Meet Our Team

Meet Our Staff
Sales
Jim Hecht
General ManagerEmail Me
Jim is from Peoria, Illinois, but now resides here in Effingham. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. At Dan Hecht Chevrolet – Toyota he is the General Manag ...Read More
Danny Hecht
Sales ManagerEmail Me
Danny is originally from and currently resides in Effingham, IL. At the dealership, Danny is a Sales Manager who specializes in Chevrolet trucks. His favorite part of his job is watching a customer drive away,  ...Read More
Bob Hecht
Sales ManagerEmail Me
Bob currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He loves spending time fishing, relaxing out on the golf course, and with family. Here at Dan Hecht Chevrolet – Toyota he is the General Sales Manager. In his  ...Read More
Heath Estes
Sales ManagerEmail Me
Heath is from Nokomis and currently resides in Stewardson, Illinois. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his son, riding side by sides, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors. He is our sale ...Read More
Paul Highland
Finance & Insurance ManagerEmail Me
Paul is from Highland and currently lives in Mattoon, Illinois. When he is not working he enjoys doing yard work, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and traveling. Here at Dan Hecht, he is a Finance Manager. He ...Read More
Jon Eggers
Finance & Insurance ManagerEmail Me
Jon is originally from Mattoon, IL and currently resides in Toledo, IL. Here at Dan Hecht, Jon is a member of our Finance and Insurance Department. Part of his job is to help his customers drive away in the car ...Read More
Darienne Lester
Internet Sales ManagerEmail Me
Darienne is originally from Newton and currently resides in Effingham. She is the dealership's Internet Sales Manager where she enjoys matching online shoppers with a Sales Consultant to find and purchase the p ...Read More
Pat Atwood
Sales Consultant Cell: (217)343-1336Email Me
Patty is originally from Farina, IL and currently resides in St. Elmo, IL. When she isn’t at work she can be found flower gardening and setting out bird feeders. Patty has been a member of our sales team since  ...Read More
Tony Easton
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 273-3159Email Me
Tony is originally from Mattoon and currently resides in Charleston, Illinois. Here at Dan Hecht, Tony is on our sales team and really loves what he does. He prides himself in helping customers find the exact c ...Read More
Ty Griffith
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 821-4232Email Me
Ty is originally from Dieterich and currently lives in Effingham, Illinois. At Dan Hecht, he is a member of our sales team and loves getting his customers into the perfect car to suit their wants and needs. In  ...Read More
Chad Koester
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 663-8530Email Me
Chad is a current resident of Effingham, IL where he was born and raised. He enjoys spending his free time outside but especially when he is fishing, hunting and golfing. Chad has been a salesperson here at Dan ...Read More
Jeff Mitchell
Sales Consultant Cell: (815) 600-6776Email Me
Jeff is originally from Manhattan, IL and currently lives in Trilla, IL. He enjoys playing piano, reading and gardening in his free time. Jeff has been a part of our sales team since March 2014 and truly enjoys ...Read More
Brian Schuette
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 254-8776Email Me
Brian currently resides in Effingham, IL where he teaches religion to 7th grade students from all around the area. Brian has been a part of our sales team since November 2014 and was given the new and used car  ...Read More
Greg Sperry
Sales Consultant Cell: (618) 534-4791Email Me
Greg is originally from Columbia, MO and moved from there to Altamont, IL. He currently lives close to Lake Sara in Effingham where he enjoys spending his time fishing on the lake. Greg has been a part of our s ...Read More
Jason Webb
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 821-3863Email Me
Jason is a Teutopolis, IL resident who is originally from Effingham, IL. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Amber, and three boys, Camden, Khye, and Brady. He has been a member of our sales team since Decem ...Read More
Gene Zerrusen
Sales ConsultantEmail Me
Gene currently resides in Teutopolis, Illinois, where he grew up. Here at Dan Hecht, he is a member of our sales team. His favorite part of his job is having fun with the customers so their car buying experienc ...Read More
Service
Keith Willenborg
Service ManagerEmail Me
Keith currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He spends his free times hunting and fixing old farm equipment. At Dan Hecht, he enjoys meeting and talking with customers in his position as Service Manager ...Read More
Iris Ashbaugh
Service AdvisorEmail Me
Iris joined the Dan Hecht team in 2010. She will be happy to answer any questions you have and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it out. Iris and her husband Bill reside in Altamont and enjoy boat ...Read More
Aaron Brown
Service AdvisorEmail Me
