Monthly Archives: April 2012

Koons Automotive Named Top 20 Auto Groups in U.S.

I’m so proud to report that Koons Automotive was named #16 on Automotive News’ annual list of “Top 125 Largest Dealership Groups,” based on new vehicle sales for 2011. We ranked #10 largest for private automotive groups in the country, and ranked #1 largest dealership group headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic region; including Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

If that’s not enough great news, our company also continues to expand in 2012! With the recent addition of Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville to the Koons Family – located in Baltimore, Maryland – Koons now represents 31 franchises in the Mid-Atlantic area, employing over 5,000 local employees.

While we’re thrilled with our performance in 2011, my father (company President & CEO Jim Koons) always instills in all employees the mantra of “Better Before Bigger,” indicating that customer service is always our paramount focus in everything we do!

It’s our loyal customers and dedicated employees who make us one of the Nation’s biggest! We’re eternally grateful for your support and look forward to a great remainder of 2012!

–KK

UPDATED: Koons Automotive Named #2 on WBJ’s “Best Places to Work” List

 

We’re ecstatic to report that Koons Automotive was named #2 “Best Place to Work” in Washington this morning! The Washington Business Journal Breakfast Ceremony was held today in Tysons Corner honoring all finalists for the “Best Places to Work” competition, and thanks to our employees – Koons was named #2 in the ‘large local corporations’ group.

We couldn’t be more proud of our employees to be recognized in this elite group of Washington businesses for the FOURTH year in a row. It is because of them that our business continues to excel. For a full ranking, please visit WBJ’s site. You can also see verbatim what our employees had to say about working at Koons!

Thanks for your continued support!

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Original Post from 4/24/12:

We’re excited to announce that Jim Koons Automotive has been selected again as one of Washington Business Journal’s 2012 “Best Places to Work” for the FOURTH consecutive year! Koons Automotive joins 49 other Washington businesses for this prestigious honor at an event to be held on June 1st at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. The entire company ranking will be announced at this time.

This will be the fourth consecutive year that Koons has made the list of “Best Places to Work.” Koons Automotive placed #1 in 2009 and 2010, and #4 in 2011. The annual award honors the area’s leading employers, while celebrating companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees.

We look forward to the event on June 1st and celebrating this great achievement with all of our employees! Check back on June 1st for the official ranking!

–KK

#Fitness Friday: Koons “Biggest Loser” Challenge Results!

Happy #Fitness Friday,

Drumroll, please! After 13 weeks of blood, literal sweat and tears, the Koons “Biggest Loser” challenge has come to a close. Every Koons employee who participated in the challenge did an outstanding job! Before we get to the winners, here are some brief – but outstanding – statistics from the challenge:

  • Overall contest spanned 13 weeks
  • 474 Koons employees participated
  • Average weight loss of all participants: 6.25% of body weight
  • Combined weight loss of the organization: 5,603.10 POUNDS!!
  • Our ‘biggest loser’ lost 79.1 pounds and our largest percent of weight loss was 25.87%
  • Our winning dealership team had 29 contestants with an average of 14.04% weight loss and a total of 957.30 pounds!

We couldn’t be more proud of all the participants in the challenge – they did a great job and the hard work paid off. Now, for the winners…

  • Congratulations to Koons Baltimore Ford for being the #1 team for highest % of Weight Loss
  • Congratulations to Mike Victor from Baltimore Ford for being the #1 weight loss winner at 25.87% Weight Loss!
  • The runner’s-up include Rick Kirchhausen, Dano Pasaretti, Julian Golmakani and Blake Young to round out the Top 5

Members of the Koons "Biggest Loser" Challenge

We definitely can say this challenge was a HUGE success! It not only rallied the entire Koons team around a healthy cause, but it also made our organization healthier in the process. As we all know, healthy lifestyle choices are a lifelong initiative that require daily maintenance! But, in the end, will allow us to live longer – and healthier – lives.

Here’s to a happy and healthy rest of 2012!

-KK

Final Koons "Biggest Loser" Challenge Statistics