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Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at St. Charles CDJR is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Management Staff

General Manager Sam  Barakat
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How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started March 2015
General Manager
Sam Barakat
General Sales Manager Manny  Gonzalez
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630-513-5353, Ext. 130
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started August 2015
How long have you been in the Car Business?
7 years
Hometown
Chicago, IL
Hobbies
Cooking & Watching Movies with my Kids
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bulls
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
RAM 1500
Favorite Food
Ribs
Favorite Song
“Sweet Child Of Mine”
Favorite Movie
The Predator
Favorite Vacation Spot
Mexico
General Sales Manager
Manny Gonzalez
Used Car Manager John  Hutton
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630-513-5353, Ext. 129
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started July 2018
How long have you been in the Car Business?
2007
Hometown
Barrington, IL
Hobbies
Golfing & Spending Time With My Kids
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Favorite Food
Pizza
Favorite Song
“Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
Favorite Movie
A Few Good Men
Favorite Vacation Spot
Cabo
Used Car Manager
John Hutton
New Car Manager Peter  Wong
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started March 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
January 2009
Hobbies
Enjoys time with family, riding motorcycle, playin with his dog and catching up on fav shows like Street Outlaws
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Grand Cherokee SRT-8
Favorite Food
Chinese
Favorite Song
“In My Feelings” by Drake
Favorite Movie
Top Gun
Favorite Vacation Spot
Mexico
New Car Manager
Peter Wong
Inventory Manager Luis  Correa
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630-513-5353, Ext. 123
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started May 2015
Inventory Manager
Luis Correa

Meet Our Sales Staff

Sales & Leasing Jeff  Jaskoske
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started November 2018
How long have you been in the Car Business?
8 months
Hometown
Addison, IL
Hobbies
Working Out, Spending Time With Family and Friends.
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Favorite Food
Sushi
Favorite Song
“No Limit” by G-Easy
Favorite Movie
The Hangover
Favorite Vacation Spot
Miami, Florida
Sales & Leasing
Jeff Jaskoske
Sales & Leasing Jose  Cruz
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started August 2012
Sales & Leasing
Jose Cruz
Sales & Leasing Edmund  Eusebio
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630-513-5353, Ext. 126
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started April 2012
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Over 5 Years
Hometown
Lincolnwood, IL
Hobbies
Visit Antique Shows & Shop
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bears, White Sox & Bulls
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Sahara, G.C. SRT & Durango RT
Favorite Food
Seafood
Favorite Song
Any Rock & Roll
Favorite Movie
Godfather
Favorite Vacation Spot
Cruises
Sales & Leasing
Edmund Eusebio
Sales & Leasing Jake J.  Calistro
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started March 2018
How long have you been in the Car Business?
1.5 years
Hometown
Lake In The Hills, IL
Hobbies
Hiking, Snowboarding, Bowling
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Favorite Food
Pasta or Stacy’s Cupcakes
Favorite Song
Anything by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Favorite Movie
Happy Gilmore or Goodfellas
Favorite Vacation Spot
Colorado or Aruba
Sales & Leasing
Jake J. Calistro
Sales & Leasing Samuel  Ayers
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started June 2017
How long have you been in the Car Business?
2 years
Hometown
West Chicago, IL
Hobbies
Photography
Favorite Sports Team
Red Bull
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Favorite Food
Vietnamese
Favorite Song
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It IS? By Chicago
Favorite Movie
Iron Man
Favorite Vacation Spot
Cartegena, Colombia
Sales & Leasing
Samuel Ayers
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started June 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
June 2019
Hometown
Chicago, IL
Hobbies
Lifting, Basketball, Football, Cooking, and Reading
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
2020 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon in black and preferably lifted
Favorite Food
Mexican and Mediterranean Cuisine
Favorite Song
No Bystanders- Travis Scott
Favorite Movie
Step Brothers, Superbad
Favorite Vacation Spot
Jamaica
Sales & Leasing
Alex Garcia
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started August 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since December of 2013
Hometown
Oak Lawn, IL
Hobbies
Golfing, Decor, and Hanging with my kids
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Renegade
Favorite Food
American and Arabic Cuisine
Favorite Vacation Spot
Flagstaff, Reno, and Sedona
Sales & Leasing
Dave Zegar
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started December 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since December 2019
Hometown
Algonquin, IL
Hobbies
Going to the gym, Running and Playing the Guitar
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Favorite Food
Filet Mignon
Favorite Song
Dance Monkey- Jones and I
Favorite Movie
Blades of Glory
Favorite Vacation Spot
Cancun, Mexico
Sales & Leasing
Lucas Tanner
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started October 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since January 1999
Hometown
Frankfort, IL
Hobbies
Tennis, Golf
Favorite Sports Team
Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Grand Cherokee
Favorite Food
Pizza
Favorite Song
"Hit Em Up"- Tupac
Favorite Movie
Caddyshack
Favorite Vacation Spot
Perta Veranta
Sales & Leasing
Mike Zegar
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Sales & Leasing
Dan Ditusa
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Sales & Leasing
Greg Harshbarger

