Joe Rizza Ford Orland Park Serves Tinley Park
A neighborhood Ford dealer in Tinley Park is what village residents really want. Although Joe Rizza Ford is not located in Tinley Park, but it is not too far away, just a quick drive down 159th Street. Located in Orland Park Illinois, Joe Rizza Ford wants to welcome all Tinley Park residents to come in and see the great savings we have in store. Our Chicagoland Ford dealership has an outstanding lineup of new vehicles, and our pre-owned inventory also goes a long way when customers are trying to save money on a vehicle purchase. You will also find certified pre-owned Fords here at Joe Rizza Ford of Orland Park, so even if you are not interested in purchasing a used vehicle, but you cannot afford a new Ford, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle may just be the right choice. More expensive than an ordinary used car or truck, but less costly in comparison to a new vehicle, certified pre-owned Fords from Joe Rizza Ford have been stringently inspected for any defaults, and once a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle has passed the tough inspection test and has fulfilled other requirements based on mileage and age, you can drive off the lot in a used Ford that is almost like new! However, if you are a Tinley Park resident and you need a used vehicle for under $10,000, then be sure to check out our specials pages. We even have used vehicles that will give you over 30 MPG, something that is very appealing to many car drivers who are out to save money on rising gas prices.
The Village of Tinley Park, Illinois has been thriving and growing for more than a century. Permanent settlement in the area began in the 1830s by folks whose upstanding, Midwestern values have been passed down from generation to generation. In 1853, The Village was officially established as, Bremen, a name that reflected the community's German roots.
Commerce of all sorts thrived in the early days. Tradesmen, merchants, farmers, hotels and a progressive wind-driven mill and grain elevator helped Bremen serve the needs of the entire region. Located directly on the route of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroads lines, the community flourished with economic growth.
The modern-day Village of Tinley Park owes its name to the railroad, as well. In 1890 Bremen changed its name to honor Samuel Tinley, Sr., the community's first railroad station agent. Then, at a historic meeting at the train depot on June 27, citizens voted to incorporate as the Village of Tinley Park. Today, the Centennial Monument, Engine #1892, which sits at Tinley Park's first train station, is a public reminder of the railroad's key role in the Village's development.
Tinley Park's business community has always been comprised of innovative leaders. In 1905, the Diamond Spiral Washing Machine Company founded the first factory in the Village. With ingenuity and gumption, local businessmen established their own electric utility in 1909. From the 1890s through the 1950s, citizens operated an enterprising soda pop bottling plant in the Village. Inventor, John Rauhoff, developed and manufactured Ironite, an additive for waterproofing cement that was used in the construction of the Hoover Dam. Another local inventor and entrepreneur built a successful business with a chicken brooder of his own design.
Over the years, Tinley Park has received recognition as the home of five Indianapolis 500 race car drivers including Melvin "Tony" Bettenhausen, his sons Gary, Merle and Tony, jr., and cousin Emil Andres.
Tinley Park continues to commemorate its heritage in many ways. The area within the original 1892 municipal boundaries has been designated an historical district. Property owners are encouraged to preserve and restore the historic appearances of their edifices.
The "Old Zion" Landmark Church houses the Tinley Park Historical Society and museum. A prominent and stately structure in the Historic District, the church is listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Several other buildings in the Village are identified in the notable Illinois Structures Survey.
Recognizing its German heritage, Tinley Park established a Sister City relationship with Budingen, Germany and has hosted the largest citizen exchanges in the United States. More recently, an additional Sister City relationship has been formed with the city of Mallow, Ireland.
Village officials have carefully planned for the continued growth and prosperity of Tinley Park. With such a strong history, Tinley Park's future will certainly be vibrant, prosperous and inspired.
Joe Rizza Ford loves the state of Illinois and our ability to serve all cities and communities, including Tinley Park. We have specials, including Online specials and service coupons that will allow you to save money on maintenance requirements. You can order parts for your Ford truck or car online, and we also offer a finance application online for those seeking an auto loan. Our staff of courteous professionals will ensure that all of your needs come first, and feel free to ask any question about our Ford vehicles, including questions about the Ford Fusion, the Ford Ranger, the Ford F-150, SUVs, minivans, Coupes, pickups or any other Ford vehicle that comes to mind.