Uftring Ford - Our Team Members


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  • Gary Uftring
    Dealer Principal

    Gary Uftring has been a fixture to central Illinois car buyers for many years, including before he acquired his first dealership in Washington, Illinois. 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 continue to serve him well to this day. Over the years, Mr. Uftring has developed and/or acquired multiple automotive dealerships in central Illinois. However, his focus has always remained on great customer service and a commitment to giving back to the community.

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  • Mike Bambrick
    General Manager

    Hello! I am from Washington, Illinois, and live there today. I have been with Uftring since 1997. I have a lovely wife, Alecia, and four beautiful daughters. My interests include cooking and spending time with my kids. What I love most about Uftring is the people I meet every day, my team members, and my customers. I thoroughly enjoy solving peoples' problems and putting them in their dream car. I, myself am a big fan of the F-150s, but I would love to find the perfect fit for you. Come in and see me and my team today! 

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  • Herb Uftring
    Sales Manager


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  • Mike Skinner
    Sales Manager


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  • Kenyon Wurster
    Sales Manager

    I have been with Uftring since 1995, and am originally from East Peoria. I now live in Washington. I have a lovely wife and four kids. My interests include Mustangs. I am a Mustang expert here at Uftring Ford. What I love most about working for Uftring is their family values. They've provided for my family since I started here, and I am truly blessed to be involved with such a great company. When it comes to selling, I love dealing with people, seeing a new face every day, making friends, and building relationships. Come see me today, and you'll make a new friend! 

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  • Randy Staser
    Sales Manager

    I am originally from Kickapoo, but now live in Lacon. I lived on the East Coast for 25 years and have two kids out there. My interests include hunting, fishing, and the outdoors in general. What I love most about Uftring is their family values. The company philosophy of "Make a friend. Sell a car." is truly exhibited on a daily basis. The comradery here is amazing. I love being a sales manager because of the team aspect. I love training my guys to sell because it reminds me of why I got into the business. Meeting new people every day is what keeps me coming back. Come in and see me today!

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  • Dave Brown
    Finance Manager


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  • Chris Craine
    Finance Manager


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  • Jeff Peters
    Commercial & Fleet Manager
    (309) 369-9678


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  • PJ Adair
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! I've lived in Peoria my entire life and am happy to call it home. I have a lovely wife, Stacie, and two beautiful daughters, Kelsey and Sarah. I also have twin grandchildren on the way! My interests include Cardinal Baseball, Steeler Football, car shows, and seeing local bands. What I love most about Uftring is the credibility of the name. The values they represent is why I consider myself lucky to work for them. We represent honesty and integrity here, and truly care about meeting your needs. I also love my coworkers and the fun atmosphere. What I love most about selling is interacting with new people, building relationships, and seeing generations of families come through the store. I am a personal fan of Mustangs, but I'd love to put you in your dream car. Come in and see me today! 

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  • John Applen
    Sales Consultant

    I am originally from Dunlap, Illinois, but now live in Groveland. I have a lovely wife, and two kids, a son and a daughter. My interests include golf, yard work, spending time with my family, and attending my son's special Olympics events. What I love most about working for Uftring is the way we are all treated, and the way we pay it forward. The Uftring family's values are unmatched which keeps me coming back. When it comes to selling, I love the relationships I am lucky to be a part of, the customers that turn into friends, and the opportunity to help new and existing customers. I, myself am a Mustang guy, but I would love to find the right fit of vehicle for you!

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  • Chad Allen
    Sales Consultant

    I've been an Uftring employee since 1996, and have lived in East Peoria my whole life. I have a lovely wife and two kids. I love to spend time outdoors, grill, and hike. I also enjoy spending time with my family and watching sports. What I love about Uftring is how we all treat our customers. I also enjoy selling my Ford trucks. When selling, there's nothing I love more than getting to know my customers. When I hear their stories, it helps me put them in the right car. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and helping answer their questions. Come in and see me today!

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  • Tim Berlett
    Commercial & Fleet Sales
    (309) 369-9554

    Hello! I was born and raised in Washington, Illinois, and still live there today. I have a lovely wife and two kids. My interests include hunting, fishing, and the Chicago Cubs. What I love most about Uftring is the trustworthy family and what they represent. The family style of business they represent is passed on to everyone here. We treat our customers the way Uftring treats us. What I love most about selling is the opportunity to meet new people every day. I thoroughly enjoy solving people's problems, and finding the right fit of car for them.  

