11 W US Highway 6 Peru, IL 61354 815-224-0044

Meet the Staff of Illinois Valley Auto Group

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Matt Kristensen - Sales Representative

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Frank Taylor - Owner

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Frank is the owner and CEO of Illinois Valley Auto Group. He is a third generation business owner and car dealer in the Illinois Valley. He enjoys owning Illinois Valley Auto Group for many reasons but mostly because he gets to teach his family about the car business and provide people with quality pre-owned cars at a great price. His passion for vehicles continues on the weekends where he is either working on his personal vehicles or having fun at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes! 

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Terri Taylor - Office Manager

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Terri has been married to Frank for 26 years and has three children who all work together at Illinois Valley Auto Group. She works as the Office Manager and concentrates most her time on accounting and title work. At home she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She hopes to pass on all her knowledge of the car business to her three children. 


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Morgan Taylor - Secretary

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Morgan is a recent graduate of Illinois Valley Community College. She has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for the past 3 years. She enjoys being able to work along side her family and learning from her parents. On the weekends she enjoys spending her time either working on her truck or going to her favorite place, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, in Michigan. 

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Evan Taylor - Service Manager

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Evan has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for 4 years. His favorite part about working here is that he gets to work with his family. Outside of work he likes to work on his pre-runner and take it to the Sand Dunes. He also likes to chill out at home with his fiance Ellie and their cats. 

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Cailey Taylor - Service Writer

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Cailey recently became a full time employee in spring of 2018. She enjoys working under her brother in the service shop and interacting with customers. Her love for cars developed at a young age from working in the garage with her dad Frank. At home she loves to spend times with her two cats and family. 

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Nick Benson - Sales Manager

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Nick brings 18 years of Sales, Management, and Finance experience to the table to assist our customers with their vehicle needs.  Nick is married to Kara and together they have four children, Kari, Kylan, Hailey, and Mason.  In his free time he really enjoys hanging out with his family and friends as well as boating.

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Rose Kerlin - Sales Representative

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Rose has worked with the Illinois Valley Auto Group family for over two years. She enjoys working along side her husband Jordan, and making peoples day brighter! At home her favorite things to do are help her husband work on their off-road toys and spending time with her two daughters. 

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Damien Presthus - Sale Representative

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Damien has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for almost a year now. He enjoys meeting and talking with all the new customers and getting them in their new ride! At home his favorite things to do are ride his Harleys and play with his daughters.

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Dave Foster - Diesel Technician

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Dave Foster is a certified Diesel Mechanic that has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for 2 years. His favorite part of working at Illinois Valley Auto Group is the people he works with, and the chance to work on different makes and models of cars and trucks. Outside of work he likes to work on his 1930 Model ! Rat Rod, 4 wheeling, trail riding, and spending time with his family and kids!

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Jordan Nave - Service Technician

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Jordan has been working at Illinois Valley Auto Group for and a half years now. He loves that he gets to work at the same place as his fiance Rose, and that he gets paid to do something he loves! Outside of work he enjoys offloading and spending time with his family. 

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Dave Antle - Service Technician

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Dave has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group since the very beginning, and has been working with Frank for over 30 years. He loves working at Illinois Valley Auto Group because he likes working with his brother, and getting to work on all the different cars that come through the shop. Outside of work he loves traveling with his family, and working on his cars and motorcycles. 

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Mike Antle - Service Technician

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Mike has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for "Many Many Moons." His favorite part about working here is hanging out with his fun coworkers, and getting to fix cars all day. Outside of work he likes to go hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and working on his cars and motorcycles. 

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Ryan Coyne - Service Technician

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Ryan has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group since 2018. He loves working at Illinois Valley Auto Group for many reasons, mostly because he gets to work on cars all day with his good friend Dave. Outside of work he loves working on his Supra, riding dirt bikes, and snow boarding. 

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