cata approved Partners
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/ or contact Aaron Palmer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly at 312-405-6859. 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 a percentage 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.
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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 Collin Rosenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-265-0144.
American Door and Dock - Overhead Doors
For more than 51 years, American Door and Dock’s mission has been to provide solutions that lower your total cost of ownership. Their service professionals bring industry-leading expertise to every job and are available 24/7, 365 days a year. CATA members receive preferred pricing on preventative maintenance and discounts on labor and parts used on all service calls. Contact Toby Holtz at (847) 815-5916 or at email@example.com to schedule a no-cost, complimentary assessment of your doors. For any emergency service needs, call (847) 359-4296 or go to www.americandooranddock.com.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-913-3412. For more information visit https://go.dynatronsoftware.com/cata.
The Chicago Auto Trade Association has partnered with the NADA and Financial Renaissance to offer a new benefit its 400 dealer members and their employees. Dubbed the CATA Retirement Program, the 401(k) offering combines the power of the National Auto Dealers Association’s “NADA Retirement from Empower” program and the local expertise of Chicago companies, Financial Renaissance and Correll Co.
The partnership brings the ‘best of breed’ retirement plan solutions to all CATA dealer members. This new model combines the power and voice of the NADA with its 16,000 members, the award-winning technology of Empower -- the 2nd largest 401(k) provider in the country and marries it with Financial Renaissance -- a Chicago-based financial services company, as the exclusive broker on the plan.
The program offers enhanced 3(38) fiduciary protection for CATA members with protections they currently may not have or may not have been eligible for in their current retirement plans. Correll Co. rounds out the program by offering this added layer of protection.
CATA dealers interested in learning more or seeking to schedule a plan comparison can do so by calling Joseph Orlando at 312-404-3232.
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 email@example.com.
Imperial Surveillance - Preferred Security Partner
Imperial Surveillance is a licensed security contractor headquartered in Chicago with offices in Ft. Wayne and Milwaukee. Imperial has partnered with several national brands and numerous car dealerships throughout the Midwest, providing the latest technologies in real-time video monitoring to protect the property of their clients.
With security strategies that include Surveillance Camera Systems, Burglar Alarms, Access Control, Key fob Systems, Fire Alarms, Intercoms and License Plate Recognition, Imperial’s most important offering is Live Video Monitoring. Dealership property can be live-monitored using existing cameras or with one of Imperial’s mobile camera towers. Both options have a staff of monitoring agents that use a combination of responses like live call downs, strobes, loud sirens, and police dispatching.
Imperial treats its customers as business partners. They offer a full security analysis at no charge and provide all the best technologies available. To learn more, visit www.imperialcctv.com or contact Joe DeFrancesco, Major Accounts Executive at JoeD@Imperialcctv.com / 847-452-7028.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Reynolds Document Services
Reynolds Document Services began as a business forms provider in 1866, and is the proven industry leader in providing documents and supplies to automotive retailers. In addition to a large offering of traditional products, we also offer innovative marketing services and F&I documents under our trusted LAW® brand. LAW offers a range of documents to cover any F&I need, including the popular LAW 553 Retail Installment Sale Contract and comprehensive state-specific F&I libraries.
To gain clarity on your compliance, check out our FREE LAW F&I Document Review. The review involves collecting all your customer facing forms used in retail and lease deals and providing an assessment of how you can manage your compliance responsibilities. Contact us at LAW@reyrey.com or call us at 800.344.0996.
For more information on the various marketing services and traditional products we offer, contact your Document Services Consultant or e-mail RDS@reyrey.com.
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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 Dave Sloan at the CATA via firstname.lastname@example.org.