About Us

Two CARS Recon employees painting a car

Since 2003, CARS has reconditioned more than 8 million vehicles for auctions throughout America and has grown from 12 employees to more than 400 full-time employees at 16 shops throughout 12 states across the country, in addition to a presence in the UK.

Premier auto Reconditioning

Increased Vehicle Value

We are the premier auto reconditioning services company and the leading provider of labor, management and materials for the processing of vehicles for dealerships and the auto auctions industry. We have proudly built a hard-working team with a strong value system that is centered around honesty and family commitments.

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Clean engine

Our Purpose

We strive to be better today than we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we are today in all of our endeavors.

Car being washed

Our Mission

Our mission is to add value to our customer's business by providing labor, management, and materials to provide services in dealerships and auto auctions.

Car being prepped for painting

Our CORE Values

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Consistently maintaining efforts showcasing attention to detail to strive for excellence.

Worker washing car

SAFETY

Providing and maintaining a safe culture for employees and customers which expands throughout our industry.

Worker drying car

COMMITMENT

Dedication to our values and mission.

Men discussing business

COMMUNICATION

Effectively connecting with individuals in a clear and respectful manner.

Guiding your reconditioning needs
Guiding your needs

Meet Our Leadership Team

Ron Hope

President/CEO

For over fifty years, Ron Hope has been a fixture in the automotive industry and community. Beginning his career with Chrysler in the 1960’s, he has served in management positions at ADT Auction Group and ADESA Corporation. In 1999, Ron formed Global Automotive Solutions and began consulting for British Car Auctions, assisting in their growth across the European continent. In 2002, Ron returned to the US and formed Capital Automotive Reconditioning Services (CARS), which has expanded over the past 18 years from one location with twelve employees to operations in 12 states and over 400 employees.

Harold Varvel

Director of Dealer Services

Philip Hill

SVP of Finance & Admin

Hilary Beamon

Director of Human Resources
Our History

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

Explore the points below to see how CARS has become the premier auto reconditioning services company over the last eighteen years.

Men reminiscing

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

Explore the points below to see how CARS has become the premier auto reconditioning services company over the last eighteen years.

2003

CARS Recon, Inc is formed. Operations began at Butler Auto Auction in Pittsburgh, PA on March 17 with twelve employees and ended the day with eight.

Pittsburgh skyline

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

Explore the points below to see how CARS had become the premier auto reconditioning services company over the last eighteen years.

2003

CARS takes on a large auction in Las Vegas, NV in June.

Las Vegas

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2003

By December, CARS is operating in three locations in three states.

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Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

Explore the points below to see how CARS had become the premier auto reconditioning services company over the last eighteen years.

2004

CARS takes on more locations, including a paint shop in Jacksonville, FL and is accepted as an associate member of NAAA.

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Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2008

CARS establishes its flagship headquarters near the Nashville airport.

Nashville skyline

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

Explore the points below to see how CARS had become the premier auto reconditioning services company over the last eighteen years.

2008

Despite the economic crisis, CARS experiences rapid growth as more auctions rely on the cost savings outsourcing provides.

Worker washing car

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

Explore the points below to see how CARS had become the premier auto reconditioning services company over the last eighteen years.

2014

Senior management travels to the United Kingdom to learn from the British auto auction process.

London skyline

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2015

Innovative tracker technology is rolled out.

Using Tracker technology on tablet

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2016

CARS enters into an agreement with Trim Perfect, based in the UK. CARS’ European operations expansion begins.

Trimperfect repair shop

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2018

CARS begins providing reconditioning services for dealerships in fourth quarter.

Smiling Cars employee

Eighteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2021+

The sky is the limit!

Ron Hope
Serving Nationwide

Nationwide Locations

US map of Cars locations
OK
Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Texas

None (yet)

Arizona

Tolleson (Phoenix)

Kentucky

Louisville

Tennessee

Lebanon

Memphis

Virginia

Harrisonburg

Fredericksburg

North Carolina

None (yet)

South Carolina

Darlington

Leesville

Alabama

Birmingham

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Pennsylvania

Cranberry Township (Pittsburgh)

Colorado

Aurora

Ohio

Columbus

Indiana

Indianapolis

No items found.
No items found.
New Jersey

None (yet)

IL
Illinois

Matteson (Chicago)

Oregon

Portland

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