Directions to Gjovik's are just a click away!
2780 East Route 34Sandwich, IL 60548

Largest selection of vehicles
in the tri-county area
Sales: (866) 631-3581 | Service: (888) 492-2934
OLAF GJOVIK - Owner | President

Olaf Gjovik opened his dealership 45 years ago, under his leadership, Gjovik now spans 20 acres, with a half mile frontage on Rt 34, and the largest selection of vehicles in the Tri-County area.

 
NICK OESER - General Sales Manager

I have been in the car business for half of my life and there's nothing I'd rather do. I have worked my way up in this business from starting detailing cars at age 15 and moved to lube technician and small mechanical repairs. I then moved to sales, then to finance, and then to sales manager. It has been an incredible journey so far. I recently got married to a wonderful woman Jessica this past May. We enjoy spending time with friends, and family watching movies and battling in Jeopardy. When I get free time, I work out and play as much golf as possible.

BRUCE SNYDER - Used Car Manager

Hello, my name is Bruce Snyder. I am a new addition to the Gjovik team, and I have been working in the auto industry for thirty years. The places I previously worked include Joe Madden Ford for two years, Village Pontiac and GMC for two years, and Crossroads Chevrolet and Buick for twenty-five years. In my tenure I have won a Buick Salesmaster for ten years, a Chevrolet Legion of Leaders for ten years, and GM Certified Used Car Manager Award top ten years. I have been in Dupage and Kane County for most of my time. I have worked for companies that were owned by four different generations in their family. I love to talk to anybody, love sports, and outdoor activities.

MIKE THORNTON - Finance Manager

My name is Mike Thornton, I have been in the auto business for 34 years and employed at Gjovik for five years. I have won numerous awards throughout the years. I am married and besides being an automotive salesman, I was a professional musician for 23 years. Known as the "Singing Salesman." I am also an avid golfer, had a hole-in-one. I am also a proud grandfather of six!

THOMAS J. BOOE - Service Manager

Email: tbooe@gjovik.com    Direct Line: 630-925-7551
Thomas has been proudly serving General Motors Customers for 35 years. Beginning in1979 as a service technician, he worked his way through almost every department in the dealership specializing in service and parts. Thomas arrived at Gjovik from some of the highest customer rated dealerships in the Chicagoland area. He is always willing to assist you in any way he can.

In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time around the fire pit with his wife of 25 years, four children and three dogs. When not watching his favorite sports, his hobbies include camping, home improvement projects, and landscaping.

TOM VIKREY - Parts Manager

I started out as an apprentice mechanic in 1966 while I was still in high school. I have spent 9 years working as a technician, and 29 years as a parts manager, thirty of those years have been with Gjovik Chevrolet.

KRIS MIESZALA - Office Manager

I started in the car business in 1984. I have been working here at Gjovik's since 1992. I like playing volleyball, golf, and biking with my family. I like working at Gjovik's because of the " family " atmosphere.


SALES DEPARTMENT
 


 

CHRIS GRIFFING CARLA HORSLEY

Sales Consultant

I have been in automotive sales for 3 years here at Gjovik's. I have been married for over 20 years to my wife Nancy and have 3 boys, Dean (18), Kurt (15), and Rudy (4). We all enjoy biking and fishing together. I grew up in and currently live in Plano. In my free time, I enjoy coaching football. I have coached various levels of football over the last 10 years and currently am an assistant coach at Aurora Christian High School. I enjoy working here at Gjovik's because of the family atmosphere as I am allowed to pursue interests that are important to me and my family.

Sales Consultant

Hello, my name is Carla Horsley. My experience in the car business has been summed up in twenty-five years with experience at Gjovik for six months. I previously worked at Ron Westphal Chevrolet for nineteen years and Suburban Buick for four years. My GM/dealer awards that I earned in my tenure include, Mark of Excellence Award Member since 2003, Legion of Leader since 1985, I have thankfully won GM trips to Hawaii, Ireland, Las Vegas, and Mexico for exceeding sales objectives. I was also voted the #1 Buick Dealer in IL in 2004, 2005, and 2006 while still employed at Suburban Buick. I started selling cars in March 1985 after moving to Illinois from Indiana. I was looking for a summer job and 25 years later I am still doing what I truly enjoy. I have lived in the area for 25 years. The last 16 have been in Yorkville where I live with my dogs Chester and Jake. In my free time I am enjoying every minute of daylight in my yard with the peacefulness of country living.

JAMES FRIDAY JUAN GAYTAN

Sales Consultant

Hi, I'm James Friday. My experience in the auto business has equaled to 25 years in the Fox Valley area. I have been employed here at Gjovik for over a year. I previously worked for Gartner Buick Hyundai Saab from June 1984 to June 2007 and Crossroads Chevy Buick from August 2007 to June 2009. I have won the ACE (Award for Customer Excellence) at the 100th and 101st Chicago Auto Show (2008, 2009), GM training 2010 Top Honors. Many good friends and repeat customers! When I am not helping a client, I like to sing tenor in the church choir or the Naperville Chorus. While it is nice to receive awards and recognition for excellence and service, there is no better feeling than to have a repeat customer or a referral from a satisfied client. Thank you for your business and your loyalty.

Sales Consultant

 

I have been with Gjovik's since February of 2006. I enjoy everything that has to do with cars. That's why I enjoy what I do for a living. I have a 12 year old daughter whom I love very much and I live a private life.

