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Family Business Changing Gears

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Ron Lundin loves his job.

Just ask him, or maybe his sister, brother, wife, sons or daughter.

They've all worked at Lin-Mar Motors, an automotive service shop in Morton Grove.

Lundin purchased the business from his father who opened the service shop more than 50 years ago.*

In less than a month, Lin-Mar Motors, currently on Lehigh Avenue, will scoot north one block to a larger site at 5940 Oakton Street.*

It signals an important moment in the history of the family business, said Lundin, who hopes that his children will carry on the tradition.

"Hopefully they'll stay on and Lin-Mar will be here for years to come," he said.

*Correction: We corrected the business locations and the details of the family business' change in ownership on July 22 at 3 p.m. 

Jacky Liston June 16, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Great piece, Carrie! Ron and the Lundin Family are a great example of how much family owned businesses mean to this community. They are also some of the most generous people I have encountered, always giving of their time and funds to help local causes. After several bad experiences with larger automotive services chains, there are very few places that I trust my car to and I am proud to say Lin-Mar Motors is one of them! Keep up the good work!

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