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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.
People who know me know that my proudest moments in life usually have something to do with my children and grandchildren, but I am also proud of the time I have spent in the car business here in the Peoria area. It is not often that a person gets the opportunity to do a job they love, but I have been able to do that for the past 25 years in the car business. It is even rarer that a person finds an organization that they can work and grow in for as long as I have. I have been privileged to be part of the Uftring Auto Group family for over 20 years. I have been a salesperson, sales manager and now a General Manager in what I believe is the premier automobile organization in Central Illinois. I hope that my years of experience can be of assistance for all of our friends now and in the future here at Jaguar Land Rover Peoria.
I have 31 years of experience in the automotive industry, and have been with the Uftring Auto Group for 23 years now, the last six of those years with Jaguar Land Rover Peoria! I enjoy spending time with family and friends after work. More importantly, spoiling and spending time with my granddaughter. I enjoy bowling, especially with my wife, and stock car racing; dirt track and Nextel Cup are our greatest interests.
I am a Certified Master-Jaguar Sales Consultant and Land Rover Guide serving you from the beginning here on Allen Road. I've been at Jaguar Land Rover Peoria for over 7 years now! When I'm not assisting you in finding the vehicle of your dreams, I love to hear the Jaguar engine roar, or climb the Land Rover Rock with you. It's fun - a real high. You may find me at the Health Club, roller blading or enjoying life in the community with you. When the snow comes, lets cross country ski! I have a background in bilingual education, management, financials, technology and pharmaceuticals. Give me a call or text sometime at 309-635-0983 or contact me by email at JanetReist@JaguarofPeoria.com.
I am a car guy. Plain and simple. It probably began when I was just old enough to open the door to my dad's 1970 Opel GT by myself and climb in to play around with the shifter and pull the lever for the roll-over headlights (a pretty cool feature to a 4 year old). While I have an appreciation for all types of cars, old and new, Jaguar and Land Rover hold a special place. To me, Jaguar and Land Rover have this distinctive and stylish elegance that other brands can't seem to capture. And the performance, without a doubt, they have that as well. Tucked away in our garage you will find both the Jaguar XK and the Range Rover Evoque. My beautiful wife leaves me the keys to whichever one needs gas and a wash. I love what I do, this is a great organization offering world-class automobiles. I would love the opportunity to help you find your next car.
I am amazed at the integrity that the Uftring Auto Group has. Before I started working here, I believed all car dealers to be lacking in that area. Each of our customers can expect to be treated professionally and be treated just like family. I've been here for over 2 years, and wouldn't work for a car dealer that wasn't honest and fair. I really enjoy seeing new car sales because people are always so excited to be getting a new car!
I love being able to interact with people from all walks of life. I especially enjoy when the everyday person gets to see their dream of owning a Jaguar or Land Rover come true! I've been with Jaguar Land Rover Peoria for 6 years now, and truly respect Gary Uftring and the organization he has built. I love the people I work with, we really are a "family." I am the person who makes the follow-up phone calls regarding recent service on your vehicle, or reminds you that your vehicle may need service. Yep, that's me - now you can put a face to the voicemail messages!
I've been with Jaguar Land Rover Peoria for almost 4 years detailing cars, but I have been detailing for a total of seven years. I like to hang out with friends and family because that is the most important part. I also like to go out for a run when I can, it clears my mind from a long days work. But one thing I love doing the most is spending time with my wonderful woman, she always puts a smile on my face.
I have been a Jaguar Technician for 11 years now and am a Jaguar & Land Rover Master. I have my bachelors in Automotive Technology from Southern Illinois University. I also like cheeseburgers.