If you’re from Chicagoland, you know the jingle: “The whole town's talking about the Webb Boys, the Webb Boys, the Webb Boys.”
In Plainfield, the Webb girls are also carrying on the family legacy. On Sept. 16, Webb Chevy opened in the former Bill Jacobs dealership on Route 30. The family has its roots in Joliet and Plainfield, and recently made the decision to purchase the Plainfield dealership.
“It’s a growing market out here,” said dealer principal Kelly Webb, who joins dad Mike Webb and siblings Jackie and Brian Webb in the family business.
The Plainfield dealership offers new and used vehicles. General Manager Brad Wise said Webb’s large inventory sets it apart from other area dealerships.
Like the Webb family, Wise has a long history in the car business. A former Bill Jacobs employee, he’s been selling cars for 25 years.
“I’m still at home,” joked Wise, who also lives in Plainfield. “This group has a lot of Joliet-area roots.”
Used car manager Rich Peterson is also a former Bill Jacobs employee, Wise said. “If you walk in here, there’s a good chance one of us knows you.”
Jackie Webb, Internet director and sales manager, said a family member will be at the dealership every day. She said staff at Webb Chevy plan to have an active role in the Plainfield community and are looking for ways to get involved.
What: Webb Chevy
Where: 16140 S. Lincoln Highway
- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
- 7:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday