A Business Owners Story

Join us as Joe Jankowski, Managing Member of Armatus Dealer Uplift opens up about his unexpected experience with succession planning, a story that not only revolutionized his business but also profoundly impacted his entire life.

Embracing Change in Family Business:

Discover Joe’s initial resistance to outside perspectives, a sentiment shared by many business owners. Explore how his collaboration with The Rawls Group challenged his beliefs, leading to a profound shift in mindset. Learn how embracing diverse viewpoints not only transformed his business but also brought unexpected happiness and contentment.

Personal and Professional Evolution:

Uncover the incredible personal and professional transformation of Joe Jankowski. Explore how his leadership style adapted, making room for innovative methods and approaches. Witness the evolution that resulted in a more balanced and fulfilled life, setting an inspiring example for business owners navigating succession planning.

Fostering a Positive Workplace Environment:

Delve into the positive ripple effect of Joe’s transformation on his employees. Learn how his self-discovery journey influenced the workplace, creating a happier, more harmonious environment. Understand the significance of personal growth in cultivating a thriving family business and a motivated team.

How We Can Help You:

Are you struggling with embracing change in your family business? Are you seeking personal and professional evolution, but finding it challenging to adapt your leadership style? Is fostering a positive workplace environment proving to be a daunting task?

Contact us, and let us help you navigate these challenges. Our insights and resources can provide valuable guidance tailored to your specific needs. At the very least, in just 30 minutes, you can gain actionable ideas to immediately apply to your business. Don’t hesitate, reach out today and let’s explore how we can work together to unlock the full potential of your business and team.

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 Matrix.family-business-succession-planning

Click the following link for more drill-down resources on The Succession Matrix, or check out our Facebook post.

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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.