Team Bios

Meet Our Team at ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration

Larry Yingling, Franchise Founder/President

Larry grew up on a farm near Mt. Sterling, IL where he then graduated from Quincy University and began his career at Dot Foods. After 14 long years, Larry decided to venture out on his own and acquired his first of many ServiceMaster franchises. He has continued to build on his success by surrounding himself with gifted talent, such as his two sons Seth and Jared and many others along the way. For nearly 18 years, Larry and his team have been helping people put their lives back together, from carpet cleaning to water losses to fire restoration, there’s not much Larry hasn’t seen or dealt with in the Restoration business. His award winning customer service and certifications are too many to list…but if you really want to know and see, I would strongly encourage you to visit our Mt. Sterling location…the achievements might astound you.

Larry gives much credit to his family, for there love and support, but his ulitmate credit goes directly to God…and if you ever have a chance to sit down and talk with him, this is more than apparent. Larry loves God and people, and for that we are all grateful and better for it.

FUN FACT: Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy & working with their kids; Seth, Jared & Jenna. He also enjoys doing projects on his farm.

Seth Yingling, Director of Operations

Seth has worked alongside his father since the business started in 1998. He graduated from Illinois College in 2010 with a degree in management & organizational leadership.

Along side his more than 15 years of dedicated service, Seth is also certified in many areas of restoration and mitigation. Some of these include, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Applied Microbial Remediation, Asbestos Awareness, and Mobile Service Manager for Packout.

Seth continues to live in his hometown of Mt. Sterling, IL with his wife Stephanie.

FUN FACT: Seth enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, boating & playing baseball. He absolutely loves watcing the St. Louis Cardinals play as much as possible!

Jared Yingling, Director of Finance

Since his youth, Jared has worked in the family business. The stories he can tell you about the early days are not only remarkable, but often humorous, and always full of lessons learned.

Jared graduated from Western Illinois University in 2013 with a degree in Finance. Though the financials are deffinately Jared’s forte and focus, his knowledge and wisdom, not just regarding ServiceMaster, goes way beyond his years.

Jared, much like his older brother Seth is certified in the areas of odor control, water damage restoration, and fire/smoke restoration.

FUN FACT: Jared enjoys hunting, playing sports & going on motorcycle rides…and now working on his house project.

Jenna Yingling, Business Development

Jenna joined the family business after graduating early from Illinois College in December 2017. She was born in Brown County and has lived there her whole life.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, being with her family, working with animals, and spending time on the family farm.

FUN FACT: Jenna absolutely loves giraffes and would have a pet giraffe if she could.

Matt Reynolds, Business Development

Matt received his degree from John Wood before serving in the Navy for eight years. He then worked in insurance before joining the ServiceMaster team.

In his spare time, he enjoys farming and hunting in his hometown of Barry, IL.

His personal goal is to be the best version of himself that he can be.

Randy Johnson, Construction Manager

Before joining the ServiceMaster team back in 2011, Randy worked in the Chicago market. He has held various positions in the construction industry including General contractor, construction superintendent & VP of operations for commercial design/build. Now here at ServiceMaster of Mt Sterling, Randy heads up most, if not all of our construction put backs. He loves what he does, and it shows.

During his time here at ServiceMaster, Randy has aquired several certifications. He is Lead, Asbestos and Water certified.

FUN FACT: Randy enjoys playing golf, hunting, fishing & spending time with his wife & two daughters; Julie & Jenna.

Weldon Vanzant, Shop Manager

Weldon was born in Shelby County, Missouri & lived in Missouri for 45 years. He spent 2 years in the army & worked as a mechanic for 40 years.

One cannot express the amount of work Weldon has poured into ServiceMaster of Mt. Sterling. In fact, after more than 15 years of service, he is more of a grandfather to the Yingling family, than a Shop Manager. That said, Weldon makes sure our team is on it’s toes. And one more thing…you better be sure to put the van keys back in their proper place!

FUN FACT: Weldon enjoys cookouts, working in his yard & taking care of his flowers…and you better bet they look good!

Shon Mountain, Production Manager

Shon graduated from Griggsville/Perry High School. Before joining the ServiceMaster team he worked in the construction & restaurant business. Shon is a serious veteran around here, celebrating more than 11 years with ServiceMaster, there isn’t much he hasn’t seen or experienced in the Restoration and Clean Business.

Shon is Certified in Water Restoration and Asbestos

FUN FACT: Shon enjoys fishing, music & playing lawn washers…and has one of the greatest accents this side of the Mississippi!

