The Carolinas Independent Auto Dealers Association (CIADA) recently awarded its Quality Dealer of the Year Award to M&M Auto Sales in Lumberton, N.C., during a ceremony following the association's annual Expo.
Brothers Chris Moore and Jerry Padrick Jr., who took over M&M Auto Sales from their father about 25 years ago accepted the CIADA’s top award.
The dealership was chosen from a group of several candidates that the CIADA judged on a variety of factors, such as contributions to the auto industry, the association and local community.
Michael Darrow of The Auto Finders in Durham, N.C., and a past Quality Dealer of the Year, nominated M&M Auto Sales.
"Jerry and Chris are an inspiration to all dealerships across the Carolinas and the country," CIADA executive director John Brown said in a news release.
"M&M Auto Sales walks the walk. It is truly a pleasure to recognize dealers in the Carolinas who achieve greatness. I look forward to having M&M Auto Sales compete for the National Quality Dealer award at the NIADA Convention in June 2018."
Chris Moore and Jerry Padrick Jr. Photo courtesy of the CIADA.
Next year, the dealership will represent the Carolinas as CIADA's nominee for the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s top award in Orlando, Fla.
"It is an honor to be recognized by one of the top IADAs in the country. We are very humble people, and we just do the right thing for our customers," said Padrick Jr. in the news release. “We surround ourselves with the best employees, and we learn from others in the community. We just treat others like we would want to be treated when you buy a car.”
In addition to serving as coaches for local youth baseball and soccer in their community, Moore and Padrick are also involved with Robeson County 4-H, the Relay for Life and active in their church, according to the CIADA.