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Management

  • Gary Uftring

    Gary Uftring

    Dealer Principal

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    Gary Uftring

    Gary Uftring

    Dealer Principal

    Gary Uftring has been a fixture to central Illinois car buyers for many years, including before the acquisition of his first dealership in Washington. Mr. Uftring began his automotive career on the wash rack at a small dealership in Minonk, Illinois. Armed with the determination to succeed and the desire to become a top salesman, he took advantage of opportunities as a “fill in” sales consultant when the store was short staffed. When he turned 18, the owner of the dealership agreed to let him sell cars full time. Because he was so young, Mr. Uftring focused on exceptional product knowledge and a passion for cars – two traits that serve him well to this day. Over the years, Mr. Uftring has developed an/or acquired multiple dealerships in central Illinois. However, his focus has always remained on great customer service and a commitment to giving back to the community.

  • Ian Lott

    Ian Lott

    Executive Manager

    Ian Lott

    Ian Lott

    Executive Manager

  • Tyler Schatsiek

    Tyler Schatsiek

    Sales Manager

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    Tyler Schatsiek

    Tyler Schatsiek

    Sales Manager

    I am from East Peoria and currently live in Germantown Hills with my family. My wife Breanna and I have been married for over 5 years. We have 3 girls and 1 boy. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, sports and spending time with my family. My job has allowed me to help people drive away in their dream vehicle, meet new people and develop long lasting relationships. Uftring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram brings a stress free buying experience as there is no pressure involved and our team loves to have fun. You can expect honesty from me throughout your buying process along with a strong knowledge for vehicles as I have owned over 27 cars myself. I enjoy selling Jeeps the most, specifically Wranglers since I have one and am passionate about building Wranglers.

  • Ivan  Waters

    Ivan Waters

    Sales Manager

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    Ivan  Waters

    Ivan Waters

    Sales Manager

    I am from Peoria and now live in Morton, Il. My wife Megan and I have a dog named Peanut and a cat named Bobcat. I am a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Selling cars and trucks brings me the joy of seeing people excited and happy with their new vehicle. Becoming friends with people who started as customers is also a great privilege. Every day at Uftring Pekin is new and exciting. As an employee of the Uftring Auto Group, I am grateful for the way Gary Uftring treats his employees and am passionate about providing a customer experience that treats others like family. Our store, Uftring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, in particular carries some of coolest products of any manufacturer. You can expect honesty, transparency and hard work from me as I do everything I can to get you into the car you desire. Although I enjoy selling all of our products, the most exciting sales are when customers obtain their dream car. I look forward to helping make your car-buying journey a great one and hope to see you soon!

  • Nic Weber

    Nic Weber

    Finance Manager

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    Nic Weber

    Nic Weber

    Finance Manager

    I’m originally from Pekin, IL, and currently live in Mapleton. My lovely wife, Dani, and I have one son, Finley. When I’m not selling, I enjoy family time, golf, and both going to and watching movies. I’m a fan of any Chicago team besides the White Sox, and I try to catch a game up there at least once a year. Working at Uftring has been great because of my coworkers, the company as a whole and what they stand for, and the overall atmosphere I get to work in every day. I was in the Air Force for nearly seven years, and it’s nice to say I work for a company that offers a military discount. My favorite brand to sell is Jeep, so it’s nice to represent that here in Pekin. I love to sell because I feel I am giving back, and helping new customers begin a journey. When I see the look on their faces once I put them in a new car, I am reminded ultimately of why I’m in the line of work I’m in. Come see me today, and I’ll help you find the car you’re looking for.

  • Mason Williams

    Mason Williams

    Finance Manager

    Mason Williams

    Mason Williams

    Finance Manager

  • Andrew Farraher

    Andrew Farraher

    Business Development Manager

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    Andrew Farraher

    Andrew Farraher

    Business Development Manager

    I discovered the car business almost by accident right out of college! Not being “a car guy” I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit in, but I quickly found that my love of people and helping them accomplish their goals would take me further than I could’ve imagined – that was in 2012. Since then, I’ve had the chance to see how every department in the dealership operates and use those experiences to ensure that all our guests have the best possible experience with us! Being from East Peoria and now living in Marquette Heights, I take a lot of pride in helping my neighbors find the perfect vehicle for them and their family! When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend (Liz), her 14 year old son (Silas), and our 1 year old daughter (Iris). I am also an assistant boys basketball coach for the Peoria Heights Patriots (Regional Champs 2024!) and I always look forward to our “Turkey Tournament” to kick off each season.

