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Brian Arends is the General Manager of Arends & Sons. Brian attended Texas A&M University where he studied Agricultural Engineering. After college Brian worked for John Deere Corporation in both training and product support. Brian currently lives in Mahomet with his wife Erin, daughter Maggie, and Peaches, the family’s yellow Labrador retriever.

Steve Arends , Owner- Steve has spent his whole life in the Gibson City area. He graduated from Gibson City high school and then went on to Illinois State University where he had a successful collegiate basketball career. Steve has been back at the dealership since 1968. Steve likes to fly his helicopter around the local area in his free time. Steve still resides in the Gibson City area and has two children Brian and Melanie, and one granddaughter Olivia.

Bill Arends , Owner- Bill, like his older brother Steve, has spent much of his life in the Gibson City area. He graduated from Gibson City high school and then went to Depauw University in Greencastle Indiana. Bill has been back at the dealership since 1972. Bill has two daughters, Kate and Margaret, and six grandchildren Liam, Patrick, Ryan, Sean, Collin, and Grace.

Moe Winstead Moe grew up in Farmer City, IL; Graduated from Blue Ridge High School; Enjoy shooting, hunting and boating, Hobby Farmer; Enjoy football and Nascar; Previous work, Crop Production Service "Sales" Ohio Valley Ag "Sales" and Altorfer AG "Service Management"; He has been with Arends & Sons, Inc. since 2015

David Neef has worked in the parts department at Arends & Sons since August 2012. Previously he was employed at Heath’s Inc. in Monticello, Illinois. David graduated from Parkland Jr College and earned a degree in Ag Business. He grew up in rural Farmer City and is currently living in Champaign, Illinois. When he is not working he likes to hunt, fish and play golf.

Todd Crowley has been employed as service manager since October 2010. Previous to Arends & Sons, Todd worked for two and a half years as a service manager at STI in Sigourney Iowa as well as 15 years with General Motors. Todd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Illinois State University. Todd enjoys spending time with his family and tackling home improvement projects. Todd is one of the assistant soccer coach’s at Blue Ridge Jr. High School. He is also the head coach for the U12 traveling Blue Ridge soccer team. Todd, his wife Jennifer, daughter Kelsey, and son Caleb currently reside in Osman.

Tony Lewis has been employed at Arends & Sons since August 2011. Tony has five and half years of tillage set up experience with Alamo Group. Tony enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family outside of work. He has a wife, Tamara, son Chris, son Thomas and daughter Ashly. Tony and his family live in Gibson City, Illinois. Tony serves as a parts person at Arends & Sons.

Dave Tellschow has been employed as a service technician since June, 1987. He worked at Streator Implement in Streator, Illinois for five years prior to coming to Arends & Sons. Dave attended Joliet Jr College and Colorado Aero-Tech. Dave enjoys collecting John Deere farm toys, hunting and spending time with his family. His wife Dianne, son Dustin and daughter Katelyn reside in Mahomet, Illinois

Ron Steidinger has been employed as a service technician since May 2006. He has a degree from Parkland Tech School and grew up on a farm just north of Cropsey, Illinois. Ron enjoys collecting guns and farming part time with his family.

Blake Moore has been employed as a service technician since 2011. He attended Parkland College where he studied Diesel Power Equipment. Blake resides in Normal and enjoys 4 wheeling, repairing old tractors, and racing lawn mowers on ice.

Matt Hott has been employed as a service technician since 2013. Matt attended Gibson City High School and resides in Elliott. Matt enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and bon fires.

Dave Jordan has been a truck driver at Arends & Sons for 16 years. He had 20 years of driving experience before coming to Arends & Sons. Dave went to Parkland for one year and enjoys traveling when not at work.


Greg Riblet started at Arends and Sons in April 2016.  He was employed by Mitsubishi Motors for 26 years.  Greg, his wife Traci, and their dog Casey enjoy going to races and camping in their RV.  He has a daughter Amanda, granddaughter Ryleigh, and a grandson on the way.  His duties are Assistant Service Manager and technician.

Angie Coile joined Arends & Sons, in January, 2015. She brings over 20 years of accounting experience with her. Angie’s expertise has been working with accounts payable, receivables, statement reconciliation and spreadsheet preparation and analysis. She attended Parkland Jr College in Champaign, Illinois for two years where she majored in accounting. Angie lives in Fisher, Illinois with her husband, two children and two step children. She enjoys collecting antiques and spending time with her family.

Jacob Strutner Jason is from Farmer City has attended Southern Illinois University and now is enrolled in the Parkland College Diesel Tech program.

Jordan Ritzma who resides in Gilman, is a soon to be graduate of the Lake Land College John Deere technician program.  Jordan already has a certification in AG power, which he received in 2015.  His hobbies are demolition derbies, tractor pulls, and diesel engines.

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Gibson City, IL
715 S Sangamon Ave
Gibson City, IL 60936
(217) 784-4241
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