Elden Erickson founded Erickson Auto Parts & Sales in 1973. Our company owner’s sons, Brian and Wayne Erickson, got into the family business at a very young age. They started out with 5 acres and today they currently have 13 acres, including more than 1,000 cars in the inventory.
Erickson’s Auto Parts & Sales takes pride in giving back to the community. We sponsor different community events, including Old Settler’s Days, the MDA Tub Run, Roscoe Lions Club, Rockford Speedway, and many other local school programs. We also help the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department by placing cars in the lot for training.
About the Family
In the early 1950s, Elden and his lovely wife, Janice, moved from Viroqua Wisconsin to the South Beloit/Roscoe area. They are the proud parents of 3 boys, Steven, Brian, and Wayne. Elden loved to say that he had sold everything, from potatoes at the back of an old pickup truck to scraps and parts.
Starting a Legacy
Elden purchased Erickson Metals in Swanson Road, Roscoe, IL in 1964. It continues to flourish today due to keen business sense and strong work ethic. Erickson Metals has been passed on to Elden’s children.
In 1971, Elden purchased JCT Auto Salvage on Highway 173 and in 76 Poplar Grove. In 1977, he sold the company to purchase Erickson Auto Parts & Sales in Prairie Hill Road, South Beloit, IL.
With great pride Brian and Wayne continue to run operations in both South Beloit and Roscoe locations.