Meet Our Parts Staff

Parts Advisor Matt  Stewart
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Parts Advisor
Matt Stewart

Meet Our Service Staff

Service Manager Nick  Cardona
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Service Manager
Nick Cardona
Service Advisor Randy  Kennedy
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630-513-5353, Ext. 136
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started 2013
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since 1979
Hometown
Plainfield, IL
Hobbies
Gardening
Favorite Sports Team
Manchester Soccer
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Grand Cherokee
Favorite Food
Salad
Favorite Song
It Is Well
Favorite Movie
The Notebook
Favorite Vacation Spot
England
Service Advisor
Randy Kennedy
Service Advisor Eddie  Iniguez
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630-513-5353, Ext. 110
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started September 2018
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since June of 1989
Hometown
Long Beach, CA
Hobbies
Skateboarding
Favorite Sports Team
Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, and the Denver Broncos
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Ram Trucks
Favorite Food
Tacos
Favorite Song
How Ya Like Me Now
Favorite Movie
Tombstone
Favorite Vacation Spot
San Diego
Service Advisor
Eddie Iniguez
Service Advisor David  May
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630-513-5353, Ext. 107
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started February 2016
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since 2007
Hometown
Big Rock, IL
Hobbies
Motocross
Favorite Sports Team
Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Charger
Favorite Food
Pizza
Favorite Movie
Step Brothers
Favorite Vacation Spot
San Diego, CA
Service Advisor
David May

Meet Our Internet Sales Staff

Business Development Manager Alexis  Gross
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630-513-5353, Ext. 112
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started July 2016
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since July of 2016
Hometown
Antioch, IL
Hobbies
Cooking, Spending Time with Family, Crafting, Reading & Going to Concerts.
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Grand Cherokee High Altitude
Favorite Food
Crab Legs
Favorite Song
"Bang Bang" by Nancy Sinatra
Favorite Movie
The Princess Bride
Favorite Vacation Spot
Disneyland- Anaheim
Business Development Manager
Alexis Gross
Business Development Coraima  Robles
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630-513-5353, Ext. 139
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started January 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since January of 2019
Hometown
St. Charles, IL
Hobbies
Horseback Riding, Spending Time with Family
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Wrangler Sahara/Unlimited
Favorite Food
Pasta or Stacy’s Cupcakes
Favorite Song
“Bella” by Wolfine & Maluma
Favorite Movie
Seven Pounds
Favorite Vacation Spot
Israel
Business Development
Coraima Robles
Business Development Joshua  Mendoza
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630-513-5353, Ext. 132
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started July 2018
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since July of 2018
Hometown
Hanover Park, IL
Hobbies
Collecting Mugs
Favorite Sports Team
Milwaukee Bucks or Golden State Warriors
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
2018 Dodge Charger Daytona Go Man Go
Favorite Food
Rare Porterhouse Steak
Favorite Song
“Sunday Candy” by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Feat. Chance the Rapper
Favorite Movie
Forrest Gump
Favorite Vacation Spot
California
Business Development
Joshua Mendoza
Business Development Frank  Tortorella
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630-513-5353, Ext. 127
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started April 2016
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since April of 2016
Hometown
Batavia, IL
Hobbies
Watching Sports & Spending Time with Friends & Family
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Favorite Food
Baked Lasagna
Favorite Song
“In One Ear” by: Cage the Elephant
Favorite Movie
Goodfellas
Favorite Vacation Spot
Italy
Business Development
Frank Tortorella
Business Development Nael Atiq
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630-513-5353
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started September 2019
How long have you been in the Car Business?
Since September 2019
Hometown
Lockport, IL
Hobbies
Working Out, Watching TV
Favorite Sports Team
Bears
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Favorite Food
Burgers
Favorite Song
Suga Suga or Time After Time
Favorite Movie
The Town
Favorite Vacation Spot
Mi Casa
Business Development
Nael Atiq

Meet Our Accounting Staff

Office Evelyn  Gonzalez
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How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started May 2015
Office
Evelyn Gonzalez

Meet Our Finance Staff

Finance Manager John  Rizdy
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630-513-5353, Ext. 113
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started October 2016
Finance Manager
John Rizdy
Finance Manager Zuhri  Thahir
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630-513-5353, Ext. 114
How long have you been employed at ST CDJ?
Started November 2018
How long have you been in the Car Business?
15 years
Hometown
Originally Sri Lanka – Now Bolingbrook, IL
Hobbies
Spending time with Family & Watching Movies
Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Bears & Cubs
Favorite CDJR Vehicle
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Favorite Food
Seafood
Favorite Song
“Billy Jean” & “Desposito”
Favorite Movie
The Bourne Identity Series
Favorite Vacation Spot
Los Angeles, CA, London, Paris & Sri-Lanka
Finance Manager
Zuhri Thahir

Our Location

St. Charles CDJ
1611 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Sales: 844-405-6311
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Alex and John were wonderful while working with us in purchasing our first Jeep Wrangler. Fun atmosphere, and had a great time ringing the bell! Thank you for the experience!

