Jeff Polovick is the Founder of TDF Group Inc., which operates DRIVING FORCE, one of Canada’s largest independent vehicle rentals, sales and leasing companies, as well as Canada’s number one Hino Diesel truck group, Hino Central, and Klondike Motors GM and Coach Auto Sales. Originally operating as Grove Rentals and Leasing beginning in 1978, Jeff started the business working out of a service station in Spruce Grove, exemplifying what it means to be an entrepreneur, doing everything from typing up contracts to cleaning vehicles. 38 years later, he has grown the business to a national company with more than 500 employees at 30 locations stretching from coast to coast.
Jeff is a perennial force in business and community leadership, lending his time and expertise to a wide range of causes. His business philosophy embraces the belief that supporting our communities is essential for personal fulfillment and business success. The company helps hundreds of community initiatives every year and all TDF Group staff are constantly encouraged to find opportunities to be a positive force in their community.
In addition to his work with Junior Achievement, having served on the board for 13 years including a term as Chairman, Jeff is a past president of the Mayfield Rotary Club, the Edmonton Motor Dealers Association, and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. He currently serves as co-chair of the Rotary Fort Edmonton Legacy Project.
Jeff has been personally recognized for his community involvement and business accomplishments on a number of levels. He is a recipient of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business Owner of the Year, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and was honored with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his volunteerism. He was also inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in May of 2015.
Under Jeff’s leadership, TDFI Group Inc. has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for nine consecutive years, and has recently been recognized by Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Top 100 Employers.