Meet the Staff of Duffy's Auto Sales Inc.
CHRIS DUFFY - Owner
CHRIS DUFFY has owned and operated Duffy’s Auto Sales for 16 years.“I always liked being around cars starting as a kid collecting Hot Wheels,”. At
age 21, Chris began selling cars for a local dealership. With solid experience under his belt and a passion for serving customers, he launched his own
business offering quality pre-driven vehicles in a relaxed and professional setting. He says earning the respect and trust of people one customer at a
time is a key reason for the success of Duffy’s, which maintains a loyal customer base and significant repeat business.
We have a terrific team of sales and service professionals who really make the difference. Chris is proud of the fact that Duffy’s supports numerous
community organizations and teams. “We truly love this community and enjoy giving back to it.” He attributes his strong work ethic to working in his
family’s restaurant in Utica while growing up. This experience also instilled in him family values. Married to his wife Ann for 26 years they enjoy
spending time with their two children Kelly, 22 and Thomas, 18. Chris also enjoys hitting the golf course with his son and friends, and home-cooked
meals at their home in Ottawa. He attended LaSalle-Peru High School and Illinois Valley Community College.
ANN DUFFY - Co-Owner
ANN DUFFY has been co-owner of Duffy’s Auto Sales for 16 years. In addition to making the business hum and ensuring customers are satisfied,
Ann enjoys a variety of hobbies including home decorating, cooking dinners for friends and family, traveling and numerous outdoor activities.
Married to Chris for 26 years, she enjoys watching their 18-year old son, Thomas, play wheelchair basketball and shopping with their daughter,
Kelly who is 22 years old.
When describing herself, Ann tells people, “The Tim McGraw song, ‘Humble and Kind’ says it all.” Ann grew up in Peru and graduated from
LaSalle-Peru High School. She attended Eastern Illinois University and taught school for 12 years.
JOE ROSE - Sales
JOE ROSE has been in car sales for 22 years, the past 4 of them at Duffy’s Auto Sales. “I have been infatuated with automobiles as long as I can
remember, I love taking a vision of what a car or truck should look like and bring it to life. I rebuilt over 20 classic cars and trucks over the years”.
Joe’s combined family of seven children--ages 6 to 18--keep him busy with hiking, attending sporting events and a variety of activities.
Originally from Sandwich, Illinois, he attended Earlville High school. Joe lives in Ottawa.
FRED M. RAIKES III - Sales
FRED M. RAIKES III has worked for Duffy’s Auto Sales for the past 13 years. A big proponent of teamwork, he specializes in helping customers with
their financing needs at the company’s Ottawa location. “One of my favorited sayings is, ‘Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the
world can see you’ because while it is important to accomplish goals, I never want to lose sight that we are here to serve others.”
Married to his wife Lee Ann for 21 years, the couple have three children. Fred enjoys golfing, college baseball and spending time with his family.
He grew up in Marseilles where he attended Marseilles High school, and earned his Associatesin Arts degree at Illinois Valley Community College.
SUSAN SENICA - Office Manager
SUSAN SENICA performs the role of office manager at the Duffy’s Auto Sales in Peru. She has been with the company 11 years. She worked with her
brother, Chris Duffy, in the family’s restaurant while growing up in Utica. Susan recalls his enthusiasm for cars at an early age. “Chris’ love for cars
started as a toddler playing with and collecting the all-time classic Hot Wheel cars. His passion for automobiles has grown into a successful business
and we continue to expand.”
Susan has been married to her husband Andy for 34 years. The couple live in Oglesby and have three children: Katie, 32, Meghan, 30, and Erin, 24.
In addition, they have two grandchildren. Susan enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and walking in state parks. She is a graduate
of LaSalle-Peru High School and Eastern Illinois University.
BROCK KEFFER - Sales
BROCK KEFFER has been with Duffy’s Auto Sales for 11 years. “I began my career at the company detailing cars and taking care of the lot.” Brock
steadily worked his way up, and is now a valuable part of the sales team at Duffy’s Peru location.
He enjoys golfing and a variety of outdoor activities, as well as spending time with family and watching his two children, ages 14 and 8, play sports.
Brock lives in Peru and is a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School.
PAT DELANEY - Sales
PAT DELANEY has been with Duffy’s Auto Sales for 14 years. He specializes in helping customers with their financing needs at the company’s Peru
location. He is grateful to his parents who introduced him to golf when he was 3 years old. “Spending all those years with my family growing up in
Peru is something I will always cherish.” After attending LaSalle-Peru High School and Illinois Valley Community College, Pat became a professional
golfer. He finished first out of field of 122 other aspiring professional golfers, earning his PGA card at 21 years old. His golf career took him to the
Southeast, including Savannah and Ft. Lauderdale, where he worked as a teaching professional.
For the past 10 years he has been involved with many youth group clinics. He volunteers for Feed His Children, a program sponsored by the
Crossbridge Community Church of Nazarene, which helps provide food to hundreds of families across the Illinois Valley. He also coaches Little League
Baseball, and is involved with the Illinois Travel Baseball League, which has enabled him to meet many wonderful families in the area. He and his wife
enjoy their 12 year old son and the activities he’s involved in..