Meet the Staff of Illinois Valley Auto Group
Frank Taylor - Owner
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!
Terri Taylor - Owner
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.
David Kilanowski - Assistant Service Manager
DJ brings 7 years of Service Advising experience to Illinois Valley Auto Group. When he is not working he loves to ride his Honda Grom, work on his project G35, or skim board at the beach. He also has a passion for motorsports photography and Busch Light!
Evan Taylor - Service Manager
Evan has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for 7 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.
Cailey Taylor - Assistant Office Manager
Cailey became a full time employee in spring of 2018. She enjoys working with her family in all departments of the business. 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.
Nick Benson - Sales Manager
Nick brings 19 years of Sales, Management, and Finance experience to the table to assist our customers with their vehicle needs and has worked for IVAG for 3 years. 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 and camping.
Adan Ruiz - Sales Representative
Adan has been a Sales Representative here at Illinois Valley Auto Group for just over a year, but he is no stranger to the car world! Adan has loved fast cars ever since he can remember. In his free time he enjoys going to car shows or hanging out with his family and friends. Adan is fluent in both Spanish and English and is so excited to help people find their new vehicle!
Matt Kristensen - Sales Representative
Matt is a sales representative here at Illinois Valley Auto Group. He has worked for IVAG for over 5 years. He spend his free time off-roading with his friends, or at home with his wife Haley and their dogs! His motto for selling is "Honesty is always the best policy!"
Rose Nave - Sales Representative
Rose has worked with the Illinois Valley Auto Group family for over 5 years. She enjoys selling vehicles because it makes peoples day brighter! At home her favorite things to do are help her husband work on their off-road toys and spending time with their two daughters!
Amy Klieber - Sales Representative
We would like to introduce everyone to our newest sales representative Amy! Amy has 7 years of sales experience under her belt, and is so excited to bring that into the car business. Her policy for selling has always been ”integrity and honesty are the best policy”. Growing up with a grandfather who was a site super intendent and a father who was a park ranger at Starved Rock State Park she has a deep love and appreciation for the Illinois Valley area and the people in it. She can’t wait to help people find the PERFECT vehicle! Check out her social medial page!
Dave Antle - Service Technician
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.
Mike Antle - Service Technician
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.
Dave Foster - Service Technician
Dave Foster is a certified Diesel Mechanic that has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for 4 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!
Ryan Coyne - Service Technician
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 enjoys working on his Supra, riding his Harley, and snow boarding.
Eric Cortez - Service Technician
Eric is our newest technician here at Illinois Valley Auto Group. He graduated from the automotive program at Illinois Valley Community College and has been working on vehicles ever since! He recently had his first child and is so excited to be a dad to a baby boy!