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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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My experience leasing a vehicle from Gillespie Ford

Mary
EDMUNDS
3-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone I came in contact with within Gillespie Ford was very friendly and helpful. The salesman, Frank, was knowledgeable of the vehicle I was interested in, easy to talk to, and very friendly. He went out of his way to ensure that I knew how to operate the vehicle and...View More

Great service

Dan
CARS
3-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ease to schedule service. Service was fast. Service advisor was very friendly. All work was done as requested. I would recommend this dealership.

great dealership.

Alex
CARS
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast friendly service great group of service personnel. Clean facilities. Service provided fast and on time. Easy dealership to find.

Bryan razz
Bryan razz
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Saturday morning oil change!

Steve
CARS
3-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Paper towels in bathroom. Nice touch. Waiting room is nice. Good service desk. Work performed in a timely manner. Will be back.

Great service

John
CARS
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service by Alex. He listens to you and understands your needs Our favorite service advisor at this dealership. Great job.

Dairy clean facility nice people to work

Pedro
CARS
3-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They helped me a lot and it was working good and the car was in good condition Very friendly people

Excellent operation

Brian
CARS
3-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Service was pretty quick, waiting area was pleasant with ample seating and area to charge devices, staff was very friendly and polite.

Recall Work

Daniel
CARS
3-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The people I interacted with were professional and pleasant to deal with. They did work for a recall so there wasn’t much to fuss or haggle over. The only issue I had was that it took them an hour longer to finish working on my vehicle than they originally stated. I found...View More

Prompt Service Appreciated

W
CARS
3-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Work was performed on time, checked in promptly and called when the car was ready. In previous visits, we had to call and they always said, "Oh, we were JUST going to call you." Sure they were.

Friendliness, promptness

Keith
CARS
3-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The friendly reception you receive when you walk in and the lady offered me a donut and then came out again and asked me if Id like another but never asked the gentleman next to me

Great customer serivce, makes buying a car easy

Chloe
CARS
3-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fernando was fantastic from start to finish, the level of customer service was 5 star. I would definitely recommend this garage to anyone looking for a Ford

Friendly staff, Clean waiting room

Virginia
CARS
3-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The waiting room is clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful. I just got an oil change but the staff checked various other items and all were in good shape. I left feeling confident that my car is in good shape.

My service appointment

Charles
EDMUNDS
3-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Efficient friendly staff and service performed well.

VolvoSherry
CARGURUS
3-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

So far so good. Upfront and honest. Answering my questions and concerns.

Wonderful hospitality

Angie
EDMUNDS
2-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We appreciated the loaner car being delivered and the quick repair of the vehicle.

Recall notice repairs

Joel
EDMUNDS
2-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Recall repairs were completed successfully. Staff was friendly and apologized for delay.

Kym Dallstream
Kym Dallstream
GOOGLE
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Standard Service

Leland
CARS
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Took my Escape in for an oil change and service. The service department staff was efficient and professional. The waiting area was clean and comfortable.

Great Experience buying a new car!

Shane
CARS
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very easy to work with and Chris was able to listen to my needs and present the options of cars that they had available. Chris also helped in deciding my needs for the extended warranty programs and Ford premium care. Overall a great experience!

Great service

Parrish
CARS
2-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kind, courteous, Expedient, and welcoming service. That’s what I like about this dealership. I want to stay in the Ford family, maybe next time I will look for a Lincoln.

Oil Change

Jessica
CARS
2-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The workers were friendly and the waiting area was nice. However, a basic oil change took 1hr 45min even with an appointment.

Great experience

Cheri
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ricky Elliston listened to what we wanted And found the car He had brought in for us to look at. We bought the car.

Good service dept

Robert
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Helpful and clear about what is going on. Car was ready on time as promised. The car wash does a poor job though.

Jeff W.
Jeff W.
YELP
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had my vehicle serviced recently. Alex was amazing in service. He my go to guy moving forward.

Ford Maintenance

Cheryl
EDMUNDS
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Provided updates. Took a lot longer than expected.

great service

Carmella
CARS
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My sales representative Ricky was great! He answered all of my questions and took care of all of my needs. Everyone in the store was pleasant.

Service, facility and personnel.

Rene
CARS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The way you are treated, facility and service. The personnel is very prompt and with very good knowledge. keep the good work and service.

Steve Zradicka, he's your guy. Look for Steve

Michael
CARS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve Zradicka was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable with the product, answered questions directly and clearly. His follow up was as promised and he truly facilitated getting the sale finalized. It was refreshing to not have the parade of managers presented and to deal...View More

GuruRT7M2
GuruRT7M2
CARGURUS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

contacted the dealer via phone and was immediately helped. Came in the same day to view the car and left the lot with exactly what I wanted. They were very helpful as this was my first ever time purchasing a car.

