vehicles and will enhance AAA roadside service in Colorado Springs and southern Colorado,” the release states. “When the facility opens early in 2016, Pacesetter Roadside Assistance will add 15 jobs in the Colorado Springs region.”

“At AAA Colorado, we call a service where we are able to get you on your way without a tow an ‘on-the-go’ solution,” said Bob Cook, vice president of automotive services. “While we have always had some level of on-the-go solutions for things such as jump-starts, fuel delivery and tire changes, we have focused on increasing the percentage of all calls that are resolved in this category.”

Mahler GC of Colorado Springs will serve as the general contractor. Mahler’s past clients have included the Highland Commercial Group, Palmer McAllister, the Citadel Mall, Chapel Hills Mall and other commercial clients including the City of Colorado Springs. Grey Wolf Architecture of Denver designed the Pacesetter building. Patrick J. Danehy is providing construction management services.