Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:30 Sat 8:00-1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787

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Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-f 7:00-5:00

2 Miles East of Naperville Crossing Mall Located at 59 & 95th streets

(630) 922-7307

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Our Staff

Elk Grove Village Staff

Customer Service Staff

Craig Behrens

Craig is Partner and Owner Operator of Performance Automotive Center with 25 years experience in the automobile service industry. His service philosophy begins and ends with honesty and trust. Craig was an ASE Master Certified Tech for twelve years. He is certified and has specialized in all domestic and foreign vehicles for over 25 years, including advanced certifications on Acura Honda Lexus and Toyota. Craig manages the everyday operations of Performance Auto and is certified in all of our current state-of-the art vehicle diagnostic systems. He is a graduate of United Technical Institute. Craig and his wife Chrissie live in Grayslake, Illinois with their two daughters, Hunter (12) and Ava (2).



Peter Kola

Peter as is Craig is a Master ASE Tech (only 10% of all mechanics in the U.S. have this designation) with 30 years experience, and 20 of those 30 years here at Performance Automotive Center. Peter specializes in foreign auto repair and diagnostics, but is an expert at domestic vehicles as well. He is a family man and he and his wife Audreana are proud of their three children Juliano, Fiorla and Mary Anne.


Joe Valeroso

A United Technical Institute graduate, Joe has spent the last three years at Performance Automotive Center. Joes mechanical abilities have developed into a top diagnostician and can repair all domestic and foreign vehicles. Joe gained his experience through eight years as a service tech at both Sears Automotive and Firestone. Joe is able to tackle any type of engine repair. Although Joe is currently single, he is in a committed relationship and spends his free time at the health club and jamming on his guitar.



Dawn Bueten

Dawn Bueten Office manager and customer consultant, handles all day to day accounting and customer relations. Experienced in accounting as well as customer support makes her an excellent resource for all our customer needs. Proud parent of Dylan enjoys reading in her free time.



Welcome, looking forward to serving your vehicle!

Pat Kirchens

Pat is Partner and Co-Owner Operator of Performance Auto Center in Plainfield. Pat has 30 years experience in the automobile service industry. Pat specialized in German vehicles with advance Certifications on BMW, Mercedes, & Porsche. His service philosophy starts with honesty and trust and guarantees we fix it right or it’s free. Pat is an ASE Master Certified Tech with twenty years experience in advanced repairs for all domestic and foreign vehicles. Pat manages the everyday operations of Performance Auto Center.


Jim Stocchero

Jim Stocchero A master ASE certified technician owner of Our Team auto and 40 year’s experience, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Jim has not found a repair problem he could not diagnose or handle. As partner at Performance Auto Center, Jim’s philosophy has always been to make every customer “Happy”.


Kurt Beutler

Kurt Beutler service writer manager has 30 years customer service and service experience. Kurt a family man with 4 children a Plainfield resident for 30 years makes sure to offer every customer a honest appraisal of your need repair work. He works hard at offering the best price to service your vehicle in Illinois.



Ron Yanos

Ron Yanos Performance certified ASE technician began his trade 30 years ago as a graduate from Triton College in vehicle repair. Ron specializes in advance vehicle diagnostics, engine and brake repair on all domestic or foreign vehicles. Ron loves to fish with any or all of his 7 children “you bet he has the patience to diagnose and fix your problem”



Rodney Bolte

Rodney Bolte Performance certified technician specializes in light to medium duty trucks. No job is too big or too small. Rodney specialization is in welding, suspension, and even diesel repair. After his repair you will be back on the road safe again. Rodney and his family eat very well since he hobbies as a beef cattle rancher.