The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies began on May 1, 1979, when Larry and Gail purchased their first dealership—Larry H. Miller Toyota in Murray, Utah. From that humble start, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has grown to employ more than 10,000 individuals at businesses located in 46 states. The areas of focus fall into five primary areas: automotive; sports and entertainment; finance and insurance; real estate; and philanthropy.
Miller Automotive Operations includes more than 60 dealerships in seven western states, representing 20 different automotive brands. The Group’s finance and insurance offerings include Total Care Auto Powered by Landcar, which offers consumers service and coverage contracts to protect and maintain their home and vehicle; and Prestige Financial, which provides financing solutions for dealerships and car buyers.
In 1985, Larry and Gail became co-owners of a struggling NBA franchise, the Utah Jazz. It was a big investment, but one they were willing to make. For the Jazz to thrive, the team needed a new venue, and Larry and Gail undertook the building of the Delta Center—now Vivint Smart Home Arena—a fixture in Salt Lake City.
The Millers soon added a collection of other businesses to the organization to strengthen the community and complement their existing businesses: MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; NBA G-League Salt Lake Stars; The Zone Sports Radio Network; Megaplex Theatres and more.
Several other businesses were established to support the work of the Group, such as Saxton Horne Communications, a full-service advertising and communications agency, and Larry H. Miller Real Estate, which manages the Group’s real estate holdings and construction projects.
On November 16, 2015, Gail Miller announced the appointment of the organization’s new 12-member board of directors consisting of family members, company officials, and outside business executives. The board will provide direction to the Group’s leadership and ensure the company’s culture and values are preserved into the future.