Local Lakeville Businesses Long-standing Partnership Continues to Flourish

ProGroup and Adao Auto Group

At SoCo Living, we love seeing collaborations and making sure everyone feels like family; which is why we were excited when local New Bedford general contractors, ProGroup and Adao Auto Group decided to partner up! 

Joe Adao, owner of Adao Auto Group, purchased the lot at 143 Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth in 2012, and opened Kia of Dartmouth, adding more business and opportunities to the neighborhood. Joe, and the owner of ProGroup, Dave, started their company partnership over 30 years ago. In that time, over 150 vehicles have been sold to ProGroup. 

In the past few years, Dave and ProGroup have purchased over 40 vehicles from Joe Adao’s dealership, Kia of Dartmouth. “It is a great feeling to know you can pick up the phone and there is a trusted friend on the other end looking to help.  At ProGroup, we are able to purchase, repair and maintain all of our vehicles with the Adao Auto Group and we never have to worry about the bill,” Dave says. Both Joe and Dave are now great friends, both living in South Coast, MA where they are passionate about their company, customers, and neighborhood. 

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Kia of Dartmouth provides great vehicles and unmatched service as well as a team that’s dedicated and involved in the community. So we sat down with Shawn Raymond, Service Consultant at Kia of Dartmouth, to get more insight into the dealership and the faces behind the company. It is a family-owned automotive dealership, providing new and used vehicle sales, leasing, parts, and service. Shawn found his way into the automotive industry at the age of 19, when he started working in the reconditioning department at a dealership. He then moved to different departments over the years.

Shawn explained that Kia of Dartmouth provides OEM parts, Kia-factory trained and certified technicians, transportation services, and 1 free full auto detail with a purchased vehicle from Kia of Dartmouth per year, making them the South Coast’s one stop shop for sales, leasing, parts, and service needs. The excellent service and wide selection of vehicles made partnering a no brainer for the ProGroup team.

Shawn states that ProGroup “has become an extended family to Kia.” Kia of Dartmouth provides sales, service, and maintenance on mostly all of their vehicles, along with vehicle cleaning and detailing services. The partnership has blossomed into a professional and respectable relationship. Shawn explains that they have also established local partnerships with Enterprise Rental, Lyft transportation services, and Distinctive Auto Body in Westport, MA. 

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We are hopeful that as the state of the country continues to look up, more community partnerships will be able to form throughout the South Coast. 

Looking for a new vehicle from a trusted and local family-run business? Stop by Kia of Dartmouth at 143 Faunce Corner Rd. Dartmouth, MA 02747 or visit their website.