Gillespie Ford
Sales: 847-281-5507
Service: 847-281-5294
Parts: 847-281-5297
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Welcome to the Gillespie Ford website, a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that is right for you. Whether you are looking for a new or used Ford car, truck, or SUV you will find it here. We have helped many customers from Gurnee, Chicago, Libertyville, Antioch, Wauconda, Waukegan, Grayslake, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, McHenry, Highland Park, Kenosha, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Evanston, Elgin, East Dundee, Glenview, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Wadsworth and Zion find the Ford of their dreams!

We know that prospective customers are extremely well educated when researching their next vehicle. Gillespie Ford has made it easy to get all the available vehicle information so you can spend less time researching and more time enjoying your purchase. Check out our new specials and used specials for additional savings on your next vehicle.

As a premier Illinois Ford dealer, we have a huge selection of new and used vehicles from which to choose. Gillespie Ford online and offline customers enjoy vehicle specials every day. We offer Ford service & parts, an online inventory, and outstanding financing options, making Gillespie Ford a preferred dealer serving Gurnee, Chicago, Libertyville, Antioch, Wauconda, Waukegan, Grayslake, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, McHenry, Highland Park, Kenosha, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Evanston, Elgin, East Dundee, Glenview, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Wadsworth and Zion area Ford buyers. Ready to set up a test drive? Visit our Chicago area Ford dealership in Gurnee, IL today!

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Our Location

Gillespie Ford
18834 W Grand Ave.

Gurnee, IL 60031

Sales: 847-281-5507

Sales Hours

Monday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
SundayClosed

Service Hours

Monday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am - 3:00 pm
SundayClosed

Parts Hours

Monday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am - 3:00 pm
SundayClosed

Meet Our Sales Staff

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Welcome to Gillespie Ford. My name is Jim Lojas, the Manager at Gillespie Ford. I have been in the auto industry for 20 years, mostly with the Gillespie Auto Group. I started off as porter in 1996 and quickly moved my way up to a Sales Manager by 2000. As the Sales Manager at Gillespie Ford, I manage the sales team and assist them with picking the right vehicle for our customers. I also price our inventory at market price to stay competitive while giving our customers a great deal in the process. I strive to provide a great environment for our employees and customers on a daily basis. I want everyone to enjoy their day as much as I do. Mostly, I love to see repeat customers and providing new customers with excellent service to come back or spread the word. My favorite Ford vehicle is the Ford Explorer for its standard 3rd row seats and lane departure noticing. On my time off, I enjoy golfing and spending time with family. While at the dealership, I am here to answer all your questions, give you all your payments options, and value for your trade all with a smile! Email me direct
Manager
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Thank you for visiting Gillespie Ford's website, I am Juan Gaona. I have been with Gillespie Ford since its inception in March 2015 but have been working in the car business for 16 years, several years with Gillespie Auto Group. I am currently your Sales Manager but have previous experience in Finance, too. I love cars and love what I do. Each day, I look forward to coming into the dealership to greet our customers and get them in the car that is right for them. I personally like the F-150. It has excellent towing capacity and its aluminum alloy body sets it apart from the rest. It doesn't hurt that it is the hottest and most popular pick up truck available right now! Outside of Gillespie Ford, my family is very important to me and I enjoy spending all of my free time with them. Email me direct
Manager
Juan Gaona
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Hi, I am the Finance Manager here at Gillespie Ford and I have had the pleasure of working with Ford for the past 3 years. As the Finance Manager, it is my job to make sure all the documents for your purchase are accurate and correct. I work hard to get our customers the best financing options and tailor products to each individual. My goal is to make sure every customer feels as comfortable as I would when buying or leasing a car. At the end of the day, we all need a way to get to work, pick up the kids, or take a last minute road trip, and I get to help with that. I enjoy seeing or hearing feedback from customers knowing that we provided a great buying experience for them. I currently own a Ford Fusion but if I hit the Powerball, I would have the New Ford GT sitting in my driveway! In my time away from work, I have the typical interests like spending time with my family but if time permits, I always find some trouble to get into! Email me direct
Finance Manager
Shane Adams
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Used Car/Wholesale Manager
Joe Holewa
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Aftermarket Manager
Kyle Wade
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I am a sales consultant as well as the IT director at Gillespie Ford. When I am not assisting customers, I fill my time managing the dealership's information systems, including but not limited to networking, computer hardware, email hosting, and dealer management systems. My goal here at Gillespie Ford is to make every person I help feel like they had the best purchasing experience of their life. By our many outstanding reviews, I feel like we are doing our job. I know car buying can be a frightening experience for some but there is no better feeling knowing that we have done the exact opposite for our customers and have changed their mindset on what car buying has been made out to be. Along with that, I like that the purchases are simply the beginning of our relationship with customers which is what sets Gillespie apart from other dealerships. When you walk into Gillespie Ford, you will be greeted with a friendly smile and will enjoy a no-pressure car buying experience from a knowledgeable Ford Sales consultant. My favorite Ford model is the 2016 Ford Explorer. It is stylish and reminds me of a Range Rover but is less than half the price! I am a Chicago sports lover through and through. I enjoy going to games or just catching them on TV. Email me direct
Senior Sales/IT Director
Chris Einterz
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Sales Consultant
Steve Coro
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Sales Consultant
Bernie Albarran
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Sales Consultant
Ricky Elliston
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Sales Consultant
Jerome Henderson
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Sales Consultant
Steve Zradicka
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Sales Consultant
Fernando Rubio

Meet Our Office Staff Staff

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Office Assistant
Katie Risinger
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Comptroller
Linda Simonsen
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Accounts Payable/Receivable
Heidi Schwarten
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Office Assistant
Val Kansaku

Meet Our Internet Staff

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Business Development Manager
Evelyn Garcia

Meet Our Service Staff

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Parts & Service Director
Andrew Leinonen
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Service Manager
Chris Hueckstaedt
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Service Writer
Patricia Steidtman
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Service Writer
Mike Frisch
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Service Assistant
Danielle Baker
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Director of Outside Operations
Marco Gantes
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Ford Technician
Pete Gorski
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Ford Technician
Andrew Hartung
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Ford Technician
Josh Yoder
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Ford Technician
Juan Petronilo
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Ford Technician
Roberto Rodriguez
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Ford Technician
George Haramis
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Ford Technician
Chris Henderson
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Service Valet
Phil Brown
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Service Valet
Justin Mordica
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Service Valet
Marcelo Dominguez
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Service Valet
Carlos Gantes
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Evening Cashier
Linda Olsen-Kane

Meet Our Parts Staff

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Parts Manager
Eric Saylor
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Parts Writer
Craig Olenski
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Parts Driver
Bryan Hayes

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