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Phillips Chevrolet named dealer of the year

Phillips Chevrolet named dealer of the year

Phillips Chevrolet named dealer of the year

Phillips Chevrolet President Curtis Pascarella, DealerRater/ Account Executive Valerie Citro-Geraci, and Phillips Chevrolet General manager Michael Maheras are shown receiving dealer of the year.

Phillips Chevrolet, a car dealership with lots in Lansing, Frankfort and Bradley, was named DealerRater’s 2021 Dealer of the Year for Chevrolet.

Out of about 3,000 Chevrolet dealerships across the United States, Phillips was honored by subsidiary DealerRater for having the highest customer satisfaction rate.

Zeigler Automotive Group has 76 franchises and 31 dealerships in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, selling every domestic car brand and nearly all of the foreign brands as well. It operates 19 dealerships in greater Chicagoland, including Infiniti of Orland Park, BMW of Orland Park and Zeigler Nissan of Orland Park.

“Car buyers have spoken and have identified Phillips Chevrolet as the best Chevrolet dealer to do business with in United States,” DealerRater General Manager Jamie Oldershaw said.

Founded more than 50 years ago, Phillips Chevrolet boasts that it has Illinois's largest selection of Chevy vehicles. It sells new, used and commercial vehicles, including the Bolt, Blazer, Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe Trailblazer, Traverse and Trax.

Coming Sunday, ride along with Specialist Dyer as he patrols LaPorte.

The dealership was started in 1968 by Philip Pascarella in what's now the Frankfort Historical Society Building in downtown Frankfort with 12 employees, a two-car showroom and about 40 vehicles. After decades of growth, Phillips Chevrolet now has three locations, 150,000 square feet, more than 300 employees and more than 1,000 vehicles in its inventory.

The dealership has ranked No. 1 in sales among Chevy dealers in Illinois for 15 straight years. It boasts that it "takes a great deal of pride in providing a fair, quality car-buying and service experience, with non-commission salespeople and transparent pricing."

Phillips Chevrolet has won multiple other awards, including a J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence and a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau last year.

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