A Jacksonville, Florida native, Jack Hanania attended Wolfson High School and Jacksonville College before beginning his automotive career as a salesman in 1984. By the following year, Jack had quickly advanced to become one of the youngest managers in the business at age 25.
After working in the automotive industry for 17 years, Jack purchased his first dealership, Acura of Orange Park, and founded Hanania Automotive Group. Today, Hanania Automotive Group is a leader in Northeast Florida auto sales and has grown to include a collision center and sixteen brand franchises including Audi, Acura, Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Genesis, Hyundai, INFINITI, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Volkswagen. Each dealership offers new and used models as well as vehicle maintenance services.
With continued growth in sight, the auto group recently ventured out of the Jacksonville market and opened Honda and Acura dealerships in Estero, Florida, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The auto group's seventeenth brand franchise, Audi Jacksonville, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.
Jack and his wife Debbie have two sons, Jack, Jr. and Mark. The Hanania family are all active members in the local community. Jack serves as an executive board member of the Within Reach Foundation and supports local and national charities including the Mayo Clinic, Wolfson Children's Hospital, K9's for Warriors, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis, Dreams Come True, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, USO, JAX Naval Air Base, Blue Angels, Catholic Charities, and River Garden just to name a few. Jack believes that the community is the cornerstone of his business and giving back is paramount.