Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name JM Family Enterprises No. 94 on the 2021 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

April 12, 2021

JM Family Enterprises has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® for the 23rd consecutive year by Great Place to Work® and Fortune
JM Family Enterprises has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® for the 23rd consecutive year by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

JM Family Enterprises has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® for the 23rd consecutive year by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. JM Family took the No. 94 spot on the 2021 edition of the prestigious list.

“Being recognized as one of the best companies to work for in the country is especially significant following such a challenging year,” said Brent Burns, president and CEO, JM Family. “We couldn’t be more proud of the way our associates adapted over the last several months, always resilient, flexible, accountable and living our culture. Together we took risks, learned from one another, pivoted our plans and helped our communities – all while putting the safety of our associates first. We proved once again that ‘family’ is more than just a part of our name, and so as a family, we will celebrate this honor.”

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they had been a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

At JM Family, the culture is based on the Golden Rule: always treat others the way you would like to be treated. This philosophy, practiced at all levels of the organization, is evident throughout the company, with the fundamental principle being that associates are its most important asset. This philosophy represents a long history of caring for associates and treating each other with mutual respect and admiration.

In keeping with its philosophy of “always doing it better,” JM Family has continued to make strides, including implementing new policies and programs, to to care for its associates during an unprecedented year:

  • Human Resources established a Pandemic Leave Toolkit which allowed the company to prevent workforce reductions or furloughs across the enterprise, while keeping associates’ compensation whole.
  • Having a team of medical professionals on-staff allowed JM Family to keep associates informed about the virus and stay on top of best practices for prevention and treatment. Their expertise was also critical in influencing company policies around workplace safety measures and return-to-the-workplace planning as the virus came under certain levels of control, among other policy decisions.
  • The company has invested in technology infrastructure at record levels and is mapping out an innovative strategy to streamline its associates’ digital experience.
  • The construction of JM Family’s new $200 million headquarters continued despite the pandemic. Key to the new campus are commitments to earning LEED and WELL certifications to ensure the workspaces align with the company’s wellness strategies and sustainability objectives.
  • Leadership communications to all associates were immediately ramped up and distributed across multiple channels – video, email, intranet and social media – to address concerns and keep everyone informed.
  • In order to affirm its ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), the company created a new, dedicated space on its intranet to provide educational resources and to celebrate the value of a diverse corporate makeup. The company also offers various forums for associates to explore DE&I concepts and launched a very successful speaker series, giving leaders the tools to grow in their ability to support these efforts.

In addition to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, JM Family also was listed among the Best Workplaces for Women [No. 56], Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production [No. 2] and Best Workplaces for Millennials [No. 49].

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; Home Franchise Concepts®, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®; and Futura Title & Escrow, a family of leading independent title and escrow companies which includes Alliance Title & Escrow, AmeriTitle, Pacific Alliance Title, and Kittitas Title and Escrow, and Rollease Acmeda, a leading specialty distributor of window covering systems.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

Media Contacts

Christie Caliendo

Director, Public Relations & Integrated Marketing

Christie.Caliendo@jmfamily.com