Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Lexus of Orland is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Sales Staff

General Manager CHRIS  KOWALIS
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(708) 998-5445
General Manager
CHRIS KOWALIS
Director of Marketing Ryan Kowalis
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Director of Marketing
Ryan Kowalis
General Sales Manager Kevin Martin
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I started in the automotive industry in September, 2008 and the following year I came to Lexus of Orland. I started with Lexus of Orland as a salesman and have worked my way up to General Sales Manager by creating incredible purchasing/leasing experiences for thousands of customers. I am married and have a 30 year old son and just recently became a grandfather to a beautiful baby girl. I strive to give guests at Lexus of Orland the best experience possible. Lexus Master Certified
(708) 998-5445
General Sales Manager
Kevin Martin
Pre-Owned Manager BOB  VITTORIO
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36 years of experience in the automotive business. Have worked for the Kowalis family for 15 years. Have a wife 24 years and 2 dogs. Enjoy all forms of auto racing. Vice president of my hometown association. Lexus Certified.
(708) 998-5445
Pre-Owned Manager
BOB VITTORIO
Sales Manager JIM MCOLGAN
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My name is Jim McColgan but everyone calls me Jimmy Mac. I've been in the auto business for 37 years and have truly enjoyed all the relationships I've formed over the years with my clients. I've been happily married for 32 years and live in Orland Park. I am and avid golfer and loyal a Bears and Backhawks fan. (708) 998-5445
Sales Manager
JIM MCOLGAN
Sales & Leasing Consultant JIM  BOULOS
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Sales consultant at Lexus of Orland for 24 years. Master Certified sale consultant for 18 years. Greek nationality Classical for over 40 years Lexus Master Certified
(708) 342-6408
Sales & Leasing Consultant
JIM BOULOS
Sales & Leasing Consultant CHRIS  MERX
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Hi, I am Chris , I've been working here since 2010. I take my job very seriously and have pride in my work. I have lots of repeat of business and referrals. i have 3 expansive daughters. Please buy your next car from me. Feel free to reach out to me at anytime at 815-919-0151. Thank you. Lexus Master Certified
(708) 342-6447
Sales & Leasing Consultant
CHRIS MERX
Sales & Leasing Consultant SAMMIE  SCOTT
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25 years in the auto industry. 6 years at Lexus of Orland. I love to travel, try new restaurants and meeting new people. Lexus Certified. Lexus Certified
(708) 342-6432
Sales & Leasing Consultant
SAMMIE SCOTT
Sales & Leasing Consultant MAREK  OKREGLAK
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Mark (highcanber) with Kowails Family since 09-2012. started at orland toyota for 4 years end in 2016, stated at lexus orland now and work for both stores Toyota Lexus. I've 3 years live in orland park, il Love singing and watching sky jumping, football. soccer and enjoying playing golf Bilingual: English/Polish
(708) 342-6471
Sales & Leasing Consultant
MAREK OKREGLAK
Sales & Leasing Consultant AIMAN  HAMDAN
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I've been in the automotive industry for 7 years. I made the transition to Lexus of Orland because of my passion for such an amazing brand and to be part of such a great automotive family, My goal is to make the buying process informative, simple and straight forward for each customer - I Speak Arabic
(708) 342-6484
Sales & Leasing Consultant
AIMAN HAMDAN
Sales & Leasing Consultant LG  SEARS
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(708) 998-5445
Sales & Leasing Consultant
LG SEARS
Sales & Leasing Consultant MIKE  FREDETTE
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Mike has been in the automotive industry for 45 years. He lives with his wife Jennifer and enjoys golf and oil painting in his free time. He is also a private pilot. Mike is a master certified sales consultant. Take advantage of Mike's many years of experience and satisfying customers when you buy your next Lexus.
(708) 342-6496
Sales & Leasing Consultant
MIKE FREDETTE
Sales & Leasing Consultant Mariea Bojan
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I have been in the car industry for 15 years, all with the Kowalis family. 15 years as the receptionist and 4 months in sales. I have a son, a daughter, a grandson, and a granddaughter. I love spending time with family, going on vacations, and working out.
(708) 998-5445
Sales & Leasing Consultant
Mariea Bojan
Sales & Leasing Consultant John Schultz
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Sales & Leasing Consultant
John Schultz
Sales & Leasing Consultant LORENZO  LOWERY
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(708) 998-5445
Sales & Leasing Consultant
LORENZO LOWERY
Delivery Specialist MARTY  PIVIT
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Lexus Certified
(708) 342-6434
Delivery Specialist
MARTY PIVIT
Internet Sales MEGAN  SANTIAGO
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I've been with Lexus of Orland since 2012. I live in the city of Chicago with my fiance and 12 year old daughter. My hobbies include Zumba, trying new restaurants and spending time with my 2 Dogs.
(708) 998-5445
Internet Sales
MEGAN SANTIAGO
Internet Sales TARA  FURST
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Kowalis employee since 2017. Hockey fanatic, horror movie lover, cat mom.
(708) 998-5445
Internet Sales
TARA FURST

