About Bartel's Auto Clinic
A Family Owned and Operated Business Since 1958!
Family owned by three generations of dedicated business owners and mechanics, the Bartel's Auto Clinic history dates back more than half a century.
It was 1958 when family patriarch, Robert "Bob" Bartel, began working with his father-in-law and owner of Howard's Standard in Villa Park. Upon his father-in-law's passing, Bob Bartel took over the operation. In 1965, after a tornado devastated the original Howard's Standard, Bob reopened as Bartel's Auto in 1966. Bob built and ran his business on the value of integrity, and consequently, his business flourished for 30 years.
Bob's eldest son, Patrick Bartel, joined his father in the family business in 1979. Utilizing Bob's business philosophy, they were successful in opening and operating five more Bartel's Auto locations. In 2004, Patrick's son, Adam Bartel, joined the ranks and played a major role in opening Bartel's Auto Clinic in Oswego, in 2006. Bob Bartel passed away in 2011, just a year shy of seeing Bartel's Auto Clinic open in Plainfield.
In 2015, Amy Bartel joined the family business and began contributing to the marketing and accounting departments. Creating a solid partnership, Adam and Amy will continue the Bartel's legacy by providing leadership and guidance to the Bartel's Management Team with the aspiration that Bartel Enterprises will continue to thrive and prosper.
Meet The Bartel's
Patrick Bartel has been a part of Bartel’s Auto all of his life, and for the last 30+ years, he has lead the company into the 21st Century. As its president and CEO, Patrick’s passion for the auto repair industry reflects in the daily operation of Bartel’s Auto Clinic’s locations in Carol Stream, Oswego and Plainfield, IL. He works hard to ensure that Bartel’s Auto Clinic and Quick Lube is “your” neighborhood auto repair and maintenance center.
Adam Bartel has been in and around Bartel’s Auto Clinic since birth. He grew up learning about the family business from watching his dad, Patrick Bartel, and his grandfather, Robert Bartel. After graduating from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he earned a degree in Business with the emphasis of Marketing and Managing in 2004, he returned to Illinois to work with his dad in the Carol Stream store. In 2006, Adam opened and managed Bartel’s in Oswego, Illinois. Adam says he enjoys the people side of his work the most. These days you can find him managing the Carol Stream location, helping customers, as well as showing off pictures of his two beautiful little girls.
Amy Bartel officially joined the family business in 2015; though she dabbled in the business throughout her teen years by stocking inventory, bagging ice, and working the cash register at Bartel’s Classic Fuel Mart. Her heart had always been in the family business as she worked summers and holiday breaks at Bartel’s Auto Clinic in Carol Stream while attending Indiana University. Amy followed her passion for helping people and obtained a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology; and went on to earn her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Amy’s years of experience in the mental health field often lend expertise and alternative outlooks to managing people and providing excellent customer service. We are thrilled to have her back in the business managing our marketing department and providing training services to our staff.