Chicago Automobile Trade Association


The Chicago Automobile Trade Association Member Benefits Committee works to establish and maintain preferred partner relationships with allied members with programs offering unique value to our dealer members and the CATA. The allied members currently recognized as CATA Approved Partners are listed below with contact information for each partner.
CATA Approved Member Partners are thoroughly reviewed by the Member Benefits Committee and have proven track records of benefiting CATA member dealers. The vendors work with the CATA to offer these programs to our entire membership. Remuneration to the CATA may also be part of these agreements.
2019-2020 CATA Member Benefits Committee
Fred Marks (Chairman) - Classic Toyota-Kia
John Crane - Hawk Auto Group
Dan Heller - Heller Ford-Lincoln-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram
Scott Muller - Muller Auto Group
Thomas F. Shirey - Shirey Cadillac
CATA Approved Member Partners

ACV-80ACV Auctions - DealerOnly. Onsite. OnDemand.

ACV is no ordinary auction. Unlike any other car auction, ACV’s full-service marketplace provides wholesale inventory services that save dealerships time and money. Territory Managers and Vehicle Condition Inspectors eliminate the hassles of ordinary auctions and streamline the selling process. VCIs thoroughly inspect fresh trade-ins, complete detailed condition reports, and list vehicles right from dealership locations. Sign up is free. Buyer and seller fees are low, and there is no charge if a vehicle doesn’t sell. For more information, contact Dennis Carey, Regional Director of Sales, at

AM_Door_Dock_logoAmerican Door and Dock - Overhead Doors

American Door and Dock has been providing commercial door and dock solutions for more than 45 years. With one of the largest fleets in the Chicagoland area their service professionals are able to respond to your needs fast. American Door and Dock’s service professionals average more than 15 years of experience and bring industry leading expertise to every job. CATA member dealers receive preferred pricing on preventative maintenance, discounts on labor and parts used on all Time & Material service calls, and will never pay a fuel or truck service charge. Contact Toby Holtz at 847-815-5916 or at to schedule a no-cost complimentary equipment assessment of your overhead doors. For any door service or emergency service call 847-359-4296 anytime.

official_ansi_placard_logo-80American National Skyline, Inc.(ANSI) - Window Cleaning

ANSI is known for quality service and professionalism. All work is completed by ANSI's fully trained employees, who are uniformed and have been background-checked and drug-screened. Jobs are never subcontracted and ANSI does not franchise. ANSI offers CATA dealers a discount of 15 percent off window cleaning pricing. If the 15 percent discount is not competitive, ANSI offers to reduce CATA dealers' current pricing for the same services by 5 percent upon review of the current pricing agreement. Contact Jim McCarthy, ANSI General Manager, at or (630) 941-8500 for more information or a no cost estimate. Learn more about ANSI at

Chicago Concierge - Dining, Entertainment, Nightlife

Chicago Concierge is a complimentary recommendation and reservation service which offers CATA Member Dealers free concierge service and inside access to dining, nightlife and entertainment throughout Chicagoland. Whether it is organizing a memorable staff outing, rewarding employees, thanking great customers, event catering or simply making a personal dinner reservation, Chicago Concierge strives to ensure Chicago's hottest spots are rolling out the red carpet for CATA Dealers. The best part is all you have to do is make a request whenever you are looking for assistance. No subscription, no registration, no fees - this is truly just a benefit for being a CATA Member. Visit to explore the offerings and click the "Contact A Concierge" button for professional online assistance with making pla


CVR processes millions of DMV transactions annually to help dealerships provide a smooth customer vehicle buying experience. Together, CVR and IADA provide automotive dealerships throughout Illinois with fast, secure and certified electronic vehicle titling and registration solutions. With 1,800 Illinois clients, 15 years of Illinois experience, and the partnership of IADA and CATA, there’s only one real choice if you want the best title and registration process and support – it’s CVR. For more information, reach out to JoAnn Seckus at,, or visit

IRG_LOGO-80Illinois Recovery Group - Used Oil Recycling and Environmental Needs

Illinois Recovery Group offers a complete package of recycling services including recycling of used oil, used antifreeze, used oil filters, spent parts, washer fluid, spent paint thinner, outdated electronics, fluorescent bulbs, HID bulbs, and miscellaneous empty drums. Dealers receive monthly compensation for used oil collected plus one free annual triple basin and car wash basin cleaning. Contact Scott Dettmering at (815) 230-7920 or

