Jack was raised in Jacksonville, FL and attended High School at Wolfson High School. After High School Jack went on to college at Jacksonville College. In 1984 Jack began his automotive career as a car salesman. By 1985 Jack was one of the youngest managers in the business at age 25. In 1988 Jack began dating his now wife, Debbie Hanania, however he had met and kept in touch with her since 1984. Their courtship lasted roughly two years and they married in 1990. Debbie studied at Auburn University and obtained her Professional Degree of Architecture. Jack and Debbie have two sons, Jack Hanania, Jr. and Mark Hanania. By 1998 Jack had worked in the business for 17 years and purchased his first dealership (Acura of Orange Park). From there Jack has grown his business to include 15 automotive dealerships and one Collision Center. Jack is very active in the community and supports many charities including the Mayo Clinic, Wolfson Children's Hospital, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis, Dreams Come True, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, JAX Naval Air Base, Blue Angels, Catholic Charities, River Garden and various other groups in the community. Jack is also an Executive Board member of the Within Reach Foundation. Jack believes that being able to give back to his community is the cornerstone of his business.