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cata recommended service providers

The aim of the CATA Recommended Consultants program is to identify and recommend organizations that have a proven track record of helping dealers in areas of the business that can be particularly challenging to navigate and manage. In recognizing these organizations, the CATA believes that all dealer members can benefit from the expertise and services that the selected organizations provide. CATA Recommended Consultants are independent organizations not tied to the sales process of any individual product or service and have agreed to offer special pricing to CATA member dealers.

Austin Consulting Group

Risk Management, Insurance, F&I Consulting

Austin Consulting Group is the nation's leader in Dealership Risk Management and Insurance Consulting. ACG is a fee-only insurance, risk management and F&I consulting practice. ACG does not sell insurance or receive any remuneration from insurance companies or brokers. Our loyalty lies strictly with our dealer clients, not the agents or Insurance Companies. While an engagement can be designed in many ways to meet the needs of the specific dealer, most center around an insurance coverage analysis and the bidding of property and casualty insurance, including workers' compensation and a complete Independent Consultation of your F&I Program including Reinsurance Programs. Contact Robert Messer at (618) 979-4236 or

DSi Recycling Systems, Inc

DSi Recycling Systems, Inc. is a full service Clean Burn furnace and boiler distributor. We will design the system which is best for your dealership, install equipment to factory specifications, and provide after-sale technical support, parts and on-site service. DSi has been in the used oil heating industry for over 30 years and have specialists who will come to your facility to size and locate the equipment which is best suited for your dealership to utilize your used oil for efficient energy recovery. Our factory-trained technicians will install the equipment for maximum performance efficiency so that you will get decades of savings from your Clean Burn system. Let our DSi Recycling Systems, Inc. representative show you how much you could save with the industry’s top selling furnace for 33 consecutive years, Clean Burn. At DSi, we sell SAVINGS! Contact Rick Farnan direct @ 309-253-2666 or

The Paul Gillrie Institute

Dealership Management Systems & All Dealer Technology Vendor

The Paul Gillrie Institute has helped more than 7,000 car dealers in the U.S. and Canada to dramatically reduce expenses, with more than 300 tech vendors to get the right technology for the right price and terms. Gillrie now tracks more than 300 tech vendors that dealers use in every category . The Gillrie Institute distinguishes itself by maintaining its position as the only consultant in the industry that does not have a business or financial relationship with any computer vendor. By completely eliminating any conflict of interest, the Institute concentrates only on the needs of its dealer clients and guarantees them the best discounts and terms from the vendors. Contact John Darmento at (800) 576-6959 or

Leading Edge Solutions

Computer and Networking Services

Contact Ken Bock at (847) 875-3557 or

Shartega Systems - Information Technology Management

Since 2001, Shartega has been providing dealerships with managed IT services. Their Complete IT solution offers the right technology planning along with technology best practices to provide a stable, reliable, and secure IT infrastructure. In addition, Shartega has a full-service help desk, field technicians, procurement team, project team, and technology partnerships with the biggest names in tech such as Microsoft, HP, Cisco, SonicWALL, AT&T, Verizon, and many more. Our mission is to deliver IT That Works All The Time, Every Time so you can focus on your dealership. Call us today to see how you can get a Complete IT solution and best-in-class IT support for your dealership! Contact Shartega IT at (773) 305-3535 or learn more at


Zurich’s dealer commitment is fueled by its national footprint and local community presence. The IL Zurich team minimizes friction and maximizes profitability in sales, service, and finance departments across the greater IL area.  Zurich is also home to a team of the most skilled reinsurance experts in the industry, leading to an above-average return on premium, making Zurich a premiere strategic partner for maintaining your automotive legacy. 

As a proud recommended partner of the CATA, Zurich is pleased to offer all CATA members the opportunity to enroll their Service Advisors in Zurich’s fast-paced, high-impact, three-course certification program, led by industry leader Steve Shaw, at the Zurich Customer rate of $695.00 (regular rate:  $995.00).  Additionally, CATA members receive Zurich Customer Pricing for enrollment in our industry-leading F&I seminars ($1295.00 versus $1795.00), held locally at our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg.  During the seminar, attendees unlock new approaches to appeal to your buyers’ unique learning styles through a process that generates greater customer engagement and interaction.  The sales process encompasses all aspects of the dealership, so this seminar is geared to F&I managers, F&I assistants, sales professionals, sales managers, and even dealer owners/principals.

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