Meet Our Service Staff

Service Director KEITH  OMEARA
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(708) 998-4522
Service Director
KEITH OMEARA
Service Manager Joe Pervazas
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I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Married for over 20 years with 2 boys. For better or worse I like my Bears and White Sox. I have my associates in criminal justice, I'm tri-lingual, and have over 21 years of in the automotive field in sales/service.
Service Manager
Joe Pervazas
Service Advisor TONY  CESARIO
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I have been in the automotive industry for over 35 years. This is because I have a passion for cars. I am also a saltwater fish enthusiast. (708) 342-6435
Service Advisor
TONY CESARIO
Service Advisor Morgan Kosiba
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I have been in the automotive industry for 6 years. My hobbies include reading, yoga, and spending time with family and friends. (708) 342-6411
Service Advisor
Morgan Kosiba
Service Advisor Eric Erickson
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My passion for automobiles can be traced back to my pre-professional days. I have 18 years in the industry.
Service Advisor
Eric Erickson
Service Advisor Julien Boss
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Raised in NYC but have been in Chicago for 12 years. Pets, photography, and automobiles are my passion. I have been in the industry for 9 years.
Service Advisor
Julien Boss
Service Advisor Dariusz Pawlica
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Hello, I'm Dariusz. I am a friendly, easy to get along with individual who is a die-hard automotive enthusiast. I have always had a passion for cars and mechanics since a young age. I'm in my 14th year in the business now and wouldn't change it ever. Knowledgable, passionate, and a family man with good values. I enjoy tinkering in the garage in my free time and spending time with family and friends. I am also fluent in Polish as my secondary language. Always eager to help and give a personal opinion on what's important on your vehicle. Hope to see you all soon!
Service Advisor
Dariusz Pawlica
Service Advisor Mark Zaremba
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I entered the automotive world in 2019 after spending 41 years in the computer industry, specifically IBM, looking forward to bringing my expertise to life long friends at the Kowalis Dealership. Married 35 years to wife Michele with 3 children Meghan (30), Abbie (28) and Joseph (23). A sports enthusiast, played college baseball and founded a travel baseball organization + coached for 20 years.
Service Advisor
Mark Zaremba

Meet Our Parts Staff

Parts Manager BOB  SCHULTZ
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(708) 998-4594
Parts Manager
BOB SCHULTZ
Parts Specialist MARIO  CHAVEZ
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(708) 998-4594
Parts Specialist
MARIO CHAVEZ
Parts Specialist ZACK  MEEGAN
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(708) 998-4594
Parts Specialist
ZACK MEEGAN
Service Advisor Tim Kosiba
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(708) 998-4594
Service Advisor
Tim Kosiba

Meet Our FINANCE & INSURANCE Staff

Finance Manager MICHAEL  BANNOS
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(708) 614-8700 x282
Finance Manager
MICHAEL BANNOS
Finance Manager Ziad Altamimi
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(708) 614-8700 x225
Finance Manager
Ziad Altamimi

Meet Our Office Staff

Controller Diane Vellender
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Controller
Diane Vellender
Office Manager Linda Beckwith
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Office Manager
Linda Beckwith

Our Location

Lexus of Orland
8300 W. 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60462

Sales: 708-590-4229
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This was the last stop after a long day of car shopping and frankly I just wanted to go home. We met Mike and his personable, professional and no pressure approach was refreshing. He spent time with us answering our questions and was very patient. Needless to say we left with the car! He & Martha...

