Owners: Jimmy and Debora Jones, Robert and Nancy Jones
Location: Washington, Mo.
Store size: 15,600 sq. ft.
Vehicle brands: Kawasaki, Polaris, Schwinn, Suzuki, Victory, Yamaha
J&W Cycles has been in business for 33.5 years, 20 of those as a Top 100 dealership. The Joneses are the only dealers in the country who can make that claim. As such, they are the first recipients of the Don J. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award, named after the late Dealernews senior research editor and industry legend.
This honor recognizes individuals whose pioneering spirit and dedication have improved our industry and inspired others. The award is given to people considered role models in this industry, rather than to businesses. Award recipients are honored for their commitment to the well-being of the industry, reflective of the dedication demonstrated by Brown, who may no longer be with us, but his spirit, enthusiasm and passion for the industry lives on in this award.