Jon Hill and Gregg Appel opened Hyundai of Brenham dealership in June 2011 and achieved the LEED certification in July of 2013. LEEDS is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Their goal in the beginning of the project was to have an energy efficient building and use recycled materials. Hyundai Brenham is the first dealership in the U.S. to receive this recognition. They used recycled metal and wood. They use a state of the art irrigation system and water collection system, along with solar power to supply much of the electricity to the dealership.