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Management

Darcy Grinestaff
Operating Partner

833-688-0219

Welcome to Miles Chevrolet! My name is Darcy Grinestaff, and I am a Managing Partner here at our GEO location. I have been working in the automotive industry for the past 34 years, and I pride myself on working in and maintaining an environment based on mutual respect. Not only does our staff respect the work that each of us does to make this business successful, but we have a great deal of respect for the clients that we serve. There's nothing I love more than watching a new employee learn and grow within our business.

My wife Kim and I have been married for the past 38 years. We have four children together: Ryan, Brooke, Jordan, and Payton. After graduating from Mt. Zion High School, I attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. My favorite pastimes include quality time with my wife and kids, golfing, and following the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. I have served as a school board member in the community for many years, and I support local athletics.

If you need a new or used vehicle and have questions, we encourage you to come to our dealership the next time you're in the area. We'd be happy to help you in any way that we can.

Darcy has a very strong and knowledgeable team that believes strongly in their 'no-hassle' policy regarding customer service. They have won multiple awards for their sales and customer service success over the years.

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Vic Castelli
Comptroller
844-879-6149

I started working at Miles Chevrolet in April 1987 one month before marrying my wife Sheri. We have two girls, Courtney and Bianca. Courtney was married June 2014 and is a speech language patholigist working in Normal and Bianca is working in St. Louis as a radiological technologist specializing in CT/MRI. We enjoy hunting, fishing, and any outdoor activities.

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Sales

Rob Evans
New Vehicle Director
844-879-6149

Born and raised in Decatur, Rob is a graduate of Eisenhower High School and Millikin University. Rob started at Miles in 1989. He has worked his way up through the dealership starting in the parts department, was a sales consultant, Nissan Sales Manager, New Chevy Car Manager, New Chevy Truck Manager and currently is the New Vehicle Director. Robs interests include golf, football and auto racing.

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Jeff Platt
Internet Director/Used Car Asst
844-879-6149

I was born and raised in Iowa, graduating from Marshalltown High School in 1981. I started my career with Miles Chevrolet in 1996 and have worked in Sales, Reconditioning, and now the Internet sales manager/used car assistant manager. I am married to my best friend, Jennifer and have 7 wonderful children and one Grandchild. Please let me know how I can help you find your next car, truck or suv whether it be new, or pre owned.

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Jarrod Campbell
Sales Consultant
844-879-6149

A lifelong resident of Decatur, Jarrod attended Eisenhower High School and Richland Community College. He has been a sales consultant with Miles since 2010. When not at work, he follows his beloved Chicago Cubs, and is engaged to Candace Lehman.

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Gary Cox
Sales Consultant
844-879-6149

Graduated from Macon High School in 1985. Played Football and Basket ball. Joined the automotive industry in 1987. Lives in Mt. Zion Illinois with wife Rhonda, who works for the Decatur Public School system, son Blake who attends Mt. Zion schools. Gary is a 2 time Mark of Excellence winner for GM Certified sales consultants.

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Troy Carberry
Sales Consultant
844-879-6149

I grew up in Central Illinois, graduated from Atwood-Hammond High School in 1981. Was in the United States Air Force from 1983-1989. I have been employeed at Miles Chevrolet as a Truck specialist since 1997. I am happily married to my loving wife Valerie Anne. I am an avid pheasant and quail hunter, enjoy camping, boating, Nascar and football. I have realized that if you treat people the way they want to be treated they will continue to do business with you! I have been Customer Satisfatction Salesperson of the year in 2003,2005,2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Come in and give me the opportunity to earn your business.

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Dan Karakachos
New Vehicle Sales
844-879-6149

My name is Dan "Dank" Karakachos. I have been with Miles Chevrolet for 3 years & have had the honor of being salesman of the year all 3 of those years thanks to all of my amazing customers. I live in Decatur & am married to my beautiful wife & best friend Jaime for over 20 years now. I am also an incredibly proud father of my 2 now adult boys & I couldn't be more blessed. I am looking forward to the opportunity to earn your business & helping you with all of your new & pre-owned automotive needs.

