7400 N. Allen Rd.
Directions Peoria, IL 61614

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"We don't just sell Nissans… we sell value."


Uftring Nissan in Peoria, IL | 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. 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 Phillips
    General Manager

    I've worked for the Uftring family for 16 years. I was born in San Diego, California and currently reside in Germantown Hills. My wife Shari and I have been married for 21 years and we have 2 wonderful boys, Parker, and Lucas. Outside of work I enjoy sports and travel, and I enjoy watching our boys play sports. What I enjoy most about my job are the people I meet, working with my team here at Uftring Nissan and working with a quality and innovative product. Uftring Nissan is a professional team of people and I truly enjoy watching the growth of the store year after year. Every Nissan customer can expect courteous and fast service each and every time they visit the dealership. They can expect to be dealt with care, honesty and fairness. Our goal is to provide a quality product at a fair price. I enjoy working with people more than selling the car and think Nissan has very innovative and fun products to drive. While I like all of Nissan's vehicles, the GTR would be at the top of my personal list!

  • Brad Montgomery
    Sales Manager

    I'm Brad, I've been a member of the Uftring Auto Group for 15 years and have lived in Washington my entire life. I'm married to my wife, Melissa, and we have three beautiful children. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing and spending free time with my family. The best part of my job is being able to meet new people every single day. I value Uftring's reputation, opportunity and great people. Uftring Nissan customers can always expect friendly service at a fair price. I look forward to meeting new people and long-time customers every day and helping them find the perfect vehicle for their needs.

  • Todd Durm
    Used Sales Manager

  • Ivan Waters
    Finance Manager

  • Jake Weston
    Finance Manager

  • Lettie Schmitt
    Internet Sales Manager

    I began working with Uftring Nissan over 10 years ago, since November 2005. I am from the Peoria area originally, was raised in East Peoria, and now I currently reside in Peoria. I have one wonderful son, Joseph! I enjoy cooking, gardening and reading. Playing piano most of my life, I also enjoy all types of music. Selling vehicles isn't about "just moving a piece of metal off the curb," it's about respect, honesty and building relationships. I enjoy meeting new people, assisting them with their purchase and helping them enjoy the purchase process. Nissan is a fabulous brand with good quality and reliability. Uftring Nissan has a real family atmosphere. Our entire team, with their unique personalities, works well throughout the sales, service and parts departments. An Uftring Nissan customer can expect honesty and a true interest in their needs because we want to develop relationships that last far beyond the sale. As for purchasing from me, it's complete follow-up from the initial sale to the years of ownership. While many may say Godzilla, the Nissan GTR, is the most enjoyable car to sell, I enjoy selling the Nissan Xterra the most since it is what I personally drive. Being the Internet Manager, some people think I am just online, like a virtual employee. I'm actually a real person here at Uftring Nissan! Stop by and say hello!

  • Chris Rocke
    Sales Consultant

    I'm Chris, and I've been with Uftring Nissan for over 10 years. I am originally from Morton and currently reside in Morton. In fact, I've lived in Morton for 47 years! My wife Kim and I have 3 daughters, Kayla, Chloe and Kelsie. I enjoy spending time with family and friends the most. I truly enjoy meeting new people at work, selling to a repeat customer and making a good living. What I enjoy most about Uftring Nissan are my products, my co-workers and the Uftring group's reputation. Any customer of mine can expect outstanding customer service. My deals will always be done with honesty and integrity. I enjoy selling the Nissan Altima the most, an outstanding value to the customer. I know that dreams do come true, thanks to Walt Disney.

  • Scott Harris
    Sales Consultant

  • Elton Herrick
    Sales Consultant / Commercial Accounts

    I've been in sales with Uftring Nissan for 10 years. I grew up in Arlington Heights, IL and have lived in Florida, Vermont and Utah. Currently I reside in Dunlap, IL with my wife Susan of 38 years. We have two sons, Elton, Captain in the United States Air Force, and T.J., who works in sales. Outside of work I enjoy golf and bagpipes. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them get the new or used vehicle they want. I love the Nissan brand name, our Uftring sales force and managers and the many dealerships for our customers to choose cars from. A customer of mine can always expect me to be an honest salesman!

  • Tim Puentes
    Sales Consultant

    In February 2017, I will be celebrating 10 years as a sales consultant at Uftring Nissan in Peoria. I was born and raised in Geneseo, Illinois, lived in East Peoria and graduated from East Peoria High School in 1981. My wife Traci and I were married in 1984, lived in Chicago for 10 years, 11 years in California and then moved back to the Midwest where we have lived in Washington since 2007.  I have been married for 33 years and have 3 daughters, Lydia (20) who will be getting married in January, Emma (17) and Lucy (12). Outside of work, I enjoy family, fine arts, writing, sports, movies, traveling, church and spiritual life. What I enjoy most about my job is presenting the benefits and features of our products, helping people find the right car for their needs, and seeing customers satisfied with the sales process. Our team at Uftring Nissan is great and everyone is enjoyable to work with. The reputation of the Uftring organization and the facilities at Uftring Nissan make for a great work environment. My personal mission is to embody our dealership's mission to be "An honest, knowledgeable team member sincerely dedicated to our customers." I enjoy selling both new and pre-owned vehicles and understand that the excitement of someone driving away in their new vehicle is an important event in their life. Before entering a career in sales I worked in pastoral ministry for 11 years. My college education included majors in architecture and fine arts. I have earned three degrees from my studies at Bible college and Seminary (BA, MDiv and ThM). I occasionally do art commissions and intend to develop that passion into a more well-defined business in the near future. I appreciate all of my customers and genuinely look forward to assisting you!

