Testimonials & Google Reviews
Comments From Our Customers
Thank you Heidi, both people you sent me were excellent choices. I’m bringing back the one I’ve chosen and am going to offer him the job mostly due to his direct experience with our car line. Thanks again for securing just the right people for our dealership.Comment From An Employer
I just wanted to thank you again for all the support. You truly should be a motivational speaker. There are not that many people that I speak to who make me feel truly motivated when I talk to them, but you are definitely one. I think you provide an amazing service to people, and I will always recommend really great candidates to you if I run across any in the future. Thanks again for all that you do and have done!Comment From A Placed Customer
The Service Advisor Melissa just got me is the best hire I’ve ever had through Car People. He came on board with no customers and yet his numbers are the highest of our Advisors. He is also a great guy personally. I want to thank Melissa for the referral.
Comment from a Hiring Manager – 2017
Fixed Operations Director | Portland Metro Dealership | 25 Year Customer
Car People Portland is the best place to find out about jobs that aren’t posted. For me that was the biggest asset. They helped with my resume and had two good opportunities for me right away and placed me in six days.Comment From A Placed Customer
I have hired 6 to 8 people from you this year and I’m very happy with everyone of them. You guys do a great job getting us good people. Our new Collision Center Manager is a particularly good hire. I’m so glad Heidi suggested I interview him.Comment From A Dealer Principal
Heidi has been great to work with over the years! Its hard to apply for new jobs when you are already working so Heidi is my go to girl to find the right job for me!Comment From A Placed Customer
I’ve never used a service like you guys and I must say I’m glad I did. You guys are very knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. Thank you, I’m glad I was referred to you!Comment From Applicant
I had my first day today and everyone was so welcoming and warm. This is a great atmosphere and I cannot thank you enough for the best job ever. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! You really made it happen and how thrilling to find your description was totally accurate of the people here. They just are very nice, businesslike and straightforward people who love being at the dealership and their jobs there.
Please let me know where I can properly rave about you and your services…I would love to do that.
Thank You again!! I’m your Biggest Fan.
Wade did a great job finding me my new Service Manager position in the area of the Northwest I wanted to move to. He was very professional, easy to work with and cared about my relocation of my family. I really like my new job and employer.Comment From A Placed Customer
I just wanted to call to tell you thanks for finding me this position as Service Manager, it couldn’t be a better fit for me. Things couldn’t be better, we are growing the department and on track to set a record. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you finding this job for me; I wouldn’t have found it on my own.Comment From A Placed Customer
I really appreciate all your help, you are a fantastic guy and an excellent resource. If I ever hear of anyone looking for placement I will absolutely refer them to you! I will also look for online reviews sites and write some good reviews for you. Feel free to contact me at any time if you need anything from me.
Heidi, I will tell you, I appreciate your communication. It is apparent you are a professional in your field. I have gotten folks in the same industry as yours that are inattentive. This process is refreshing.Comment From An Employer
After calling Car People Portland things couldn’t have gone more perfectly. Wade did all of the work for me. He knew what kind of employer I wanted to work for and sent me to the right people. We are busy here!Comment From A Placed Customer
I just love it here, the people are so nice, the benefits are good and the little extra I drive is so worth it. I’m so happy here. Heidi was wonderful, all of you guys are. I had a new job before I had a chance to worry. They give me new things to learn and rely on me to do the things I already know how to. Thanks again.Comment From A Placed Customer
Heidi has helped me as an outside recruiter for the past three years. Before I moved to Portland I had a poor image of what an outside recruiting agency could do for me as an employer. In fact, I wouldn’t use them ever. Heidi changed that attitude for me in a very positive way. She definitely earns the fees she charges. I have hired numerous successful employees through Heidi that have been great success stories. I would, without question, recommend Heidi Nelson and her recruiting services to anyone. She is awesome!Comment From a Hiring Manager
Car People Portland has been consistent throughout the years. Wade has been persistent in helping me in my career since the early 1990’s. He has been consistent and caring in finding me appropriate positions that fit my background.Comment From a Recently Placed Customer
Heidi, I really appreciate all the help you provided during our search. The customer service you provided me with is top notch and you will continue to be my first call when I need a position filled.Comment From A Placed Customer
I love it here!!!! Everyone is so friendly, helpful and wonderful. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fit! You are so wonderful Heidi. Thank you. I can’t express my gratitude to you for being so quick in finding me a job. And for all the chances you took on me. Your faith in me and how well I would do at this position is overwhelming. I have never had someone go out on such a limb for me before. I have never dealt with such efficiency. You are great!Comment From A Placed Customer
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CAR PEOPLE PORTLAND is not a Franchise. We are a “start up” dating back to 1986. We are a privately held business owned by Wade Gefre joined by two talented and successful Placement Counselors Heidi Nelson (25th year) and Melissa Lacasella (7th year).
As an independent business we have the freedom to focus on our customers, our employees and their families. We have the freedom to conduct business with care for our customers, honesty, sincerity and integrity.
“Melissa has been fantastic helping match my skills with a company in need so we both benefit all without the stresses caused by job hunting. She has always had the best intentions and worked diligently in presenting me to employers that would be a great match for both of us. I strongly believe I would not be in my current position without Melissa and the rest of the team at Car People. In fact, I continue to consult with Melissa when I’m seeking employees. Highly Recommend!Placed Dealership Service Manager
Heidi, I feel you and your company handled my placement very professionally and expertly. You waited until you found a good fit while others would have sent me out on anything close. You thoroughly researched my references and background. I understood what the job was and the pay. In short, I recommended to several other hiring manager’s they should call you as you were very good at what you do. My new employer also appreciated your lower fees. We will certainly use your firm and you in the future should any need arise.Placed Controller
Wade: As you well know I have been in the auto-service business for 28 years and am a single parent. I was seeking an upgrade on my job for several reasons, needing for income and dollars & desiring to work for a large company rather than an independent dealer, to hopefully increase my benefit package. You achieved both for me. I always thought I could do it on my own, but not having the necessary inside connections made it difficult. You, on the other hand were able to not only make it happen for me but, also make it possible to spend absolutely NO wasted time with false hopeful’s. For all your efforts I am extremely grateful! I will not hesitate to refer my friends to your firm, as I do highly respect a job well done. Once again, thanks for the good service.Placed Service Advisor
Car People Portland is a very professional service. They only supply me with quality applicants.Fixed Operations Director (Another Hiring Manager placed by Car People Portland)
The best thing for me is that you really went to bat for me. You knew all of the Service Managers both professionally and personally. You gave me a sense of what each place is like. I got to choose where I wanted to go and it’s free. ( Trace had five years at his last Ford Dealership and had great references from his past Service Manager. The manager said Trace was a team player. )Placed Ford Technician