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  • 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.

  • Steve Porter

    Steve Porter

    General Manager

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    Steve Porter

    Steve Porter

    General Manager

    I’m originally from Peoria, but went to Edison Junior High and Pekin High School. I currently live in Washington. My beautiful wife Ammie and I have three kids, Lauren, Jacob, and Sophia. My family is my life! I, myself, love reading, news and current events, and coaching my kids. I’m a huge Atlanta Braves fan. Selling gives me a chance to meet new people every day. Speaking of which, I met my wife selling to her. Hearing different stories, sparking new interests, and making people happy is why I do what I do. I work at Uftring, and continue to work here, because of the group of people I’m surrounded by. Before I was a GM, I told Gary Uftring in passing that my feet were sore. Not a week later, when he was out of town, I received a box with four pairs of new shows: two for work, two for leisure, all from Gary. That’s just an example of the kind of man he is. Working for him is a true pleasure and privilege. Being a family man, I have to say my favorite vehicle to sell is the Pacifica because of their advanced features and capabilities for a big group. So, let me find the car that fits you! Come in and see me.

  • Dennis Jordan

    Dennis Jordan

    General Sales Manager

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    Dennis Jordan

    Dennis Jordan

    General Sales Manager

    I’m originally from Dunlap, but now live in Mapleton. I have a lovely wife, Juliana, and four great kids, Avery, Garrett, Noah, and Mallory. Some of my favorite things include going to the beach on vacation and attending my kids’ sporting events. I chose Uftring because they do things the right way. No one here is going to give you the run-around. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day because of the great environment and the amazing people I get to call my coworkers. I love to sell because I love meeting new people every day. I also enjoy the fact that no day is the same. I am passionate about selling, and it is because of the customer. I love solving their problems and meeting their needs. I love the selling Rams and Wranglers, so come in today so I can maybe put you in one!

  • Rick Burgess

    Rick Burgess

    Sales Manager

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    Rick Burgess

    Rick Burgess

    Sales Manager

    I’m from Peoria originally and currently live in Washington. I have a lovely wife and daughter who I try to spend as much time with as possible. My main interest is hockey. I was a high school hockey coach in Michigan for over 30 years. That being said, I love watching most sports. I have worked for a number of dealers, but have never met someone who is so honest and means what he says. Gary Uftring, along with the rest of the team, does things right. As Gary always says, “Make a friend. Sell a car.” It’s a family oriented company, and it’s the perfect fit for someone like me. I love the excitement of selling, but I love seeing the excitement in my customers’ eyes when I put them in their dream car. So, come in today, and let me do that for you!

  • Craig Columbia

    Craig Columbia

    Financial Services Manager

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    Craig Columbia

    Craig Columbia

    Financial Services Manager

  • 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.

  • Mark Rogers

    Mark Rogers

    Sales Manager

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    Mark Rogers

    Mark Rogers

    Sales Manager

    I am from Morton originally, and live there today. My wife Amie and I have four kids together who we love dearly. I was a musician in Nashville for fifteen years, so I would say my main interest is music. I play the guitar, and love playing for my family. I represent Uftring because of what they represent. Their morals are unmatched in the industry, they run a great business, and they’re a great family. Gary is an amazing person to work for. I love to sell because I love working with people. Meeting new people every day is a huge treat for me, and I’m lucky to say it goes along with my profession. My favorite vehicle to sell is the Jeep Wrangler, and I’d love to put you in one today. Come see me, and I’ll find the right fit for you!

  • 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.

  • Bryan Thigpen

    Bryan Thigpen

    Sales Consultant

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    Bryan Thigpen

    Bryan Thigpen

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Duston Griffin

    Duston Griffin

    Sales Consultant

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    Duston Griffin

    Duston Griffin

    Sales Consultant

  • Matt Fuelberth

    Matt Fuelberth

    Sales Consultant

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    Matt Fuelberth

    Matt Fuelberth

    Sales Consultant

  • Dirk McCoy

    Dirk McCoy

    Sales Consultant

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    Dirk McCoy

    Dirk McCoy

    Sales Consultant

  • Todd Heuermann

    Todd Heuermann

    Sales Consultant

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    Todd Heuermann

    Todd Heuermann

    Sales Consultant

  • Jason Markley

    Jason Markley

    Sales Consultant

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    Jason Markley

    Jason Markley

    Sales Consultant

    I am originally from Havana, IL, but currently live in Peoria. I have a big family from the Havana area. My interests include football (Go Raiders!), mixed martial arts, video games, movies, and technology. What I love most about Uftring is the great people I deal with on a daily basis and the amazing atmosphere. It truly is the ideal place to purchase a car. I am passionate about selling because of the goals I get to set for myself, and I love what I do because I get to meet new people every day, hear their stories, and help put them in the best fit possible. Out of our inventory, I would say the Chargers are my favorite to sell, but I’d love to sell you the car you want. Let me help you find that perfect fit today!

