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About CARS of America > Meet the Team

Your CARS of America auto experts

Our team members have been with us an average of 14 years, and we believe that speaks to how we run our business.

Customer Service Team | Cars Of America

Brian Blohm | Cars Of America, Inc

Brian Blohm, Managing Partner – Operations, started his career with CARS in 1992 and has been with us ever since. Brian is an ASE-Certified Automotive Service Technician and ASE-Certified Service Advisor, who is currently part of an RLO Customer Service Training program. A graduate of Triton College with an associate’s degree in applied sciences, he has continued his training and education. He has completed RLO Shop Management and RLO Time Management courses and is a graduate of the Automotive Training Institute. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on cars and boating.

Bob Dupre | Cars Of America, Inc

Bob Dupre, Director of Business Development, began his automotive career in 1962 and founded CARS in 1972. He is an ASE-Certified Service Consultant, has completed RLO Advanced Customer Service Training and is also certified in General Motors Automatic Temperature Controls. In his free time, Bob enjoys skiing and gardening and is involved with Habitat for Humanity in Lake County, Ill. He is the past director and president for the Crystal River Park Homeowner’s Association, past member of the Chicago Board of Education Vocational Advisory Board and past director for the Lee Auto Parts/Bumper-To-Bumper Automotive Service Dealers Council.

Kelly Thomas | Cars Of America, Inc

Kelly Thomas, Manager Partner – Accounting, has been with the CARS team since 1986. She has completed the RLO Business and Shop Management courses and is currently part of an RLO Customer Service Training program. In her free time, she enjoys boating, off-roading, rock-crawling and camping.


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