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Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Kia of Bradley is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Sales Staff

General Manager Darrin  Alderson
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:111
  • Hometown: Crete, IL
  • Hobbies: Golf, Motorcycle riding, and playing pool.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Mexico
  • Favorite KIA: Stinger
  • Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
  • Favorite music: Reggae
  • Favorite food: Mexican
  • About Me: I have been in the automobile industry for 30 years and I have been with KIA since 1998. I love spending time with my family, I always look forward to vacation time with them. I also enjoy playing golf in my spare time.
General Manager
Darrin Alderson
General Sales Manager Derek Carnes
  • (877) 873-4008 ext 114
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Hobbies: Golfing and biking.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Japan
  • Favorite movie : White Men Can't Jump
  • Favorite music: Techno.
  • Favorite food: Sushi
  • About Me: Ex NBA Player-basketball is my passion.
General Sales Manager
Derek Carnes
Finance Manager Rich Evans
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:108
  • Hometown: Bradley, IL
  • Hobbies: Motorcycle riding and golf.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
  • Favorite KIA: Optima SX
  • Favorite movie: Platoon
  • Favorite music: Old school Rock and Country
  • Favorite food: Mexican
  • About Me: Love spending time with Family. Having long weekends. Playing golf and riding motorcycles.
Finance Manager
Rich Evans
Sales Consultant Jim Schroeder
  • (877) 873-4008
  • EXT:112
  • Hometown: Crown Point, IN
  • Favorite vacation spot: Cancun Mexico
  • Favorite KIA: Sportage
  • Favorite movie: Vacation (The original)
  • Favorite music: Classic Rock and 80s
  • Favorite food: Prime Rib
  • About Me: I have been in the car business since 1998. My wife and I are pet lovers. We have 2 pitbulls, a shepard/boxer mix and a cat. I love to spend time with family and friends and go to the movies. Last but not least, I'm a Hugh Bears fan. GO BEARS!
Sales Consultant
Jim Schroeder
Sales Consultant Robert Oertle
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:116
  • Hometown: South Chicagoland
  • Hobbies: Four wheeling/fishing
  • Favorite vacation spot: Caribbean
  • Favorite KIA: Telluride SX Prestige
  • Favorite movie: Devels Rejects
  • Favorite music: Chicago Deep House
  • Favorite food: Garlic Beef wrap (from Luconis pizza)
  • About Me: A father of three Amazing kids. I love bringing my children out on the water boating and kayaking. Whether we are riding dirt bikes/ 4wheelers or fishing on the Kankakee River. Also like to bring my boys to Manteno skate park and my daughter horse back riding. We always have a great time together.
Sales Consultant
Robert Oertle
Sales Consultant Javier  Valerio
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:114
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Hobbies: Cars/Motorcycles.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Santorini Greece or Tokyo, Japan
  • Favorite KIA: Stinger GT2
  • Favorite movie: The Illusionist.
  • Favorite music: EDM
  • Favorite food: Tacos
  • About Me: I'm a jack or all trades who is into tech/cars/motorcycles. On my spare time you could probably find me either exploring w/ camera on hand or in the company of family and friends. Pretty laid back and can be pretty fun once you get to know me. (Yes this is also my Dating profile)
Sales Consultant
Javier Valerio
Sales Consultant Allison J O'connor
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:115
  • Hometown: Clifton, IL
  • Favorite vacation spot: Santa Claus, IN
  • Favorite KIA: Forte GT
  • Favorite movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
  • Favorite music: Country,rock, and Alternative
  • Favorite food: Orange Chicken
  • About Me: I maybe vertically challenged, but that doesn't stop me.
Sales Consultant
Allison J O'connor
Sales Consultant Kevin Barton
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:113
  • Hometown: Harvey, IL
  • Hobbies: Video gaming and playing/watching Sports.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Bora Bora
  • Favorite KIA: Telluride
  • Favorite movie: Varsity Blues.
  • Favorite music: All music
  • Favorite food: Burgers
  • About Me: I love helping people.
Sales Consultant
Kevin Barton

