At The Taggart Group we have the friendliest staff in South Texas!  Our team is always here to help with any questions you may have. We believe in doing the right thing and treating everyone fairly. Our team is here to help everyone in the Coastal Bend with all their transportation needs. We can help you find the best quality vehicle at a low price! We are also here for your trailer and service needs.


 We have many years of experience in vehicles, trailers, and car or trailer service. We have a non-pushy, friendly atmosphere and are here to help YOU! Next time you are in Portland, stop by to meet our employee family. 

Hunter Shank

Hunter Shank


Hello. I’m Hunter Shank and I’ve been selling cars in the coastal bend for over 10 years and joined the Taggart team in 2014.  After selling cars for so long, I decided to make the move to our service department and become a Service Advisor.

The reason I chose to begin a career with The Taggart Group is we share the same moral and ethical values.  I have 3 children, Cailynn, Harper, and Everett and with all their school events, sports, and us volunteering at our church, I’m grateful to work for a company that allows me the time for these things, which are an important staple in my family’s life.  I live about 30 miles away, and pass multiple dealerships on my way to and from work.  I make this drive because to be a small town independent business owner for over 25 years is an impressive feat, and to be a part that, is a great feeling!

I enjoy getting to know my customers and developing friendships.  My job now is to keep your vehicle on a maintenance schedule that will not only keep it running safely and smoothly, but also to help you keep it longer.  Call or stop by anytime!  I’ll help you set up an appointment that works with your schedule.