I’ve been in the car business my whole life, but I’ve been working full-time at Oak Lawn Toyota as the Internet Manager since August, 2006.
I am married to my wonderful husband, DJ and we have a beautiful daughter, Carmela.
My first car was a Chevrolet Blazer!
My favorite vehicle we offer here at Oak Lawn Toyota is a Toyota Sienna because it drives like a luxury automobile, every door opens with a button, and it is so spacious!
I love snow skiing, photography, speaking Italian, eating and cooking Italian food, drinking wine, and spending time with my family.
My favorite movie is The Godfather Part II.
My favorite band is Wilco.
My favorite television show is Breaking Bad, The Real Housewives of Orange County, New Jersey, and Beverly Hills.
My favorite food is Fresh Tomato “Summer Sauce” with Spaghetti.
One interesting fact about myself is that I LOVE CATS! I grew up with two cats, Taffy & Tiger, who lived over 20 years, and I now have a cat, Grado, who I found in a gutter and has now become a part of our family.
Name: Christina Colosimo
Hometown: Palos Park, Il
Current town: Chicago, Il
How long I’ve been in the car business: Since birth.
How long I’ve been with Oak Lawn Toyota: I grew up on Oak Lawn Toyota’s showroom floor. My sisters (Elizabeth Phelps, Victoria Hampton, Diana Huber) and I would go to work with our dad (Ronnie Colosimo) on Saturdays. My earliest memories at Oak Lawn Toyota include answering the phones and counting change for the cashier.
Family: I am the third daughter of Ronnie Colosimo. I live in Chicago with my precious pup Riggs.
My first car was: Red Toyota Corolla
My favorite vehicle we offer and why: The Toyota 4Runner is the best vehicle in our lineup. It has a spacious interior and cargo area; it is high up off the ground which makes for a pleasant driving experience; and it’s a great-looking SUV.
My hobbies: Long walks exploring the city of Chicago with my dog, cooking, snow skiing, and practicing yoga/pilates.
Favorite movie: It’s a tie- Network & Clueless
Favorite musician/band: Sara Bareilles
Favorite television show: It’s a tie- Friday Night Lights & 30 Rock
Favorite food: Spaghetti Alle Vongole
One interesting fact about myself/my life: Even though I work in the car business today, I graduated college with a degree in Theatre Arts as a performer.
Hidden talent: My shoulders are double jointed and I can execute the most perfect human jump rope with my arms.
Name: Lauren Boutos
Hometown: Mt. Greenwood
Current town: Homer Glen
How long I’ve been with Oak Lawn Toyota: 9 years
Family: I have been married for 4 years, have a one year old named Georgiana, 3 sisters and a German Shepherd.
My first car was: 1992 Chrysler Lebaron
My favorite vehicle we offer and why: RAV4, I like how it drives and the new body style!
My hobbies: reading, baking and hanging out with my husband and friends
Favorite movie: Gladiator, Guardians of the Galaxy and Clue
Favorite musician/band: Mumford and Sons, Florida Georgia Line, The Railers
Favorite television show: LOST, Friends and The Vampire Diaries
Favorite food: pizza, ice cream and baklava
One interesting fact about myself/my life: I have been to 5/7 continents.
Hidden talent: I can quote most of my favorite films by heart.
Name: Luciano Francia
Hometown: Oak Lawn
Current town: Oak Lawn
How long I’ve been in the car business: 1 month
How long I’ve been with Oak Lawn Toyota: 1 month
My first car was: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
My favorite vehicle we offer and why: The Supra! Because of its history and its beautiful, sporty look.
My hobbies: Playing guitar, soccer and computer gaming
Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite television show: Live Soccer
Favorite food: Mexican food
One interesting fact about myself/my life: I visited El Salvador in 2011.
Hidden Talent: Playing Guitar
Name: Erica Ortiz
Current town: Bridgeport
How long I’ve been in the car business: 15 years
How long I’ve been with Oak Lawn Toyota: 6 months
Family: very family oriented
My first car was: 2019 Camry
My favorite vehicle we offer and why: 86, because its sporty and classy
My hobbies: Kickboxing
Favorite movie: Kill Bill
Favorite television show: Family Feud
Favorite food: Mexican Food and Pizza
One interesting fact about myself/my life: I never give up, live life to the fullest, always try to think positive, life is all how you make it to be! Be beautiful inside and out and think of your motives. I like reaching out to people to help them make a decision, inspiring them to want to upgrade into a new vehicle and to come to a place that can really help them like Oak Lawn Toyota.
Hometown: Evergreen Park, Illinois; where the sun never sets, it’s always sunny!
I have been in the car business for 38 years.
I’ve been at Oak Lawn Toyota for 32 years. When I graduated from college, I started selling cars, and I thought it was only going to be temporary. Not too many people leave Oak Lawn Toyota :). Ronnie Colosimo is a wonderful man to work with and for. He has respect for ALL of his employees.
I have been married for 30 years. I have a beautiful daughter, and a three-legged rescue dog, three cats, and a 24 year-old “shark”.
My first car was a 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe in Maroon.
My favorite car we sell here at Oak Lawn Toyota is a Toyota Tacoma.
My hobbies are carpentry and stained glass artistry.
My favorite movie is The Great Escape.
My favorite band is The Doors.
My favorite television show is The Rockford Files.
I enjoy eating ANYTHING from Palermo’s Restaurant on 95th Street here in Oak Lawn.
An interest fact about my life is that Toyota actually brought my wife and I together. My wife, Sheila, bought a car from me in 1981, a Corolla…a stick shift Corolla…we married in 1984! When my daughter Grace was born, the first shirt she wore in the hospital said “TOYOTA TOT”!
One of my hidden talents is that I am a “Dancing Machine”…especially during my college days at Western Illinois University.
I have been in the car business for 18 years. I am married. My first car was a Chevette. Most people would be surprised to know I wrote KGB agent under the special skills section of this form. I’m obviously not a great spy since I tried unsuccessfully to cover it up with whiteout.
Name: Vincent Chen
Current town: Lisle, IL
How long I’ve been in the car business: 2 years
How long I’ve been with Oak Lawn Toyota: 2 month
Family: Mom, Wife and two Kids.
My first car was: VW Tiguan
My favorite vehicle we offer and why: The 2018 Camry is fantastic!
My hobbies: Photography and Reading.
Favorite movie: Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite musician/band: Jacky Chang
Favorite television show: N/A
Favorite food: Anything spicy.
One interesting fact about myself/my life: I’m pretty boring most of the time.
Hidden Talent: If I knew what my hidden talent was, I wouldn’t let it be hidden.