Frankfort Family Auto

Frankfort Family Automotive Repair is owned and operated by Bill & Tracy Sampognaro. Their expertise is firmly rooted in more than two decades of quality service. Bill’s automotive career began at the Flossmoor Standard gas station. During that time he assisted with maintenance jobs, such as oil changes, serpentine belts, wiper blades, headlamps, and tire repairs. He even ran the full-service gasoline pump!

Our vision is to provide all customers with an honest assessment of their vehicles' needs, be able to attend to the repairs when the customer needs it done, and stand behind our workmanship. We're not happy unless the customer is thrilled with the experience and we have exceeded expectations.


Bill
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President & Master Technician

Bill is the owner and an ASE-Certified Automotive Master Technician with more than 32 years of experience. Electrical and computer diagnostics may be his specialty, but Bill is a skilled technician

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Bill: President & Master Technician

performing virtually any repair, whether it's domestic or import, treasured classic or 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.

Bill's love of cars began as a young boy helping out at his parents' car wash in Chicago. 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. 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, visiting car shows, traveling and playing volleyball.

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Tracy
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Vice President

You’ll most likely spot Tracy in the front of the shop interacting with customers, but she knows almost as much about cars as the guys in the garage. Tracy wears many hats, from greeting customers at the front desk, to writing up

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Tracy: Vice President

service orders and obtaining parts. She also skillfully manages the marketing and PR for the business. 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.

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Stephanie
stephanie
Office Manager

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

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Stephanie: Office Manager

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. 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 even helped restore her own 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, attending car shows and cruising around in that Barracuda.

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Douglas
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ASE-Certified Technician

In the garage, Douglas is jack of all trades, but his specialties are brakes and suspension. With 17 years of experience as a technician, Douglas can be best defined by his genuine friendliness and honesty with customers, understanding

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Douglas: ASE-Certified Technician

the importance of earning their trust.

As Bill and Tracy’s oldest son, it’s no wonder Douglas started tinkering on vehicles when he was very young. Following in his father's footsteps, he’s made being a mechanic not only his career but also his passion. He is a huge Mopar fan, having restored his own 1974 Plymouth Duster, better known as "Dougster". He takes great pride in being a mechanic and working alongside his father in the family business. When he's not in the shop, Douglas loves to spend time with his lovely wife, Becky, their beautiful kids Giana and Dominic and dog Cooper. Douglas's hobbies include fishing, softball, bowling, art, and woodworking.

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Steve
steve
ASE-Certified & BMW Factory Trained Technician

If your car is an import, you’ll be happy to know that Frankfort Family Auto has a BMW Factory Trained Technician on staff. The rigorous training from BMW is an ongoing process. But Steve’s skills and invaluable knowledge

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Steve: ASE-Certified & BMW Factory Trained Technician

of imports is not limited to BMW. His 19 years of experience working with marquees like Mercedes, Jaguar, Volvo and other import and domestic vehicles makes him an indispensable part of the team. Steve grew up in the south suburbs and still lives there with his wife and two daughters. His dream car is to one day own Bill and Tracy’s yellow Viper!

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Brian
brian
ASE-Certified Technician

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 wasfully trained by shop owner Bill Sampognaro in diagnosing,

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Brian: ASE-Certified Technician

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.

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Tony
tony
Tire Technician & Truck Operator

Tony is the youngest of Bill and Tracy’s 3 children, and certainly shares their love of cars in his genes. A certified tire technician, Tony could best be described as the logistics captain at Frankfort Family Automotive. He helps

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Tony: Tire Technician & Truck Operator

maintain the flow in the shop. That could include picking up parts for a repair, or picking up and dropping off a customer while their services are performed. Tony loves country music and like the rest of the family, covets American muscle cars. His dream machine? The “General Lee” 1968 Charger from Dukes of Hazard.

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Billy
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Tow Truck Operator

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

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Billy: Tow Truck Operator

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. Billy has been with the Sampognaro Family Automotive Team since opening day. In fact he worked at the Flossmoor shop before Bill and Tracy took over as owners. As a south-suburban native and long-time employee of that facility, his familiarity with the community and customers is vital. 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.

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Why Choose us?

Quality Work

We utilize some of the most-advanced diagnostic equipment available. Coupled with decades of experience, we can identify the exact part or procedure that allows us to provide top-quality service, whether it's preventative maintenance, emergency repair, or inspections.

No Surprises

We provide you with the facts, a detailed quote, and sound advice to help you prioritize your maintenance and repairs accordingly. We take the time to explain the repairs carefully and show you exactly what is wrong. We will always get your approval before any work begins and our quotes are the bottom line.

Timely Turnaround

Our team of highly qualified, professional technicians and service managers work together to complete your service on time and within budget.

Personal Service

We make your service experience our priority. Whether you need a ride from the shop, vehicle drop-off, or towed- we can accommodate your request.

Our Commitment

We understand that your vehicle is a major investment and that is why when you choose Frankfort Family Auto Repair we care for your car as if it were our own. Our goal is to help you maintain a safe and reliable vehicle that you will rely on for many years.