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Our Family

The Renaissance Auto family began in the early 1960s in Cleveland, Ohio. We are now in our second generation of satisfying auto buyers. Our client-focused process removes any stress from buying, selling, or leasing.

Current owner Matt Papesch continues in his father John Papesch’s footsteps. A pioneer in the auto leasing business, John changed the way customers buy and lease new and pre-owned vehicles by insisting on transparency and customer satisfaction.

The proof is in our customer loyalty. Renaissance Auto’s customers return again and again to get quality vehicles at the right price with none of the outdated, disingenuous tactics we all dislike.

Every customer deserves our best. That's the Renaissance Auto promise.

Matt Papesch

Owner Matt Papesch has been helping customers find the right vehicle at the right price for over 32 years. He took over the helm of the family business and continues to start every conversation by listening first.

Matt lives by the creed of putting the customer first in every way.

Treating everyone with respect while focusing on their needs leads to not only a satisfied customer, but also the privilege to serve their family and friends later.

The Renaissance Auto mission is to offer transparent pricing, no gimmicks, and fairness to all. This is backed up by the practice of offering only quality vehicles and standing behind them after the sale.

A family man and avid outdoorsman, Matt loves hiking, RVs, and camping.

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Bob Buemi

Bob Buemi has 36 years of stellar service to clients by helping them find the vehicle to fit their exact needs by using active listening. Truly satisfied customers are the goal of everything he does.

Bob is a family man who enjoys sporting events, boating, fishing, and a good round of golf. Married for over 40 years, Bob loves donuts and fun with his 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Bruce White

Bruce has been helping people find their perfect car for most of his life. His method of listening first then providing superior service is his superpower.

Bruce, now selling to the third generation of his early customers, proves that if you take care of your customers today they come back again and again.

He also loves traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Jenifer Papesch

Jenifer Papesch has been working at the dealership with husband Matt Papesch since 2014. She handles the accounting, office management tasks, and logistics to keep Renaissance Auto running smoothly.

Being part of the family business is rewarding and has been a big part of the dealership’s evolution over the past 2 generations. One thing remains constant, and that is Renaissance Auto’s commitment to their clients and the quality of the cars and service they provide.

Jenifer is devoted to her family, has raised 2 daughters, and loves spending time outdoors with her 5 grandchildren. Jenifer loves travel in the family RV and loves home design and is an avid gardener.

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