Roger D’orazio

Roger D’Orazio - Founder and Principal of D'Orazio Ford

  Naples, FL, USA

A 45-year veteran of the automobile industry, Roger D’Orazio serves as principal of Wilmington, Illinois' D’Orazio Ford, which he founded in 2012. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations, trains staff, and ensures regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels. Additionally, Roger D’Orazio founded and serves as chairman of DORA Holdings, Inc., a private holding company that invests in businesses in the manufacturing, transportation, property management, and automotive industries.

Previously, Mr. D’Orazio served as managing director of First Community Bank, where he led the development of five new locations and increased assets from $100 million to $1 billion. A graduate of Wyoming Technical Institute with an associate in automotive technology, he founded Collision Revision at the age of 14. Under his leadership, Collision Revision grew from a single auto body shop to a large operation with 33 locations in three states. At the time of its 2014 sale, the company also operated a fleet of six tow trucks and 300 rental vehicles.

In 2004 Roger D’Orazio was the Illinois winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the consumer products category. He currently resides in Naples, Florida.

  https://www.dorazioford.com/

Work Experience

Founder, Dealer Principal  •  D'Orazio Ford

January 2012 - Present

Duties include overseeing day-to-day operations, recruitment and retention of staff, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, and building a positive relationship with corporate clients and the local community.

Founding Director  •  First Community Bank Joliet

January 2006 - January 2014

Began with $100 million in assets, grew to $1 billion in assets within 5 years. Built 5 new branches within the same 5 years.

Founder, CEO  •  Collision Revision Joliet

November 1976 - January 2014

Began as a single auto body shop, expanded to 33 locations in 3 states by 2014. Operated 300 vehicle rental fleet and 6 truck tow fleet in addition to day-to-day operations of the body shop.

Education

1975 - 1976

Wyoming Technical Institute

Associate of Applied Science

Skills

SKILLS


  • Commercial Construction Development
  • Employee Retention and Motivation 
  • Entrepreneurship

  • Union Negotiations


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