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Meet our team

Bill

President & Master Technician

bill Bill is an ASE Certified Automotive Technician with more than 32 years of experience. Bill's love of cars began as a young boy watching them go in and out of his parents' car wash in Chicago. He even pitched in by helping his folks keep their customers' cars shiny. In high school, Bill worked at a few auto repair shops including Flossmoor Standard. But his dreams were even bigger… so in 1988 he purchased his first automotive repair shop in Park Forest. Ten years later he expanded to a second location, now known as Flossmoor Family Automotive Repair. Electrical work may be his specialty, but Bill is a skilled technician doing virtually any repair, whether it's domestic, import, a treasured classic or a fine-tuned track car. More than just an owner, Bill truly is a hands-on mechanic who on any given day might repair tires, diagnose short circuits, install new brakes, then wrap up the evening with a few hours on restorations. In fact in his early twenties, he and his wife, Tracy, along with their three kids rebuilt a 1937 Plymouth, 1969 Dodge Coronet, 1970 Plymouth Cuda and a 1965 Dodge Dart. All of which earned features in Mopar Magazines. Bill served as President of the Viper Club of America, Illinois Region for eight years, where he and Tracy coordinated meetings, race events, cruises, tours and car shows. Bill's hobbies include racing his Viper, restoring old cars, car shows, traveling and playing volleyball. In his free time Bill celebrates life with his Family & Friends.

Tracy

Vice President

tracyTracy wears many hats, from greeting customers at the front desk, writing up service orders, obtaining parts to skillfully managing the marketing and PR. Tracy always takes the time to listen and enjoys getting to know her clients as more than mere customers. She takes pride in her work and family. In her spare time she enjoys watching her grandchildren, traveling, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie

Office Manager

stephanie Stephanie earned a B.S. in Business Management from Millikin University in Decatur. As Bill and Tracy's daughter, she grew up in the family business and shares her parents' values of taking care of the customer with honesty and dependability. With dedication and attention to detail she manages the front office, greeting customers with a warm, friendly smile, taking appointments, writing estimates, handling orders and bridging the lines of communication between customer and technician as well as the technician and parts vendors. Stephanie is always eager to help the customer in any way she can. Stephanie is passionate about her work, and about cars, like her parents. She just completed restoring her dream car, a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. She relishes her time with her wonderful husband, Brian, and their two sons, Seth and Luke. She also enjoys singing, playing volleyball, car shows and cruising around in that Barracuda.

Brian

Shop Manager & Head Technician

brian Brian got his first taste of mechanical work at a very young age while growing up on his Dad's farm, now in its fourth generation. Brian joined the Flossmoor Family Automotive Team in 2003 and was fully trained by shop owner Bill Sampognaro in diagnosing, parts replacement, performance modification, complete car restoration and service writing. Brian is very passionate about his career, providing every vehicle that enters the Flossmoor Family shop the same meticulous care as if it were his own personal vehicle. He achieved his Associate's Degree in Business Accounting from Prairie State College. Brian is also certified in the Automotive Service Excellence Program (ASE). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Stephanie and his two sons Seth and Luke. He's also an avid ATV rider, who finds even more thrills taking part in or watching all types of racing.

Billy

Tow Truck Operator

billy Billy has been with the Flossmoor Family Automotive Team since opening day. He worked at the station even before Bill and Tracy took over as owners. As a Flossmoor native as well as long-time employee of the facility, his familiarity with the community and customers is a vital asset. Billy stays busy running between both shops and is always Johnny on the Spot. He is more than just a tow truck operator. His duties include parts acquisition, picking up and dropping off customers, oil changes, tire repairs, snow plowing and helping keep the shop spotless. Always treating the customers ever so kindly he is the sand in-between the stones that fills up the gaps to keep the shop running smoothly. In his spare time he operates a garage full of remote control (RC) cars. He even volunteered at the Chicagoland Speedway to show off the RC cars.

James

Technician in Training

james James is Bill and Tracy's nephew. James completed his first auto shop class last year as a junior and plans on continuing his schooling in the automotive industry as a senior followed by trade school. He aspires to become a Certified Technician like his uncle. His extracurricular activities include the varsity bowling team and soccer. We are proud to have him part of our team and look forward to watching him grow within the automotive industry.