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.

  • Joe Knapp

    Joe Knapp

    General Manager / Partner

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    Joe Knapp

    Joe Knapp

    General Manager / Partner

    I was raised and graduated high school in Washington. I currently live in Eureka with my wife Heather. I have one son named Jaden. Outside of work, I raise angus cattle as my wife runs a farm-to-table beef business which keeps us “mooving”. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy watching the Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeye college sports. I have been with the Uftring Auto Group since March of 1992. At Uftring Chevrolet, there’s always something new every day and I always enjoy meeting new people. Integrity, reputation and honesty are what I like most about the Uftring Auto Group organization. My favorite vehicles to sell are Silverados and Corvettes! The excitement and smile on a customer’s face after taking delivery of a Corvette is unmatched and so rewarding. Witnessing a customer get into a new Silverado opens the door for our team to meet some of the most genuine and kind people. Each customer of mine can expect to be treated like family. A promise made is a promise kept.

  • Dan Staggs

    Dan Staggs

    Sales Manager

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    Dan Staggs

    Dan Staggs

    Sales Manager

    I’m from Wabash, Indiana, but currently live in Bloomington. I have a lovely wife, Janet, and we have raised four children together. I also have two beautiful grandchildren. When I’m not selling, I love to golf and watch football and baseball. I am a huge Detroit Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and New York Jets fan! I, however, enjoy being with my family above all. What I love most about selling cars and trucks is helping people get the vehicle they want and need. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the look on a customer’s face after you have put them into their desired car. I love being motivated by my coworkers, and carrying on the deed. We are a big family here at Uftring, and I am constantly reminded by the honesty and positivity that is displayed on a daily basis. When you buy from me, you can expect a friendly, knowledgeable buying experience. I won’t see you drive off the lot in a new car until I know you are 100% satisfied. I, myself, drive a Chevy Traverse. I enjoy selling the SUVs the most because of the practicality and versatility of them. Whether you want one as well, or are looking for something different, I will help you choose! Come see me today, and I will work hard to provide you the best experience possible.

  • Chad Uftring

    Chad Uftring

    Sales Manager - Used Car Outlet

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    Chad Uftring

    Chad Uftring

    Sales Manager - Used Car Outlet

    I am from Washington and currently live in Germantown Hills. My wife Melissa and I have 3 children, Jake, Wes and our daughter Casey. We also have 5 grandchildren. Outside of work I enjoy fishing and camping. I love meeting new people and watching my customers get the vehicle they want. I also enjoy driving different cars and seeing new models come out. The Uftring Auto Group has great people to work with and work for. This dealership sells quality products and deeply cares about their employees and customers. I will provide you with a straight forward, honest buying experience and will be there before and after the sale.

  • Brian Tigue

    Brian Tigue

    General Sales Manager

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    Brian Tigue

    Brian Tigue

    General Sales Manager

    I have been with Uftring Chevrolet since October of 2013. I was born and raised right here in Washington, IL and currently live here in town. I am married to my beautiful wife Hailey and have three daughters, Brooklynn, Channing and Lux. When I am not at work I am hanging out with my girls. When they don’t want to hang out with me, I enjoy working outside, golfing and taking on home renovation projects “that seem to never end.” I am also a fan of the Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. A customer should expect an honest an low pressure experience. I don’t want to sell you just any vehicle, I want to help you find the one that you truly want to fit your budget. Most importantly, we will have fun. I enjoy selling all Chevrolets. Chevy is a dependable brand that is always working to become better and more advanced. Uftring Chevrolet is a place filled with people of integrity who put our customers first and make the buying experience fun. I invite you to come in and visit us today at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington!

