WHO WE ARE

Midway was founded on the values of relationships and personalized service. We are always striving to exceed the needs of our clients and continuously raise the bar for service, always saying “Yes.” To take this even further, we genuinely care about our community and do what we can to make a difference with ‘Midway Gives Back.’

OUR HISTORY

Midway Car Rental is the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles. Since 1972, Midway has been serving the Southern California market with emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area. We have developed an award-winning brand based on unparalleled service, an amazing fleet of cars, a personalized approach, and a team that is passionate about everything we do.

1972 History 1

1972

Don, Barbara, & Fran Hankey buy 100% of Midway Ford.  Sold rents its first car.

1974 History 2

1974

Moves car rental operations to 2926 Wilshire Blvd. Begins renting to studio accounts.

1977 History 3

1977

Purchase of small rental operator in West Hollywood.

1986 History 4

1986

Midway Rent-A-Car becomes incorporated.

1991 History 5

1991

Midway Rent-A-Car creates new division called Midway Clinic Cars. Later becomes
Midway Group.

1993 History 6

1993

Purchase of Southwest Car Rental in West Los Angeles solidifies studio & luxury rental business

1995 History 7

1995

Purchase of Santa Monica Thrifty Rent-A-Car. Builds new location at 1800 S. Sepulveda.

2000 History 8

2000

Creates new Midway Fleeting Leasing division “MFL” for corporate vehicle leasing.

2001 History 9

2001

Gary Macdonald, President, celebrates 25 years at Midway Car Rental.

2004 History 10

2004

Midway Car Rental adopts the name Midway Auto Group to reflect its diversification into many areas of service.

2005 History 11

2005

Midway named top 10 car rental agency by Conde Nast.

2008 History 12

2008

Launches Wilshire Limousine Services.

2010 History 13

2010

Forbes recognizes Midway Car Rental as the leader in luxury & exoctic car rental markert.

2010 History 14

2010

Fortune Magazine 100 Fastest Growing Companies addition.

2010 History 15

2010

Los Angeles Concierge Association Excellence award.

2012 History 16

2012

Midway Automotive Group named 100 Fastest Growing Organization by Los Angeles Business Journal.

2016 History 17

2016

Winner of the Expedia Inc. Epic Award.

2017 History 18

2017

Car Rental Express Awards Midway #1 Ranked Vehicles Award.

2018 History 19

2018

Ken Kerzner awarded Car Rental Representative of the Year by SoCal ASTA.

2018 History 20

2018

Opens redesigned LAX office.

MEET OUR TEAM

Don Hankey-Founder, Hankey Group

Don Hankey

Founder, Hankey Group

Bret Hankey-Chairman of Hankey Group and CEO of Midway Rent Car

Bret Hankey

Chairman of Hankey Group and CEO of Midway Rent Car

Gary Kolodziej-President, Midway Auto Group

Gary Kolodziej

President, Midway Auto Group

Dave Gomez-Chief Financial Officer

Dave Gomez

Chief Financial Officer

Sean Perez-Executive Vice President

Sean Perez

Executive Vice President

Raul Orozco-Vice President of Fleet

Raul Orozco

Vice President of Fleet

Caroline Kim-Director of Business Management

Caroline Kim

Director of Business Management

Denise Gonzalez-VIP Reservation Director

Denise Gonzalez

VIP Reservation Director

Kelly Marzo-Human Resource Manager

Kelly Marzo

Human Resource Manager

Ken Kerzner-Managing Partner Emeritus

Ken Kerzner

Managing Partner Emeritus