Edward Napleton - Family and Group History

Ed Napleton Auto Group Story:

Edward Napleton opened his first automotive business in 1931 on Chicago's South Side. With a $700 loan, a strong work ethic and a belief in common courtesy, he opened the Napleton Buick Service Station. Francis Napleton, Edward's son, was by his side to help foster the growth of the young business in its early years.

Napleton's first dealership was a DeSoto franchise. When that brand was discontinued with little warning, Napleton quickly aligned itself with another Chrysler nameplate, Plymouth, eventually being awarded several additional franchises. Edward and Francis both believed in hard work and exceptional customer service, values that they passed down to the next generation of Napletons. Five of Francis' eight children have worked in the auto business their entire lives.

Edward F. (Ed) Napleton, Francis' son, is a third-generation auto dealer. He began his career as a kid sweeping the floors at the dealership owned by his father and grandfather. He moved up the ranks, serving as a technician, then in sales and finance, and eventually as a general manager. At just 23 years of age, Ed became the youngest car dealer in the United States when he was awarded a Pontiac dealership in Blue Island, Illinois.

Today, the Ed Napleton Family operates more than 74 franchises in seven states. Taking pride in helping each community they live and work in, the Napleton Family name has become synonymous with excellence and teamwork. What started as a small family-owned business has blossomed into one of the most forward-thinking dealership groups in the country. Four of Ed's five children have proudly joined him in pursuing the family business and have a hand in the company's day-to-day operations.

The Ed Napleton Auto Group remains dedicated to their customers in every aspect of the car buying experience and providing unparalleled customer satisfaction.

Edward Napleton

Edward Napleton

Edward Napleton is the president of the Napleton Automotive Group.  As a third generation car dealer, Edward was the youngest car dealer in the United States when he was awarded a Pontiac dealership. Edward Napleton has grown the Napleton Automotive Group to new heights, all while holding on to the the family values of customer first.

Eddie Napleton

Eddie Napleton

Eddie Napleton, the oldest son of Edward Napleton has spent much of his life learning from his father's vast knowledge of the automotive industry and business in general....
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Eddie Napleton and father Edward Napleton

Eddie and his father Edward Napleton
(pictured above with Eddie's 3 sons)

Eddie Napleton and his Father Edward Napleton pictured above with Eddie's three sons.  Eddie has been following in his father's footsteps within the automotive industry and the two have a very close relationship outside of the automotive industry. Edward Napleton cherishes the time he gets to spend with his children and grandchildren.


Ed Napleton Automotive Group


One Oakbrook Terrace
Suite 600
Oakbrook Terrace 60181, IL 60181


Sales Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

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