Staff


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Management

Dennis Rathjen
Owner - President


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Brian Black
Owner - Vice President


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Josh Stroud
NAPA/Parts General Manager


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Sales

Bill Manis
Sales Representative

Bill has a passion for selling the right cars to the right people. Beginning in 1990, Bill has spent his entire career working with Vogler. He also has a passion for classic rock, home improvement, and baking, the last of which his coworkers greatly appreciate.


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Greg Thompson
Sales Representative

A Rend Lake alum and former construction worker, Greg's been building relationships at Vogler since 1996. When he's not working with his clientele, he's following the St. Louis Cardinals, experimenting on the grill, and playing with his yellow lab Beaux.


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John Rathjen
Sales Representative


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Joe Steimle
Sales Representative

At over 30 years, Joe's been in the car business longer than some dealerships, and he's still going strong. When he's forced to take a day off, he spends it woodworking, following the St. Louis Cardinals, and wondering why there's all this fuss about retirement.


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David Dannenmueller
Sales Representative
(573)275-9919

A native of Chaffee, Missouri, David joined the car business in 1990 and Vogler in 2016.  His hobbies include spending time with his wife, Tricia, schooling his three kids at Texas Hold'em, and earning his spot in the casino's next poker tournament.


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Greg Wilson
Sales Representative
618-318-5544

A resident of Du Quoin, Greg entered the car business at Vogler in 2014. He spends his nights rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, training his lab-husky mix named Steeler, eating too much pizza, and probably doing something that embarrasses his grandkids.


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Candace Hernandez
Internet Sales
618-967-0001


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Austin Sparks
Sales Consultant
618-572-3173


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Charlie Locke
Sales Consultant
480-818-2190


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Antwon Willis
Sales Consultant

Born and raised in St. Louis, Antwon started his automotive career at Vogler in 2018, his only regret being that he didn't start sooner. When he's not busy with his new career, you can find him shooting pool, fishing, and staying in touch with his eight siblings.


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Ed Claunch
Floor Manager
6184-57-8135

A Carterville native, Ed has been in the car business for over two decades. In his free time, the former fireman cheers the Dallas Cowboys, visits unique restaurants, and pampers Piper Ann, his terrier-poodle mix who's so spoiled she thinks she's a person.


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Tim Hirsch
New Car Sales Manager

Raised on Du Quoin farmland, Tim entered the car business in 1991 and joined Vogler in 1997.  When he's not selling cars, he's out golfing, cooking for his kids, and passionately following the St. Louis Blues. His dog Edee has his own Facebook page.


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Kern Weshinskey
Used Car Sales Manager


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Finance

Jeanette Glenn
Finance Manager


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Cody Isaacs
Sales & Finance Manager


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Service

Alan Kremer
Service Technician

A Du Quoin native and SIU graduate, Alan joined Vogler in 2016 with three decades of automotive experience. The former cook spends his free time eating seafood, enjoying the great outdoors with his kids, and planning his next fishing trip to Canada.


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Bob Brewer
Service Technician

Bob joined Vogler in 2013, but the John A. Logan alum has been fixing cars since 1979. He spends his weekends motorcycling down the highway, boating on the lake, and searching for the best rib eye in the state.


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Norm Childers
Service Technician


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Sammy Pleasants
Service Technician


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Rick Henson
Service Technician


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Tom Smith
Service Technician

Born and raised in Du Quoin, Tom joined Vogler in 2017 with 40 years of experience under his belt. When he's not working, you can find him fishing with his grandkids, training his five dogs, riding motorcycles, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.


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Dylan Dearman
Maintenance Technician

A native of the Lone Star State, Dylan joined Vogler in 2017. His personal life involves playing too many video games, following the Baltimore Ravens, idolizing the Ford Mustang, and an unhealthy addiction to chicken nuggets.


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Justin Adams
Porter

A graduate of Shawnee, Justin entered the car industry in 2006 and joined Vogler in 2013. He spends his free time cheering the St. Louis Cardinals, chowing down on barbeque, and working on his own automotive projects.


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Jeremy Thompson
Courtesy Van Driver


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Steve Lay
Warranty Administrator


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Josh Blessing
Cashier


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Josh Hornbostel
Service Technician

An SIU graduate, Josh entered the automotive industry in 2000 and joined Vogler in 2015. He spends his free time fishing with his wife and kids, listening to "real" country music, and eating way too much lasagna.


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Jerry Heidlebaugh
Service Technician


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Tim Nelson
Service Advisor
618-457-8135

A graduate of SIU, Tim entered the car business in 1995 and joined Vogler in 2008. His hobbies include photography, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and trying to get his hands on his dream car: a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.


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Greg Dunn
Service Advisor
618-457-8135

A Marion native, Greg entered the car business in 1988 and has worked with Vogler since 1999. His hobbies include home improvement projects, training his four horses, and driving anything with a turbocharger.


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Dave Trost
Service Advisor

With over 45 years of automotive experience, Dave can fix any car because he's seen nearly every car. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, and risking his life by being a Cubs fan in Cardinals country.


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Brian Gibbs
Service Manager
618-457-8135

With three decades of experience, Brian knows a thing or two about fixing cars. When he's not overseeing our service department, he's hunting, fishing, and flirting with an addiction to Harley motorcycles.


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