Emily Frank, Estimate Coordinator

Emily is a Brown County native. She attended Quincy University & graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in business management. She lives in Mt. Sterling with her husband & 3 daughters. Emily loves her job and it shows. Her intelligence is off the charts and her humility is countagious.

Besides Emily’s Estimate Coordination Ninga skills, she is also Water Damage Certified.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & being involved in the community. She is an Action Brown County board member, Chair of the ABC Promotions Committee & she helps plan the Fall Festival.

FUN FACT: As a kid, Emily once kept a bottle fed calf as a pet in the basement!

Cheryl Myers, Lead Cleaning Supervisor

Cheryl went to school in Brown County. She has three children & three grandchildren.
With over 3 years experience here at ServiceMaster, Cheryl has no fear when it comes to getting items cleaned and or restored.

FUN FACT: Cheryl enjoys gardening, drawing, painting & baking…and raises the best eggs around!

Josh Bentz, Cleaning Technician

Josh grew up in Lincoln, IL & graduated from Rushville High School. He currently resides in Mt. Sterling. Josh joined the ServiceMaster team back in 2012 and currently holds certifications in Asbestos and HVAC unit cleaning.

FUN FACT: Josh loves to work on cars!

Allie Barry, Administrative Assistant

Allie recently moved to Mt. Sterling from St. Louis, MO with her boyfriend. Before moving here she worked with her mom at her women’s clothing & shoe boutique.

In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family & friends, reading, working out, DIY projects & traveling.

Her personal goal is to become more involved in the Mt. Sterling community, be the best person she can be & continue to learn & grow.

Kristen Schenk, Administrative Assistant

Kristen has lived in Mt. Sterling all her life. She is married & has an adult stepson & one son with her husband, Allen.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outside working in her yard, gardening & fishing. She is on the ABC & BCAC committees. She also enjoys playing & spending time w/her son & family.

Some of her personal goals are to enjoy each day to the fullest & leave a great impression on anyone she meets.

Maria GuiJosa, Cleaning Technician

Maria was born in Michoacan, Mexico surrounded by a big family. She has 6 sisters & 1 brother. She moved to Brown County in 2006.

In her spare time she enjoys bowling, crocheting, reading & she loves to cook.

Her personal goal is to raise 2 happy & responsible adults & to one day return to Mexico.

Randy Mathewson, Production Manager

Before joining the ServiceMaster team, Randy served in law enforcement, the United States Army & Coast Guard.

In his spare time he enjoys outdoor & church activities.

His personal goal is to be whatever God wants him to be in this life & be a good father to his daughter.

Teri Kunkel, Cleaning Technician

Teri grew up in Forest City, IL & graduated from Forman High School in Manito, IL. She has been married for 17 years & lives in Schuyler County with her husband & 2 granddaughters.

In her spare time Teri loves to be outdoors. She enjoys: canoeing, fishing for catfish, camping, boating, flower gardening, off-roading in her jeep, music & dancing.

One of Teri’s personal goals is to raise her granddaughters to become strong, educated, independent & kind women. She wants them to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Zachary Tournear, Construction Technician

Zach graduated from Central High School & attended JWCC for a certificate in electrical work.

In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities & riding his motorcycle.

His personal goal is to continue to better himself as much as possible.

Cathy Kendrick, Cleaning Technician

Cathy grew up in Clayton, IL & graduated from Central High School. She worked in the medical field for 8 years & was a stay-at-home mom before joining the team at ServiceMaster.

In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors. She likes to do gardening & loves animals, but spending time with family is her favorite pastime.

Her personal goal is to always move forward.

Jonathan Cunningham, General Technician

Johnathan worked in the restoration field with another company for a year before joining the ServiceMaster team. He was born & raised in Quincy & graduated Quincy Senior High. He has also worked in the restaurant business for fourteen years.

In his spare time, he values spending time with his fiancé Kathryn, & their 5 children. He also enjoys playing basketball, hockey and anything competitive.

His personal goals are to get out of debt, raise smart, well-behaved children & stay healthy both mentally & physically.

Seth Buhlig, Cleaning Technician

Seth graduated from Bluffs High School in 2002 & currently resides in Cooperstown. He is married with 2 sons & is a member of the Gospel Tabernacle in Meredosia.

Seth enjoys playing the harmonica, outdoor activities & spending time with his family.

His personal goal is to lead a Christian life & instill the same morals in his children.

Lance Barfield, Cleaning Technician

Lance grew up in Versailles, IL and graduated from Brown County High School.

In his free time, he enjoys being with his fiancé, going on runs, and riding his rip stick. He is also a member of the National Guard.

His personal goal is to be the best future husband and future father that he can possibly be.