Join us as Joe Jankowski, the Managing Member of Armatus Dealer Uplift, shares his inspiring journey of founding Armatus Dealer Uplift. Joe’s story began with his experiences as CFO and CEO of an automotive group, where he faced numerous challenges, including navigating the termination of GM and Chrysler franchises in 2009. However, it was this pivotal moment that led Joe to establish Armatus Dealer Uplift.

Facing Challenges:

Discover how Joe navigated the complexities of the automotive industry, including the turbulent times marked by the termination of GM and Chrysler franchises in 2009. Despite these challenges, Joe’s determination and vision propelled him towards creating something revolutionary.

Birth of Armatus Dealer Uplift:

Discover how Joe’s journey led to establishing this groundbreaking company dedicated to streamlining administrative operations for dealers. This endeavor rapidly evolved into the nation’s foremost Retail Warranty Reimbursement provider. Furthermore, Armatus has introduced the Fixed Ops Performance Center software, a state-of-the-art reporting and performance management tool.

Power of Adaptability:

Explore the incredible power of adaptability and strategic planning in the face of uncertainty. Joe’s journey serves as a testament to the resilience of family businesses, showcasing how determination and strategic vision can transform challenges into opportunities.

How We Help:

Are you a family business owner struggling to navigate economic, political, and industry issues impacting sustainability, growth, and profitability? Do you find it challenging to balance family dynamics with business decisions?

Rawls Succession Planners specializes in assisting family business owners like you to overcome these challenges. Our team understands the unique complexities of family-owned businesses and offers tailored solutions to address them.

Contact Rawls Succession Planners today to discuss how we can help you navigate economic, political, and industry issues while balancing family and business dynamics. Our expertise and resources are here to support your business’s continued success and growth. Schedule a consultation with us now, and let’s work together to ensure a prosperous future for 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: The Retail Warranty Reimbursement for parts and labor offered by Armatus provides car dealers with a unique opportunity to generate revenue without the need for investment, risk, or significant time commitment. As the largest provider of Retail Warranty Reimbursement in the country, Armatus also offers the Fixed Ops Performance Center software, a best-in-class reporting and performance management tool designed to optimize operations. This combination of services provides car dealers with a comprehensive solution for maximizing revenue and enhancing operational efficiency.
  • 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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