About Us

Two CARS Recon employees painting a car

Since 2003, CARS has reconditioned more than 8 million vehicles for auctions throughout America and grown from 12 to more than 700 full time employees at 41 shops in 32 locations throughout 18 states across the country and 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.

Our Purpose

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

We Believe

Rules guide us but we know every situation is unique. We believe in being firm but fair - sticking by the rules we have laid out while being sure to gather all the information before making any decisions.

Our Values

Relationships

We value our relationships with our team and customers, alike. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and care.

Honesty

Providing our customer with honest, consistent, trustworthy, and reliable services is something we take seriously every day.

Transparency

We supply labor, management and materials at a fixed price so you know what you are getting up front and remain transparent through the process.

Inclusivity

We always welcome, encourage, and celebrate different points of view and new approaches to problem solving.

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 served in management positions followed by roles 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 16 years from one location with twelve employees to operations in 18 states and over 700 employees.

Kay Hudson

Kay Hudson

COO
Harold Varvel

Harold Varvel

Director of Dealer Services
Philip Hill

Philip Hill

SVP of Finance & Admin
Nikki Liebler

Nikki Liebler

Director of Marketing & Customer Relations
Hilary Beamon

Hilary Beamon

Director of Human Resources
Samantha Parks

Samantha Parks

Auto Auction Jobs Talent Acquisition Specialist
Our History

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

Sixteen 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 sixteen 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.

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2003

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

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2003

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

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2004

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

Sixteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2008

CARS establishes its flagship headquarters near the Nashville airport.

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2008

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

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2014

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

Sixteen Years of Unrivaled Expansion and Achievement

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2015

Innovative tracker technology is rolled out.

Sixteen 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.

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2018

CARS begins providing reconditioning services for dealerships in fourth quarter.

Sixteen 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 sixteen years.

2019+

The sky is the limit!

Serving Nationwide

Our Locations

Map of the United States with 18 states highlighted showing CARS recon locations
OK
Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Texas

Houston

Iowa

Grimes (Des Moines)

Kentucky

Lexington

Louisville

Tennessee

Memphis

Nashville

Old Hickory (Nashville)

Virginia

Dulles

Harrisonburg

Fredericksburg

Virginia Beach

North Carolina

Charlotte

South Carolina

Darlington

Leesville

Alabama

Birmingham

Massachussets

Boston

Acton

Pennsylvania

Cranberry Township (Pittsburgh)

Mercer

York

East Petersburgh (Lancaster)

Colorado

Fountain (Colorado Springs)

Ohio

Northfield (Cleveland)

Columbus

Indiana

Indianapolis

Missouri

St. Louis

Florida

Jacksonville

Tampa

Sarasota

New Jersey

Manville

IL
Illinois

Bolingbrook

Chicago

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