  • Kyle Merritt

    Kyle Merritt

    Sales Manager

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    Kyle Merritt

    Kyle Merritt

    Sales Manager

    I’m originally from Morton, Il and now live in Washington. I’ve been with Uftring since March of 2010. I am married to Kirsten, and we have two beautiful kids named Madissyn and Hunter. I’m a big Chicago Bears and Cubs fan! I also love to fish, go snowmobiling and spend time outdoors with my family. What I love most about Uftring is the staff as a whole. The people I work with make this job a great experience. I also love the values that Gary and the rest of the Uftring family represents. I enjoy building a relationship with our customers and want to make sure they drive away happy! Customer service is our top priority. I drive a Silverado myself, and love how capable, dependable and safe it is for a family. I look forward to seeing you at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington.

  • Ken Miller

    Ken Miller

    Finance Manager

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    Ken Miller

    Ken Miller

    Finance Manager

    I am originally from Geneseo and have lived in Washington since 1995. My wife Colleen and I have 3 children, Jacob, Brittany and Kasey, and 1 granddaughter Gracie. Outside of work I enjoy fishing, hunting, drag racing, snowmobiling and camping. My favorite types of vehicles to be around are Corvettes as I own and drive one myself. My customers can always expect that I will do my best to help find them the perfect vehicle and treat you like family. What I like most about working for this organization is the way Uftring treats people, our reputation and the quality of our products including collectible classics.  I find joy in bringing a smile to a customer’s face when we are able to help find them their dream car.

  • Ryan Charlton

    Ryan Charlton

    Finance Manager

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    Ryan Charlton

    Ryan Charlton

    Finance Manager

    I grew up in Washington and currently reside there with my family. My wife Amber and I have 4 children. Charlie is the oldest who plays baseball and basketball at school. Harper is the middle child and plays soccer. My daughter Amelia is a dancer and Cameron is my youngest son. We have three dogs named Whiskey, Toby and Winnie. Outside of work, I enjoy attending my kids sporting events, live music, traveling, cooking and barbecuing. I love meeting new people every day at work, creating relationships, helping them find the perfect vehicle. At Uftring Chevrolet you get to be a part of a family atmosphere anchored in the Uftring Auto Group’s core values. Whether you visit for sales, parts, body shop or service, you are working with people of integrity. You can expect a fun and honest experience during your purchase and beyond. I am very committed to helping you get into the perfect vehicle that fits your budget. Whether it’s a Malibu or a Corvette, each sale is special in its own way.

    “There is a road, no simple highway between the dawn and dark of night.”  -Jerry Garcia

Sales Department

  • Nick Cramer

    Nick Cramer

    Sales Consultant

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    Nick Cramer

    Nick Cramer

    Sales Consultant

    I grew up in Washington, and graduated Washington High School in 2003. I currently live in Peoria and have been with Uftring Chevy since 2010. Outside of work I enjoy playing and watching all sports, traveling, road trips, sight seeing, making people laugh, movies and snowmobiling. I enjoy selling cars and trucks for many reasons, especially showing my customers all the new technologies of a vehicle and making my customers happy. What I like most about the Uftring Auto Group is the honesty, integrity and values that this organization practices. Any customer can expect to have fun buying the right car from me. I’m very personable, fun, caring and I treat all my customers just like friends and not like a salesman. No high pressure with me, always honest and making sure I find the best car that fits their needs. I remind people of John Candy, I love to have a good time and make people laugh!

  • Wesley Donlan

    Wesley Donlan

    Sales Consultant

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    Wesley Donlan

    Wesley Donlan

    Sales Consultant

    I was born and raised in Peoria. I currently live in Dunlap. I am married to my beautiful wife Kassidy who is a nurse at OSF. Our son’s names are Kade and Luka and my daughter’s name is Aria. I am a huge sports fan and favor the Chicago Bears and Ohio State Buckeyes. I enjoy disc golfing and participating in tournaments in my free time. Selling cars and trucks is very rewarding as I get to meet new people, build friendships, learn new technology, see customers smile and enjoy their dream car at delivery. The Uftring Chevrolet family is a great one to be a part of. Gary Uftring takes care of his employees and makes working for this company very enjoyable. I pride myself on taking customers needs and wants into consideration when finding a vehicle at a fair price. I want to make sure each customer gets exactly what they want along with a stress free experience. While all Chevrolets are great vehicles, my favorite to sell are Corvettes because of the thrill of getting to drive them. I also enjoy selling the Traverse as I can confidently talk about how safe it is as I have one for my own family. Visit me today for all of your car buying needs.

