The Ray Catena Philosophy

The Ray Catena Auto Group considers it an honor to serve their customers. For nearly 60 years, Ray Catena has held steady to a core philosophy of putting the customer first.   In turn, he has built a network of 20 dealerships and service centers on this foundation.  Mr. Catena’s New Jersey and New York luxury car dealerships represent some of the finest automotive brands on the market today, including Porsche.

Ray Catena feels that anyone who enters one of his showrooms should experience a level of service and commitment like no other in the industry.  Ray started from humble beginnings in 1961 opening a used car lot in Kearny, NJ and his philosophy of “If you think something is more important than the customer, think again” has never wavered.  Mr. Catena believes in treating each customer with the utmost respect by the finest and most professional sales consultants and providing an experience that is both enjoyable and stress-free. As Ray likes to say, “You take care of your family, your work and your life – we’ll take care of your car.”  The end result is that Ray Catena builds one-on-one relationships with customers for generations.

Positive recognition from the manufacturer is very important to Mr. Catena as well. Many dealerships are awarded annually for outstanding achievement and prosperity.

As one of the largest privately owned auto groups in the country, Ray and his wife, Elsie Catena, work tirelessly year round to give back to their surrounding communities and various charitable foundations. These include Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Autism Speaks, the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, The Boomer Esiason Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Community Food Banks of Middlesex, Monmouth and Union Counties, Robert Wood Johnson Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Valerie Fund, Rutgers Spinal Cord Injury Project, The Seeing Eye, Mary Help of Christians Academy, Monmouth Park Charity Fund, countless philanthropic organizations and local school and recreation programs throughout New Jersey and New York.