Who We Are

What started with Jim Moran's passion for selling cars continues today with the dedication and hard work of every JM Family associate. We have grown into one of the largest, most innovative and diversified companies in the automotive industry. Our principal businesses focus on vehicle distribution and processing, finance and insurance and retail vehicle sales.

Mission & Values

At JM Family Enterprises, our mission is to be the premier provider of quality products and services. To accomplish our goal, we build mutually rewarding relationships with our customers, associates, business partners and the community. The company’s five core values are what set us apart. Our more than 4,200 associates adhere to these principles, and together, we achieve success.


We encourage different perspectives and treat people with respect, honesty and fairness.


We make our strongest contributions through collaboration and trusting relationships. By sharing knowledge, resources and talents, we make each other better.


We stay connected and engaged through the open exchange of ideas, information and honest feedback.


We prepare for the future by taking risks, learning from our experiences and finding new ways to do it better.


We treat this company like it’s our own and excel by expecting and delivering the best of ourselves and our teams.

Our Code of Business Conduct

Founder Jim Moran (1918-2007)

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To learn more about Jim Moran's legacy, please visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org.


The role of our Executive Management Team is to lead and inspire. Together they provide direction for the company’s continued success in business and nurture JM Family’s unique culture by exemplifying our guiding principles every day.


Colin Brown

Chairman of the Board

Brent Burns

Brent Burns

President and CEO


Dan Chait

President, JM&A Group
President, Southeast Toyota Finance


Ron Coombs

President, JM Family Holdings & Services

Eric Gebhard

Interim Chief Financial Officer


Carmen Johnson

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Legal


Ed Sheehy

President, Southeast Toyota Distributors

Business Accomplishments

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Partnership with Toyota

On October 26, 1968, Jim Moran signs the first distributor agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, to serve the five Southeastern states — Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.  Southeast Toyota Distributors begins with 11 associates in Pompano Beach, Fla., distributing Toyotas to 42 dealerships.

1969 SET Parts

Southeast Toyota revolutionizes the automobile industry with CARNETT, the first computer network to link dealerships with a distributorship; Southeast Toyota Parts department opens to support dealers' needs for high quality and quickly accessible parts; associate profit-sharing plan is established.

    JM Pontiac opens its doors in Hollywood, Fla., and becomes the world’s largest Pontiac dealership in 42 days; Southeast Toyota expands distribution to 71 dealerships.

      1975 Toyota outsells Volkswagen

      First year Toyota outsells Volkswagen, “the king of imports,” in the southeast; Southeast Toyota establishes Fleet Sales department, becoming the first import distributor to enter the U.S. fleet market.

        1976 Toyotathon

        Jim Moran initiates the “Toyota-Thon” sales event in Southeast Toyota’s five southern states area; the promotion becomes so successful that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. creates a nationwide Toyotathon program.

        1978 Tender Loving Care established

        Tender Loving Care Corporation established as a provider of extended service contracts for vehicles of all makes; the company grew to become Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc., a JM&A Group company servicing vehicles of all makes.

        1981 Headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

        Company relocates to its current headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla.; World Omni Financial Corp. is established and becomes the first captive automotive finance company for an import car maker.

        1982 JM and Associates

        Southeast Toyota expands to 151 dealerships and celebrates the sale of the 1 millionth vehicle; Jim Moran & Associates, Inc. is formed to assist dealerships with recruiting and training finance and insurance managers.

        1986 World Omni Financial Corp.

        World Omni introduces Commercial Fleet department; World Omni celebrates “Thanks a Billion” when receivables reach the $1 billion mark.

        1987 Courtesy Insurance Company

        Courtesy Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurance company and division of JM&A Group, is formed to specialize in a variety of commercial risk insurance products for retail automotive dealers.

        1988 Fidelity Insurance

        Fidelity Insurance Agency, Inc., a division of JM&A, begins as an independent agency specializing in insurance products and risk management services for the retail automotive industry.  

        JM Lexus opens in Margate, Fla.

        JM Lexus opens its doors in Margate, Fla., one of the first 100 Lexus dealerships in the country; new vehicle processing center opens in Commerce, Ga., to better serve dealers with North American-built products; Pat Moran named president of Southeast Toyota Distributors; JM Family introduces first Health & Wellness Center for associates and their families.

        1990 Corolla GTS

        Two millionth Toyota is sold in the southeast.

        1991 Mobile

        World Omni opens Customer Service Center in Mobile, Ala.; JM Family tops South Florida Business Journal’s annual list of top private companies with $2.3 billion in revenue.