- ckb711, CARS

This was the last stop after a long day of car shopping and frankly I just wanted to go home. We met Mike and his personable, professional and no pressure approach was refreshing. He spent time with us answering our questions and was very patient. Needless to say we left with the car! He & Martha...

- ckb711, DEALERRATER

Excellent Chris was outstanding as was the whole team I worked with and do this survey just goes on and on and on and let's end it

- Nuzland, CARS

The quality of service and attention to details was commendable. Staff were concerned about any questions or concerns I had. I would heartily recommend them.

- lterando, DEALERRATER

Excellent Chris was outstanding as was the whole team I worked with and do this survey just goes on and on and on and let’s end it

- Nuzland, DEALERRATER

The quality of service and attention to details was commendable. Staff were concerned about any questions or concerns I had. I would heartily recommend them.

- lterando, CARS

Very nice sales people. Thorough and excellent service. Great customer service. My salesperson took the time to go over features of the vehicle and answer all questions.

- lorilie67, CARS

Very nice sales people. Thorough and excellent service. Great customer service. My salesperson took the time to go over features of the vehicle and answer all questions.

- lorilie67, DEALERRATER

awesome e-comm follow-up, waiting for things to settle down due to Covid-19

- Mike, CARGURUS

The reason the salesman was very slow and the finance man kept getting smart with us wasn't very friendly made us feel uncomfortable or wish I had went somewhere else

- pastorqf68, CARS

The reason the salesman was very slow and the finance man kept getting smart with us wasn’t very friendly made us feel uncomfortable or wish I had went somewhere else

- pastorqf68, DEALERRATER

I had a very quick pleasant purchase experience. They made sure everything I asked of them was taken care of and the entire process went the way I wanted it. Definitely recommended Lexus of Orland!

- adam4723, DEALERRATER

I had a very quick pleasant purchase experience. They made sure everything I asked of them was taken care of and the entire process went the way I wanted it. Definitely recommended Lexus of Orland!

- adam4723, CARS

Sammie is a great salesman: He is very knowledgeable about all of the LEXUS vehicles. He is friendly and has a great personality which makes you feel at ease during what can be a frustrating experience. General Manager Kevin Martin was also very helpful and a great person to interact with, normally...

- TRAV 1, CARS

Sammie is a great salesman: He is very knowledgeable about all of the LEXUS vehicles. He is friendly and has a great personality which makes you feel at ease during what can be a frustrating experience. General Manager Kevin Martin was also very helpful and a great person to interact with, normally...

- TRAV 1, DEALERRATER

This was the single best car buying experience I have ever had. John gave incredible service and attention without being cheesy or annoying. Most importantly, once I decided which vehicle I wanted to purchase John went above and beyond to find me the Lexus that I was looking for. He is very...

- LDGARDNE, DEALERRATER

This was the single best car buying experience I have ever had. John gave incredible service and attention without being cheesy or annoying. Most importantly, once I decided which vehicle I wanted to purchase John went above and beyond to find me the Lexus that I was looking for. He is very...

- LDGARDNE, CARS

AYMAN HAMDAN AND ZIAD AL TAMIMI ARE AWSOME . I WALKED IN , TRADED MY VEHICLE, GOT WHAT I WANTED AND IM HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE. THANK YOU GUYS .

- sufian, CARS

Top notch in all aspects of the business.

- Patrick, CARGURUS

AYMAN HAMDAN AND ZIAD AL TAMIMI ARE AWSOME . I WALKED IN , TRADED MY VEHICLE, GOT WHAT I WANTED AND IM HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE. THANK YOU GUYS .

- sufian, DEALERRATER

Top notch service and quality in all aspects.

- Patrick McMahon, GOOGLE

I was a little anxious about returning to Lexus after a very disappointing experience when purchasing a 2010 Lexus from an employee that no longer works there. But after driving several vehicles at a few other dealerships, I decided to go back. I was relieved to hear that the person who insulted me...

- bjliepold, CARS

I was waiting for Rx350 2020 to come for months and when it become available did not find the car I was looking for in Illinois and the neighboring states as well. Went to Lexus of Orland and talked to Mike Fredette and ended ordering the car by a special order. it came before the expected date but...

