Welcome to J.H. Barkau & Sons Cedarville IL

Since 1952, J.H. Barkau & Sons has served the Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin stateline area for their automotive needs. We can proudly boast to over 70,000 customers in those years and have had thousands of customers purchase multiple vehicles and generations of families that have allowed us to serve them. The areas we serve include Beloit, Cedarville, Dubuque, Freeport, IL, Janesville, WI, Rockford and the surrounding communities. We offer a plethora of automotive brands, including Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Pontiac and many others. For a great selection of used cars under $10,000 near Rockford, IL, Cedarville, IL or Beloit, WI stop in at J.H. Barkau & Sons, which include late model used trucks, and used SUVs near Dubuque, IA. We also offer a wide range of high-quality budget cars and trucks in Dubuque, IA, Janesville, WI and Rockford, IL that will fit any need and lifestyle.

When John H. Barkau founded the business, his goal was to bring quality, affordable transportation to the local area. Jim (2nd generation), Rick (3rd generation), and Willie (3rd generation) Barkau have continued in that tradition while expanding our marketplace to be worldwide. We have had vehicles shipped to Russia, Sweden, Australia, Turkey, Mexico and many other locations. We have vehicles purchased by customers in 49 states and commonly have customers fly in to pick up their new vehicles. In all of this, it has been a pleasure for the Barkau family to help fulfill the transportation needs of a varied clientele. Read More


I'm sure most people don't buy 2 cars in 2 weeks. But we were in last week got my son a car. Then found I need to get a newer car for myself so I called my friend Jim Mullarkey in a panic last night, he said he would meet me at the lot on Saturday morning. He helped me find the perfect car that met not only my wants but my needs as well. The process was as smooth as it could be. Jim has always been an upfront guy and I really appreciate that about him. I was a real pleasure doing business with him again. I would definitely refer anyone who is looking for a used car to go see Jim. He will hook you up with what you need and want within your budget. Thanks again Jim.

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