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