About the Ed Napleton Automotive Group

Company History

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, and when that brand was discontinued with little warning, Napleton quickly aligned itself with another Chrysler nameplate, Plymouth, and was eventually 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 Napleton's. Five of Francis' eight children have worked in the auto business their entire lives.

Edward (Ed) F. 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 Napleton family operates more than 75 franchises in six 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 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.

Indianapolis History

The Ed Napleton Automotive Group acquired the following Indianapolis-area dealerships on October 3, 2017:

The Ed Napleton Automotive Group is committed to keeping every employee and increasing the community involvement and charitable efforts around the Indianapolis area. Our Indianapolis-area dealerships proudly continue to service the many cities in or near Carmel, Fishers, and Indianapolis. The Ed Napleton Automotive Group remains dedicated to their customers in every aspect of the car buying experience and to providing unparalleled customer satisfaction.


Napleton Indianapolis Group

4200 E 96TH ST
Directions Indianapolis, IN 46240

  • Sales: 317-449-0166
  • Service: 317-449-0183
  • Parts: 317-268-5216


  • Monday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday Closed