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Ken Robinson
Sales Consultant
844-879-6149

Ken just recently returned to Miles pre-owned department, coming out of retirement after a 30 year plus career with the dealership. Ken attended Eisenhower High School and Illinois State University, then served his country in Vietnam as a helicopter supply specialist from 1969 to 1970. A "salesman of the year" for several times throughout his Miles career, Ken's velvet voice can be heard several nights a week singing everything from Neil Diamond to Lloyd Price at his favorite karaoke bar. He has been married to his wife Sylvia since 1999 and has two sons, one daughter and ten grandchilderen. A member of Antioch Baptist Church, Ken also likes to travel, go antiquing and reading about the history of Decatur.

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Caleb Nale
Used Car Sales
844-879-6149

I was born in Decatur & raised in Mt. Zion. After high school, I moved to Minnesota. After a couple of years, I remembered that there's no place like home and came back to Illinois. I have been at Miles since 2018. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend & family. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity of being the one that gets to assist you with your next vehicle selection.

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John Stadler
Sales Consultant
844-879-6149

I grew up on Chicago's southside where I attended Our Lady of Loretto Catholic grammar school for 8 years. I then went to St. Rita of Cascia HS. I played football, baseball and basketball at both schools. Shortly after graduation in 2002 I enlisted in the US Air Force as a signals intelligence operator. I spent most of my time enlisted at Hickam AFB in Hawaii. After my discharge I spent 11 years with Walgreens as a store manager. Most of those years were spent here in Decatur. My wife, kids (3 sons and a daughter) and I spend most of our free time attending their sporting events, fishing, boating and camping.

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Service

Jon Paglino
Service Director
844-879-6149

I grew up in Mt Zion, my hometown. I have been a lifelong fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes, as well as a fan of the Kansas City Royals & St Louis Cardinals. In my spare time I love hitting a beach, and attending ballgames. I started at Miles in 1989 as a manager of the detail shop, and have held  various supervisory positions at the dealership such as body shop foreman, assistant service manager, service manager, service/body shop director, service director of Crown Toyota & Nissan and now the service director of all three stores since 2017.

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Parts

Megan Smith
Parts Director
844-879-6149

As a child growing up, my dad and my Poppy owned a large repair shop so I pretty much grew up in the automotive business. Born and raised in Decatur and a graduate of Mt Zion, I love our community! My husband Michael and I have been married for 15 years and we have 2 children. Although I love to read and write poetry, my extra time is currently consumed with our children's sporting activities.  I wouldn't want it any other way! Welcome to Miles Chevrolet and please stop in and visit our Parts Department.

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Teddra Sangster
Parts Department
844-879-6149

I am a high school graduate from Decatur. I enjoy going to church,spending time with my family and sports. i started working at Miles in 1993 and am married with two children.

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Finance

Tony Cox
Finance Manager
844-879-6149

I have been with the Miles Chevrolet, and Crown Nissan Toyota family for 30 years. I graduated high school in Pana where I grew up and attended college in Jackson. Mississippi. I have 3 boys, Anthony, Andrew, and Aaron. My wife Julie and I have been married for 4 years. I enjoy anything connected with the outdoors, fishing and playing golf in the spring and summer, and waterfowl hunting in the fall and winter.

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Steve Ground
Finance Manager
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Fleet

Tom Wene
Fleet Director
844-879-6149

I am a lifelong Decatur resident. Graduated SDHS and attended the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University. I am married to my wife Cindy and have  three grown children who all live and work in Decatur. In my spare time I enjoy golf and tennis. I am also an original board member, Past President and General Chairman of the Decatur Celebration. I have been with Miles Chevrolet since 1976.

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Body Shop

Adam Gossett
Assistant Body Shop Manager
844-879-6149

Adam is a Mt Zion native and has been with Miles since 2014. Originally a service writer, Adam was recently promoted to Assistant Body Shop Manager. He is married with 4 children. When not at work he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

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