Sales

  • Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart

    Sales Consultant

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    Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart

    Sales Consultant

    I’m from Pekin originally, but currently live in Green Valley. I have a lovely wife, Jessica, and we have two kids, Caleb and Jenna. My interests include golfing, hunting, and fishing. If it’s outside, I love it! I also enjoy watching the Chicago Blackhawks with my family. Uftring is a great place to work because of the upper management and my coworkers. The atmosphere here is amazing, it’s a fun place to work, and I am constantly surrounded by great people. Seeing the customer satisfied is the main reason I love selling. I look at all of my customers as new friends, and I will always make sure I put you in the right car. I love to sell Wranglers especially, but I will put you in what you want! Come in and see me today.

  • Nathan  Wonboy

    Nathan Wonboy

    Sales Consultant

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    Nathan  Wonboy

    Nathan Wonboy

    Sales Consultant

    I am from Rochester Hills Michigan and now live in Peoria. At Uftring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and across all of the Uftring Auto Group dealerships, honesty and integrity is a priority which I value. I have learned that it’s not always about the car, there is a focus here on the long term relationship. Everyone is treated with the same respect and as family. You can expect a sincere, honest and no pressure approach when working with me to finding the right automobile. I start by identifying your needs and then search for your options within your price range. From growing up in Detroit, I have built an appreciation for all cars and trucks. I look forward to serving you!

  • Sarah Alcorn

    Sarah Alcorn

    Sales Consultant

    Sarah Alcorn

    Sarah Alcorn

    Sales Consultant

  • Braden Houston

    Braden Houston

    Sales Consultant

    Braden Houston

    Braden Houston

    Sales Consultant

  • Devin Johnson

    Devin Johnson

    Sales Consultant

    Devin Johnson

    Devin Johnson

    Sales Consultant

  • David Brekke

    David Brekke

    Sales Consultant

    David Brekke

    David Brekke

    Sales Consultant

Service

  • Dave Walker

    Dave Walker

    Service Manager

    Dave Walker

    Dave Walker

    Service Manager

  • Jennifer Barnum

    Jennifer Barnum

    Assistant Service Advisor

    Jennifer Barnum

    Jennifer Barnum

    Assistant Service Advisor

  • Bryan Thigpen

    Bryan Thigpen

    Service Advisor

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    Bryan Thigpen

    Bryan Thigpen

    Service Advisor

    I’m originally from Peoria, but I currently reside in Creve Couer. I have a lovely wife, Emily, and together we have a daughter named Brinkley. I love watching The Notre Dame Fighting Irish  and The Chicago Cubs, and I am also a big car guy. What I love most about Uftring is the family atmosphere. Everyone helps one another, and no one is better than anyone else. I really enjoy working on new cars, and helping people find their fit. I will take what you’re looking for, provide my knowledge and experience, and let you choose with my help. Out of our selection, my favorite car is the Chrysler 300, but I’m happy to put you in any of our others! Come see me today.

  • Brandon Garcia

    Brandon Garcia

    Service Advisor

    Brandon Garcia

    Brandon Garcia

    Service Advisor

  • Melena Gruden

    Melena Gruden

    Express Advisor

    Melena Gruden

    Melena Gruden

    Express Advisor

Parts

  • Kevin Herrin

    Kevin Herrin

    Parts Manager

    Kevin Herrin

    Kevin Herrin

    Parts Manager

  • Rob Swearingian

    Rob Swearingian

    Custom Build & Upfit Manager

    Rob Swearingian

    Rob Swearingian

    Custom Build & Upfit Manager

  • Michael Bland

    Michael Bland

    Parts Counterperson

    Michael Bland

    Michael Bland

    Parts Counterperson

  • Kevin Hancock

    Kevin Hancock

    Parts Counterperson

    Kevin Hancock

    Kevin Hancock

    Parts Counterperson

  • Ryan Williams

    Ryan Williams

    Parts Counterperson

    Ryan Williams

    Ryan Williams

    Parts Counterperson

Administrative

  • Kim Wesoloski

    Kim Wesoloski

    Warranty Administrator

    Kim Wesoloski

    Kim Wesoloski

    Warranty Administrator

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