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Brian Arends

Brian 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 Margaret, and Peaches, the family’s yellow Labrador retriever.


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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.  He also has a growing group of grandchildren; Olivia, Margaret, and Henry.


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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 currently divides his time between Florida and Illinois.  Bill has two daughters, Kate and Margaret, and six grandchildren Liam, Patrick, Ryan, Sean, Collin, and Grace.


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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 spends most of his time with his family and their horses, goats, cats, and dogs.  He also enjoys tackling home improvement projects. Todd is an assistant soccer coach at Blue Ridge Jr. High School.  Todd, his wife Jennifer, daughter Kelsey, and son Caleb currently reside in Osman, a small town west of Fisher.
 

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Andy Schroeder resides in Saybrook, IL with his two daughters, Yanaba and Madisyn. He started his career in 1984 as a John Deere Service Mechanic. In 1994, he made a career change to become an EMS as Flight Paramedic until 2010 when he returned to Ag Parts. He has been with Arends & Sons since November of 2016 as Parts Manager.
 

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Moe Winstead grew up in Farmer City and graduated from Blue Ridge High School. He enjoys shooting, hunting, boating, football and Racing. Moe is also a hobby farmer.  Previous work includes- Crop Production Service Sales, Ohio Valley Ag Sales, and Altorfer AG Service Management.  He has been with Arends & Sons since 2015
 

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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.  He enjoys collecting John Deere farm toys, hunting, and spending time with his family. David and his wife Dianne reside in Mahomet Illinois.  They have a son Dustin and daughter Katelyn.
 

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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 will be getting married to, now fiancé, Megan in August of 2018. He and Megan also have a Rottweiler named Lena. He enjoys collecting guns and farming part time with his family.


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

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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. Greg and Traci have two grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with. His duties are Assistant Service Manager and Technician.


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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.

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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.



 

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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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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 Mahomet, Illinois with his wife, Kathy. When he is not working he likes to hunt, fish and play golf.

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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.

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Gibson City, IL
715 S Sangamon Ave
Gibson City, IL 60936
(217) 784-4241
Winchester, IL
1285 Old Rt. 36
Winchester, IL 62694
(217) 742-3138
Perry, IL
Highway 107 South
Perry, IL 62362
(217) 236-5011