  • Jeff Bohnker

    Jeff Bohnker

    Sales Consultant

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    Jeff Bohnker

    Jeff Bohnker

    Sales Consultant

    I’m from Morton originally, but now reside in Peoria. My family still lives in Morton, and I still consider it home. My interests include working on motorcycles, landscaping, custom woodworking, camping, and fishing. I am also an Eagle Scout, which is something I take great pride in. What I love most about Uftring is the friendly atmosphere. It’s like working inside one big family. They do everything the right way, which keeps me coming back and motivates me to do well. I have awesome coworkers I consider my friends, and I am privileged to represent the Uftring team. I love meeting new people on a daily basis, connecting with them, and solving their problems. When selling to them, I try to put myself in the customers’ shoes. I won’t be satisfied until all of their needs are met. I love all of the Jeeps we sell, and would love to get you into a new one today! Come see me, and I’ll put you in the car of your dreams.

  • Keith Minor

    Keith Minor

    Sales Consultant

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    Keith Minor

    Keith Minor

    Sales Consultant

    I’m originally from Binghamton, NY, but currently live in Peoria. I have a lovely wife, Jessica, and three amazing kids, Stephen, Matthew, and Mia. I love to travel, vacation, golf, and attend sporting events. I have purchased two vehicles from Uftring, and after the second one I purchased, I was hooked on their values, and wanted to be a part of the team. I, myself, was treated with empathy and respect. As a company, Uftring does their business the right way. I’m surrounded by great people I call my coworkers. When it comes to selling, I love talking to people, helping new people on a daily basis, and solving their problems. The smile on a customer’s face when he/she is put in a new vehicle is what keeps me coming back to sell. Being someone who drives a van, I love selling the Pacifica. It has many great qualities and capabilities for families. So, come on in and let me show you one, or maybe another in our vast selection!

  • Matthew "Fred" Frederick

    Matthew "Fred" Frederick

    Sales Consultant

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    Matthew

    Matthew "Fred" Frederick

    Sales Consultant

    I’m originally from Pekin, and live here today. I have a beautiful daughter named Abigail who I love with all my heart. My interests include cars, hiking, racing, history, and sports. My favorite team is the Chicago Blackhawks! Before I worked here, I purchased a car from Uftring, and I was treated with such respect and patience. I just felt like this would be the right place to work for. The atmosphere here is amazing, everyone encourages one another, and everyone stands for the right things. I love to sell because of the relationships I build, making it as easy as possible for the customer, and especially helping first time buyers. It is a treat for me to put someone in a new car that fits them perfectly. I love working in Pekin because of the familiar community, and I love to sell Grand Cherokees and Challengers, so our inventory fits me perfectly. Come in and see me, “Fred Your Car Guy” today, and let me put you in your dream car!

  • Tia Fugate

    Tia Fugate

    Sales Consultant

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    Tia Fugate

    Tia Fugate

    Sales Consultant

    I am originally from Peoria, and still live there today. I have a son named Trenton who I love with all my heart. Our favorite things to do include going to parks, boating, swimming, and cooking out. What I love most about selling is satisfying customers, meeting peoples’ needs, working with people in general, and being able to set my own goals and work for myself. What I love most about Uftring is my coworkers. It’s a very light, fun atmosphere to work in. I feel the business as a whole is well respected, and I love that we are challenged as a whole to do as well as salespeople. If you buy from me, you can expect 100% of my attention and commitment. I will never pressure you into buying, and I will consider you a friend once we meet. As Gary Uftring would say, “Make a friend. Sell a car.” I enjoy selling the Journeys and Rams the most because I myself drive a Journey and have dealt with Rams as well. That being said, I would love to sell you whatever car you find fits you the most. Come in and see me and I’ll put you in your dream car!

  • Brandon Seagraves

    Brandon Seagraves

    Sales Consultant

    Brandon Seagraves

    Brandon Seagraves

    Sales Consultant

  • Dave Walker

    Dave Walker

    Service Manager

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    Dave Walker

    Dave Walker

    Service Manager

  • Lynn Kerley

    Lynn Kerley

    Service Advisor

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    Lynn Kerley

    Lynn Kerley

    Service Advisor

  • Bill Bennett

    Bill Bennett

    Service Advisor

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    Bill Bennett

    Bill Bennett

    Service Advisor

  • Jennifer Barnum

    Jennifer Barnum

    Service Advisor

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    Jennifer Barnum

    Jennifer Barnum

    Service Advisor

  • Jesse Brooks

    Jesse Brooks

    Parts Manager

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    Jesse Brooks

    Jesse Brooks

    Parts Manager

  • Bryan McIntosh

    Bryan McIntosh

    Parts

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    Bryan McIntosh

    Bryan McIntosh

    Parts

  • Jeff Woodworth

    Jeff Woodworth

    Parts

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    Jeff Woodworth

    Jeff Woodworth

    Parts

  • Rob Swearingian

    Rob Swearingian

    Parts Specialist

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    Rob Swearingian

    Rob Swearingian

    Parts Specialist

  • Cody Foster

    Cody Foster

    Parts Consultant

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    Cody Foster

    Cody Foster

    Parts Consultant

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