Aaron currently lives in Effingham with his wife and two children. He was a member of our Parts Team before he started working in our Service Department. Collectively he has worked here for 21 years. He enjoys  ...Read More
Mitch Hulskotter
Service AdvisorEmail Me
Mitch currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys spending time at home with family, riding motorcycles, and traveling. At Dan Hecht, he works in the Service Department as an Advisor. He has been a ...Read More
Dave Modlin
Service AdvisorEmail Me
Dave is from Gillespie and currently resides in Louisville, Illinois. He spends his free time working on and fixing model airplanes. Dave works in the Service Department as a Service Advisor and enjoys helping  ...Read More
Lindell Galloway
Service Technician
Lindell is originally from Newton, IL and currently resides in Bogota, IL. He spends his time away from work with his grandchildren. His favorite part about his job is the feeling of 5 o’clock on Friday afterno ...Read More
Eliott Goeckner
Service Technician
Eliott is originally from and currently resides in Effingham, IL. Here at the dealership he is a member of our service team. While away from work, he enjoys spending time with his boys and building hot rods. El ...Read More
Bryce Newlin
Service Technician
Bryce is originally from and currently lives in Oakland, IL. He is a member of our Service Team and enjoys taking care of the issues customers have with their vehicles and helping them any way possible. His fav ...Read More
John Proffitt Jr
Service Technician
John is originally from Vandalia, IL and currently lives in Stewardson, IL. Here at the dealership, He is a member of our service team. In his spare time away from work, he enjoys relaxing at home. John has bee ...Read More
Don Roedl
Service Technician
Don is originally from and currently resides in Effingham. He is a member of our Service Team and enjoys fixing customer vehicles. After work, he enjoys being with his family and spending time at home. Don has  ...Read More
Nathan Schroeder
Service Technician
Nathan is from Altamont and currently lives in St. Elmo, IL. He is part of our Service Department and specializes in General Motors. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and worki ...Read More
Chad Thilker
Service Technician
Chad is from Mason and currently resides in Effingham, Illinois. When he’s not at work, he likes to kick back, relax, and not do too much. Here at Dan Hecht, he is one of our service technicians. He has worked  ...Read More
Neal West
Service Technician
Neal is from and currently lives in Cowden, Illinois. In his free time, his hobby is farming. Here at Dan Hecht he is one of our mechanics and has been here for thirty-four years.
Jim Winkler
Service Technician
Jim is from Effingham and currently resides in Altamont, Illinois. He enjoys riding his Harley Davidson, camping, and fishing in his free time. Here at Dan Hecht he is a service technician, doing what he enjoys ...Read More
Lucas DeWeese
Lube Technician
Lucas is from Effingham and currently resides in Funkhouser, Illinois. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and hanging out with his friends. He works here at Dan Hecht as one of our Lube Technicians and has been with u ...Read More
Larry Ingalsbe Jr
Lube Technician
Larry is from Ridge Farm and now resides in Pana, IL. When he is not working he enjoys fixing things around the house and spending times with his grandchildren. At Dan Hecht, he is one of our Lube Technicians a ...Read More
Brandon Morton
Lube Technician
Brandon is from Effingham and currently resides in Heartville, Illinois. When he’s not working he enjoys fishing, hunting, and riding his Harley Davidson. Here at the dealership, he is a Lube Technician and has ...Read More
Trent Shelton
Lube Technician
Trent is originally from Effingham and currently resides in Mason, IL. Here at the dealership, he is one of our Lube Technicians. Outside of work, he spends his time hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Trent  ...Read More
Carl Taniges
Service Driver
Carl is from Shelby County and currently resides in Effingham, Illinois. When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren at their many sporting events. At Dan Hecht, he is a service and par ...Read More
Bill Pulsford
Service Driver
Bill currently resides in Teutopolis, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and hunting with friends. Here at Dan Hecht he is a service and parts driver, coordinating deliveries with customers. He has b ...Read More
Dennis Shoot
Inventory Manager
Dennis currently resides here in Greenup, Illinois. When he’s not at work, he enjoys working out and spending time with his daughter. Here at the dealership, he manages the new and used vehicle lots and the who ...Read More
Trent Laub
Service Clean Up
Trent currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys spending his time making and playing music. Here at Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, he works in delivery service and prepares vehicles for the customer ...Read More
Beau Schuette
Maintenance Assistant
Beau currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He loves playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Here at Dan Hecht, he keeps the dealership in order and provides assistance in all departments. ...Read More
