It was in 1963 that Mr. Bertrand Dupont marked an important page in Lac-Etchemin, with the opening of Garage B. Dupont Auto Inc., by accepting the Pontiac - Buick - GMC banner. In 1991, the Cadillac banner was added and in 2009 the Pontiac brand was discontinued and made way for Chevrolet. Then in 2015, B. Dupont acquired the Corvette banner. With its five employees, the company would see its first year culminate in the sale of a hundred vehicles and a turnover of $ 350,000.
Since February 1, 1985, Serge Dupont, the founder's son, has directed the fortunes of the family business specializing in the sale and maintenance of new and used vehicles. With more than 700 new and used vehicles sold annually, a turnover exceeding 17 million, as well as a payroll approaching $ 900,000 annually for its 29 employees, Garage B. Dupont still occupies and more and more, a leading role in the development of the Etchemin economy.
In 1997, B. Dupont conforms to General Motors' 2000 image with an investment of over $ 400,000. This new phase of intensive modernization is required to comply with the standards of the parent company, and B. Dupont does not hesitate to comply with it. The company also took the opportunity to redevelop, not only its exterior facade, but also to renew all of its interior furnishings.
A second phase of compliance was required in 2012 following GM's restructuring. The Pontiac brand was dissolved, leaving all the place to the Chevrolet brand. As a result, the entire facade of the establishment needs to be redone in the image of this brand. Once again, B. Dupont complied with the requirements, investing over $ 500,000.