Vital statistics

Age: 49

Where born: Dearborn, Mich.

Family: Single with children

Sandy, 22, and Jerry Jr., 20.

Education: Fordson High School, Dearborn, Mich., and one year at Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

Primary products: Sales and service of new and used cars and trucks.

Primary markets: Salt Lake metropolitan area.

Number of employees: Approximately 300.

Annual sales: $85 million.

Personality profile:

First "real" job: Advertising sales for "The Detroit News," 1959-67.

Management style: Hands-on involvement. Our success comes from the mentoring of employees into increased job responsibilities.

Strategy for success: Conservative fiscal policies backed up by aggressive marketing strategies. Many of my businesses are co-owned by partners who believe the business is their as well as mine.

A memorable failure: Being lousy at golf and giving up the game.

Heroes: All my friends who are loved by their friends and children. Mother teresa for her trust in God and willingness to give of herself therefore becoming one of the most unselfish people I know.

Leisure time and hobbies: Love music, reading and skiing. Enjoy working with children's charities. Currently president of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and past president of Judge Memorial Catholic High School board.

Favorite book and movie: "California" by John Jakes and Robin Williams' "Awakenings."