9700 West Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, Illinois
Sales: (866) 469-9000
17730 Torrence Avenue
Lansing, Illinois
Sales: (866) 474-2222

Tom Kernagis

Finance Manager

Hometown: Crete, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since November 2013
How Long In The Car Business: Since 1989
Hobbies: Golf, cooking, working in my garden, working with and
watching my kids play their sports
Favorite Chevy: Traverse and Camaro
Favorite Food: Any and all seafood
Favorite Song: Let It Be - Beatles
Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man (with Russell Crowe)
Favorite Vacation Spot: St. Lucia or anywhere with a beach and a golf course nearby

I grew up in Park Forest, then Frankfort, having gone through the
Frankfort grade school sysyem,Lincoln-Way high school, then the
University of St. Francis. I now live in Crete with my wife, Dawn,
and our kids, Kassie (16) and Anthony (13). I spend most of my
free time with my kids, most often doing something sports-related.

Favorite Quote: "Happiness is a journey, not a destination."

Email Tom or call (708) 474-0000 ext. 408

Dennis Tibbs and Julian Dean helped me through the whole new car process. They showed me the ends and outs of each car, made me feel comfortable in what I was doing and DID NOT give me the feeling that I was coming out on the short end. I received excellent customer service by those guys and the rest of the staff that helped me! Henry King, Walter Fields and Tom Kernagis. THANKS!

- CSmith

Went to Phillips for a car I could not of been more impressed, from the first step in the door everyone there was so friendly. The salesman Barth Eastman went above and beyond to make sure I was going to be happy with my purchase. Walter Fields was also great. I have purchased several cars and never had such a great experience buying one. Thanks everyone at Phillips.

- Suze

I recently purchased a vehicle from Phillips Chevrolet and I was so pleased with the service! Every single person that I interacted with greeted me with a smile and put forth every effort to get me the best deal possible. Donna Lee was an excellent saleswoman. She was very knowledgeable about all features and option available. I would recommend anyone to go and see Donna if they looking for someone to listen to what they want in a car and help them to reach their goal with patience. I would also recommend Phillip Chevrolet to anyone looking to purchase a new or used vehicle!

- Shayna C.

I've taken our vehicles to get service work done and I’m always satisfied with everything. That's why I chose this dealership to buy another car. Donna Lee kept me well informed of every step of the buying process. She is definitely a great salesperson. Tom and Mark were very helpful and made sure I was satisfied with my purchase. Thanks again!

- LC

I bought a 2015 Chevy Malibu from Phillips Chevrolet these guys are great! Julian Dean found my car, explained it to me and then Mark and Walter put together a deal I'd be crazy to refuse. These guys are great!

- Gdecano

The people at Phillips Chevy are friendly and very helpful. We knew what we wanted and they really went above and beyond for us. Thank you Joe, Henry and Tom!

- Kstasko

We couldn't be happier with our new 2014 Equinox thanks to Joe Snaidauf. He is definitely the best salesman we have ever worked with. He is very friendly, polite and committed to the happiness of the customer. We would also like to thank Walter Fields, Dennis Miller and Tom Kernagis, we truly had a great experience with each and every one of you. Thank you Phillips Chevrolet we will highly recommend our family and friends to this great dealership!

- Rick and Debbie

This dealership is exceptional all employees were friendly to me and my wife very helpful and gave us all the information we needed to make a good purchase they answered all our questions and made our new car purchase a pleasure we will be recommending Phillip Chevrolet to all our friends and family. Thank you!

- Stemple

We bought our last Impala at this dealership and have always been impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff. When Chevy was working with us, he listened to our concerns about the issues we might have with the car. He even helped us install the car seat so that we could see how easy the latch system works. He was very thorough as he explained the bells and whistles of our new car. I appreciate that he was willing to stay the extra hours it took to complete the sale. (The car had to be brought from Frankfort). Tom was very informative about the options that were available to us, and was able to find us the best financing available for us. I definitely would recommend my friends to this dealership.

- Csmolinski

I had a great experience with Dennis Tibbs. He is very knowledgeable and a very welcoming person. I would highly recommend this dealership. They treat you like one of their own without the pressure tactics. The sales manager Walter Fields was also very friendly and helpful in trying to get the best numbers that worked for me. Another good experience was had with Henry King for aftermarket sales, and Tom Kernagis of finance. They took their time to make sure I understood the products that they were offering. There was no pressure to buy anything at all. The working atmosphere here seemed family like which is enjoyable to see. I would definitely recommend this dealership!

- Dvapor1

Great service! You tell them what you are looking for and they find it! Very easy to talk to, too. They make you feel welcome and do whatever they can to make sure you leave with a car and are happy about it.

- Nikki

Phillips Chevrolet and all of its employees left me completely satisfied with the purchase of my vehicle. When I needed a question answered, they were good at getting me answers even if it meant finding a manager to help me understand. I will recommend Phillips to my family and friends and will return when I am ready for a new vehicle.

- Kyrah H.

I can't say enough good things about everything that I experienced during my time at Phillips Chevrolet. This was the best treatment I've had ever and I've owned or leased 25 cars to date. Thank you people of Phillips!

- Steven S.

I had a great experience at Phillips Chevrolet! Great service and friendly and honest sales personnel! Would recommend to any family and friends. Offered the best deal on the southwest side, after comparing many dealerships. Will excel your expectations and make sure you and your car are taken care of!

- Chelsea L.

Phillips Chevrolet brought this Lansing dealership location back to life and I am glad to have them in our neighborhood. This is my second purchase from Phillips (first one in Frankfort) and they are at the top of their game.

- Jesus R.

I have had a few cars from this dealership and each and every time we come here the service is excellent. The employees are very interested in your needs and wants and always take the time to make sure that you understand everything about your car. I would definitely recommend to anyone that this is to place to go for your new or used cars.

- Schum

I would recommend this dealership to anybody who is interested in buying a vehicle. This facility is very clean, friendly people, and they are interested in making you feel comfortable and satisfied with your purchase. My family and I have bought many vehicles from Phillips Chevrolet and I would not choose to go anywhere else. I am trying to go through school and wanted to purchase a new vehicle and they were able to make that happen for me! I was very pleased on how the staff was willing to do everything they could to help me out. Great people and Great place!!

- Jennifer S.

I was treated fair and with respect I received a great deal on my new Chevrolet. I would recommend Phillips Chevrolet to my family and friends I will return to Phillips next time I buy a car.

- Ted

The customer service as this establishment was by far the best service I have had. They were extremely friendly and accommodating as well as informative. The service done on my car was excellent and took no time at all. I would highly recommend people to come here and definitely will be coming back for future services. Keep up the good work!

- Stephanie

The complete staff at Phillips was outstanding! We really felt comfortable with the entire process. We definitely will buy from you again!

- Thomas R.

The team worked hard to get us what we wanted. They have gone out of their way to track down a specific type of truck wanted. Everyone at this dealership that we have come across is willing to help the customer. Great customer service. Thanks for everything. I recommend this dealership!

- Michelle

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