About Us

Chatham Ontario Chrysler dealership

Who we are

Welcome to Chatham Chrysler, your premier destination for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles in the Chatham-Kent and Southwestern Ontario area. Whether you’re in search of a new vehicle or a competitively priced used car, our extensive inventory has something for everyone.

Our dealership proudly serves customers from London, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Chatham, Tilbury, Essex, Windsor, and beyond. At Chatham Chrysler, we believe that our people truly make the difference. Our team is comprised of skilled technicians who provide professional repair and maintenance services to keep you on the road safely. Additionally, our parts and service personnel are dedicated to ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly.

When it comes to sales, our experienced and knowledgeable team is here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you’re interested in a rugged Jeep Wrangler, a versatile Chrysler Pacifica, a powerful Ram 1500, or any other model from our lineup, we’re here to help you find the perfect vehicle to suit your needs.

You hear the cliché that ‘our people make the difference’ , but at Chatham Chrysler, it’s the truth. It starts with a group of outstanding Technicians who perform professional repair and maintenance. Parts and service personnel are always there for you to keep you on the road. Our sales team is made up of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable salespeople in the industry. Add in our fantastic group of managers and support staff and you have a team that is all working towards one goal; to make sure that we provide complete satisfaction and exceptional service to as many customers as we can.

When you’re ready to purchase your next vehicle, give us the opportunity to show you why Chatham Chrysler is the ideal choice. Visit us today and experience the difference for yourself.


Our Commitment

We are committed to building lifelong relationships with our team members, our community, and our customers by providing quality service with integrity, friendliness, and respect.

If you like what you’ve read about us and want to inquire about a career with Chatham Chrysler, see our career opportunities here.

History of Chrysler in Chatham

Discover the rich history of the Chrysler brand in the vibrant community of Chatham. At Chatham Chrysler, we take pride in our longstanding connection to this area and the traditions that have shaped us.

In the post-war era, Bert Stacey Motors held a prominent place in downtown Chatham, situated on the corner of King and 3rd Streets. Housed within a distinctive three-story building, the dealership’s unique layout required vehicles to be stored on multiple levels, navigating through cement columns for test drives.

Today, we continue the legacy of Bert Stacey Motors and uphold our commitment to serving the Chatham community with integrity and dedication. Our team cherishes the history and heritage of Chrysler in this region, and we are honored to carry that tradition forward.

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In 1969, Frank Waekens and Nick Krochak took ownership of the franchise from Bert’s son. Despite the unfortunate passing of Mr. Krochak shortly thereafter, the dealership continued under the name Waekens Chrysler for over 20 years.

Meanwhile, in the early 1960s, the Crawford family played a pioneering role in the automotive industry by operating one of the first four Toyota dealerships in Canada. Located downtown, their dealership later transitioned to selling the Renault Alliance and then the AMC Alliance. In 1982, the Crawford family acquired our current property at 351 Richmond St., formerly a Dominion Grocery Store. With the acquisition of AMC by Chrysler, the dealership evolved into Crawford Jeep Eagle and eventually became Crawford Chrysler/Plymouth/Jeep/Eagle.

At Chatham Chrysler, we honor the legacies of these pioneering families and their contributions to the automotive landscape in Chatham and beyond. With deep roots in the community and a commitment to excellence, we strive to uphold the traditions of service and integrity established by our predecessors.


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By the mid 70’s Waekens Chrysler had moved to Richmond St. as well where the current Van Kesteren Hyundai Dealership is located. Both Wakens Chrysler and Crawford Chrysler operated successfully for many years. In 1996 the Waekens sold the Franchise to Neil Wilson and Roger McRae, and it became Kent County Chrysler. Crawford changed ownership as well in 2005 and shortly thereafter the dealerships and merged and became Chatham Chrysler officially in 2006. Dave Tessier took over ownership in the years to follow and oversaw showroom and service expansion in 2011.

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In May of 2017, Vince Lally, owner of several local dealerships, along with his son Adam, finalized the acquisition of Chatham Chrysler. The Lally Family’s deep commitment to the Chrysler brand in Chatham-Kent is evident in their prideful dedication to continuing the dealership’s esteemed legacy of selling and servicing Chrysler vehicles.

At Chatham Chrysler, we are honored to be part of this ongoing tradition and to carry forward the reputation for excellence established by the previous owners. With the support of the Lally Family, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide exceptional service and quality vehicles to our valued customers in Chatham-Kent and beyond.

In the Community

At Chatham Chrysler, our commitment extends beyond selling and servicing vehicles. We take great pride in our partnerships with numerous local organizations and charities, which play a crucial role in defining who we are as a dealership.

One of our flagship initiatives, the “Hands Off” contest, has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for esteemed organizations such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, JDRF, The St. Vincent De Paul, and The Down Syndrome Association, among others. This event, supported by the dedication and volunteerism of our employees, allows us to make a meaningful impact beyond the confines of our dealership.

In addition to our charitable endeavors, we are passionate about our lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles, which provide the foundation for our success. From the rugged Ram 1500 and versatile Jeep Wrangler to the family-friendly Chrysler Pacifica, we offer a diverse selection to meet the needs of every customer.

We cherish our role within the community of Chatham-Kent and are deeply committed to giving back. Through our involvement in events and initiatives like the “Hands Off” contest, and our dedication to providing top-quality vehicles and service, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us, embodying the spirit of community and family.