About The TKO Group

Our Mission Statement

People are the Key to Our Success

My Story

I started selling Toyota's in 1994 straight out of college in Gainesville, FL. It was supposed to be a part time job while I got my insurance license so that I could go to work for my father. Fortunately, I was a natural salesperson, and within 6 months I knew that I was going to buy a Toyota dealership. I even told the owner that this was my mission. Looking back we both laugh at that meeting.

2000
Purchased part of the Toyota dealership in Thomasville, GA.

2003
Purchased Brunswick Toyota

2007
Opened I-95 Toyota & Scion facility

2010
Purchased Tenneson Nissan in Tifton, GA

2011
Purchased Milledgeville Hyundai, now Volume Hyundai

2012
Purchased Terry Chapin Nissan

2013
Founded Fortress Warranty Company

2014
Citadel Finance Company became fully employee owned

2014
Launched TradeBuddy app on Apple iOS

2015
Purchased Volume Chevrolet Buick

2015
Launched TradeBuddy app on Android

2016
Purchased Nissan of Shelby