Contact Us


Car People Office Information

Office Hours: Monday through Friday  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed at lunch between 12:00 am to 1:00 pm


Call:     (503) 639-1266
Text:    (971) 275-4221
Fax:     (503) 639-0210
Out of Area:  (888) 639-1266

Our Team

Heidi Nelson

Staff, Management & Executive Placement Career Counselor (24th year)

Auto Group Platform Manager  General Manager  GSM  Sales Manager  Used Car Manager  Finance Manager and more.
Auto Group & Dealership CFO   Auto Group & Dealership Controller  Office Manager & all Office positions
Auto Group Parts Director  Dealership Parts Director  Parts Manager  Front, Back & Wholesale Parts Counter

Melissa Lacasella 
Staff, Management & Executive Placement Career Counselor (6th year)

Auto Group Fixed Operations Director   Dealership Fixed Operations Director   Auto Group Service Director   Dealership Service Director  Service Manager  Assistant Service Manager   Service Advisor and more Service positions.

Wade Gefre
Advertising  Marketing  Website   Applicant Vetting   General Manager, President, Owner (31st year)

CAR PEOPLE PORTLAND is not a Franchise. We are a “start up” dating back to 1986. The business is 100% owned by Wade Gefre. As a privately held business we have the freedom to focus on our customers, our employees and their families. We care about people and will always conduct our business with honesty, sincerity and integrity.

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