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

Meet the Staff of Illinois Valley Auto Group

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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 - Owner

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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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Evan Taylor - Service Manager

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Evan has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for 5 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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David Kilanowski - Assistant Service Manager

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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!

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Cailey Taylor - Assistant Office Manager

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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. 

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Morgan Taylor - Assistant Office Manager

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Morgan has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group since 2016! She enjoys working with her parents and siblings everyday! When she is not at work she is usually spending time at Silver Lake Sand Dunes! 

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Nick Benson - Sales Manager

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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 2 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.

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Adan Ruiz - Sales Representative

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Adan is the newest Sales Representative here at Illinois Valley Auto Group, 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!  

Check out his social media sale page! 
Facebook @AdanSalesIVAG

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Matt Kristensen - Sales Representative

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Matt is a sales representative here at Illinois Valley Auto Group. He has worked for IVAG for over 4 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!" 

Check out his social media sales pages! 
Facebook @MegaCabMatt 
Instagram @mega_cab_matt

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Rose Nave - Sales Representative

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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! 

Check out her social media sales page!
Facebook @rollinwithrose

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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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Dave Foster - Service Technician

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Dave Foster is a certified Diesel Mechanic that has worked at Illinois Valley Auto Group for 3 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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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 enjoys working on his Supra, riding his Harley, and snow boarding. 

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Eric Cortez - Service Technician

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