Meet the Staff of Gentry Motor Company

Ben F. Gentry - Founder

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Ben was a true "car guy". He was respected throughout the Macomb community as well as by his peers in the automobile business across the Midwest. He opened Gentry Motor Company in September of 1989. Prior to his passing in 2002. His basic philosophy was to treat people the way you want to be treated. This philosophy has served as a guide in our pursuit of success.

John Gentry - Owner/General Manager

(309) 837-7777 - john@gentrymotor.com

I really love the car business, more for the poeple than the cars. My wife Renee and I have 3 great boys who I enjoy spending quality time with, coaching, and overall teaching them how to grow to be men. I am truly a lucky guy and am thankful for the opportunities I have been given. The best thing about all of the people I work with is the closeness we have developed over the years and the comfort I have in knowing they are always there for me. Find me on Facebook! Thanks for stopping by our site!

J.R. Ringenberger - Sales & Finance Manager

(309) 837-7777 - jr@gentrymotor.com

This is me and my daughter Jordan mugging for the camera. My wife Michelle and I are trying to get used to the quiet household, but with 2 dogs and a herd of cats it still is not always quiet! I am originally from Indianapolis Indiana and for a time lived in Houston Texas. Most of my adult life has been in retail sales, first in Jewelry and now automobile. I started working with John and his Dad, Ben, in October of 1995 as a Sales Counselor. In February of 2000 I moved into handling the financial arrangements for the customers. That move fit me like a glove, I am a detail oriented person and I enjoy helping our customers get the car they want at a price that works for them. Today I am John's right hand man. I am involved in every aspect of the dealership from finding inventory, meeting customers, and working with the banks and lending institutions to get the job done. One of the main reasons I have stayed with John over 14 years is because of his understanding of where Family ranks on my priority list. He has always tried to accommodate my needs big or small. Gentry Motor Company, to me, truly is a Family business.

Rich Mueller - Sales Counselor

(309) 837-7777 - rich@gentrymotor.com

This picture was taken at a friends wedding reception. I am originally from Bluffs, Illinois, a small town west of Jacksonville. I was managing a local grocery store when I met John playing on our softball team. In 1998 John helped me get a Jeep Grand Cherokee that I needed for my soon to be family of 3. He and I talked about selling cars, and finally he convinced me to join him and his dad in 1999. I am probably best described as a people person who enjoys making friends. This business allows me to do that, and at the same time help people get what they want and need. I enjoy hunting and I am a huge Cowboys and Cardinals fan plus love anything to do with racing. My wife Kim and I have a son Brendan, now age 16, we have enjoyed the family style atmosphere of Gentry Motor Company. One of the main reasons I have continued to work with John is because of his understanding that life is more than just your job.

Norm Racy - Sales Counselor

- norm@gentrymotor.com

My wife Rebecca and I live in Macomb, and are the proud parents of 5 beautiful daughters, Jawni, Scarlett, Savannah, Cyndi, and Rebil.  I have spent the past 7 years working as a Union Iron Worker and was looking for a change, and something that would allow me to be home with my family more.  After purchasing a vehicle from Gentry Motor Company and having some service done, I became pretty familiar with the staff and the owner.  John and I sat down and after a conversation or two we decided that Gentrys would be a great place for me to work.  I enjoy racing, camping, fishing, and swimming with my family.  I look forward to helping people find a vehicle that will work for them. 

Katie Musick - Customer Service

309-837-7777 - katie@gentrymotor.com

After a long frinedship with John Katie decided to join him this past year. Katie has over 20 years of sales/customer relations experience, but if you ask her what she really loves to do her answer would be SING! Katie is an accomplished opera singer and even instructs students in her spare time. She is the mother of 2 awesome kids Keeley and Joe. Her husband of 24 years Mike is the productions manager for the WIU Bureau of Cultural Affairs (BCA). In case your looking for someone that is fun to work with and has enough energy to power Chicago Katie is your choice!

Josh Wilson - Service Manager

309-837-7777 - service@gentrymotor.com

Josh has over 20 years of experience working on on cars and trucks and even over the road Semis. He is ASE Master Certified diesel technician. Josh loves spending time with his wife Felicia and son David. On his off weekends Josh travels the country with his son competing in Motorcross racing. His passion is to do the very best job for the customer every time paying extra attention to the details to ensure the job is done right!

Dana Barnewolt - Office Manager

309-837-7777 - dana@gentrymotor.com

I am the proud mother of three wonderful young men. When asked what my greatest accomplishment is, I will likely present you with pictures of my boys. I am bringing 5 years of experience in the automotive industry and 15 years of clerical work with me to Gentry Motor Company. I am grateful for this new opportunity and the journey to come. I am pleased to have found an employer who respects me and is willing to work with me to accommodate my needs as well as his business' requirements. Being able to once again provide for my family as I used to is something I have looked forward to for awhile; much like looking forward to being a friendly face at Gentry Motor Company for years to come. 

Gentry Motor Company, 1719 E Jackson Street, Macomb, IL 61455 309-837-7777