Meet Our Kansas City Team
We have proudly served the Kansas City area since 1993. Our Kansas City shop is our headquarters and also where you can meet our owners, Nick and Carla Sallas.
Service Advisor – Start Date 2/3/2020 One of Chase’s great assets is his people skills. We see him in action everyday with customers taking the time to solve their car problems, really taking time and finding out what they need. Chase graduated from UMKC in 2019 with a Business Degree allowing him to also bring business knowledge to the front office keeping things professional. When Chase came on board as a service advisor, we noticed right away his communication skills were a real bonus for our customers and his ability to relate to their situation is incredibly valuable. Chase loves spending time with his wife Madison and their dog Mac. Chase is eager to assist with any of your car care needs.
Service Advisor Assistant– Start Date 8/4/2020 Noel started his time at Sallas Auto as a porter back around 2005 when he was in high school. He left and went to college for Automotive Technology at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He came back to Sallas to work as a technician for a short time until in 2014 Noel joined the Army and became a paratrooper. After 6 years in the Army he returned back to Kansas City with his wife and daughter ready to start his career again find his way back to Sallas for a 3rd time! Noel enjoys working closely with customers to figure out what their needs are and solving their problems. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, spending time with his family and working on projects around the house.
Service Advisor - March 2022
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.
Service Advisor Assistant - Aug 2021
Robert Morse, or should we say “Supertech”, is one of our ASE Master Certified Technicians at Sallas Auto Repair. Robert is an integral member of the Sallas Auto Repair team. His nickname around the shop is fitting, as he is one of the most knowledgeable, speedy, efficient and experienced technicians in the world. As a 16-year-old, Robert worked at a car lot in Santa Cruz, CA and then for Ford Motor Company and other auto repair shops. In his spare time, Robert trades working on cars for working on computers and hangs out with his family. His guarantee to Sallas customers is that when he works on their vehicle, it leaves the shop in top shape.
Start date - 6/25/18
Todd is a Master Certified Technician and been using his mechanical skills since 1992. Todd’s hobbies are shooting guns and good family time on the weekends Todd is an integral member of the Sallas Auto Team.
Start date - 10/17/18
Lake is a Certified Technician and been a technician since 2010. Cars racing and paint ball
Master Mechanic - May 2022
Certified Mechanic - Feb 2022
General Mechanic - Dec 2021
Driver/Customer Assistance 2021
Jill Mitchell is Sallas with a smile. It could be because she’s a grandma of a precious four-year-old. Or that she loves working on her lawn. Or, it could be because she has a ton of fun working at Sallas Auto Repair. With over 20 years of experience in the administrative business, Jill keeps all of our “t’s” crossed and “i’s” dotted. She’s a utility player, as she can be found answering the phone, processing paperwork or even giving customers a ride. Jill carries our commitment to really care for each customer. She’s always pleasant, smiling and ready to listen to whatever they have to say.
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.
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.
Detailer & Porter
- Start Date: September 28, 2022
- Start Date: December 19, 2022