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Who We Are At Castle Automotive Group

At Castle, we are always looking for ways to improve and expand the company – giving everyone on our team an opportunity to grow and enhance their career.

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A TRUSTED PARTNER

Castle Automotive Group, a well-established and expanding dealer group, is always looking for ways to improve and grow, giving all team members opportunities to advance their careers.
  • Large footprint with 27 new car franchises and 3 Commercial Truck Centers across 17 rooftops in 2 states
  • Extremely well financed and capitalized with long-term banking relationships
  • Forward-thinking CEO and Expert Executive Team
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic team and fully-engaged digital organization
  • Outperforms zones in sales and service CSI across all brands
  • Strong desire to enhance and remodel all facilities to latest OEM image standards
  • Complete commitment to the Castle brand and OEM image standards.
  • No succession or retirement issues
  • Managed customer database with over 750,000 clients across the United States
  • Positive business ethos centered around employee retention and high customer satisfaction

Our philosophy

  • Diverse workforce and exceptional leadership team
  • 100% digitally driven organization
  • 90% of Marketing Budget spent on top digital platforms
  • BDC / CRM Management focused culture
  • Corporate structure, yet dynamic like a startup

Our personnel focus

  • Our main goal is to retain, train and re-train
  • Employee retention is our top priority
  • Average of 83% employee retention after first year post-acquisition
  • “PROMOTE FROM WITHIN FIRST” policy
  • Identifying and putting people in the right swim lanes as a leading strategy

A TRUSTED PARTNER

A well-established, diverse and expanding auto group, Castle Automotive Group is an ideal business partner to add to your network.

  • Successfully owns & operates 14 new car dealerships and 3 Commercial Centers across 9 rooftops and 2 states.
  • Extremely well financed and capitalized with long term banking relationships.
  • Forward-thinking CEO and Expert Executive Team.
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic team and fully engaged digital organization.
  • Strong sales performance in every brand carried, and above zone average in sales/service CSI.
  • Strong desire to enhance and remodel all facilities to latest OEM image standards,
  • Complete commitment to the Brand and OEM image standards.
  • No succession or retirement issues.
  • Managed customer database with over 750,000 clients across the US.
  • Has a positive business ethos centered around employee retention and high customer satisfaction.
Our philosophy
  • Diverse workforce and exceptional leadership team
  • 100% digitally driven organization
  • 90% of Marketing Budget spent on top digital platforms
  • BDC / CRM Management focused culture
  • Corporate structure, yet dynamic like a startup
Our personnel focus
  • Our main goal is to retain, train and re-train
  • Employee retention is our top priority
  • Average of 83% employee retention after first year post-acquisition
  • “PROMOTE FROM WITHIN FIRST” policy
  • Identifying and putting people in the right swim lanes as a leading strategy

Why Castle Automotive Group?

At Castle Automotive Group, we lead by example.

WORK / LIFE BALANCE

We understand the importance of managing a stable work-life balance to enjoy life outside of your career.

GROWTH OPPORTUNITY

We recognize your development and reward you with growth opportunities by providing a clear path to success.

CAREER PROGRAMS

We have various career programs that you can take advantage of that will help you grow your career.

QUALIFIED & PROFESSIONAL TEAM

We take pride in having a knowledgeable and skilled staff that you can learn and grow with.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS

We provide unique and competitive benefits that make our company stand out from the rest.

CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

We encourage you to share your creativity and perspective because we believe in innovation and growth.

Castle puts its employees and customers first

With our commitment to continuous improvement and teamwork, we put all our customers and employees first by taking care of our team. We understand our customers and the communities that we serve, which gives us the advantage to help everyone, whether professionally or personally. We help you establish your professional goals to give you a path and strategy for success.

Employees

We promote a winning team environment and encourage a passion for quality work, knowing that our team members are the driving force behind our success and commitment to delivering the greatest customer experience every day. If you are looking for a satisfying career with unlimited opportunities and a tradition of honesty and transparency, we want to hear from you!

Customers

Castle Automotive Group has 19 locations and 27 new car franchises throughout Illinois and Indiana, and our goal is to help every customer find the very best make and model for their transportation needs and budget. We rely on our no-pressure sales staff to present every vehicle worth considering, and we train our service departments to ensure every customer leaves the service drive ready to tackle the road ahead.

Our company History

1980 - 1998

Buick Franchise Acquisition

Castle began with Buick in Berwyn, IL as its first new car franchise. In 1990 Castle added Pontiac and GMC in 1998, moving to North Riverside, IL to become the first Buick-Pontiac-GMC Triplex in Chicago.

1980 - 1998

In 2000

Castle Acquires Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet

In 2000, Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet became available for acquisition, and was relocated from Elmhurst to Villa Park, IL to now what is known as Castle Chevrolet of Villa Park.

In 2000

2006 - 2008

Joe Castle Named CEO & Bob Politza Named COO

During the challenges faced from the 2007-08 economic and financial crisis, Joe Castle became CEO of the Company and named Bob Politza soon after his COO.
2006 - 2008

In 2015

Hoskins Chevrolet Acquisition

In 2015, Chevrolet presented the Hoskins Chevrolet point as an acquisition opportunity, which is now known as Castle Chevrolet North. While the Hoskins store was purchased from bankruptcy at the time, the Castle Automotive Group brought sales levels up significantly to 200 units per month within the first 6 months of ownership.

In 2015

In 2017

Castle Enters The Northwest Indiana Market

To continue the expansion, the Group acquired Nielson Subaru Mitsubishi in Portage & Sauers Ford-Lincoln in Michigan City. These stores are now known as Castle Subaru, Castle Mitsubishi, and Castle Ford Lincoln.

In 2017

In 2018

A New Corporate Office

Due to rapid growth in recent years, it became clear that a corporate structure was required to support the Group’s operations and to allow greater synergies. This office is located at 1 Tower Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

In 2018

In 2020

Migrated to a Group-Enterprise level DMS

To facilitate its Big Data project, offer a best-in-class consumer experience and completely consolidate Accounting operations, Castle Automotive Group completed its two-year migration project to a Group-Enterprise Level DMS.

In 2020

In 2021

2 Dealership Acquisitions

Connors CDJR & Buick of Chesterton
Castle Auto Group expanded its Northwest Indiana footprint with the addition of Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and another Buick franchise when Connors CDJR & Buick was acquired.

Fox Valley Volkswagen of Schaumburg
The acquisition of Fox Valley Volkswagen of Schaumburg further diversified the Group’s overall portfolio and added to the geographic reach in the midwest market.

In 2021

In 2022

2 Massive Dealership Acquisitons

Naperville Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
The acquisition of Naperville CDJR further expanded the geographic reach in Illinois, while bringing the 2nd CDJR franchise to the group.

Gary Lang Auto Group of McHenry
This acquisition added Kia and Cadillac to the Castle portfolio, as well as the Group’s third Chevrolet franchise and second Subaru, Buick, GMC, and Mitsubishi franchises.

These two acquisitions provide the company with a lot of scalability in a highly competitive market.

In 2022

In 2023

CAG Acquires Pugi Auto Group

In August 2023, CAG acquired the Pugi Auto Group and their 4 dealerships in Downers Grove, IL. This strategic move marks a significant milestone for Castle Automotive Group as they diversify their footprint and deliver their frictionless car buying and servicing experiences to Hyundai, Genesis, and Mazda buyers for the first time, in addition to adding an additional Volkswagen dealership.
In 2023

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