An “anniversary fun fact” for JM Lexus: The business originally opened with 50 associates. Now the company employs 346. Five associates have been employed for more than 25 years.
That is one of several “fun facts” that JM Lexus produced in celebration of its 30-year anniversary in South Florida.
It all started for the business in 1989. That was the year that JM Family Enterprises broke ground on JM Lexus, and the company says it was one of the first dealerships to sell “the then-unknown luxury brand Lexus.”
JM Lexus said that 2017 marked its 25th consecutive year as the No. 1 volume Lexus dealer in the nation.
JM Lexus also became the first Lexus Plus dealership in the southeastern United States. The company describes Lexus Plus as a simplified sales process that “reflects true luxury” and offers customers “a stress-free experience with the best upfront pricing and a single point of contact.”
Now, less than two years after the launch of Lexus Plus, JM Lexus says it is the largest-volume Lexus Plus dealer in the nation.
“For a long time, our goal was to be the No. 1 volume sales dealer, sometimes at any cost,” JM Lexus general manager Mark Hoppe said in a news release.
Hoppe continued, “After 30 years, we’ve realized that success comes in many forms and have made providing our customers an unparalleled Lexus Plus experience our top priority. In transforming the way we do business, we showed our customers and incredible associates that their time was more important than our sales record, and that decision has proven to be a successful one.”
JM Lexus recognized the milestone by celebrating what it described as 30 years of “achievements, innovation and pioneering.” In addition to a luncheon for employees, the company hosted a private reception for loyal customers.
The company also released additional anniversary fun facts. For example, JM Lexus has supported local causes and community events for years. Some of those include the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Golf Tournament, SOS Children’s Villages Florida, and Junior Achievement of South Florida.
Other fun facts:
— In its first year of business, JM Lexus sold 255 cars. Now, the dealership averages 450 new-vehicle sales per month.
— JM Lexus’ environment-benefitting activities include a 2017 installation of two rooftop solar arrays that it says produced more than 108,049kWh of clean renewable energy.