With a pioneering spirit, Edward W. Napleton Palm Beach 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 W.’s son, was by his side to help foster the growth of the young business in its early years. Edward W. and Francis both believed in hard work and exceptional customer service, values that they passed down to the next generation of Napletons.
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 Napleton Family operates more than 50 dealerships in four states. What started as a small family-owned business has blossomed into one of the most forward-thinking dealership groups in the country.
Ed’s business has grown to include 31 franchises housed in 15 different locations in three states. He owns domestic, import and high line franchises, and employs more than 1000 people throughout Illinois, Florida and Missouri. 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.
Now all of the available inventory from all 31 franchises can be seen at just one place: http://www.ednapleton.com/. Here you can find information on all of the Napleton dealerships. This is an exciting advancement for the Ed Napleton Auto Group and will make searching for your perfect car a breeze!