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.
Vitu: CATA Endorsed ERT Partner
Vitu provides its innovative Electronic Registration and Title (ERT) platform throughout Chicagoland and across the State of Illinois. Endorsed by CATA, Vitu provides a best-in-class solution for in-state and out-of-state titling and registration, combined with its award-winning customer service. Experience quick, secure and accurate tax, title and registration processing that saves your dealership time and money, conveniently all in one place. Built right into Vitu is unprecedented form generation, document scanning, easy vehicle inquiries and simplified inventory management. For your out-of-state deals, use Vitu Interstate to generate fees, required forms, and even let us handle the title and registration for you and your buyers. With our team of experts based in Chicago, all of your questions are answered promptly and competently — we’re your partner throughout the tax, title and registration process. To learn more, please visit vitu.com/il or contact Randy Skolnick via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly at 312-883-2332 x7005. Don’t forget to ask either CATA or Vitu for referrals — we’ve got ‘em!
Accounting Solutions Ltd.
Accounting Solutions Ltd. Is an accounting firm of CPAs and Enrolled Agents in business since 1990. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has become one of its specialties. The firm has handled these credits for more than 200 entities. Most of the entities are larger employers of more than 50 employees. By claiming the ERC, an employer can receive up to $26,000 per employee by amending the Federal 941 between the 3rd quarter 2020 and the 3rd quarter 2021. The credits are significantly different between the two years. Accounting Solutions has successfully claimed tens of millions of dollars for its clients! Contact Chris Amundson email@example.com to find out more.
Accurate Office Supply
Accurate Office Supply is a 4th generation Family-owned, business-to-business office products distributor. We specialize in next-day delivery to the greater Chicagoland area. Shop our wide assortment of office products, furniture, break room, janitorial/sanitation and packaging supplies. CATA members receive preferred pricing on many of the everyday products you purchase plus 2% of purchases go back as contribution to CATA! Contact Joe or Louis Krelle for more information and to establish your account today. 630-784-4700 or email at Accurate@AccurateOfficeSupply.com. Keep your dollars local and support CATA at the same time. Accurate Office Supply; Quality and Service since 1946.
The most trusted and transparent collection of products and services to drive your business.
ACV provides a vibrant digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services that offer transparent and accurate vehicle information to customers. On a mission to build and enable the most trusted and efficient digital marketplaces for buying and selling used vehicles, ACV’s platform leverages data insights and technology to power its digital marketplace and data services, enabling dealers and commercial partners to buy, sell and value vehicles with confidence and efficiency. ACV’s network of brands includes ACV Auctions, ACV Transportation and ACV Capital Floorplanning within its Marketplace Products as well as True360 Inspection Services, ACV Data Services, and now MAX Digital-best known for its flagship inventory management product FirstLook. To learn more, visit acvauto.com or contact David Pepper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-304-5804.
American 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 email@example.com to schedule a no-cost complimentary equipment assessment of your overhead doors. For any door service or emergency service call 847-359-4296 anytime.
American 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 630-941-8500 for more information or a no cost estimate. You can learn more about ANSI at www.ansi.com.
CHASELIGHT BY TRYDON – Lighting and Security
Trydon's proprietary ChaseLight system, developed in 2012, blends lighting and security into a single, integrated control specifically tailored for auto dealers. Designed to integrate with new and existing outdoor lighting installations, our intelligent system monitors the area beneath each pole and any late night motion can trigger an audible alarm and flashing light, deterring vandalism and theft. ChaseLight understands the difference between the behavior of vandals and the interests of window shoppers, welcoming them to enjoy an after-hours walk through of your vehicle inventory. This innovative approach to inventory protection saves dealers significant repair and replacement costs. In addition, ChaseLight can reduce insurance premiums and self-insurance exposure while lowering energy consumption, resulting in reduced operating costs.
Why not let your lighting system work harder for you? With ChaseLight it's easier to proactively chase away risk than watch surveillance video the next morning. Secure your lot today. Contact Don Jacobs, President at 314-956-7848 or email@example.com for a free estimate and cost savings analysis or visit www.ChaseLight-tech.com.
Dynatron Software is the premier provider of automotive fixed operation data analytics, business intelligence, and pricing optimization. Our solutions provide quantifiable and substantial ROI with the least amount of managerial effort. Our solutions have historically generated an average profit improvement of over $200,000.00 within the first year! We make service management easier and more profitable! Contact Charlie Merki firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-913-3412. Get more information at www.dynatronsoftware.com.
Heartland 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 Kathleen Deprey at Kathleen.email@example.com 847.890.3327 to learn more.
Illinois 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
International 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:
IFS comes highly recommended by CATA dealers who have used their services and experienced first-hand the difference they can make. Contact IFS President Ron Martin at (239) 919-7963 or email@example.com.
for more information about the IFS program. You can learn more about IFS at www.internationalfleetsolutions.com.
Bringing together the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 electricians and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) of the City of Chicago, Powering Chicago is an electrical industry labor-management partnership that invests in consistently better construction, better careers and better communities within the metro Chicago region.
As the number one source for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Chicagoland, Powering Chicago’s EVITP-certified contractors have expertly trained and skilled union electricians to install EV charging stations to help your business get ahead of the curve now.
To learn more or find an EVITP-certified contractor, visit www.poweringchicago.com/ev.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.reysource.com.
When it comes to proactively protecting your inventory, valuable documents, staff, and dealership as a whole; Signal Security is here to help bring you Peace of Mind with our officer-led security services. We look at each dealership’s security needs as unique as a fingerprint, with that understanding, we provide customized security solutions.
Adding a high visible patrol to your concentric circles of security is a valuable benefit, reach out today for a free security assessment at www.teamsignal.com or contact JR Penera, Director of Sales/Client Retention at email@example.com or (815) 980-1376
Solar One is experienced in the specialty financing and installation of solar projects for CATA Members. With our proprietary financial model, dealerships can avoid taking out long-term loans and waiting years for a Return-on-Investment. Dealerships can redirect their tax liability into an asset—a solar array that will increase property value and reduce operating expenses through energy savings. Collectively, the solar incentives available to CATA Members more than pay for a solar system’s total cost! To learn more and get a no-cost proposal, contact Michael Stonesifer – Cell: 972-838-6503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turtle Wax Pro Car Care Program
Already have a car wash at your dealership and want to learn more about maximizing your profits? Looking to build a wash or new dealership with a wash? A car wash on your site is one of the best ways to increase your profits and improve customer satisfaction. That’s why we’ve partnered with Turtle Wax Pro, one of America’s most trusted and recognizable brands, to provide you with an exclusive discount on their professional car wash chemicals and equipment.
Turtle Wax Pro is a family owned-and-operated business that has grown across the USA through lasting partnerships based on quality, reliability, and great value. Reach out to speak with their team of car wash experts about how they can partner with you to achieve your goals at: 1 (877) 857-3870 or email@example.com.
Utility 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.
WebBuy: Your Digital Retailing Experts
Webbuy.com provides the industry’s best digital retailing solution for franchised and independent dealers. WebBuy is the 1st and only "all-Inclusive, A-Z Amazon-like" Digital Retailing Solution. WebBuy was created by dealers for dealers so it’s a solution that actually works. Consumers can model payments scenarios, select accessories, get actual real-time hard trade/purchase offers using WebBuy’s proprietary CarValuator, decide from customized F&I menus, and, best of all, choose between auto decisioned financed offers, with mark-ups you decide and control using WebBuy’s exclusive BidBoard feature. For more information or to schedule a demo, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-346-1462.
Want to Partner with cata?
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 email@example.com.