Distinctive Auto Body Refinishing & Sales was established in 1994 and is owned by Rui Cordeiro.
Rui Cordeiro, born in Sao Miguel, immigrated with his family as a child to Fall River. Rui graduated from Diman Regional Vocational High School in 1982 and earned the Outstanding Vocational Student award. Rui has always been passionate about cars and trucks. From 1982-1994 Rui worked in the auto body field dreaming of beginning his own shop.
Rui made Westport, MA his hometown in 1988. A few years later in 1994, Distinctive Auto Body was established and operated out of a rented garage on Union Avenue in Westport, MA.
In August 1998, shortly after his eldest son was born, Rui celebrated his grand opening of Distinctive Auto Body Refinishing & Sales at 1121 State Rd. Westport, MA. Since then, Distinctive has remained a family and community oriented business. The crew and support staff Rui has working for him are detail oriented and aim to keep the customers happy. Distinctive has earned a valued reputation in the community for putting out great work and satisfied customers.
Rui remains actively involved with his alma mater, Diman Regional Vocational High School. Countless students have trained at Distinctive in their field of Auto Body. Rui's sons, Nick & Jack have also developed a passion for cars. They both worked part-time for many years after school. Since graduating from Bishop Stang High School and attending Bristol Community College, Nick has taken the reigns for sales of Distinctive.
Rui and Nick are supported with a great team in the front office and in the shop. Together they strive for excellence and honesty in their sales and body work.