610 S SPRINGFIELD ST VIRDEN, IL 62690 217-627-2660

Meet the Staff of Kruse Enterprises

George Kruse - Owner

217-627-2660 - kruseenterprises@hotmail.com

George has been in and around the car business all his life. He started working with his father, George Kruse Sr. at George Kruse Inc. in Virden when he was a teenager. Started with sweeping floors and worked his way up to mechanic, then parts/service manager and eventually sales person. George then went out on his own and started his own pre-owned, new & used car dealership in 1989 at his home in Rural Girard. Now, 25 years later he has 2 locations in Girard & 2 in Virden. George has been married to Carol (Watts) for 40 years and they have 1 daughter, Lesley and 1 grandson, Ayden.

Lesley Rae Kruse - Office Manager - Girard Location

217-627-3056 - lkruse99@hotmail.com

Our office manager at the Girard Location, Lesley Rae Kruse, is trained with excellent computer skills and knowledge. Being in the Kruse family, Lesley has grown up around cars and has become very knowledgeable with all types of vehicles.

Randy Smith - Service Manager - Virden Location

217-965-4050 - krusesouth@royell.org

Our service manager, at our Virden location, Randy Smith, a Master Ford Technician, is ASE Certified with over 25 years experience.

Jill Grider - Office Manager - Virden Location

217-965-3329 - krusevirden@royell.org

Our office manger, at our Virden location, Jill Neff-Grider, has over 25 years experience in the automotive sales and service department.

Tobin Pride - Sales Manager

217-965-3329 - tobinpride@live.com

Tobin is our Sales & Finance manager at our Virden, IL location. Tobin has over 20 years experience in the car business, with the last 4 years being in sales.

Shane Melton - Service Manager - Girard Location

217-627-3056 - kruse@royell.org

Shane has over 15 years in the automotive field and 12 years with automotive tool sales. 

Steve Stead - Service Manager - Virden Location

217-965-3329 - krusevirden@royell.org

Our service manager, at our Virden location, Steve Stead, has over 12 years experience in the automotive field.

Carlo Vitale - Service Technician - Girard Location

217-627-3056 - kruse@royell.org

Our service technician, at our Girard location, Carlo Vitale, is ASE Certified with over 25 years GM and Chrysler factory trained and experience.

Tyler Dalby - Service Technican - Girard Location

217-627-3056 - kruse@royell.org

Jason Buhl - Service Technician - Girard Location

217-627-3056 - kruse@royell.org

Jason has over 25 years experience in the automotive field.

Jim Talbert - Service Technician - Virden Location

217-965-3329 - krusesouth@royell.org

Our service technician, at our Virden location, Jim Talbert, has over 20 years experience in the automotive field.

Lyndell Payne - Salesman - Virden Location

217-965-3329 - krusevirden@royell.org

Lyndell has over 40 years experience in the automotive sales business

Marvin Payne - Salesman - Virden Location

217-965-3329 - krusevirden@royell.org

Marvin has over 40 years experience in the automotive sales business

Kellie Butler - Service Technican - Virden Location

217-965-4050 - krusesouth@royell.org

Tim Yancey - Service Technician - Girard Location

217-627-3056 - kruse@royell.org

Tim has over 25 years experience in the automotive field.

Josh Stroheker - Service Advisor - Virden Location

217-965-4050 - krusesouth@royell.org

Craig Langen - Professional Vehicle Detailer

217-627-2660 - kruseenterprises@hotmail.com

Craig has over 20 years experience as a professional detailer

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