1970-1974
1975-1979
1980-1984
1985-1989
1995-1999
2000-2004
2005-2009
2010-2014
2015-2019
2020

1970-1974

Chuck Jorgensen founded JX Enterprises (formerly known as Peterbilt of Wisconsin) in 1970 opening the first Peterbilt dealership in Waukesha, WI with a team of 5. By 1972, Chuck Jorgensen became the sole owner, and in 1974, the second dealership was opened in Madison, WI.

1975-1979

1977

After being in business for 7 years, there was demand in the Green Bay area, which led to the opening of the the third location in Green Bay, WI as a Freightliner dealership. Eventually, it was converted to a Peterbilt dealership.

1980-1984

1980

As business was growing so was the demand for truck leasing, rental, and financing. In 1980, JX PacLease (formerly known as Alltrux Leasing) was started to provide full service lease and rental solutions to our customers.

1984

In 1984, JX Financial was created to provide financing and insurance solutions to our customers.

1985-1989

1987

JX Enterprises formed as a holding company to consolidate the operation of the subsidiaries.  Peterbilt Wisconsin, Alltrux Leasing, Inc. (formerly Capital Equipment Lease Co., Inc.) and Premium F & L Corp. became incorporated under JX Enterprises.   

1989

The Green Bay dealership relocated to De Pere, WI in an effort to better serve the Green Bay area.

1995-1999

1996

Wausau Truck Center joined JX Enterprises with a Volvo franchise

1997

In 1997, two more locations were opened in Illinois (Wadsworth & Bloomington) bringing JX to a total of 6 locations throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. But this was just the beginning.

1998

In 1999, JX acquired a dealership in Schaumburg, IL.

1999

The next few years were focused on opening new locations and building renovations.  In 1999, the Waukesha location completed an expansion and remodel. A portion of the building was built to resemble the front grill and headlights of a Peterbilt 379
Peterbilt of Wisconsin Received the Great Lakes Region Dealer of the Year Award
Also notable, Premium Lease & Finance, Inc. participated in joint venture with an outside company.

2000-2004

2000

JX opened the Champaign, IL location.
The next era brought new changes to JX. In 2000, Eric Jorgensen, succeeded Chuck Jorgensen as President and CEO of JX Enterprises. JX has successfully moved into the next generation of family ownership.

2001

Premium Lease & Finance Sales, Inc. rebranded as JX Financial, Inc. operating in a joint venture with another company.

2002

JX Graphics was created in 2002 which allowed us to offer custom graphics to customers.

2003

In 2003, the Rockford, IL location was opened. The Rockford location is unique because it is located near one of the largest Paccar Parts Distribution Centers, which allows us to get parts directly from the Paccar warehouse and deliver them to our customers quicker.
The company also resumed financing  trucks under our own portfolio in JX Financial, Inc, and closed the Schaumburg dealership.

2005-2009

2005

As business grew, so did the amount of employees. In 2005, the Madison building completed an expansion and remodel.

2006

Throughout our dealer network, we have earned several Peterbilt Motors Awards, including the Platinum Oval Award, Best in Class, Top in the Nation, Top in the Region, and Outstanding Parts Performance between 2006 and 2009.

2007

Following the Madison expansion three more locations were opened in 2007: Joliet, Milwaukee and Appleton. In 2007, JX Enterprises corporate office relocated select offices to a new site due to growth. That same year the Bloomington location relocated to a new facility.
In 2007 JX received  a variety of service and parts awards from Peterbilt Motors including Top in the Nation, Top in the Region and outstanding parts performance.
Quota Buster & Million Dollar Club Volvo Outstanding Parts Sales
2007 JX Enterprises Inc. President and CEO Eric Jorgensen Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award Finalist in Lake Michigan Area

2009

In 2009, the Rockford location completed a very large expansion doubling the size of the original facility.

2010-2014

2010

JX’s growth and expansion continued into Michigan and Indiana. That growth also led to rebrand Peterbilt Wisconsin and Illinois to JX Peterbilt.
In 2010, JX opened a location in Bensenville, IL, and relocated Joliet to Bolingbrook due to the growth. That same year, the first Michigan location opened at Dermody in Grand Rapids.
2010 Platinum Oval – Green Bay, Madison, Waukesha
Kurt Jorgensen took over the role of Vice President of Sales.
Green Bay received a Peterbilt Best in Class award for Parts and Service performance.

2011

In 2011, two locations in Indiana joined the JX family; Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. The Dermody location was moved to Clyde Park in Grand Rapids.

2012

In 2012, Wausau relocated to a brand new building in Kronenwetter to better assist our customers. We also opened a location in Lansing, IL.
2012 – The Business Journal Fastest Growing Firms
On March 13, 2012 JX Enterprises hosted Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he signed Assembly Bill 450 – popularly known as Wisconsin Wins – into law. The new law allows Wisconsin residents who are receiving unemployment benefits to take part-time training jobs with employers potentially looking for full-time employment. JX was among the first Wisconsin companies to participate in the program.
2012 Platinum Oval – Waukesha, Madison

2013

Platinum Oval – Parts & Service Dealer of the Year – Awarded for outstanding customer support – JX Grand Rapids
In 2013, JX Hino in Chicago opened. That same year, the JX corporate headquarters relocated to Hartland, WI due to growth.
Alltrux Capital, LLC started operating as our second finance company.

2014

In 2014, the Bensenville location outgrew their building and relocated to Elmhurst, IL.
A shop also opened in Sussex.

2015-2019

2015

In 2015, we successfully opened three more locations: Lafayette, IN, Kalamazoo, MI and Mineral Point, WI.
2015 – Platinum Oval – Outstanding Achievement JX Grand Rapids

2016

In 2016, we opened our first ever parts only retail location, TRP Chicago.
2016 Best in Class Dealer of the Year – JX Grand Rapids
2016 Platinum Oval – Outstanding Achievement JX Grand Rapids
JX Leasing, a division of JX Enterprises (JXE), was named the Northeast Franchise of the Year by PACCAR Leasing Company.

2017

In 2017, we launched a network wide charity initiative called JX Gives Back as a way to support our local and global communities. Afterall, we are more than just trucks. Giving back and building up the communities in which we live and work is key to our success.
In 2017, we also launched a private label parts brand called Alltrux Truck & Trailer Parts. And rebranded our locations from JX Peterbilt to JX Truck Center.
JX Receives Deloitte Top 75 Award
JX Recognized as 401k Plan Sponsor of the Year
JX Achieved Number One Selling Peterbilt Dealer Group for the NJPA
2017 Platinum Oval – Outstanding Achievement JX Grand Rapids
Mark Muskevitsch named CFO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal

2018

JX Enterprises voted “Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation”
JX Enterprises receives WI Deloitte Top 75 Award
JX Enterprises was recognized as a 2018 PLANSPONSOR + plan advisor Best in Class 401(k) Plan Employer.
In 2018, we further expanded in Michigan and successfully opened 3 new locations: Mount Pleasant, Niles & TRP Gaylord. That year our Wausau location became a Volvo Certified Uptime Center. With this certification the Wausau location will help maximize vehicle uptime with greater service bay availability and standardized processes that lead to expedited check in and repair times.

2019

In 2019, Our Champaign location outgrew its building and relocated to a brand new construction building with increased visibility and easier customer access.

2020

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

We are excited to celebrate 50 years of growth and accomplishments. As the JX story continues to grow, we look forward to the future of what’s to come!