        1992 Elite of Lexus

        JM Lexus receives Elite of Lexus distinction for the first time in honor of the dealership’s high customer service ratings, and ends the year as the largest-volume Lexus dealership in the world; Pat Moran appointed president and CEO of JM Family.

        1993 Southeast Toyota 25th Anniversary

        To celebrate Southeast Toyota Distributors’ 25th Anniversary, Mr. Eiji Toyoda, honorary chairman of the board, Toyota Motor Corporation, presents Jim Moran with a plaque commemorating 25 years of dedicated partnership; JM&A Group begins offering finance and insurance products to its 500th dealer customer.

        1995 3 millionth Toyota sold

        Forbes ranks JM Family No. 28 on list of “America’s Largest Private Companies;” 3 millionth Toyota is sold in the southeast.

        1996 Southeast Toyota Finance

        Southeast Toyota Finance, a division of World Omni, is founded as a captive finance company providing financial products to dealerships and consumers in the southeast; JM&A Group signs its 1,000th dealer customer.

        1997 Lexus Showroom

        JM Lexus builds a 4,000 square-foot pre-owned vehicle showroom; World Omni opens St. Louis Customer Service Center; JM&A Group established its Performance Development Center to provide finance and insurance training to dealership professionals.

        1998 Lexus JD Power

        JM Lexus receives the coveted J.D. Power and Associates Certified Retailer Award, recognizing excellence in customer service and satisfaction, which it has received every year since; Southeast Toyota launches BuyAToyota.com, allowing customers to order, purchase, lease, and virtually “build” and finance vehicles online; JM Family and Southeast Toyota celebrate their 30th anniversary.

        1999 100 Best Companies to Work For

        JM Family ranks No. 23 on FORTUNE® Magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, and has made the list every year since; for the first time, Southeast Toyota exceeds more than 200,000 annual retail sales.

        Southeast Transportation Systems established to transport vehicles from Southeast Toyota’s processing centers in Jacksonville, Fla., and Commerce, Ga., to dealers throughout the region; CenterOne Financial Services, a division of World Omni, is formed to provide third-party servicing of finance and lease contracts; 4 millionth Toyota sold in the southeast.

        2002 Jim Moran Blvd.

        To honor Jim Moran’s lifetime of business achievements and community service, the main thoroughfare at JM Family Enterprises is renamed
        Jim Moran Boulevard by the City of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; JM Family opens the JM Family Center, its onsite childcare facility for associates’ children, at its corporate headquarters; JM Family ranks No. 15 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.”

        2003 5 millionth Toyota sold

        Jim Moran names Colin Brown CEO of JM Family, the first non-family member to hold the title of president and CEO; Southeast Toyota celebrates the grand opening of its $53 million vehicle processing facility in Jacksonville, Fla.; 5 millionth Toyota is sold in the southeast; JM Family celebrates 35th anniversary; JM Service Center is formed to enhance JM Family’s competitive position by leveraging internal resources to efficiently deliver business solutions across the company; World Omni acquires DataScan Technologies; JM Family ranks No. 14 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, the company’s highest ranking.

        2004 Scion brand launched

        Southeast Toyota launches all-new Scion brand in its five state region; InformationWeek ranks JM Family No. 7 on its list of Top 100 Innovators; J.D. Power and Associates ranks JM&A Group “Highest Overall in Dealer Satisfaction with Service Contract Providers.”

        2005 Jim Moran induscted into Automotive Hall of Fame

        In recognition of his extraordinary impact as an automotive pioneer, Jim Moran receives the highest honor in the international motor vehicle industry with his induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich.; Southeast Toyota tops more than $30 million in monthly parts sales for the first time ever.

        2006 JM Lexus

        JM Family ranks No. 9 on the InformationWeek 500 list of leading technology innovators, its fifth consecutive year on the list and second year in the top 10; JM Lexus celebrates the official grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art showroom and service facilities; 6 millionth Toyota is sold in the southeast; DataScan Field Services expands into Canada, partnering with lender clients to provide floorplan inventory verification services for more than 3,000 Canadian dealerships.

        2007 Founders Day

        Founder Jim Moran passes away on April 24 at the age of 88 in Hillsboro Beach, Fla. In tribute to Jim Moran, JM Family establishes Founder’s Day, an annual company-wide celebration on his birthday, August 8. In a message to associates, Colin Brown said, “This historic day gives each of us a special opportunity to take time to remember and honor him and his legacy — a legacy of countless acts of compassion and generosity and of innovation and visionary leadership in the automotive industry that resulted in the founding of an amazing company.” 

