Denny Norton

Denny is the owner of Performance Unlimited & part-owner of the Cullom Knoll.

Performance Unlimited celebrates 40th Anniversary with 40 free oil changes

Anniversaries are cause for celebration. But how should you celebrate?

The folks at Performance Unlimited, 5415 Austin Ct. Ringwood, are celebrating their 40th Anniversary, a remarkable milestone for any auto repair shop or business, by showing their appreciation for those who made it possible.

“Between now and the end of the year, we’re giving away 40 free oil changes,”  said Denny Norton, the owner of Performance Unlimited and son of the founder, Denny Norton Sr. “It’s our way of showing our appreciation to all the people, our customers, who made this possible.”

Norton said they will have a drawing per week with special drawings the last week of the year.

Performance Unlimited was technically founded in 1981 when Norton worked with his father who left a dealership to start his own auto repair shop. In 1982, they moved into a 2,300-square-foot facility on Elm Street on the West side of McHenry. They had four stalls and the service was called ‘Denny’s Auto & Truck Repair.’

In 1985, they expanded moving to a 4,500-square-foot facility on Route 31 in Johnsburg. They had six bays with the new shop as they changed the name to Performance Unlimited.

In 2000, Denny Jr. took over the business from his father who passed away in 2017. In 2006, the auto repair service moved into its current 6,000-square-foot, 8-bay building in Ringwood.

“We’ve been very fortunate to serve such a wonderful community,” said Norton. “We’ve made great friends through the years, and this is just a small way to say, ‘Thank you.’”

Written by: Rich Rostron | 815.909.4677 |

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