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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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Mikey Willock
Mikey Willock
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

good service during buy poor service after buy

Loretta
CARS
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

willing to negotiate good price went quickly Ella was pleasant to work with. need my garage door opener back. Ella was gone nobody else would help me

Great sales associate

Tammy
CARS
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Frank I really liked his style of dealing with a client. He was really helpful and great with explaining features. Took care of all the little things.

Great service

Bill
CARS
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service didn't take long. Was in and out quickly. I will keep coming back for service. again and again and again.

Gaby Gomez
Gaby Gomez
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Justin the sales rep and Nate the manager were so awesome to work with! They made the process as painless as possible, walked through each step with us and made sure I walked away with a car I loved and a great price. Overall everyone at the dealership was so kind and...View More

mama Shake

Cheri
CARS
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was kept up to date on cars progress. Service advisor Dennis was wonderful. He was very respectful and had a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure dealing with him.

employees. Family customer care

Judith
CARS
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Convenient with not needing an appointment. Quick service and loved the bonus car wash. So happy I found your dealership to purchase my Evo Sport.

panos damouni
panos damouni
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent and fast service! Great experience dealing with Justin. Always respectful and helpdul. Overall a great dealership thata has great deals!

Oil change

Preston
CARS
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

This was just a simple Oil change it should not take 2 hours!! You need to better project the time when accepting the work!

I was there for a recall

Huntsman
CARS
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ricky remembered my name and talked to me as if he remembered me and what I bought a year ago. I was impressed.

Awesome Service

Enrique
CARS
6-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My salesman Frank Schmidt is the best. He went all out to help me purchase a car for my son. He was very attentive and friendly. Great person and very talented.

Jenn Marie
Jenn Marie
GOOGLE
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came into this dealership with no idea what I wanted for a car or even if I’d be able to get approved for one. But I got to leave with a beautiful 2020 Ford Fusion. I highly recommended Justin! He was amazing and so professional and he knew the right car for me to test...View More

Great Service and Great Price!

Jay
CARS
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

No hassle problem free! Love my Ford and taking care of it is easy here! Thanks for the great experiences Gillespie!

Dionna Jackson
Dionna Jackson
GOOGLE
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

great service

Dionna
CARS
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Frank in sales was amazing the best customer service experience I had ever had at a dealership. He was very informative and kept it customer oriented with no pressure to buy if even unsatisfied. My purchase didn't have that problem which made me more happy to purchase and...View More

Not Pushy

Neil
CARS
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Frank was so friendly and very helpful. He didn't ask all the questions, that most sale people would ask, where you want to leave .because of the common lies and statements.

Awesome group

Elizabeth
CARS
6-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service group is just wonderful to work with. They are nice, honest and easy to work with. I plan on purchasing my next car here.

Great serrvice, friendly helpful associates, clean

Carol
CARS
6-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly service people, very helpful. Clean facilities, easy access, car was nice and clean when completed including windows inside and out

Best salesman

Elizabeth
CARS
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best salesman ever! Frank schmidt rocks!!! Was a super easy process with the car and paperwork delivered right to me!!

Rayna Wj
Rayna Wj
GOOGLE
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place to buy a car from. Lee was friendly, honest, and helpful. I did not feel pressured and felt I got the best price possible.

Nick Schmidt
Nick Schmidt
GOOGLE
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Overall a great buying experience. Frank Schmidt new the car we wanted, located it and made sure it was an exact match. We could not be happier with how well this went. I highly recommend Gillespie Ford and Frank Schmidt for your next car purchase.

Good service

Ronald
CARS
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staffs are good, kind and nice.. the facility are clean, good service, they have available transport for the customers who don't want to wait..

John Baffa
John Baffa
GOOGLE
6-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service

Rachal
CARS
6-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I like that everyone has always taken care of me and my car, since I bought my car 5 years ago. The only thing I would change is bringing cost down, but I would say that about most things.

Awesome sales team, safe and clean environment

Ashley
CARS
6-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our sales person was awesome! Finance was awesome! We were not there all day AND they were more concerned with making sure we didn't over pay for a vehicle! All of the employees wore masks and there was hand sanitizer everywhere being used frequently Go buy your car at...View More

repair and service

Donna
CARS
6-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

car was fixed faster than I expected. Appreciated the help of the service representative. Service rep. was able to give me advice on how to handle repairs.

Great place to buy a car.

John
CARS
6-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The employees at Gillespie are fantastic. I was treated with respect and kindness. the mere fact that they would take a used car and touch up the dings for me for a sale was great. I was at a dealer prior to this one and when I asked the same question they said no. So, I...View More

Lily
Lily
GOOGLE
5-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Excellent first car buying experience!

Ariadne
CARS
5-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience purchasing my first car from Gillespie Ford. I felt like they really did their best to find exactly what I wanted and needed. I will be recommending them to my family and friends.

good dealership

James
CARS
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

staff handled everythimg well with todays conditions staff worked hard on keeping everyone safe the staff also did excellent work

Excellent customer service

Johnathan
CARS
5-26-2020
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Staff was very friendly and accommodating with everything. The process was one of the easiest with not having to step foot into the dealer once.

Jerry Goniwicha
Jerry Goniwicha
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Ahmad Rayyan
Ahmad Rayyan
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My wife and I walked in today to see what Gillespie has to offer for cars on a new Fusion. We were greeted by the sales person Lee, he extended his advanced customer service assistance immediately, which is very important as a form of aknowledgment every customer should...View More

Clean facilty and good service

Maria
CARS
5-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Much better customer experience from the last time. Lily was exceptional and very professional. I hope to do business with her again.

Stacy Lundy
Stacy Lundy
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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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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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
Fernando Rubio
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Sales Manager
Nate Sanders
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Ricky Elliston
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Ella Aslan
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JaJuan Handy
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Lee Rhinehart
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Frank Schmidt
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Danny Smith
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Justin Vega
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Lily Bravo

Meet Our Office Staff Staff

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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
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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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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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