- FrankH at Mokena, CARS

My experience was nothing short of excellent! Aimen made sure that we were taken care of from the moment we hit the door. The customer service was very friendly, informative, and undivided. We were educated on purchase vs leasing options. Aimen also made sure that the options at hand were fitting...

- chakac, DEALERRATER

I was waiting for Rx350 2020 to come for months and when it become available did not find the car I was looking for in Illinois and the neighboring states as well. Went to Lexus of Orland and talked to Mike Fredette and ended ordering the car by a special order. it came before the expected date but...

- FrankH at Mokena, DEALERRATER

I was a little anxious about returning to Lexus after a very disappointing experience when purchasing a 2010 Lexus from an employee that no longer works there. But after driving several vehicles at a few other dealerships, I decided to go back. I was relieved to hear that the person who insulted me...

- bjliepold, DEALERRATER

It is Tony that makes all the difference at Lexus. He is fair, honest and you can trust him to give you the best deal. I have all of my service done at Lexus of Orland.

- Judith Benson, GOOGLE

My experience was great , Chris my Salseman was professional and most of all, he new the car that he was selling to me . He answered all of my questions and made this a seamless process.

- JUDEAVINGER, DEALERRATER

My experience was great , Chris my Salseman was professional and most of all, he new the car that he was selling to me . He answered all of my questions and made this a seamless process.

- JUDEAVINGER, CARS

I was in the market for a used certified Lexus so I stopped in the Orland Lexus dealership that is minutes from my house. I was immediately greeted by John Schultz. He was extremely helpful with any and every question I had. We were able to locate a Lexus ES 350 at the Merrillville location and get...

- stipps, CARS

Thank you Lexus of Orlando for helping me with the new car thank you to Chris for outstanding job help me with all the question I had.

- italo, CARS

I was happy with Aiman as my salesperson. He wasn't push and I was very comfortable with him. I am happy with my new Lexus

- gwenrenee.ot, CARS

I was in the market for a used certified Lexus so I stopped in the Orland Lexus dealership that is minutes from my house. I was immediately greeted by John Schultz. He was extremely helpful with any and every question I had. We were able to locate a Lexus ES 350 at the Merrillville location and get...

- stipps, DEALERRATER

I was happy with Aiman as my salesperson. He wasn’t push and I was very comfortable with him. I am happy with my new Lexus

- gwenrenee.ot, DEALERRATER

Thank you Lexus of Orlando for helping me with the new car thank you to Chris for outstanding job help me with all the question I had.

- italo, DEALERRATER

We were greeted as soon as we arrived by Jim. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable! I dislike car shopping and salesmen who are deceitful or pushy. Shopping at Lexus of Orland was refreshing and I'm confident that I worked with the right dealership/salesperson!

- KimEdwards, DEALERRATER

I don't like the politics involved with car shopping but I must say that my visit to Orland was very pleasing. Mariea was one of the best sales people I have encountered. She was amazingly accommodating, available, and authentic. Mike Bannos was able to work some magic and get me a deal better than...

- sward10, DEALERRATER

I don't like the politics involved with car shopping but I must say that my visit to Orland was very pleasing. Mariea was one of the best sales people I have encountered. She was amazingly accommodating, available, and authentic. Mike Bannos was able to work some magic and get me a deal better than...

- sward10, CARS

We were greeted as soon as we arrived by Jim. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable! I dislike car shopping and salesmen who are deceitful or pushy. Shopping at Lexus of Orland was refreshing and I'm confident that I worked with the right dealership/salesperson!

- KimEdwards, CARS

Nice

- GuruSS1S4, CARGURUS

AWESOME! Customer service, personable, no hassle. Sammie Scott got me what I wanted. He ensured I was satisfied during my visit and afterwards. Sammie explained the great service department resources as well.

- pepitafreeman, DEALERRATER

LG made the process seamless. He came in on his off day to make the deal happen. This is my 3rd car with Lexus and I would do it again!

- ARLEE.HOLT, DEALERRATER

LG made the process seamless. He came in on his off day to make the deal happen. This is my 3rd car with Lexus and I would do it again!

- ARLEE.HOLT, CARS

AWESOME! Customer service, personable, no hassle. Sammie Scott got me what I wanted. He ensured I was satisfied during my visit and afterwards. Sammie explained the great service department resources as well.

- pepitafreeman, CARS
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