From our exclusive 3-year/36,000 mile warranty to complimentary vehicle pick up and delivery, we’ve been refining our Commitment to Excellence for more than three decades. This is because C&M founders Chuck Hartogh and Mike Starovich have built a progressive, professional automotive business focused on:
- Keeping your car running better and longer with a team of automotive experts for every make and model.
- Providing pleasant and uncomplicated quality automotive service.
C&M Auto Service was founded in 1984, when business partners Chuck Hartogh and Mike Starovich purchased Bill’s Texaco in Glenview from Mike’s father, who was retiring after 40 years. They quickly exited the gas business to focus exclusively on automotive service. This required a larger location than the site of Bill’s Texaco, so they renovated the former Jennings Chevrolet and Wigglesworth Volvo showroom at 1723 A Waukegan Road in Glenview. The 11-bay, 5500 square foot repair facility opened on April 1, 1985, and served the community at that location for the next 20 years.
Ever-growing C&M opened a second location in Vernon Hills in October of 2001, and in February 2005, moved the Glenview site to a much larger and more modern facility at 835 Milwaukee Ave. The 10,000 square-foot, 13 bay state of the art shop offered our clients faster vehicle turnaround, increased loaner car availability, and a spacious customer lounge with wi-fi & internet workstations, a children’s play area, and an expanded beverage bar.
Chuck and Mike made a move in 2007 to experience the thrill of sole ownership- they separated C&M into two companies. In January Mike took the helm in Vernon Hills, and Chuck took the reins in Glenview.
In November 2014 C&M moved to its present location on Pickwick Avenue. This facility can accommodate larger trucks and buses.
With our state of the art facility, and staffed with industry-leading experts, we continue to provide courtesy, honesty, and quality with every service.