Polen's BuyBid is always looking for ways to assist our Buyer's.

This is our newest program that allows you to search our new car dealers aged inventory that is mostly retail ready and serviced. You must make offers based on the current MMR or Black Book.... then set back and let us go to work for you. Normally we'll get 25% of all Fair Offers bought. Low-ball offers will not be accepted.

Please do not use our system to shop units outside our auction. We track each dealers unit views. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Thanks, Steve Polen

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Contact Us

The Public Auto Auction
321 E Van Buren Clinton, IL 61727
Office Phone # 217-937-1000
Office Fax # 217-935-9600

Meet Our Staff

Steve Polen

Steve was the owner and founder of Decatur Auto Auction (1985-1997), and has over 35 years of experience in Auto Sales. After 13 years operating the Decatur Auto Auction as a 'Dealer-Only' auto auction, he has decided to create a new Internet based auto locator service. His promise to you is that you can make offers and buy with confidence.

We represent 100's new and used auto dealers in Central Illinois. Please let us know what you think of our Website at support@ThePublicAutoAuction.com. Or call our office at 217-937-1000.

Steve Polen
(217) 454-8067
Mike Garrison

With 10 years of extensive knowledge & relationships with the automotive dealerships in and around the Peoria area, Mike has earned numerous awards and the respect of general managers at all levels. Mike's vast experience in sales consulting has instilled in him both the desire to help his clients achieve their goals and the determination to make his client's goals his own.

Mike Garrison
(309) 265-5579
Peoria Area
Dustin Jackson

Dustin has been around the car business all of his life with a father who has been very successful, influential and respected in the business for over 30 years. This experience has given Dustin the opportunity to meet numerous people and build relationships along the way that would eventually pave the way for Dustin to enter the business himself. Dustin served in the military also and immediately after returning home went back into the car business and has enjoyed every minute of it. Dustin feels like hard work and a positive attitude are the real key to success.

Dustin Jackson
(217) 725-0724
Springfiled Area
Will Jackson

Will spent 3 years as purchasing agent for Landmark Ford in Springfield traveling several days a week purchasing up to 500 vehicles per year, then spent 9 years at Landmark managing 1.5 million in inventory while directly overseeing 8 salesmen selling 85 to 95 pre-owned vehicles per month, managed the detail shop with 8 detailing professionals and assisted with new car sales. Will's responsibilities also included hiring top performers and coaching through daily training programs that motivate, educate and inspire the staff to close top sales.

Will Jackson
(217) 725-3259
Retail Advisor
Kevin Monier

Kevin has been in the car business for 22 years. He started at Sam Lemans as a salesperson and worked his way up to sales manager. Kevin held the position of sales manager for the Obrien Automotive team then spent several years as general manager of Advantage Auto Sales, a chain of buy here, pay here stores. For the last four years, Kevin has been a wholesale buyer for several dealers.

Kevin Monier
(309) 208-7115
Bloomington Area
Mary Ann Hall

Mary Ann started with us March 18, 1986 when we had our first sale at Decatur Auto Auction and remained with us for the duration of the time we owned the auction. She and her daughter then went on to own a Mrs Fields cookie franchise. After selling the cookie shop she went back into the car business working for Bob Brady Dodge for 3 1/2 years where she was employed when we contacted her to come back to work for us at Polen's Buybid Auto Exchange. Mary Ann loves a challenge and has always enjoyed the car business.

Mary Ann Hall
(217) 937-1000
Office Manager