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 along with contact information for each partner.  
CATA Approved Member Partners are thoroughly reviewed by the Member Benefits Committee and have a proven track record of benefitting 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.

CATA Approved Member Partners

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

ACV is no ordinary auction. Unlike any other car auction, our 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 to streamline the selling process. VCI’s thoroughly inspect fresh trade-ins, complete detailed condition reports, and list vehicles right from dealership locations. Sign up is free. Our buyer and seller fees are low. And there is no charge if a vehicle doesn’t sell.
For more information, contact Tony DiPanni, 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 40 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 Planned Maintenance Service, discount on all parts used for Planned Maintenance and Time & Materials Service Calls, contracted labor rates and will never pay a fuel service charge. Contact Larry Hooker at or 847-359-4296 x 101 to schedule a no-cost complimentary site assessment. 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 fully trained employees who are uniformed, have been background checked and have been drug screened. Jobs are never subcontracted and ANSI does not franchise. ANSI offers CATA dealers a discount of 15% off window cleaning pricing. If the 15% discount is not competitive ANSI offers to reduce CATA dealers' current pricing for the same services by 5% upon review of the current pricing agreement. Contact Jim McCarthy, ANSI General Manager by email at or phone 630-941-8665 for more information or a no cost estimate. You can learn more about ANSI at

Chicago Concierge - Dining, Entertainment, Nightlife

Chicago Concierge is a reservation service that offers CATA Member Dealers free concierge service and inside access to dining, nightlife and entertainment throughout the Chicago area.  Whether it is organizing a memorable staff outing, rewarding employees, thanking great customers, event catering or simply making a personal dinner reservation, Chicago Concierge will make sure Chicago's hottest spots are rolling out the red carpet for CATA Dealers. Chicago Concierge professionals are available to assist you online. 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 help with making plans. Chicago Concierge will take things from there. 

Connexion-350Connexion – Energy Efficient Lighting

Connexion has a wealth of experience in the Energy Efficient Lighting market and with their capable staff can offer CATA members lighting design, turn-key installation and incentive management support to take advantage of lighting technologies and utility incentives to both improve dealers lighting and their bottom line. In addition, Connexion offers electrical, safety and maintenance material support for all CATA dealer locations. Learn more at or Contact Brian Earl, General Manager of Connexion Energy Solutions Group at (847)499-8314 or


CVR processes millions of DMV transactions annually to help dealerships provide a smooth customer vehicle buying experience. Take advantage of the free monthly title and registration training for your dealership employees. IADA-CVR offers exclusive seminars and webinars for all IADA & CATA dealers. 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.

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 triple basin and car wash basin cleaning each year. Contact Scott Dettmering at 815-230-7920 or by email at

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. You can learn more about IFS at


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

Principal Financial Group can help offer dealers a way to save time, money, retain your best employees, and simplify your benefits administration through a comprehensive portfolio of financial solutions designed for your specific needs. Contact the Principal Financial dedicated representative – Tim Pieropoulos (, 630.874.6771) to learn how Tim can help your dealership today.


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 the Reynolds sales support team at 800-654-6768 or order online at - Dealer-to-Dealer Online Auction Network 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 by email at

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 and offers other energy conservation products aimed at reducing your energy consumption and cost.  Dealers benefit from rates being negotiated on the strength of the CATA, not individual accounts. Contact UMG at 630-279-0117 for a no-obligation review of your services.


CATA Recommended Credit Card Processors

dealerpay-100Dealer Pay

Dealer Pay specializes in providing dynamic and dealer-specific payment acceptance; Credit Card Processing, Check/ACH card processing, Point-Of-Sale software/hardware, Gateway/Hosted/Mobile Payments, Rewards/Loyalty, Security, Communications, Support and Account Management. The company has 20 years’ experience customizing solutions for dealers, to optimize their business operations with improved processes and customer-focused solutions to increase profitability. Dealer Pay strives to provide transparent pricing at competitive rates, top-notch service and support and ongoing advances specific to the automotive industries.

For more information on the company’s solutions or to obtain a no-obligation cost/service analysis, contact or 636-442-4901.

HEARTLAND-200Heartland Payment Solutions

Today’s customers expect to purchase whatever they want quickly and easily, while knowing their personal data is being protected. Heartland Payments Systems have that in mind, too, and thus was selected as a preferred payments provider for CATA members. Heartland ensures that every transaction from a dealership is protected and backed by a comprehensive breach warranty. When considering options for the membership, feedback underscored that selecting a credit card processing company can be exhausting and expensive. Business owners are spending an average 3.5 percent to accept card payments. Heartland’s pricing model is fair and easy to understand, and a dealership’s funds are available the next business day.
Contact Chicagoland-based Shannon Filip at (414) 931-9039 and to learn more about Heartland’s full suite of business solutions: Lending, HR/Payroll, Customer Analytics and more.

Elavon-USB-100USBank/Elavon Payment Solutions

USBank accepts all the payment types a dealer’s customers want to use. The company has partnered with Elavon, a leading payment processor, to provide innovative payment solutions to enhance a dealer’s business.
Customers today want their payments accepted in a number of ways: in store, online, over the phone or by mobile wallet. That doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated, which is where Elavon can help. Elavon offers a simple, cost-effective payment processing program backed by the highest standard of customer service.
The advantages of choosing Elavon include:
  • Accept all major credit, debit, corporate, and purchasing cards.
  • Smart/Chip/EMV terminals, mobile wallet payment technology, in-person, online and tablet solutions for all of a dealer’s business needs. And hundreds of third-party POS systems connect to Elavon.
  • Make payments more secure with encryption and tokenization through the company’s Safe-T solution.
Get a free competitive analysis by contacting Jerry Halley at (312) 405-7058 or

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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