In March of 1949 Fran Napleton opened a small DeSoto Plymouth dealership in Blue Island, Illinois. He and his father worked diligently to grow what was to become the Napleton Dealership Group. Today, 67 years later, the Napleton family operates 81 franchises in four states. Fran was a man who never let hard work stand in the way of getting the task at hand completed. His family and friends will miss his counsel and friendship.