Adaptive Driving Systems, San Luis Obispo, Inc. is now Ability Center – Central Coast

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Ability Center Acquires Adaptive Driving Systems of San Luis Obispo, CA

Ability Center has expanded through the acquisition of Adaptive Driving Systems of San Luis Obispo, California. The addition will allow Ability Center to provide a full breadth of mobility products and services to the Central Coast – San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

“Adaptive Driving Systems – S.L.O., Inc. has served its customer base in the Central Coast for 20 years, and we are looking forward to sharing our outstanding sales and service values with this terrific community,” says Darrell Heath, Ability Center CEO. “Ability Center is honored to carry on the legacy that Johnnie and Jeri Via have created for the disabled community in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. They have represented everything that is right and true about the mobility industry.”

In a statement from Adaptive Driving – S.L.O. owners, Johnnie and Jeri Via said: “All of us at Adaptive Driving would like to take this time to thank all of our customers for their continual loyalty and support over the last 20 years. We truly appreciate the time and relationships that we have developed since we first began, but have come to the realization that this business has outgrown us. We are pleased to inform our customers that we have been purchased by a new company by the name of Ability Center. We have personally known the owners since our introduction to the mobility industry and we are confident that     they will be able to provide the same quality and customer service as we have.”

Additionally, Johnnie Via is going to stay on as the Service Manager of the Central Coast location. Ability Center has also appointed Justin Monell as the Store Manager. Justin comes to Ability Center as part of the transition from Adaptive Driving – S.L.O. Justin is a graduate of Cal Poly SLO and a San Luis Obispo native.
Ability Center is a full-service mobility products company with locations across California, Arizona and Nevada, each offering a large selection of new and used wheelchair accessible vans, as well as adaptive driving aids, lifts/ramps, wheelchair van rentals, service and more. The company holds an outstanding reputation for quality and customer service and represents industry manufacturers who reflect the same business practices. Ability Center can also assist in selecting financing and warranty programs that fit their customer’s unique needs.
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