        2008 40th Anniversary

        JM Family celebrates 40th anniversary; the company ranks No. 23 on FORTUNE® Magazine's annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 10th consecutive year on the list; Southeast Toyota’s Fleet department sells 1 millionth vehicle; WARD’s Dealer 500 lists JM Lexus as the nation’s fourth-largest dealership.

        2009 Environmental Action Plan

        JM Family publishes its five-year Environmental Action Plan to guide efforts toward becoming an environmentally sustainable organization; Broward County honors JM Lexus with an Emerald Award, recognizing the dealership’s commitment to environmentally conscious business practices.

        2010 Environmental Report published

        First annual Environmental Report published, recapping the company’s environmental accomplishments in 2009 and outlining plans to further strengthen sustainability initiatives in the future.

        2011 Solar

        World Omni celebrates its 30th anniversary; Computerworld includes JM Family among its list of top 12 Green-IT Innovators; eighth onsite Health & Wellness Center opens in Alpharetta, Ga. JM Family begins generating electricity with four solar arrays, one in Alpharetta, two at its headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and a fourth at JM Lexus in Margate, Fla.

        2012 JM&A Brasil

        World Omni and JM&A Group achieve their best years in history; 8 millionth Toyota is sold in the Southeast.

        2013 Forbes

        JM Family ranks No. 27 on Forbes' list of America's largest privately held companies. JM Family also ranks No. 21 on the InformationWeek 500 list of the leading technology innovators in the United States.

        2014 Fortune

        JM Family ranks No. 37 on FORTUNE® Magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For,"  our 16th consecutive year on the list. JM Family also ranked No. 23 on Forbes' list of America's largest privately held companies.

        2015 Fortune Diversity Graphic

        FORTUNE magazine ranks JM Family No. 34 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE also names JM Family one of the Top 10 Best Companies to Retire From, and one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. Forbes ranks JM Family No. 21 on its list of America's largest privately held companies.

        FORTUNE magazine ranks JM Family No. 66 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE also names JM Family No. 7 on its list of Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production.
        2017 JMFE Timeline Fortune 100 Best No Date
        FORTUNE magazine ranks JM Family No. 55 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Southeast Toyota surpasses 2 million Fleet vehicle wholesales.
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        JM Family celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2018; FORTUNE magazine ranks JM Family No. 51 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
        2019 Corporate Timeline
        FORTUNE magazine ranks JM Family No. 17 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. JM Family acquired Home Franchise Concepts, one of the world’s largest franchising systems in the home improvement goods and services space. Forbes ranks JM Family No. 20 on its list of America's largest privately held companies. 
        2020 Business Timeline Image
        FORTUNE magazine ranks JM Family No. 26 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.


        JM Family is a global enterprise, but we have strong roots in the communities where our associates live and work. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., our team consists of more than 4,300 working throughout North America.

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        DataScan Field Services

        4996 Place de la Savane, Suite 101
        Montreal, PQ H4P 1Z8
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        DataScan Field Services

        115 Matheson W., Suite 211
        Mississauga, Ontario LR 3L1
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        DataScan Field Services

        30600 Aurora Road, Suite 180
        Solon, OH 44139
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        JM&A Group/World Omni Financial Corp.

        3120 Rider Trail South
        Earth City, MO 63045
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        DataScan Technologies/DataScan Field Services

        5925 Cabot Parkway
        Alpharetta, GA 30005
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        Southeast Toyota Vehicle Processing

        648 Georgia Highway 334
        P.O. Box 89
        Commerce GA
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        Southeast Toyota Vehicle Processing

        Westlake Industrial Park
        9985 Pritchard Road
        Jacksonville, FL 32219
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        Jacksonville Port Authority
        1751 Talleyrand Ave.
        Jacksonville, FL 32206
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        Southeast Toyota Parts Supply and Distribution

        8040 Bayberry Road
        Jacksonville, FL 32256
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        World Omni Financial Corp.

        6150 Omni Park Drive
        Mobile, AL 36609
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        Corporate Headquarters

        100 Jim Moran Blvd.
        Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-429-2000
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        JM Lexus

        5350 W. Sample Road
        Margate, FL 33073
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        JM Lexus Certified Pre-owned Superstore

        5401 W. Sample Road
        Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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