Oct. 26, 1968: Company founder Jim Moran signs an agreement with Toyota Motor Corp. in Tokyo to create Southeast Toyota Distributors with 11 employees and 42 dealers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas.
1970: JM Pontiac opens in Hollywood, Fla., and, within 42 days, becomes the largest-volume Pontiac dealership in the world.
1976: Moran develops the first Toyotathon promotion, and Southeast Toyota sells 3,000 new vehicles in 36 hours.
1978: Southeast Toyota launches a limited extended warranty program, called Tender Loving Care, which would evolve into F&I product company JM&A Group.
1981: World Omni Financial Corp. is established, the 1st captive auto finance company in the U.S. for an import automaker.
1992: Pat Moran, Jim Moran’s daughter, becomes president of JM Family after having been executive vice president of the company and president of Southeast Toyota.
1996: Southeast Toyota Finance is established.
Oct. 11, 2005: Jim Moran is inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
April 24, 2007: Jim Moran dies at 88.
Source: JM Family Enterprises