About

Though Court Street Ford didn't open its doors until 1983, our story goes back much further. And it didn't even start with Ford!

Our owner Jeff Chiero got his start as an apprentice technician at one of the country's largest Chevy dealerships in Elmhurst Illinois. It wasn't long before he decided to make the switch to new car sales. After a few years he teamed up with one of his managers, Bart Collins, who had the opportunity to open a Ford dealership further down on I-57 in a little town called Kankakee.

At the time Kankakee County was experiencing record unemployment and many businesses were leaving town. Court Street Ford would be the latest Ford dealer to open up shop in a town that had seen many open and close their doors in recent years. The car business isn't an easy one, and this kind of climate didn't make things any better. But Jeff and Bart were determine to make things work.

The two found success and before long were looking to relocate to a brand new building. The original building was located on 2400 E. Court Street in Kankakee, and this is where our name came from. In the early 1990's we decided to build anew in Bourbonnais on 558 Latham Drive - but then the name "Court Street Ford" wouldn't make sense anymore... or would it?

The decision was made to keep the name "Court Street" was made because the people of Kankakee County had come to trust us for a wide variety of needs - new and used cars, service, parts, and more. The same Court Street Ford they knew wasn't changing, we were just changing locations. That was over 25 years ago, and  to this day you can still find Court Street Ford on William R Latham Drive.

For over 35 years we have been family owned, and for over 35 years our commitment has been to our customers here in Kankakee County and all over Illinois and the USA. Had it not been for patronage of these people throughout the years we wouldn't have made it this long. We know there are many places to shop for cars, but so many people have made us their destination for over 35 years.

Why?

Because exceeding customer expectations is something we strive to do every day. We're not perfect, sure, but even if things do go wrong we see these situations as opportunities to create customers for life. We're here today, and we'll be here tomorrow to assist our customers any way we possibly can.

If you don't see what you are looking for, click on CarFinder, fill out the form, and we will let you know when vehicles arrive that match your search! Or if you would rather discuss your options with our friendly sales staff, click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information. We look forward to serving you!

Contact Info

Court Street Ford

558 William R Latham Sr Dr
Directions Bourbonnais, IL 60914

  • Sales: 815-802-2122
  • Service: 815-939-2600
  • Parts: 815-939-1700

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
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