Meet Our Staff

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

    (309) 382-1222
    Ian Lott

    Ian Lott

    Executive Manager

  • Craig Columbia

    Craig Columbia

    Financial Services Manager

    (309) 382-1222
    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.

  • Tyler Schatsiek

    Tyler Schatsiek

    Sales Manager

    (309) 382-1222
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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

    (309) 382-1222
    Ivan  Waters

    Ivan Waters

    Sales Manager

Sales

  • Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart

    Sales Consultant

    (309) 382-1222
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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

    (309) 382-1222
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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.

  • Nathan  Wonboy

    Nathan Wonboy

    Sales Consultant

    (309) 382-1222
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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!

  • Bob Hughes

    Bob Hughes

    Sales Consultant

    (309) 382-1222
    Bob Hughes

    Bob Hughes

    Sales Consultant

  • Sarah Alcorn

    Sarah Alcorn

    Sales Consultant

    (309) 382-1222
    Sarah Alcorn

    Sarah Alcorn

    Sales Consultant

  • Braden Houston

    Braden Houston

    Sales Consultant

    (309) 382-1222
    Braden Houston

    Braden Houston

    Sales Consultant

  • Kristen Barnes

    Kristen Barnes

    Sales Consultant

    Kristen Barnes

    Kristen Barnes

    Sales Consultant

Service

  • Dave Walker

    Dave Walker

    Service Manager

    (309) 382-1222
    Dave Walker

    Dave Walker

    Service Manager

  • Zach Noe

    Zach Noe

    Assistant Service Manager

    (309) 382-1222
    Zach Noe

    Zach Noe

    Assistant Service Manager

  • Lynn Kerley

    Lynn Kerley

    Service Advisor

    (309) 382-1222
    Lynn Kerley

    Lynn Kerley

    Service Advisor

  • Jennifer Barnum

    Jennifer Barnum

    Express Lane Advisor

    (309) 382-1222
    Jennifer Barnum

    Jennifer Barnum

    Express Lane Advisor

  • Brandon Garcia

    Brandon Garcia

    Service Advisor

    (309) 382-1222
    Brandon Garcia

    Brandon Garcia

    Service Advisor

  • Asa Dillan

    Asa Dillan

    Assistant Service Advisor

    (309) 382-1222
    Asa Dillan

    Asa Dillan

    Assistant Service Advisor

  • Tim Ridgeway

    Tim Ridgeway

    Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Tim Ridgeway

    Tim Ridgeway

    Technician

  • Tony Berry

    Tony Berry

    Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Tony Berry

    Tony Berry

    Technician

  • Brian Diffy

    Brian Diffy

    Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Brian Diffy

    Brian Diffy

    Technician

  • Craig Williams

    Craig Williams

    Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Craig Williams

    Craig Williams

    Technician

  • Scott Cramblet

    Scott Cramblet

    Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Scott Cramblet

    Scott Cramblet

    Technician

  • Brendon Hause

    Brendon Hause

    Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Brendon Hause

    Brendon Hause

    Technician

  • Aaron Opel

    Aaron Opel

    Detailer

    (309) 382-1222
    Aaron Opel

    Aaron Opel

    Detailer

  • Chris Fitch

    Chris Fitch

    Lube Rack Technician

    (309) 382-1222
    Chris Fitch

    Chris Fitch

    Lube Rack Technician

Parts

  • Kevin Herrin

    Kevin Herrin

    Parts Manager

    (309) 382-1222
    Kevin Herrin

    Kevin Herrin

    Parts Manager

  • Rob Swearingian

    Rob Swearingian

    Custom Build & Upfit Manager

    (309) 382-1222
    Rob Swearingian

    Rob Swearingian

    Custom Build & Upfit Manager

  • Tim Fuller

    Tim Fuller

    Parts Counterperson

    (309) 382-1222
    Tim Fuller

    Tim Fuller

    Parts Counterperson

  • Michael Bland

    Michael Bland

    Parts Counterperson

    (309) 382-1222
    Michael Bland

    Michael Bland

    Parts Counterperson

  • Michael  Gordon

    Michael Gordon

    Shipping & Receiving

    (309) 382-1222
    Michael  Gordon

    Michael Gordon

    Shipping & Receiving

  • Scott Corsaut

    Scott Corsaut

    Parts Driver

    (309) 382-1222
    Scott Corsaut

    Scott Corsaut

    Parts Driver

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