  • Ben Taylor

    Ben Taylor

    Sales Consultant

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    Ben Taylor

    Ben Taylor

    Sales Consultant

    I was born and raised here and Washington! I have a beautiful daughter named Saylor. Outside of work I enjoy live music, sports, gaming as well as taking trips with my daughter. I am passionate about helping my customers get into a vehicle they love. Our fun, family environment and the commitment we have for customer service make the Uftring Auto Group a great place to work. We strive to do business the right way every time. A customer can expect a low pressure and friendly sales consultant who works to make the buying process fun. I look forward to working with you!

  • Roger Johnston

    Roger Johnston

    Sales Consultant

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    Roger Johnston

    Roger Johnston

    Sales Consultant

    I grew up in Glasford but now live in East Peoria. My wife Sidni and I have two daughters named Arielle and Analesa. I enjoy sports, mixed martial arts and dirt racing preferably, spending time with family, reading, watching movies and much more. As a Sales Consultant, I have been given the opportunity to meet new people who turn into friends and experience the new technology advancements happening in the automotive industry. Watching a customer drive off in their dream car brings me so much joy. Uftring Chevrolet is a close knit family with friendly, fair and helpful staff. My mission is to do my best to ensure every customer leaves with a smile on their face and a friend they can trust. I enjoy selling large SUVs like the Tahoe and Suburbans as well as small sedans. I would love to assist you in finding the car of your dreams!

  • Richard Geier

    Richard Geier

    Sales Consultant

    Richard Geier

    Richard Geier

    Sales Consultant

  • Clay VanDyke

    Clay VanDyke

    Sales Consultant

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    Clay VanDyke

    Clay VanDyke

    Sales Consultant

    I am from Bartonville, Il. I lived in Colorado for 3 years while in the army and am currently back in Bartonville. My partner Natalie and I love raising my daughter named Emma and younger daughter named Ellie. I enjoy the outdoors, the Chicago Cubs and of course being a Dad most of all. Selling cars allows me to help people find the perfect car, make my customers smile and learn about new products. The Uftring Auto Group is a company of honesty, integrity, care for our customers and high quality vehicles. A customer can expect a fun and easy buying experience. I will take care of you after the sale and will remain honest as I do my best to help you. My favorite Chevrolet to sell is Blazers because of their fun, sporty, attractive style. They are perfect for a small family like my own. I am excited for the privilege to get to know you as we form a friendship throughout your dealership experience.

  • Nick Gorham

    Nick Gorham

    Sales Consultant

    Nick Gorham

    Nick Gorham

    Sales Consultant

  • Matthew Sykes

    Matthew Sykes

    Sales Consultant

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    Matthew Sykes

    Matthew Sykes

    Sales Consultant

    I am Pekin, Illinois and currently reside in Marquette Heights, Il. My fiancé and I share four children. I have two of my own and two stepchildren. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, playing basketball and video games. It is so fulfilling to be a part of making people happy and putting a smile on their face. I have a heart for people to help them the best I can in their current situation. I love working for people who care about people. Uftring Chevrolet allows me to sell great quality cars and have access to an amazing service department. A customer can always expect respect as well as a fun and easy buying experience. Come see me today!