Parts
Dana Scott
Parts ManagerEmail Me
Dana is originally from Olney, IL and currently resides in Effingham, IL. Dana is the Parts Manager here at the dealership where he oversees all parts orders and purchases. During his time away from work, he en ...Read More
Duane Frailey
Parts Sales
Duane is originally from and currently resides in Neoga, IL. Duane is a member of our Parts Department and enjoys helping his customers find the right parts to solve their vehicle issues. Duane has been a membe ...Read More
Bill Goeckner
Parts Sales
Bill is originally from and currently resides in Teutopolis, IL. Bill is a part of our Parts team and enjoys helping his service team and local customers find the right parts and accessories to fit their vehicl ...Read More
Todd Pike
Parts Sales
Todd currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys spending as much time as he can outdoors, but mostly enjoys camping and fishing. At Dan Hecht, he works in the Parts Department as a route driver an ...Read More
Travis Baker
Parts Sales
Clerical
Jerry Hecht
ControllerEmail Me
Jerry currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his sons and grandson and staying in shape. He’s loves swimming, golfing, snow and water skiing, traveling, an ...Read More
Anthony Hecht
Assistant ControllerEmail Me
Anthony currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his son. He loves baseball, hanging out with friends, and playing softball. At Dan Hecht, he works in A ...Read More
Tammy Lakin
Customer Relations Manager / Rental CoordinatorEmail Me
Tammy currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially swimming and boating on Lake Sara. At Dan Hecht, Tammy is the Customer Relations Manager, st ...Read More
Jude Porter
Cashier
Jude is originally from Neoga and currently resides here in Effingham. At Dan Hecht, she is our Cashier and enjoys taking care of our customers during their visit. Away from work, she enjoys cooking, reading, t ...Read More
Paula Hecht
Receptionist
Paula is from Michigan and currently resides in Effingham, Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading. Here at the dealership, she is one of our receptionists and enjoys be ...Read More
Cheryl Mesnard
Receptionist
Cheryl is from Newton and currently resides in Edgewood, Illinois. She enjoys camping and kayaking with her family as well as crocheting. At Dan Hecht, she is one of our receptionists and enjoys her coworkers a ...Read More
Janet Jamison
Accounts Payable Clerk
Janet is from and currently resides in Effingham, IL. At Dan Hecht, she handles all accounts payable. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at home and being with her family. Janet has been a valuable mem ...Read More
Barb Rieman
Accounts Payable Clerk
Barb is originally from and currently resides in Sigel, IL. At the dealership, she is a member of the Accounting Department, filing warranty claims, processing sold vehicles and managing payroll. She most enjoy ...Read More
Nancy Moeller
Title Clerk
Nancy has been with the dealership for over eleven years. She works as one of our office personnel as a title clerk. She likes multitasking, overcoming the challenges she finds in her work, and working with cus ...Read More
Body Shop
Tim Hecht
Body Shop ManagerEmail Me
Tim currently lives here in Effingham, Illinois where he grew up. When he’s not working here, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his kids and family. At Dan Hecht, he is the Body Shop Manager, s ...Read More
Donna Hecht
Body Shop Assistant
Donna is from Loves Park and currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and watching her grandson and Cub’s Baseball. Donna works in the Body Sho ...Read More
Thomas Beesley
Body Shop Technician
Tom is originally from Vandalia and currently resides in Farina, Illinois. Here at Dan Hecht, he works in the Body Shop as a Technician. He really enjoys his work and making wrecked cars look as good as new. To ...Read More
Tony Enloe
Body Shop Technician
Tony is from Mattoon and currently lives here in Toledo, Illinois. While not at work, he enjoys doing work around the house and drag racing. Tony has been a Body Shop Technician for two years. He loves his job  ...Read More
Cody Groves
Body Shop Technician
Cody is originally from Louisville and currently lives in Bible Grove, Illinois. Here at the dealership he is a Body Shop Technician. When he’s not working he enjoys going camping and horseback riding. Cody joi ...Read More
Ethan Levi
Body Shop Technician
Ethan is from Cisne and currently lives in Louisville, Illinois. He enjoys restoring classic cars and spending time with his kids. Here at the dealership Ethan is a Body Shop Technician. He enjoys making cars l ...Read More
Adam Haney
Auto Detailer
Adam currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys gardening and taking care of animals when he’s not here at work. At the dealership, he works in the Body Shop as an Auto Detailer. In this position, ...Read More
Sean Pontious
Auto Detailer
Shaun is from Watson and currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, and participating in Demolition Derbies. At the dealership, he wo ...Read More