IFS_logoInternational Fleet Solutions, Inc. (IFS) - Hail Damage Repair

When your inventory has suffered damage due to a hail storm, it is crucial that a company with the knowledge of hail repair is there to help you. IFS works with organizations worldwide to move quickly when these events occur. IFS will:
  • Arrive within hours to assess the damage that has been done to your inventory.
  • Work with your insurance company adjusters to insure the dealer gets the correct adjustment for your hail loss claim.
  • Work with you to create a plan to capture additional hail repair business from your local market.
  • Take the headache out of the situation.
IFS comes highly recommended by CATA dealers who have used their services and experienced first-hand the difference they can make. Contact IFS President Tracy Thrall at (815) 341-0747 or for more information about the IFS program. Learn more about IFS at


The KEEPS Corporation & Dynatron

The KEEPS Corporation & Dynatron’s primary focus is on fixed operations reporting and consulting. Within the first 90 days of engagement, we have historically generated an average profit improvement of $200,000.00 with our Virtuous Circle of Perfect Pricing program. This program focuses heavily on pricing compliance as well as competitive market analysis which allows us to maximize ELR in a variety of ways. Once the ELR has reached its full potential, our warranty labor rate submission approvals have been significantly higher than when we began our efforts. We make service management easier and more profitable! Contact Rob Melaris at or 702-425-6134 for more information. Get more information at


Principal Financial Group- Retirement, Group & Executive Benefits, Affordable Care Act Consulting

Principal Financial Group offers unique investment solutions designed for owners & management. They offer suggestions on how to lower your 401(K) plan expenses, lower plan legal liabilities, and significantly lowering the amount of time your HR department spends on retirement plan administration. Contact the Principal Financial dedicated representative, Tim Pieropoulos, at and (630) 874-6771 to schedule a no-cost review of your current investment offerings and employee benefits.


Reynolds Document Services - LAW 553 Retail Installment Sale Contracts

Reynolds is the sole provider of the trusted and proven LAW 553 Retail Installment Sale Contract. The LAW 553 is reviewed regularly by Hudson Cook LLP to keep pace with changes in automotive finance laws, and is accepted by virtually every financial institution, so you can use one contract to finance deals through multiple lending institutions. Contact JC Weems or the Reynolds sales support team at (800) 654-6768, or order online at

road-dealer-80Road Dealer: Dealer-to-Dealer Wholesale Community provides an alternative auction service by allowing networked dealers to buy and sell an unlimited number of vehicles from other dealerships for a low monthly subscription fee instead of per car transaction fees. CATA members receive a discounted monthly rate. Contact Jim Battista at (708) 692-2280 or

UMG-80Utility Management Group - Energy Consulting

UMG is a full-service energy consulting firm that provides dealers the opportunity to participate in pooled natural gas and electric rates aimed at reducing your energy costs. Dealers benefit from rates being negotiated on the strength of the CATA, not individual accounts. Call UMG at (630) 279-0117 for a no-obligation review of your services.


CATA Recommended Credit Card Processors

HEARTLAND-200Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland delivers fast, secure, omnichannel payment processing and business solutions to more than 400,000 businesses nationwide. Heartland pioneered the Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative to educate merchants about fair processing practices. We focus on customer relationships and take pride in serving our customers' needs. CATA members will receive a custom consultation guaranteed to include transparent, fair pricing, robust reporting and security enhancement capabilities. An experienced sales professional located in the Chicago area will deliver a high touch experience, from introduction to onboarding and throughout your Heartland relationship. Contact Territory Manager Shannon Filip at (414) 931-9039 or to learn more. Heartland customers can call the company's 24/7 service center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, at (888) 963-3600.


More About CATA Approved Member Partners

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association has formed a Member Benefits Committee whose sole purpose is to identify potential partners among allied members that will bring added benefit to CATA dealer members.

This committee welcomes any and all proposals from qualified CATA Allied Members for review. These proposals must provide a substantial benefit to CATA membership above and beyond existing offerings. Remuneration to the CATA may also part of the agreement.

Initial proposals should include detailed information about your company or organization, description of the benefit or service you are going to provide to CATA member dealers and the financial incentive or discount that will be applied to the services. Proposals will be reviewed by the Member Benefits committee. Potential vendors may be asked to present to the committee or full CATA board.

In return, the CATA will provide to accepted vendors promotional consideration that will include mention in the official CATA Bulletin, listing on the CATA Web site and participation at CATA events like the Dealer EXPO.

Proposals and questions should be submitted to Jim OBrill at the CATA via
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