  • Becca Johnston

    Becca Johnston

    Sales Consultant

    Becca Johnston

    Becca Johnston

    Sales Consultant

  • Jacob Ervin

    Jacob Ervin

    Sales Consultant

    Jacob Ervin

    Jacob Ervin

    Sales Consultant

Fleet Department

  • Jeff Peters

    Jeff Peters

    Fleet and Commercial Sales Manager

    Jeff Peters

    Jeff Peters

    Fleet and Commercial Sales Manager

  • Craig Barnes

    Craig Barnes

    Commercial Account Manager

    Craig Barnes

    Craig Barnes

    Commercial Account Manager

  • Aubrey Higgins

    Aubrey Higgins

    Commercial & Fleet Administrative Assistant

    Aubrey Higgins

    Aubrey Higgins

    Commercial & Fleet Administrative Assistant

  • Tim Roth

    Tim Roth

    Fleet Account Manager

    Tim Roth

    Tim Roth

    Fleet Account Manager

Service Department

  • Dewayne Gray

    Dewayne Gray

    Service Manager

    Dewayne Gray

    Dewayne Gray

    Service Manager

  • Nate Mescher

    Nate Mescher

    Assistant Service Manager

    Nate Mescher

    Nate Mescher

    Assistant Service Manager

  • Angie Uftring

    Angie Uftring

    Courtesy Transportation Coordinator

    Angie Uftring

    Angie Uftring

    Courtesy Transportation Coordinator

  • John Driskell

    John Driskell

    Reconditioning Manager

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    John Driskell

    John Driskell

    Reconditioning Manager

    I have been with the Uftring Auto Group since 1994. I grew up in Metamora and currently reside in Washington. My wife Pam and I have 4 children along with 1 grandson. I am passionate about working on cars along with fishing in my free time.

  • Michael Chioni

    Michael Chioni

    Service Advisor

    Michael Chioni

    Michael Chioni

    Service Advisor

  • Alex Brinker

    Alex Brinker

    Service Advisor

    Alex Brinker

    Alex Brinker

    Service Advisor

  • Rhonda Zook

    Rhonda Zook

    Assistant Service Advisor

    Rhonda Zook

    Rhonda Zook

    Assistant Service Advisor

  • Nattie Jackson

    Nattie Jackson

    Service Advisor

    Nattie Jackson

    Nattie Jackson

    Service Advisor

  • Adam Tanner

    Adam Tanner

    Service Advisor

    Adam Tanner

    Adam Tanner

    Service Advisor

  • Cindy Slater

    Cindy Slater

    Hostess

    Cindy Slater

    Cindy Slater

    Hostess

  • Heather Travis

    Heather Travis

    Hostess

    Heather Travis

    Heather Travis

    Hostess

Parts Department

  • Clint Sommer

    Clint Sommer

    Parts Manager

    Clint Sommer

    Clint Sommer

    Parts Manager

  • Brian Reiner

    Brian Reiner

    Assistant Parts Manager

    Brian Reiner

    Brian Reiner

    Assistant Parts Manager

  • Russ Dirks

    Russ Dirks

    Parts Counterperson

    Russ Dirks

    Russ Dirks

    Parts Counterperson

  • Ron Robison

    Ron Robison

    Parts Counterperson

    Ron Robison

    Ron Robison

    Parts Counterperson

  • Dakota Edwards

    Dakota Edwards

    Parts Counterperson

    Dakota Edwards

    Dakota Edwards

    Parts Counterperson

Body Shop

  • Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    Body Shop Manager

    Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    Body Shop Manager

  • Kaylee Miller

    Kaylee Miller

    Assistant Body Shop Manager

    Kaylee Miller

    Kaylee Miller

    Assistant Body Shop Manager

Administration

  • Debbie Stokes

    Debbie Stokes

    Administrative Assistant

    Debbie Stokes

    Debbie Stokes

    Administrative Assistant

  • Beth Bradley

    Beth Bradley

    Business Development Representative

    Beth Bradley

    Beth Bradley

    Business Development Representative

  • Stacy Craft

    Stacy Craft

    Business Development Representative

    Stacy Craft

    Stacy Craft

    Business Development Representative

  • Twila Felker

    Twila Felker

    Receptionist

    Twila Felker

    Twila Felker

    Receptionist

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