Si necesita ayuda en su idioma por favor aqui le ayudare en su idioma.

JEFF PROBST Kurt Spuhler

Sales Consultant

 

Sales Consultant

 

I have been selling autos for 8 years and have hit the Mark of Excellence every year. I love sports, woodworking, cars and boats. I have a 23 year old son who is a sergeant in the U.S Army and a 13 year old girl in 8th grade. I have been married for 18 years and have a grandson (2 1/2) and one on the way. I love fantasy football and playing poker and blackjack. I have a blue-eyed, red and white Siberian Husky and live in Oswego.

Collin Crenshaw  

Sales Consultant

 

 

   

SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Our service department offers the best in automotive service to our customers. Our state-of-the-art facility features the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and our highly skilled factory-trained technicians will deliver efficient, quality vehicle care.

SCOTT ANDERSON CRAIG HEAD

Parts Consultant

I have been in the auto parts business for 22 years. 12 in the aftermarket and the last 10 with Gjovik's. I've been married for 8 years, have 4 children,and 5 grandchildren with one on the way in October. I live and play in Plano. When I'm not selling parts, I'm usually singing Karaoke, playing softball, or watching NASCAR and football. If I don't have it I'll do my best to find it. COME SEE ME!!

Service Writer

I'm a 1992 graduate of Sandwich High School, and in 1995 I completed the Auto Body Repair program at Waubonsee Community College.. For 34 of my 35 years, I've lived in or near the Sandwich / Somonauk area. In my spare time, I enjoy rooting for my favorite NASCAR and football teams (DA BEARS!), playing cards with my friends, and bowling. I'm here to serve .... Ask me anything about your vehicle, and if I don't know the answer at first, I'll find the answer and pass it on to you.

BOB EPICH CHRIS STORTZ

Technician

I've worked in the automotive industry for 12 years. I have worked at Gjovik's for 6 of those years. I am a recertified ASE Master Technician and Transmission Rebuilders Association certified.

Technician

MATT FRANTZEN JEFF WILD

Technician

Hello!  I'm a 1992 Sandwich High School graduate who has lived in the Sandwich area the majority of my life. While in high school, I pursued my love of cars through the IVVC Auto Mech program, then furthered my education at Triton College through the GM ASEP program. I have spent my entire career at Gjovik's - 18 years to date. In 2006, I became an ASE and GM World Class Technician. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, bowling, umpiring baseball, and performing with the local community theatre.

Technician

Nice to meet you, my name is Jeff Wild. In my previous experience I have worked at Don McAuliffe Buick for eight years, JK Pontiac for four years, Larry Roesch Chevy for eight years, and Jerry Haggerty Chevy for six years. I have been employed with Gjovik for eleven years and worked in the auto business for 32 years. I was awarded as a World Class Technician. I have been playing the drums since 1964. I am currently in a classic rock band called Wolf's Crossing and we started our Midwest Tour on New Year's Eve 2009.

SAM IRVING BRANDON ANDERSON

Service Writer

Hi, my name is Sam Irving. I have been in the automotive service business for 31 years now. I have spent 25 of those years with GM. I live in Oswego with my wife and 2 kids. I enjoy all sports but most importantly GOLF and THE WHITE SOX!! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.
 

Technician

I have 14 years of GM Dealer experience. In my free time, I enjoy performance boat building and boating. I also enjoy family trips with my wife Tracy and my daughter Lily.

MIKE KOESTER  

Technician

Mike is an ASE Certified technician and has over 20 years of experience in the auto industry.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION
 


 

CHANDRA ADAMS CAMILLE LOWE

Warranty Administrator / License / Title Clerk

Hello, my name is Chandra Adams. I have been working at Gjovik Auto for over 10 years. I enjoy coming to work every day. I married my high school sweetheart in 2002. We have a busy household with our young son and our teenage nephew.

Human Resources and
Accounts Payable

My name is Camille Lowe and I have been in the auto industry for 13 years, 9.5 of those with Gjovik Auto. I truly enjoy working with the entire staff here at Gjovik's and look forward to coming in to work every day! I am married and have a beautiful step-daughter, 3 spoiled dogs and 2 kitty cats.

CARRIE HARMS  

Cashier

My name is Carrie Harms. I have enjoyed my time in the auto industry for eleven years with experience at Gjovik Auto for nine years. I previously worked for Toyota of Naperville. I have been married for eleven years and I have two daughters and one son. This is the longest position I have held in my life as a full time job. I purchase all my vehicles here as well as have them serviced here. I love working for Gjovik Auto and hope to stay until I’m old and gray!

 

PORTER SERVICE

 
JIM FROLIK JOSE GUZMAN

Shop Attendant

Hello, my name is James Frolik; I have been in the auto industry for 40 years and with Gjovik for four. My experience includes Bob Krumpholz Chevy-Buick for 3.5 years, Dave Weisner Buick-Pontiac 11.5 years, and Fox Valley Ford for 12.5 years. I have won awards like the Chevrolet-Chicago Zone Truck Manager of the Year, and I have also received either Sales or Sales Manager Achievement Awards each year with both GM and Ford. I enjoy being retired and working part time here at Gjovik Chevrolet. I enjoy playing golf, putting puzzles together, taking long walks and spending time with my family and close friends whenever possible.

Shop Attendant

MARIA GUZMAN

Shop Attendant