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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.

  • Phil Lundquist
    General Manager

    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.

  • Jeff Uftring
    New Car Sales Manager

  • John Jones
    Used Car Sales Manager

  • Doug Feger
    Service Manager

    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. 

  • Matt Gronewold
    Parts Manager

  • Eric Neibecker
    Finance/Encore Manager

  • Janet Reist
    Sales Consultant

    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

  • Brian Porter
    Sales Consultant

    I had the privilege of joining Jaguar Land Rover Peoria and the Uftring Auto Group on June 30th, 2014. In my prior 33 yr. career at the Peoria Journal Star, I enjoyed designing and facilitating print and digital advertising strategies for many local business owners in the area. It was very rewarding and I made a lot of good friends along the way. Many of these friends confide in me today to help with their vehicle searches!

    My wife Lori and I reside in Brimfield, Illinois. She and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 34 years. We have two sons, Nathan and Brandon. Both of our boys live in Brimfield with their families.

    In my free time, I enjoy walking my dogs Kooper and Lina. I am a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan.

    I would love to help you find your next new or pre-owned vehicle today! Stop in and see me anytime. 

  • Aaron Jones
    Sales Consultant

    I was born and raised here in Peoria and now live right across the river! I have a lovely wife, Ali, and four amazing children, Kaleb, Savannah, Olivia and Eliza. Ali and I have been married since 2014. Outside of selling, I love music! I am a Worship Leader at Creve Coeur Christian Church and sing in the Peoria Area Civic Chorale.

    I really enjoy interacting with new people each and every day! I am here to help you find the car of your dreams, and when I see my customers happy, I know I'm performing my job to the best of my ability. I will never be a pushy salesperson. I like to treat everyone the way they should be treated. My favorite new vehicle we sell has to be the Range Rover Velar. It is packed with fantastic features and offers one of the smoothest rides I've ever experienced. With that said, I'd love to show you whatever you're interesting in seeing! Let me get you into the vehicle of your dreams. I hope to see you soon. 

  • Patrice Espinosa
    Administrative Assistant

    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!

  • Aaron Naas
    Service Advisor

  • Jack Schmillen
    Assistant Service Advisor

  • Tom Shields
    Master Technician

  • Luke Hudson
    Level II Technician

  • Seth Perrault
    Service Technician

  • Josh Levi
    Lead Detail Technician

    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.  

  • Jeremy Hinds
    Detail Technician

  • Tommy Trapps