  • Curt Gleichman
    Sales Consultant

    Originally from Peoria, I currently reside in Bartonville and have been with the Uftring group for 18 years! I'm married with 2 girls and 1 boy. Outside of work I enjoy fishing and restoring muscle cars. What I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to meet new people every day, and watching the new styles and body changes to each vehicle. Uftring Nissan is full of so many new and used vehicles available to our customers and it's easy for our customers to find everything they need (our parts department, waiting area, service, and sales). Any customer of mine can expect honesty and thoroughness. I try to find out what my customers are looking for in color, options, etc, and try to offer other vehicles as well so they have a complete selection to choose from. My favorite cars to sell are the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Rogue because of their reputation, cost and safety. I look forward to helping you find the perfect car, truck, crossover or SUV for your family.

  • Richard Swanson
    Sales Consultant

    I am originally from Galesburg, IL and currently reside in Peoria. I've been with Uftring Nissan for 4 years. My wife Jennifer is an Assistant Manager at Gordmans in East Peoria and we have two sons, Erik and Kristian, who both live in Peoria. Outside of work I enjoy boating and classic cars! I love cars. I enjoy meeting people and I look forward to seeing the smiles on my guests' faces at the end of their buying experience. What I enjoy most about Uftring Nissan is the excellent selection of cars and trucks, a great staff and a very professional environment. My customers can expect a personal involvement in their needs, as I believe that excellent customer service separates us from other dealerships. I don't just want to sell a car, I want to be your salesman for life. My favorite vehicle to sell is the Nissan Frontier because it was the first vehicle I sold here at the dealership. I also enjoy selling the Altima, with all of its many features and nice styling.

  • Ibrahim Monla
    Sales Consultant

    Hi - I'm Abe Monla, and it would be my pleasure to assist you in finding any new or pre-owned vehicle you need. At Uftring Nissan, we have a great selection to choose from and I will make sure you are 100% happy with your purchase. I am originally from Peoria, Illinois and have been here all of my life. My family is from Lebanon and my brother and three sisters were all born there. I am the first born in America. 

    When I'm not busy here at Uftring Nissan, my hobbies include bodybuilding and cars. I love being healthy and fit and enjoy competing. Ever since I can remember, I've loved cars - so working at Uftring Nissan is a perfect fit!

    I absolutely love the excitement of my customers and watching them purchase their dream cars. Working at Uftring Nissan is fantastic because we all are a family. It's a great environment where we help each other and make sure all customers at the dealership are given complete assistance.

    If you buy from me, you can expect honesty and a low pressure sales experience. I am here to work for you and find the right car for your particular needs and budget. If you aren't happy, then I haven't done things right. You can also expect that I will stay in contact after the sale to make sure your car is living up to your expectations. I truly enjoy selling all of the products we have to offer at the store and look forward to working with you!

  • Doug Hanselman
    Sales Consultant

  • Kramer Poulsen
    Sales Consultant

  • Stephanie Anderson

    I have been with the Uftring family for over 9 years now! I worked at the Uftring Automall for 4 years, and have been at Uftring Nissan for 5 and a half years. I am originally from the Peoria area and currently live in East Peoria. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and shopping. Even though I don't sell the vehicles, I enjoy watching the excitement of customers when they get their vehicle and know that I played a part in making sure they have a pleasurable experience at our dealership. The friendships I have developed with coworkers and customers along with the fun, family atmosphere are what I enjoy most about my job. Customers can expect to be greeted with a welcoming smile and a caring attitude.

  • Alex Jordan
    Internet Consultant

    I've been at Uftring Nissan for over 4 years. Born and raised in Peoria, I have resided in Metamora for the last 10 years. When I'm not working, you can find me spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy almost everything car related including motor sports, and I occasionally like to golf. I like meeting new people and hearing all kinds of interesting stories each day. What I like most about Uftring Nissan is the wonderful people I work with, the quality products that Nissan has to offer and the Uftring reputation. All customers of mine can expect a high level of customer service and a truly honest and easy buying experience. I enjoy selling the Nissan Pathfinder the most because it offers a great value and fuel economy.

  • Katy Broshears
    Owner Loyalty Manager

    I am originally from Putnam County and now reside in Peoria. I am married to Chris Broshears and my interests include cats and reading. The staff at Uftring Nissan are great!

  • Mark Kiesewetter
    Service Manager

  • Steve Alig
    Parts Manager

    I'm Steve, and I've been with Uftring for 16 years now! I am originally from and currently reside in Metamora, IL. My wife Mary and I have 2 sons, Jeff, wife Deb, and Tim, wife Anna. We have 2 grandsons - Zach and Travis. Outside of work I enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, and watching Nascar. What I enjoy most about our Parts Department is working with interesting customers and experiencing new changes everyday. Our location is great and our facility is well-kept and cleaned daily. A customer of mine can always expect honesty from me - every single time. I've been in the automotive business for over 30 years and really enjoy helping people.

  • Matt Davis
    Service Advisor

  • Nick Brent
    Service Advisor

    I've been with the Uftring organization for 16 years. I live in Washington, IL with my wife Megan (married 14 years) and our 3 children: Harrison, Dash, and Finley. I love baseball (St. Louis Cardinals fan), gardening, landscaping, working on my Saabs, and spending time with my wife and kids. I truly enjoy working with all of my long time customers! Our store works hard but we also like to have fun with fellow employees and customers. My customers can absolutely expect me to follow through on whatever I say I will do.

  • Tony Ahten
    Assistant Parts Manager

    I've worked for Uftring for 16 years. I'm from the south end of Peoria and currently reside in Creve Coeur, IL. I've got a great family: 2 kids, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 dogs. I love spending time with family and friends, playing music, camping, kayaking and pretty much anything outdoors. I've had the chance to meet some super cool people working for the Uftring Auto Group!

  • Casey Thomas
    Service Advisor

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