DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — JM&A Group was named the recipient of the Gold Award in the Service Contract Provider category of the Auto Dealer Monthly 2011 Dealers’ Choice Awards.

“The Dealers’ Choice Awards offer dealers and their employees the opportunity to make their collective voice heard and bring some well-deserved recognition not only to the great products and services that are vital to the day-to-day operations of the dealership, but also to the people behind those products and services,” said Harlene Doane, editor of Auto Dealer Monthly. “Auto Dealer Monthly is honored to be able to recognize some of the best in the industry. JM&A Group has every reason to be extremely proud of their products, services and staff.”

This is the third time JM&A Group has won in this category. The company took home the Platinum Award in 2008 and the Gold Award in 2007.

“JM&A Group is thrilled to receive such a prestigious honor. The fact that the award is presented based on dealer votes makes it even more coveted and special to us,” said Forrest Heathcott, president of JM&A Group. “It is our highest priority to partner with dealers and provide them the latest and most innovative products, training and support to drive their bottom-line results. This award will energize our associates to find even better ways to provide service to this important segment of the auto industry.”

The Dealers’ Choice Awards are voted on by dealers and dealership personnel and are designed to recognize the vendors, suppliers and other industry professionals that support dealership operations.

This year a total of 54 awards were presented to 45 companies in 21 distinctive categories of products and services. Dealers and dealership personnel rated providers in each category in four areas: 1) the product or service provided, 2) customer support and service, 3) the overall value for dollars spent, and 4) whether the dealer would recommend the provider.