McIlvenny joins Dorais team

By Josh Sigler

A native of Northern Ireland has joined the sales staff at Dorais Chevrolet.

Emmett McIlvenny was born on County Down (Downpatrick) Northern Ireland.

McIlvenny moved to the United States in 2000, and called Florida home for 12 years. It is there he met his wife, Wabash County resident Ali (Van Buskirk). They then moved to Indiana in 2011.

The couple has with three children, Pierce, Stella and Charley McIlvenny, and reside in Wabash.

The McIlvennys own a food truck called Emmett’s Paddy Wagon, which they run during First Fridays, Farmers Markets and other events in downtown Wabash.

And just recently, McIlvenny added another feather to his cap, joining Dorais as part of the sales team.

“So, if you’re looking to trade or upgrade to your next vehicle, please come down to Dorais Chevrolet and let me take care of you,” McIlvenny said.

McIlvenny and his family came to the United States for vacations when he was a child, and liked it so much, they decided to relocated, settling in in Florida when he was 14.

McIlvenny recently managed at Twenty Restaurant, and Dorais owner Dave Dorais was a frequent customer, often striking up conversations with McIlvenny.

Dorais felt McIlvenny had the demeanor for a job in automobile sales, and offered him a job.

“He said I had the personality for it, so, so far so good,” McIlvenny said. “I think I’ve sold two trucks and a car and it’s my first week here.

McIlvenny never imagined he’d end up working a job in automobile sales when he first moved to America.

“When I first moved here, I’ve been in the restaurant business from Day 1,” McIlvenny said. “I worked as a dishwasher, worked in the kitchens, and I served, bartended and managed restaurants. I worked my way up to management.
“Dave got me on here, and I think it’s going to be a good fit here.”

Posted on 2018 Sep 18