Meet Our Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Dale Hicks
President/Owner
309-692-9880


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Dennis (DJ) Hicks
Operations/Sales Manager


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Cynthia Ward
Office Administrator

She has 48 years of experience and has earned many certifications over her years in the car business. A few of her hobbies and interests include gardening and swimming!


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Tamara Ward
Receptionist

She has worked in the car business for 2 years! Outside of work, she enjoys arts and crafts, family time, and cooking!

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Detail

Tim Hall
Detail Manager


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Jim Righi
Detailer


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Donnie Smith
Detailer

Donnie has 15 years of experience detailing vehicles and enjoys auto racing!

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Sales

Andrew Lockwood
Sales Consultant
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Brian Smith
Sales Consultant
309-692-9880


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Taylor Clark
Business Manager

She is master certified for finance in Volvo, master certified for finance in Lincoln, Lincoln Brand Champion, and Volvo Product Specialist. Her hobbies and interests include music!

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Steve Brown
Sales Manager
309-692-9880

10 years of experience


A past board member of: Pekin United Way, Shade Park, Pekin Main Street, and Pekin Chamber of Commerce Committees. In his free time he enjoys biking, radio broadcasting, emcee, and spending time with family which includes his wife, Laura, their three sons and their wives, and six grandchildren!

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Parts

Dan Christie
Parts Advisor

Dan has over 40 years of experience, and throughout those years of working in the car business, he has compiled several certifications and awards. He has two sons, Ryan and Shawn. During his free time, he enjoys golfing and drag races.

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Jerry Reed
Parts Manager

With 42 years of experience, he is certified in Volvo parts. Jerry is married to Audrey, and he enjoys woodworking and golfing in his free time.

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Eric Hudson
Parts Advisor

22 years of Ford(Lincoln) experience


4.5 years of Volvo experience

Volvo master parts counter person. Eric is married to Ann Pieper; his interests include football and just about anything automotive related!

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Service

Ben Dunlap
Master Lincoln Technician


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Aaron Yeakel
Master Volvo Technician

Aaron has 20 years of experience under his belt, in the meantime he has accumulated man certifications/awards including Master Volvo Technician, Master ASE Technician, Certified Ford Tech, Hunter certified, and UII graduate. He is married to Amanda and they have a daughter, Mia, and son, James. When he is not busy with family or fixing cars, he enjoys fishing and woodworking!

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Kevin Bush
Volvo Technician

Kevin has been professionally working on vehicles for 6 years; he is Volvo Quality Certified! He is married to his wife, Amanda, and have two daughters, Josie and Hazel. His hobbies and interest include, PC gaming, family time, and motorcycle riding!

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Larry Arnold
Service Advisor


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Tom Houzenga
Service Manager
309-692-9880

Tom is another who has 40 years of experience in the car business! Throughout that time he has collected a few certifications and awards including ASE, Lincoln Master Service Manager, and Volvo Service Manager. He is married to his wife Tiffany and has 5 kids, Steve, Stephanie, Sydney, Tonya, and Tenley!

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