Date Founded


February 1993



Darryl Jackson, President/CEO


John Gerst, VP of Finance and Insurance


Vincent Lewis, VP of Operations

Began working
with Arcadia


January 2019


— Darryl Jackson, President/CEO

AMS is in the pre-owned car sales and finance business trading under the name of Crown Auto Sales and Leasing and AMS Financial Group.


The company specializes in the Subprime sector of the Interrelated Auto Sales and Financing Industry where the vehicles sold are also financed by the dealership In-House.

AMS’s focus is to roll up stores in 2 states (North and South Carolina) either through acquisitions, opening new stores or through our unique Associate Dealer Program to capture additional market share in the booming Southeast.  

Why Arcadia?  

Arcadia was willing to be flexible and took time to truly understand the AMS business model and growth initiative. Also, Arcadia was willing to provide AMS with a complete recapitalization of the company and to become a complete financing partner.