- Stephanie H, Google

We came in looking at a Chrysler 300s. Our sales consultant was Jake Calistro he was personable, answered all of our questions well, and was pleasant to negotiate with. If your planning on buying a car he’s your guy.

- Katrina, Google

I had a wonderful experience with my Jeep purchase yesterday! My sales person Jeremy Taylor was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and most importantly for me not "pushy". The dealership was clean and comfortable, and all the staff made us feel welcome. I especially appreciated the Manager...

- Jennifer, Google

Wow what a great experience I had with Dan and Manny buying my first car here. I’ve been to 2 other dealerships previously and I didn’t feel the warm, consultative and trustworthy approach. I’ll always go to this dealership as long as I have a Jeep and will always work with Dan and Manny....

- Matthew, Google

5 star experience from my salesman Alex Gracia from beginning to end. This is my second dodge purchased from here and probably wont be my last. The sales staff really worked within my budget and understood my positioning on cost with no pressure from them at all. After purchasing my vehicle they...

- Woodson, Google

Edmund was amazing! He answered every question I had about the Jeep and showed me the works of it. Process was super easy and everyone there was super nice!

- Gabrielle, Yelp

Just bought a car yesterday and the service was absolutely AMAZING! Got such a spectacular price on our 2019 Dodge Durango R/T. Highly recommend Greg (sales rep). He worked with us on getting the best deal we possibly could.

- Melissa, Yelp

Jake was a pleasure to work with. He was very very knowledgeable and friendly. We would most definitely come back to work with him again!!

- Bill, Dealer Rater

I recently bought a 2019 Dodge Charger RT and Greg Harshbarger was a great help in assisting me on purchasing basically a brand new car! He was very attentive and made sure all my needs and wants were met. St Charles CDJ was an excellent dealership and I recommend going here if you are going to...

- Dylan, Yelp

I have been car shopping online for a while and decided to stop in to St Charles CDJ today to hopefully get out of my current vehicle and into something much nicer and newer. I was met at the door by Mike Zegar. After explaining to Mike what I was looking to do he set up a test drive. After 2...

- TJ, Yelp

This is our second car purchased from this dealership within the last 5 years and both times our needs were met as far as quality and price. Everyone in the dealership was friendly and the atmosphere was enjoyable with music. Jeff our salesman was not over bearing and made us feel comfortable...

- Scottiex68, Dealer Rater

Service Staff assisted was great. Was quick and efficient. Very professional and straight to the point. Checked on a few other thing as requested in a timely manner.

- Nwong, Dealer Rater

Really enjoyed the purchasing experience here. Dan was amazing and helped me navigate the buying process for my Jeep Renegade. He was very professional and friendly. I love my new Jeep. Thank you!

- ahaught88, Dealer Rater

The entire staff at St. Charles Chrysler Jeep Dodge made my car buying experience very smooth from start to finish. Chris Mancari was great, and Dave Zegar who also assisted, was great, as was Zurhi in the finance department..Thank you all !!!

- Rddfire1517, Dealer Rater

Want to give a huge thank you to Peter Wong n Jose for helping my son get into his 1st car

- CJH, Dealer Rater

Best car buying experience ever! My husband and I love our 2020 Grand Cherokee! Alex was absolutely amazing, very detailed, super understanding and very patient with us from the beginning to end. Friendly and honest team. I highly recommend this dealership!

- Tiffany, Dealer Rater

I would definitely recommend St Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Sales, Service and Finance were terrific. Anything I needed or had a question, they were there for me.

- JW, Dealer Rater

Dave is a great salesman, he helped me find my new Ram Rebel. Very professional and helpful with my car buying experience. From test drive to delivery Dave listened to my needs and did his best to make it happen.

- Jose C., Dealer Rater

First experience with this dealership. We had a very nice experience and I am very happy with my new Grand Cherokee. I will highly recommend this dealership to anyone interested in purchasing or leasing a new vehicle. Thank you!

- Johnalarocca, Dealer Rater

Edmund was extremely kind and patient with me. I asked many questions as this was my second Jeep purchase in 15 years and many things have changed. He was very thorough as well as professional and made everything very clear. He made this purchase a very happy buying experience. He made himself...

- Myrtice B., Dealer Rater
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