Founded in 1988, Computerized Auto Search, is not your average dealership. From the beginning CAS owner Hosea L. Haywood, III was determined to build his company on honesty, excellent service, personalized care and only high quality vehicles. An early pioneer of customized online auto sales, today CAS also has a retail location on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Instead of a “here’s what we have in stock” approach, Hosea has helped thousands of customers find just what they are looking for over the last 30 years. As Kansas City’s local “car whisperer,” he takes pride in listening to customer’s needs, finding them a perfect match, and helping make their dreams of auto ownership come true. Known for his infectious enthusiasm, tenacity and one-on-one service, Hosea has helped generations of repeat customers.
Inspired by his parents who instilled self-confidence, a no-nonsense approach and a belief in community, Hosea has grown CAS to also serve commercial needs. Services include personalized vehicle location services, providing fleet vehicles to small/large corporations, international sales, and assisting with vehicle transportation, reconditioning and title preparation. When asked what the next 30 years holds for CAS, Hosea shares his passion for working with commercial partners including financial institutions, government partners, contractors, and others to meet their commercial vehicle and fleet needs. “I really enjoy helping my commercial customers with their needs and aspire to not only serve as Kansas City’s premier fleet vehicle provider, but to become a provider of fleet vehicles to small/large corporations across the country.”
What else does the future hold? Hosea dreams of his own TV show, becoming a major network contributor and serving on the board of a major automaker. “I’d love to share what I’ve learned about the business, honesty, customer service and life and to serve as a mentor to a new generation of aspiring, hardworking business owners.” Described by US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver as “sterling silver in bling, bling business”, Hosea and CAS are ready to serve thousands more loyal customers in the next 30 years.
Computerized Auto Search was honored with a 2018 Business Achievement Award at the 2018 Southtown Awards Luncheon. Well deserved!Computerized Auto Search
Computerized Auto Search
1326 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64110
About the Southtown Awards
Southtown is alive and flourishing. Southtown started in 1982 with a vision to help improve South Central Kansas City. The passion for our community was infectious and Southtown quickly grew from a few civic minded businesses to a whole army of dedicated, talented and resourceful members, volunteers and community leaders. Along the way Southtown also found many friends and partners with similar motivations to make our community great. For the last 32 years we’ve celebrated those members and partners that make Southtown great. In 2018 we celebrated and outstanding class of recipients for their community service, collaborations, major investments, community partnerships, outstanding accomplishment all lending to the success and prosperity of our Southtown community.