MEET THE TEAM AT E&M AUTO BODY IN RIVER GROVE
Emil Falek, Owner
Emil Falek is the owner of E&M Auto Body. He has been in the automotive painting and collision repair business for over nine years. Before becoming a business owner, he was a painter and body specialist himself for a long time. As a teen living in Poland, Emil worked at auto shops after school every day. A hobby turned into a passion, and Emil went on to earn his auto mechanics certification. When he and his wife moved to the United States, he realized all of the opportunities available to him. He began working out of a small shop down the street from his home in 2005, and soon his dream of owning an auto body shop came true.
Through continued education over the years, Emil has learned to fix it all. As a result, his shop has grown significantly and now employs six people. To ensure the long term success of his auto body business, he teaches his employees everything he knows, so they, too, will be the very best at what they do.
Emil’s hard work and dedication has made E&M Auto Body what it is today, and his commitment and perfection while repairing vehicles have consistently earned him the trust of his customers. Emil’s certifications include Management Business Education, I-Car Platinum Collision Repair Training, Standox, RM, and SATA.Read More Read Less
Anna Gemignani, Office Manager
Anna Gemignani is the office manager at E&M Auto Body. She is the first person you see when you come to the shop, and she makes sure that you are taken care of from the moment you walk in the door until you pick up your car. She will help set up your claim, reserve a rental, and inform you with updates as the repair process goes along. Fluent in both Polish and English, trained on Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks, Anna is efficient, and she will always make time to make sure that all of your questions and concerns are met.
Richard Miller, Estimator
Rick is E&M’s estimator. Having worked in the auto body industry for years doing everything from body work to painting, he has extensive automotive knowledge, enabling him to estimate cars the proper way. When you walk into our office, Rick will greet you with a smile, and because he understands the repair process can be stressful, he answers questions fully and ensures you feel taken care of. His I-CAR certification helps him to know what’s in your best interest, and that your vehicle is repaired correctly.
Juan “Frank” Ramos, Lead Technician
Juan “Frank” Ramos is E&M Auto Body’s top technician, and he’s basically an automotive genius—there is nothing he can’t fix. Frank is trained in both I-CAR as well as CAR-O-LINER (a frame realignment platform.) As Emil’s right hand man, he makes sure our vehicle repairs are nothing short of perfect.
Eddie Valentine, Prepper & Detailer
Eddie Valentine is E&M’s prepper and detailer. A Chicago native he has been detailing cars for as long as he can remember. His training and certification with I-CAR is apparent in his work. He is very precise and won’t rest until the cars he details come our looking better than showroom cars. Eddie takes the time to buff and detail every customer’s car as if it was his own. Working with Leo, they make the perfect refinishing team with their years of experience combined.
Ramiro Cornelio, Technician
Ramiro Cornelio is E&M’s up and coming technician. At the age of 16, Ramiro started working at body shops doing light body work. He has now been with E&M Auto Body since 2013, coming with us to the new location in River Grove, IL. He is a man of few words but a very hard worker. It is clear he takes pride in his work and pushes himself to be the best technician he can be.
Leonardo Olea, Painter
Leonardo Olea has been with E&M Auto Body from the very beginning. He started his painting career back in Mexico, giving him 19 years of automotive painting experience in total, nine of those years here at E&M. As a painter, Leo has become a perfectionist in his craft. He has I-CAR Platinum certification, PPG, BASF, and Standox certification as well.