Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Joe Steet Sr.
    Owner
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 717

    Joe Steet Sr. has been in the auto industry his entire life, starting out reconditioning cars at his father and uncle's business, United Auto Sales of Utica! Joe lives locally in New Hartford with his wife, where they raised their two children, Carly & Joe Jr., who both work in the family business as well! In his spare time, he likes to spend time at his camp in Indian Lake with his family, ski in the winter, and ride his motorcycle in the warm weather!

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  • Steve Ponte Sr.
    Vice President
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 722

    Steve Ponte Sr. has been in the auto industry for over 30 years, having started at our sister store, the former Len Brown Chevrolet, now Steet Ponte Chevrolet in Herkimer! He lives locally in Herkimer with his wife, where they raised their four children. Steve is an avid golfer, and in his spare time you'll find him on the golf course or traveling for different golf events! He loves to spend time with his family and seven (and counting!) grandchildren taking their annual trips to Florida and Lake George! 

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  • Greg Wrate
    General Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 711

    Greg Wrate is the General Manager at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and has been with us since we opened our doors in 1994! Greg lives locally in New Hartford with his wife where they raised their children. In his spare time, you'll find Greg on the golf course or at a Utica Comets Hockey game! His favorite Toyota is the classic Celica as well as the Highlander. 

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  • Frank "Gee" Guarascio
    Sales Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 734

    Frankie "Gee" Guarascio grew up in the car business having worked at his father's business, Frank Gee Chevrolet in the past. He has been with us for many years, and is one of our Sales Managers here at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! Frankie is an avid fisherman and has won MANY Bass fishing events! Frankie lives locally in Marcy with his wife, and his favorite Toyota is the Tacoma. 

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  • Joe Steet Jr.
    Sales Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 737

    Joe Steet Jr. is the third generation Steet family member in the business! He also grew up working at Steet Toyota; you may have seen him washing cars, working in the Parts Department, or as a Service Writer in years past. He graduated from Syracuse University and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Joe's hobbies include skiing, traveling, and investing in stocks. His favorite Toyota vehicle is his 2007 Toyota 4Runner!

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  • Brian Mathias
    Sales Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 743

    Brian Mathias is one of the Sales Managers at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and has worked with us for over five years now having started as a Sales & Leasing Consultant. Brian is a native of New Hartford where he lives with his wife and puppy, Harley. They are expecting their first child in June! Brian is a member of the New Hartford Fire Department, and in his spare time, he loves riding his motorcycle, camping, exploring the Adirondacks, and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite Toyota is the 4Runner or Tundra!

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  • Jerry Reginelli
    Internet Sales Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 738

    Jerry Reginelli is our Internet Sales Manager, and a longtime employee at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! If you send in a request online for more information on a vehicle, he is the man you'll be speaking with! Jerry is a graduate of SUNY Albany, and lives locally in Whitesboro with his wife and their son, Jerry IV! In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and riding his motorcycle. His favorite Toyota is the Sequoia. 

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  • Matthew Darling
    Internet Sales Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 720

    Matt Darling is one of our Internet Sales Managers and a longtime employee here at Steet Toyota of Yorkville having started here as a Sales & Leasing Consultant! Matt is a native of Central New York and currently lives locally around the corner in New York Mills with his two dogs! In his spare time, he likes to ride his motorcycle, travel with his girlfriend, and golf. His favorite Toyota is the 2017 TRD Pro Tacoma!

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  • Christopher Bivins
    Financial Services Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 718

    Chris Bivins has been one of our Financial Service Managers for over a decade! You can catch him representing our store at any of the local parades with his two sons. Rain or shine, they're always passing out candy! Chris' favorite Toyota is the Tacoma. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his sons, swimming, and building things for his house!

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  • Brian Lorento
    Financial Services Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 716

    Brian Lorento has been one of our Finance Managers for over a decade! He lives locally in Utica, NY and in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and pugs, Lara and Pacino. Brian is a huge sports collector and loves baseball, especially the New York Yankees. His favorite Toyota vehicle is the Highlander.

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  • Brandon Aldrich
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 723

    Brandon Aldrich is a Sales and Leasing Consultant here at Steet Toyota and has been working with us for a few years! He is a longtime resident of Upstate New York and lives locally in Sauquoit. His favorite Toyota vehicle is the Tundra, and in his spare time, Brandon likes to race dirt bikes; in the spring and summer months, you'll find him on the race tracks!

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  • Corey Day
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241

    Corey Day is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! You may recognize him, as he used to be our Lot Attendant and was promoted in 2017! Corey lives locally in the Mohawk Valley, in Little Falls, NY. He loves to be outside and take advantage of all the outdoor activities there are to do in Upstate New York, from hiking, to camping and fishing! Corey's favorite Toyota is the 4Runner.

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  • Zach Halpin
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241

    Zach Halpin is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville who recently started working with us in early 2018! Zach lives locally in Utica, NY and his favorite Toyota is the Rav4. In his spare time, he enjoys bodybuilding and hiking! 

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  • Mike Malachowski
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 713

    Mike Malachowski is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here! Mike lives locally in Utica, NY with his two children. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his kids attending all of their sporting and school events, mountain biking, traveling, and spending time with friends. His favorite Toyota is the 4Runner.

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  • Frank Mariani
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 740

    Frank Mariani is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here! He lives locally in Utica, NY with his two sons, and his favorite Toyota is the Tacoma. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family and friends and is an avid hunter! 