Meet Our Service Manager Staff

Service Manager Kelly  Schroeder
  • (877) 873-4008
  • EXT:118
  • Hometown: Hammond, IN
  • Hobbies: Volunteering, boxing, power lifting.
  • Favorite vacation spot: At home with my dogs.
  • Favorite KIA: Telluride
  • Favorite movie: What Dreams May Come.
  • Favorite music: 90's Rap&Rock
  • Favorite food: Iced Coffee
  • About Me: I have been in Service and Parts for about 10 years. I like to spend time with my husband, three dogs, and one cat. I enjoy volunteering with an animal rescue, power lifting, boxing, and Krav Maga.
Service Manager
Kelly Schroeder

Meet Our Parts Manager Staff

Service/Parts Brian  Castongia
  • (877) 873-4008
  • EXT:120
  • Hometown: Bradley, IL
  • Hobbies: Going to NASCAR and Indycar races.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Virginia Beach
  • Favorite KIA: Optima
  • Favorite movie: Lemans with Steve McQueen.
  • Favorite music: Rush/ Rock
  • Favorite food: BBQ Chicken Pizza
  • About Me: I have an awesome wife, who once surprised me with a trip to see a Dallas Cowboy's game! I am a proud father of a soon to be Doctor of Music, a fantastic Son-in-Law, and a great extended family. My biggest thrill is going to Indy or Joliet for races and getting autographs. Once,I was able to interview Dale Earnhardt Jr.!
Brian Castongia

Meet Our Office Staff

Office Manager Amanda  Cole
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:105
  • Hometown: Aurora, IL
  • Hobbies: Dancing.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere on a Cruise ship.
  • Favorite KIA: Sorento
  • Favorite movie: Hair Spray
  • Favorite music: Country/R&B/Dance
  • Favorite food: Mexican
  • About Me: I'm a people person. I love to dance and hang out with my family and friends. I have a sarcastic personality and love to make people laugh!
Office Manager
Amanda Cole
Office Assistant Cassandra  Currie
  • (877) 873-4008
  • EXT:105
  • Hometown: Rhodes, MI
  • Hobbies: Scrap booking and Baking.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Northern Michigan
  • Favorite KIA: Sportage
  • Favorite movie: Mr. Hollands Opus.
  • Favorite music: 80's Hairbands
  • Favorite food: Chicken Wings
  • About Me: I enjoy watching Nascar, Football, and College basketball. Also spending time with family and friends.
Office Assistant
Cassandra Currie
Office Assistant Melissa Saindon
  • (877) 873-4008 ext 100
  • Favorite vacation spot: South Carolina
  • Favorite movie : Lawless
  • Favorite music: Country, 80's music, some Pop
  • Favorite food: Anything seafood
Office Assistant
Melissa Saindon

Meet Our Service Consultants Staff

Service Consultant Thomas Baio
Service Consultant
Thomas Baio
Service Assistant Joshua Regnier
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:122
  • Hometown: Donovan, IL
  • Hobbies: Riding bikes.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Any where with water and a grill.
  • Favorite KIA: Niro
  • Favorite movie: Sandlot.
  • Favorite music: Any and open to all.
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • About Me: I like to ride my bike on my days off. I watch an excessive amount of Netflix and enjoy coming to work.
Service Assistant
Joshua Regnier

Meet Our Service Technicians Staff

Service Technician Brad  Barker
  • (877) 873-4008
  • Hometown: Beecher, IL
  • Hobbies: 4wheelers, Video Games, Trucks, Swimming.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Jamaica
  • Favorite movie : Clerks
  • Favorite music: Aaron Lewis.
  • Favorite food: Ribs
  • About Me: I am the proud father of two boys and husband to a wonderful wife. I enjoy spending time with family in the pool or at the beach. I have been with KIA for 18 years to date.
Service Technician
Brad Barker
Service Technician Matt Eichorn
  • (877) 873-4008
  • Hometown: Palos Heights, IL
  • Hobbies: Enjoy Punk concerts.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Norther Wisconsin, Los Angelos, or Seattle
  • Favorite KIA: Optima
  • Favorite movie: Interstellar.
  • Favorite music: Punk Rock/alternative
  • Favorite food: TACOS!!!
  • About Me: When i'm not working, I enjoy a night in Chicago going to punk shows while drinking a PBR.
Service Technician
Matt Eichorn
Service Technician Joey  McGrath
  • (877)-873-4008
  • Hometown: Kankakee, IL
  • Favorite vacation spot: Tennessee.
  • Favorite KIA: My Sportage
  • About ME: I am a hard worker, but I enjoy joking around and amusing my coworkers.
Service Technician
Joey McGrath
Service Technician Mike  Willett
  • (877) 873-4008
  • Hometown: Beecher, IL
  • Hobbies: Car, ATV's, Kids
  • Favorite vacation spot: Florida
  • Favorite KIA: Cadenza
  • Favorite movie: Old School
  • Favorite music: George Strait
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • About Me: I am a proud father of three amazing kids and husband to my loving wife. I love spending time outdoors with them.
Service Technician
Mike Willett

