Timeline

1916

At age 24, Fred Jones arrives in OKC and begins his automotive career working at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant.

1920

Jones becomes partner in Ford Dealership in Blackwell, OK.

1921

Purchases his first wholly owned Ford Dealership in Tonkawa, OK.

1922

Opens his first Ford Dealership in Oklahoma City.

Henry Ford and Fred Jones, 1940
Henry Ford and Fred Jones, 1940

1938

Jones begins remanufacturing engines and component parts in his Oklahoma City Ford dealership. During World War II this reconditioning department kept urgently needed civilian automobiles operating.  This company is what we know today as Fred Jones Enterprises.

1966

Fred Jones dealerships celebrate total sales since 1920 of 304,756 automobiles for $556,948,997.

1968

Fred Jones purchases the Ford assembly plant building in Oklahoma City.

1992

The company forms Fred Jones of Europe, Inc. and acquires majority ownership of a German manufacturing Company (sold in 1994).

The company acquires Zener Electronics Division, which includes Speedometer Service, Inc., Audiotronics, Inc., and Audiotronics West, LLC.

1995

The company forms Fred Jones de Mexico, S.R.L. de C.V., a manufacturing entity.

1996

The company acquires remanufacturing and distribution assets of TAM Engineering Corporations, consisting of TAM manufacturing, a Ford Authorized Remanufacturer, and Auto Parts Warehouse, an authorized Motorcraft Distributor.

1998

The company sells all of its remanufacturing, electronics, and Fred Jones De Mexico to Aftermarket Technologies.   This left Fred Jones with a small aftermarket remanufacturing operation and the Ford Authorized Distribution business.

The company purchases substantially all of the assets of Sac-Cal Distributors — a Ford Authorized Distributor in California.

2000

The company ceases all remanufacturing operations and sells its automotive parts distribution operations on the West Coast and in the upper Northwest to Factory Motor Parts.

The company sells its Ford dealership interests.

2002

The company purchases certain assets of Hesco Parts Corporation, a Ford Authorized Powertrain Distributor operating in Kentucky and Indiana.

2005

The company purchases substantially all of the assets of Global Parts Distributors (GPD) located in Macon, GA., an aftermarket distributor of automotive air conditioning parts.

The company purchases substantially all of the assets of Industrial Specialties, Inc and Control Dynamics, Inc., an Oklahoma-based distributor of industrial materials, primarily hoses and fittings.

2009

The company sells substantially all of the assets of Global Parts Distributors, LLC.

The company purchases substantially all of the assets of Southland Dealer Services, a Ford Authorized Distributor located in Charlotte, NC.

2012

The Fred Jones Companies sells substantially all of the assets of Industrial Specialties, Inc.

2015

Fred Jones Enterprises is given the highest customer satisfaction score among all Powertrain Ford Authorized Distributors for the third year in a row.

2016

The Fred Jones Companies acquires major assets from Tracy Industries, adding FCA distribution in existing states and enlarging Ford distribution to virtually the entire Southern United States. The assets are operationally added to Fred Jones Enterprises.