The Hanania Automotive Group is committed to setting the standard among local dealerships by striving to make a positive impact on and giving back to our community. Our family of dealerships regularly helps individuals and groups throughout the area build a better place to live. Whether through dealership events or volunteer hours donated by our staff members, we are proud to engage in ongoing efforts to improve our community.
Jack Hanania Eyes $20 Million Investment in Downtown Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL (July 26, 2021) — Local entrepreneur and automotive magnate Jack Hanania, owner and founder of the Hanania Automotive Group, is making history in Downtown Jacksonville. By acquiring the ten-story Stein Mart headquarters building on South Bank for over $20 million, Hanania’s company will become the first business in the retail sales sector to brand a Jacksonville high-rise building with their own name. The new acquisition, to be named The Hanania Building, totals over 200,000 rentable square footage with a six-story, 525-space adjacent parking garage.
Known for his philanthropic efforts with many local charities, Hanania states “We are excited to continue our support of Jacksonville’s business area with this purchase,” Hanania said. “Downtown is growing and we love being part of the growth.” Hanania also believes that this purchase could be an incentive for more companies to follow suit. “We also hope other local businesses will join us in supporting this ongoing expansion,” he says.
Having purchased other buildings in the area, Hanania is no stranger to the progress that is taking place. “I grew up in Jacksonville, and I want to continue to do my part to preserve and grow Downtown Jacksonville,” he said. “The repurposing of the former Stein Mart building will bring new jobs and income to the area, and I’m happy to be able to invest in something I really love!” Hanania continues, “We as local businessmen should support this growth enthusiastically because when our business area thrives so will the rest of the city. Why leave it to outside interests when those of us who live and work here can do it better!”
Hanania is passionate about the prospect of continuing and being an integral part of Downtown Jacksonville’s revitalization and hints that this relocation won’t be his last investment in his hometown. “This acquisition is part of our ongoing commitment to the Jacksonville community,” Hanania said and continues, “As I said, I grew up here. I live here. I work here. And I will do everything I can to make our downtown prosper and flourish!“
Already employing more than 1,000 Hanania team members in total, the Hanania Automotive Group employs over 600 local Jacksonville residents and has grown steadily for years. The Hanania Automotive Group will likely occupy ten thousand square feet of the new Hanania Building and dozens of current employees are expected to make the move to the new Corporate Headquarters. Currently, the regional group comprises 16 auto dealerships and three collision centers in four states and serves tens of thousands of Jacksonville and Saint Augustine residents each year with automotive services. “We want to continue to grow and brand ourselves as a household name in the North Florida area and we really do consider our team members and the many thousands of folks we sell and service locally as our extended family, “says Hanania. He goes on to say, “ That’s why our company mission statement is all about our Family Promise. Our family of customers can count on us for excellence, quality and value when it comes to providing automotive sales and service to them! And our city can count on the Hanania Automotive Group’s continued support to keep Jacksonville as one of the best cities in Florida and in the U.S.”
We are a proud sponsor of the River Garden Senior Services Foundation’s ‘No Go Gala” that will help service the entire community. The proceeds from the Gala directly benefit the residents of the Home and help to bridge caused by the annual loss of $1 million caused by Medicaid.
HANANIA AUTOMOTIVE GROUP DONATES $8,800 TO THE PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION
The Hanania Automotive Group recently announced that they would donate a portion of every vehicle sold at their Jacksonville and St. Augustine dealerships on February 15th and 16th to the Pat Tillman Foundation. After a successful event, Hanania is proud to announce that the total donation was $8,800. Learn More Here: https://www.hananiaautos.com/pat-tillman-foundation-donation-jacksonville-fl.htm
It was Hanania’s privilege to help provide a Christmas Luncheon to the hard-working Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
October 13, 2019 was Hanania Day at TIAA Bank Stadium for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs New Orleans Saints. As the NFL celebrates their 100 year anniversary and the Jaguars celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Hanania is also proud to celebrate 25 years of doing business in and giving back to the Jacksonville community.
October 21, 2018 was Hanania Day at TIAA Bank Stadium for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans. As part of Hanania Day, CEO/Founder Jack Hanania was proud to present a check on field to the USO for $25,000.
Expectations were high and the high-flying acts surpassed all of them at the NAX Jax Air Show on October 27-28, 2018. Among the Hanania Automotive Group’s many community sponsorships is Presenting Sponsor of this spectacular annual event at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Hanania was well represented by (L-R) Sam Odom, Chief Financial Officer; Jack Hanania, Founder/CEO; Captain (Ret.) Howard Wanamaker, Chief Strategy Officer and Jack Hanania Jr, Director of Operations. A crowning touch was a sky-writing display thanking Hanania for their participation and support.
Group – Proud title sponsor of the 2017 NAS JAX Air Show.
Military Appreciation Luncheon
The Hanania Automotive Group is proud to have been able to sponsor such a wonderful event as the Clay County Chamber Military Appreciation Luncheon!
Christ’s Starfish Charity Golf Tournament
Audi Jacksonville was proud to sponsor Christ’s Starfish charity golf tournament which benefited Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville.
Service Review from the from the Chief Judge of North Tonawanda City Court in NY
Cultural Center of Ponte Verda Beach
Etz Chaim Synagogue
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Jacksonville International Auto Show
Audi And Audi Jacksonville are already getting a ton of attention during the first day of the 2016 Jacksonville International Auto Show taking place at the Prime Osborn Convention Center!
Jacksonville Golf and Country Club
Proud sponsor of the Member Guest Tournament at Jacksonville Golf and Country Club.
RITA Tennis Championship
As the title sponsor of the 2015 RITA Tennis Championship, we are proud to have helped the RITA Foundation, a Jacksonville based non-proift, in supporting Breast Cancer Research.
Runtoberfest for Challenged Athletes
Proud sponsor of Runtoberfest 5K to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Dreams Come True Jacksonville
Title sponsor for the Slice for Life Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament benefitting Dreams Come True Jacksonville.
JT Townsend Foundation
Proud sponsor of the first annual Nippers Beach Grille Bad Habit Par-Tee, benefitting the JT Townsend Foundation.
Best Buddies Bet on Friendships Casino Night
Proud sponsor of the Best Buddies Bet on Friendships Casino Night.
JLG Brain Cancer Research Foundation
We are proud to partner with the JLG Brain Cancer Research Foundation and their JLG Club Taste Event, Supporting Brain Cancer Research.