Great Service, Good Price, Good Waiting Room wWiFi

Robert
CARS
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I first started with your service department with this 2014 Ford Escape when Chuck H. handled it as a Wheels Leased Vehicle. I was SO impressed, I always came back (even though I live in WI). We bought the car, have extended warranty and I came in for routine maintenance....View More

Diane Davis
Diane Davis
GOOGLE
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was very pleased with the service I received Lupe was very understanding of what I wanted to put down and pay a month. I was pleased with everyone that played a part in getting me a vehicle. Thank you. 💘

My experience

Diane
EDMUNDS
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My sales person(Lupe) Listen to what I wanted and needed in a vehicle and I'm pleased with my purchase.

Great Service

Raul
CARS
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

the personalized attention the service advisor Joel Tinajero was very kind and helpful, I will recommend the service in this location

Great for Younger Buyers

Emily
EDMUNDS
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Lupe was very knowledgeable and patient with this being my first time purchasing a car.

Chris listens

William
CARS
2-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Chris listens to what I need done and it happens. If I need additional work we talk about it. Nice waiting room.

Great service, comfortable waiting area!

Ronald
CARS
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Prompt courteous service. Comfortable waiting area. Clean rest rooms. Internet access with plenty of outlets and USB port so you can get your work done. Waiting area with a large screen TV!

Recent Maintenance Appointment

Analyn
CARS
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I needed an oil change and check up on my car. As I observed, this place has nice people, teamwork, good customer service, good price of any services that I can’t complain of. I am always comfortable and at peace when they take care my car. Highly recommended!

jia jia
jia jia
GOOGLE
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I started coming to this dealership for service 5 years ago when they had the “Big Dog” coupon that $120 for 4 oil changes. After I used the coupon, I decided to keep doing service here although there is a more convenient one really close to my home. The quality of the...View More

Good service, Friendly staff, reasonable price.

Jia
EDMUNDS
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

1. Quality of the service -- even for an oil change, which is the most basic service. I really appreciate that you pay attention to all the details. 2. Friendly staff. 3. Flexible hours and online booking service. 4. Waiting area is good, Wi-Fi is good.

Iviiy Salazar
Iviiy Salazar
GOOGLE
2-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Lupe B. was fantastic! We came in today so that I could finance a car, and little did we know that my mom would get the perfect car. Thank you Ford Gillespie team!!!

New car purchase

Daniel
EDMUNDS
2-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Every one was very pleasant and knowledgeable about everything l ask about.

Gillespie Ford

Kenneth
CARS
2-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From the first minute on the lot, I was greeted by Guadalupe Benavidez with a smile and a handshake. Great service!

Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin
GOOGLE
2-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place to buy a car. Fast and friendly service.

Great experience so far

FutureFordOwner
EDMUNDS
1-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Have not finalized a deal yet but Steve Coro has been great and very responsive and knowledgeable. The dealership is very clean and everyone is polite.

Our Location

Gillespie Ford
18834 W Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Sales: 847-281-5507
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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
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Jim Lojas
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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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Hi, I am a Sales Consultant here at Gillespie Ford and I have had the pleasure of working with Ford for the past 4 years. 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
Sales Consultant
Shane Adams
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Sales Consultant
Steve Coro
Sales Consultant Bernie Albarran
Sales Consultant
Bernie Albarran
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Sales Consultant
Steve Zradicka
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Sales Consultant
Fernando Rubio
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Sales Consultant
Rich Huber
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Sales Manager
Nate Sanders

Meet Our Office Staff Staff

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Office Manager
Linda Simonsen
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Office Assistant
Val Kansaku
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Office Assistant
Katie Risinger

Meet Our Service Staff

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Service Valet
Erik Gonzalez
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Service/Fleet Manager
Chris Hueckstaedt
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Director of Outside Operations
Marco Gantes
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Service Writer
Dennis Pena
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Service Writer
Joel Tinajero
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Ford Technician
Pete Gorski
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Ford Technician
Juan Petronilo
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Ford Technician
Roberto Rodriguez
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Ford Technician
Peter Ruffner
Ford Technician Chris  Henderson
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Ford Technician
Chris Henderson
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Technician
Michael Mortel
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Service Valet
Phil Brown
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Service Valet
Justin Mordica
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Service Valet
Carlos Gantes

Meet Our Parts Staff

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Parts Writer
Craig Olenski

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