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Meet Our Overland Park Team

We have proudly served the Overland Park community's auto repair needs since 2006.

Want to be a part of this stellar team? Learn more about employment with Sallas Auto.

Meet Our Owners

 

John Blau auto repair team

Johnny Blauw: Service Advisor

John Blauw holds down the fort at our Overland Park Repair Shop – lovingly known as Sallas Auto 2. John’s one of the best managers we’ve ever seen, and his team and customers love him. A Kansas City native, John has gained all of his experience while working in the industry. He’s worked with cars for 32 years. He’s worked under the hood. He’s managed people. He’s got AMI and ASA training certificates. He’s got mad people skills. And he’s a rock star when it comes to running a repair shop. John’s love for building relationships with our customers is evident through our customer loyalty and referral rate. He is honest and doesn’t ever sell anything to a customer that they don’t need. That is why we love him. In addition to loving his management job, he also enjoys family time, outdoorsman activities and working around the house.

 

Larry auto repair team

Larry Freestone: Service Advisor

Larry has been in the auto industry since he was young, and his experience in all facets of auto repair shines through. Larry will always greet you with a big smile and he thrives on answering questions from our customers so that you have a complete understanding of repairs. This Iowa born and bread guy also loves spending time with his family, watching dirt track races and you may even find him in a few races of his own.

Kevin Brewer

Kevin Brewer

Kevin is a General Service Technician

dan auto repair team

Dan Brier

Dan Brier has been a part of the Sallas Auto family since 2012. His positivity is contagious. Dan keeps the mood light, not only with customers, but also with his coworkers. Providing a positive experience is his main goal - and it shows. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Dan lived in Santa Clara, CA for many years before returning to KC and joining our family. After hours, Dan enjoys staying active playing basketball and taking part in extreme mountain biking.

sam einfeldt

Sam Einfeldt

Sam's smile gives away his perspective. He's happiest when he's greeting customers and providing excellent service. Since he joined our family in 2013, he's spread a positive attitude and a love for our customers, embodying the Sallas Auto philosophy of putting customers first! In addition to his love of cars, he really enjoys the wonderful world of saltwater fish tanks.

jarrod jones

Jarrod Jones

Jarrod is a Kansas City native who's been training and working on cars for several years. His love for auto repair is easy to see - he takes classes and pours his effort into diagnosing and fixing each problem right - the first time. When he isn't at the shop, you can catch him playing the bass in a band or riding Honda motorcycles that he spends time fixing.

 

Nick Sallas auto repair team

Nick Sallas

Nick Sallas had a dream, but instead of building a baseball field in green pastures, he set out to open an auto repair shop that provided excellent work and superior service. Native to Kansas City, he started Sallas Auto in 1993 and has grown the business into a successful two-location repair shop over the past 30 years. Nick’s always been a “car guy.” His training with GM, Goodyear, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, as well as his ASE Master Technician certification makes him one of the smartest guys in the business. Plus, he’s a great boss, too. Nick’s commitment to treat each staff member like family has led him to have one of the most committed teams of mechanics, many who’ve been with the company over 20 years. His family-like atmosphere transfers to his customers with his personal promise to treat each customer like family through respect and honesty. As a family man, Nick also loves spending time with his wife Carla, watching his kids play soccer and vacationing.
 

 Carla Sallas

Carla Sallas

No auto repair shop is complete without a leading lady, and for Sallas Auto that gal is Carla Sallas. Carla works alongside her husband, Nick Sallas, who got her interested in the automotive business as a head-over-heels in-love 21-year-old. Carla joined the team in 1999 to bring her corporate experience to the Sallas team and oversee the customer service, human resources and marketing plan. (She's the brains behind our wonderful coupons!) She’s passionate about carrying out the Sallas mission and vision of doing things “right” in the customer’s eyes. She’s thankful for the personal relationship her family has developed with many customers in order to provide them an excellent educational experience (and not a sales pitch.) When she’s not getting to know customers and making sure the team is going above and beyond expectations, Carla’s involved in raising her two girls in a solid Christian foundation and spending time in the mountains and on sunny family vacations at the beach.