In this video, Joe Jankowski shares his remarkable journey through the world of succession planning as a family business owner and the inspiring story behind Armatus Dealer Uplift.

Legacy Preservation:

Discover how Joe’s encounter with The Rawls Group in 1999 transformed the destiny of aging family business owners determined to safeguard their century-old family legacy. Facing the challenge of finding suitable heirs, The Rawls Group orchestrated a strategic restructuring, empowering Joe to assume the role of CEO and secure his position as an equity partner.

Navigating Challenges:

Learn from Joe’s experience in overcoming adversity when his previous business was impacted by government actions in 2009. Unfazed, he founded Armatus Dealer Uplift, recognizing the paramount importance of robust succession planning for the long-term success of his family business.

The Rawls Group Partnership:

Explore Joe’s insights into his long-term partnership with The Rawls Group and the comprehensive plan we’ve crafted over the years. Gain valuable insights into the key elements of our strategic approach and how it has effectively safeguarded his family business.

Success Story & Planning Insights:

Learn from the inspiring success story of Armatus Dealer Uplift and the strategic planning insights that can empower your family business.

For more insight:

Visit the “Armatus Dealer Uplift Succession Journey” discussion page or select one of the additional episodes of the series below:


  • Joe Jankowski – Armatus Dealer Uplift: Serving car dealers. Generate revenue without investment, risk, or significant time commitment with Retail Warranty Reimbursement for parts.
  • Client Success Stories: Family business owners from various industries share their first-hand succession planning experience.
  • Succession Readiness Survey:  A 7-minute investment in time will put you in an informed position of opportunities many business owners overlook, impacting business value, growth, and lifestyle and ultimately achieving your vision.
  • Contact a Succession Planner: The Rawls Group can help you with insights and other resources and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas to apply to your business immediately.

The Succession Planning Matrix

Many people put off succession planning because they think it means retirement, exit, and the end. However; succession planning is just the beginning. It gives the owner options in terms of what “their next” looks like, whether that be growth, philanthropy, or a new business venture. Our process focuses are addressing 10 key areas of what we call the Succession

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We can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.