Ed Napleton Automotive Group

Edward W. 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 79 franchises in eight 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.

Minnesota Dealerships

The Ed Napleton Automotive Group made five new acquisitions on February 25, 2019, all of which are located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. New to the automotive group are Chevrolet of Wayzata, Lexus of Wayzata, and Lexus of Maplewood, as well as the Wayzata Auto Center Collision Repair auto body shop and the Auto Center Bargain Lot. This is the first time Napleton has expanded into the Minnesota market, making it the eighth state in which the company now operates. As the Ed Napleton Automotive Group grows, commitment to its employees and involvement with the local community continue to be the company's cornerstone beliefs, which has contributed to the group's continued success. The Ed Napleton Automotive Group remains dedicated to serving the greater Twin Cities area in a way that provides guidance and value to its employees and customers alike.