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  • Howard Marfell
    Subaru Sales Consultant


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  • Brad Cecil
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, I'm originally from and currently reside in Chillicothe, Illinois. My interests include motorcycles and photography. What I love most about Uftring is the group as a whole and the family aspect they represent. When it comes to selling, I love meeting new people every day and helping them find their dream car. I also love what comes after the sale. I feel when you sell someone a new vehicle, you develop a special relationship. Come in and see me today! 

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  • Matt Gibson
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! I was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted at six months old. I now live in Peoria. I have two sons, Elijah and Emery. My interests include working out, hiking, playing the drums, cars, and the outdoors. What I love most about Uftring is our reputation and the way we treat people. I am lucky to work for a company that truly cares about their employees. What I love most about selling is meeting new people and helping them. I get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing the customer's smile on their face when I find them their dream car. I realize how big of a purchase a new vehicle is, which is why I'm here to help you find the one that fits you. Come in and see me!

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  • Rob "Bob" Applegate
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! I was born and raised in Peoria and love to call it home. I have a lovely fiancé, Jenn. I enjoy playing the guitar, listening to music, and working in the yard. What I love about Uftring is the fact that it's not just about selling cars. Everyone here has a genuine desire to help people. The values of this company and this family as a whole are unmatched. When selling, I love making people happy. Meeting someone new every day and seeing their smiles when I put them in their favorite car is why I enjoy doing what I do. I consider myself a truck guy, and love selling F-150s, but I'd love to meet you and put you in your dream car. Come in and see me today!

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  • Josh Noll
    Sales Consultant

    Hello everyone! I was born and raised in Eureka, Illinois, and still live there today. I have a beautiful fiancé, Brittany, who I can't wait to marry. My interests include football (Go Bears!), muscle cars, local bands, and hanging with friends. What I love most about Uftring is the awesome group of guys I am surrounded by every day. I consider us one big family. I truly can't see myself working for anyone else, and have never been involved in a company with such an amazing reputation and set of values. When it comes to selling, I love meeting new people on a daily basis. Finding the right fit for my customer is why I do it. There isn't a better feeling out there. I enjoy driving/selling the Ford F-150s, but would love to put you in your dream car. Come see me today!

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  • Brady Andrews
    Sales Consultant


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  • Jeff Carlson
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! I am originally from Washington and live there today. My parents both live in Washington as well. I also have a lovely girlfriend, Jessa. My interests include Frisbee golfing, hanging out with friends, the outdoors, and anything Disney! What I love most about Uftring is the atmosphere. The team effort and comradery on a day-to-day basis is truly amazing. When it comes to selling, I love to develop a relationship with the customer. Getting to know people and finding the right fit for them is why I love to do what I do. I personally love selling the Imprezas because of their unique qualities, but I'd love to put you in your dream car. Come in and see me today! 

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  • Mike Andersen
    Sales Consultant

    I'm originally from Plainfield, Illinois, but now live in Washington. I have a beautiful wife and four kids. My interests include fishing and motorcycles. What I love most about Uftring is my co-workers and the lovely atmosphere. Everyone here is so nice, helpful, and energetic. When it comes to selling, I enjoy meeting the customer and establishing a relationship. I get a great amount of satisfaction from selling them their dream car. My personal favorite car is the Ford Mustang, but I'd love to put you in yours. Come in and see me today!

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  • Kevin Sullivan
    Service Manager


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  • Greg Julien
    Service Advisor


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  • Mike Healey
    Service Advisor
    (877) 256-2492


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  • Eric Bosch
    Service Advisor
    (877) 256-2492


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  • Jeremy Duckworth
    Subaru Service Advisor

    I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.

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  • Barry Cassano
    Customer Relations
    (877) 256-2492


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  • Chris Todd
    Body Shop Assistant


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  • Brock McFarlin
    Assistant Body Shop Manager


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  • Jim Weber
    Body Shop Director
    (309) 694-0700


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  • Ric Beatenhead
    Parts Manager
    (888) 577-6599


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  • Mark McGuire
    Parts Counter
    (888) 577-6599


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  • Mick McCracken
    Parts Counter
    (888) 577-6599


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  • Jerry Roese
    Parts Department
    (888) 577-6599


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  • Kevin Herrin
    Parts Courier

    I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.

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  • Paul Hauck
    Sales/Tire Wholesaler


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  • David Jennings (D.J.)
    Parts Counter


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