Wright Automotive Family

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Jon Shepherd
General Sales Manager

I was born and raised in Decatur, IL. I live there with my wife, Stephanie, and three children. I am a graduate of Millikin University. I have been in the car business for 13 years. I look forward to helping you with all your vehicle needs.

Andrew Wright
Dealer Principle

Jim Hicks
Pre Owned Sales Manager

I live in Butler, IL and grew up in it's surrounding area. Started selling cars here at Wright Automotive in 2011. I enjoy working deals and helping customers get the vehicle they are looking for. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors. 

Joshua Warren
Business & Finance Manager

I am originally from the Hilsboro area and its a pleasure working in this great community I grew up in. I have a beautiful wife and daughter. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 



Steve Lewey
Sales Consultant

I was born and raised in Litchfield, IL, and graduated high school in 2004. I joined the army as an 11B (Infantryman) right out of high school and served 4 years out of Ft. Lewis, WA. I did one 18-month tour in Iraq from 2006 to 2007. I started my sales career here at Wright Automotive in December of 2010, and have enjoyed serving the local people of the community for many years, and look forward to many more years to come. I'm a family man and father to my beautiful 7 year old daughter. I'm a gamer at heart, tech-nut, and a musician. Look for my videos on our Facebook channel or on my YouTube channel. Take care and drive safe.

Dalton Renfro
Sales Consultant

I am from Hilsboro originally, born and raised. I started selling cars in 2015. I am a father to my beautiful daughter. My favorite part about the car business is the customer interaction. In my free time I like to spend a lot time with my family and my friends.

Trevor Young
Sales Consultant

I'm originally from the big ole town of Benld, and now reside in Hillsboro. I've been happily married for 14 years and am a father of 4. Graduated high school from Gillespie in 1999 and worked as a welder for many years. Joined the coalminers out of Hillsboro in 2010, and eventually started my sales career here in 2016.


Fleet Sales

Rick Cruse
Fleet Manager

I've been at Wright Automotive for 14 years. I've been in the car business for 34 years. I started as a salesman and worked my way up holding the positions, Sales Manager, F&I Manager, and currently holding the Fleet Manager Position. I mainly bid state contracts to be able to sell to all counties within the state of Illinois. During my down time I enjoy doing landscaping and yard work at my house. I also enjoy, in the the warmer weather, taking my wife (Deb) and my dog (Snuggles) out on our low speed vehicle around town. 



Rick Tolle
Parts Manager

Dave Laurent
Service Advisor



Steve Ernst
Service Manager

Kyle Bishop
Assistant Service Manager

Brad Bunn
Service Advisor


Body Shop

Bill Carlyle
Body Shop Manager