Our Location

Kia of Bradley
1010 Tighe Drive
Bradley, IL 60915

Sales: 877-873-4008
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I just purchased a new Sorento at Kia of Bradley. The sales staff and Managers (especially Derrick) were friendly and very patient with helping me make the right decision. They also have an awesome free oil change program. If you are looking for a great deal, this is the place to go.

- Mark Criston, Bourbonnais IL

Josh is an amazing worker and helper! He is so sweet and funny and very easy to talk to. The service area is so friendly and does their job thoroughly!!! If you ever need assistance, ask for Josh! He is the best :)

- Sophia Anderson, Bradley IL

Robert Oertle at KIA provided my husband and I with superior service. We were walk-in customers who were waited on immediately. We left with 2 nice vehicles. Thank you Robert and KIA!!!

- Deirdre Kennedy, Bradley IL

Our experience with Brandon Houser was 100%

- Benhardt Cahoe, Bradley IL

Great staff and service department. Owner Greg is a great guy to do business with A++++++

- Frank Joly

Super friendly staff, Jim was my sales guy and he was the best. I got into an amazing truck with payments I could afford. Greg the owner made sure I got everything I needed and was always checking up to make sure everything was going ok. would absolutely go back again for another car if and when I...

- Sammiey Torres, Bradley IL

OK first start off this place is amazing and so is Robert The most wonderful man who help my husband and I get our dream cars! We had poor credit but that did not stop him! We absolutely love the atmosphere we love how helpful he was it doesn’t matter what he had to go through he got it done I...

- Breana Cloud, Bradley IL

Went to service at Kia of Bradley, on 01/04/20 to have my car serviced. 2018 Kia stinger service department was friendly, pleasant and good response. Kept me informed and good work performance. offered transportation vehicle was ready on time and did not need to be cleaned.

- Chris Wells

Sales person was awesome and very friendly.

- Jason Gajda

I went today for scheduled maintenance on my car, (usual check up). A+++ from time I drove up till I left. They had me in quickly and out 10 minutes sooner then originally planned. They also answered all my questions and gave helpful advice.

- Pamela Hale, Bradley IL

I was looking for a specific vehicle that I found on their website. Since I live 7 hours from the dealership, I wanted to make sure it was worth the trip. I called and got connected with the Owner who understood my situation, and let me say that Greg was awesome. He set me up for success and...

- Chris Traikos

We were looking for our daughter a car, we visited 3 different dealership's and by far Kia of Bradley was phenomenal our sales person Mackenzie was so professional and courteous in fact every person we had contact with during the whole process was great! We will definitely refer our friends and...

- Shauna Pates

My husband and I were interested in purchasing a Telluride but were firm on what we were willing to pay. Mackenzie and Derek were fantastic to work with, made the process easy, and made sure we walked away happy. This was another great experience at Kia of Bradley.

- Maggie LaBelle

We had Kevin Barton as a sales associate. He was very professional and super friendly. While we waiting my 3 yr. old son and 8 yr. old daughter were getting restless and the OWNER came out with a little football and began to play with my son, while a woman associate let my daughter cheer for her....

- AShlee Puluso

Kevin was great and awesome!!!!

- Carlette McGee

I was looking for a specific vehicle that I found on their website. Since I live 7 hours from the dealership, I wanted to make sure it was worth the trip. I called and got connected with the Owner who understood my situation, and let me say that Greg was awesome. He set me up for success and...

- Christos Traikos

We worked with Mackenzie and she was awesome and down to earth. She made sure the vehicle we purchased was exactly what we wanted. I reccomend this dealership and her. Thanks Mackenzie!

- Adreana Foster

I've been a customer for 9 years and even though I have moved over an hour away I still have continued to drive here for all my vehicle needs. My family and friends even drive the distance to come here. It's like going to a spa for cars!

- Ellen Sims
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