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  • Marc Rabice
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 721

    Marc Rabice is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here, having been here for over 10 years! Marc is a Central New York native and resides in Utica with his children. He loves to spend time outdoors, especially in the warm weather, and also DJ's in his spare time! Maybe you'll catch him at your next event! Marc's favorite Toyota is the 4Runner.

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  • Ben Hans
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 712

    Ben Hans is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here, having worked here for over 10 years! Ben lives locally in Utica, NY, and his favorite Toyota is the Rav4. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, camping, and watching sports, especially the New York Yankees! 

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  • Jim Peters
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241

    Jim Peters is a Sales & Leasing Consultant who recently started working with us at Steet Toyota of Yorkville in early 2018! Jim lives locally in Utica, NY and his favorite Toyota is the 4Runner. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends!

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  • Jeffrey Oyer
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241

    Jeff Oyer is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here having worked here for almost 15 years! Jeff is a Central New York native, and lives locally in Utica with his daughter. He enjoys spending time with his daughter outside of work, and, many may not know, he is always in charge of coordinating our holiday and work parties! His favorite Toyota is the Land Cruiser.

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  • Mark Bonville
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 732

    Mark Bonville is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here! He lives locally in New Hartford, NY with his wife and two daughters and his favorite Toyota is the Avalon. Outside of work, Mark is an avid golfer, loves to watch baseball and hockey, and spend time with his family! 

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  • Jenna Kilts
    Parts Manager
    (315) 736-8241

    Jenna Kilts is a the Parts Manager at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! She recently was promoted to this position after working as a Service Advisor here for a few years! Jenna has many years of experience in the Auto Service & Parts Industry, and started working for us in 2016. She lives locally in Utica, NY, and is a busy mom who loves spending time with her kids, especially outdoors in the good weather!

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  • Mike Yaddow
    Parts Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 731

    Mike Yaddow is a Parts Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! Mike is a longtime employee of Steet Toyota and lives locally in Boonville, NY. In his spare time he likes to go camping and spend time in the Adirondacks. His favorite Toyota is the Toyota Tacoma!

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  • Carmen Faccioli
    Parts Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 729

    Carmen Faccioli is a Parts Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and is a longtime employee here! He lives locally in Utica, NY, and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.

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  • Josh Joseph
    Parts Consultant
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 730

    Josh Joseph is a Parts Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! He has been working with us for a few years now, and lives locally in Marcy, NY. In his spare time, Josh likes to work on old cars, and play the guitar in his band! His favorite Toyota is the Toyota Yaris. 

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  • Mark Spina
    Parts Consultant/Parts Delivery Driver
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 730

    Mark is a Parts Consultant and Parts Delivery Driver at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! Mark lives locally in Deerfield, NY, and in his spare time he loves to go camping and spend time in the Adirondacks, especially Old Forge! His favorite Toyota is the Toyota Tundra.

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  • Adam Smith
    Parts Consultant
    (315) 736-8241

    Adam Smith is a Parts Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville who recently started working with us in 2017! He lives locally in Utica, NY, and his favorite Toyota is the Toyota Tundra, which he drives himself! In his spare time, he enjoys fishing.

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  • Jeff Coller
    Parts Consultant
    (315) 736-8241

    Jeff Coller is a Parts Consultant at Steet Toyota of Yorkville who recently started working with us in 2017! He lives locally in Frankfort, NY, and his favorite Toyota is the Toyota Supra. In his spare time, he enjoys target shooting!

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  • Jim Chapman
    Service Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 719

    Jimmy Chapman is the Service Manager at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and has been a longtime employee, having been with us since the '90's when we first opened! He is a Senior Master Certified Technician, who recently took over the Service Manager position after Ralph DeAngelo retired. Jimmy resides in New Hartford with his wife and family, and he enjoys working around the house in his free time! His favorite Toyota is the 4Runner.

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  • Andy Hicks
    Assistant Service Manager & Rental Car Manager
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 742

    Andy Hicks is the Assistant Service Manager at Steet Toyota of Yorkville. He lives locally in New Hartford with his wife and dogs, and they are expecting a baby this summer!! Andy is a member of the New Hartford Fire Department, and you can catch him playing softball for the Department in the Summers! In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dogs. His favorite Toyota is the 4Runner.

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  • Gabe DiPietro
    Service Advisor
    (315) 736-8241 ext. 727

    Gabe DiPietro is a Service Advisor at Steet Toyota of Yorkville and a longtime employee here, having been with us since we opened in 1994! Gabe lives locally in New Hartford with his wife and children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as going to the Turning Stone Casino! His favorite Toyota is the Celica.

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  • Matthew Goodwin
    Service Advisor
    (315) 736-8241

    Matthew Goodwin is a Service Advisor at Steet Toyota of Yorkville who recently started working with us in early 2018! Contact him today to schedule your next appointment or for any service related questions you may have on your Toyota.

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  • Jim Deeghan
    Service Dispatcher
    (315) 736-8241

    Jim Deeghan is the Service Dispatcher at Steet Toyota of Yorkville! He recently started working with us in 2017 and enjoys meeting new people and our Technicians while at work! Jim lives locally in Clinton, NY, and in his spare time enjoys carpentry and building things around the house. His favorite Toyota is the Tundra!

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  • Auto Technicians & Recon Staff

    These are the men that keep your vehicle in tip top, and clean, shape!! From Right to Left: Marc Mathias, Ryan Louman, John Evans, Edin Hamzic, Joe Dragotta, George Matthews, Jasmin Sabanagic, Pete Massocco, Tim Richer, Eldin Seho, Caleb Renner, Luis Ferrer, Brandon Savicki, Geoff Gibilaro.


    Missing From Photo: Greg Knisely

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