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!
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!
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!
The 2012 Washington Auto Show is coming up and we couldn’t be more excited!
The first day kicks off at noon on Friday, January 27th with over 700 makes and models on display! Ride & Drives for Toyota, Fiat, and Cadillac will be running all week from 12pm to 10pm at night. In addition, be sure to attend the Advanced Technology SuperHighway, where over 28 automotive manufacturers will present 65,000 square feet of modern innovations in automotive safety and green technology.
Of all the cars on display, there are a few that you’ve got to see. One of which is the Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept, a vehicle that could deliver 270 horsepower and get as much as 100 mpg! One of the best designs from recent auto shows is the 2013 Ford Fusion, a car that has garnered long stares and has already earned an award for “Best Production Vehicle” by Eyes on Design at NAIAS in Detroit.
For enthusiasts, a must-see is the all-new 2013 Scion FR-S which was created under a partnership between Toyota and Subaru to create a domineering sports coupe. We think that they’ve done just that.
2013 Scion FR-S
There are also giveaways, contests, and much, much more. So with everything that’s going on, we hope to see you there!
Here is a list of featured manufacturers that will be on display:
For directions, schedule of events, hours of operation and media galleries click here: www.washingtonautoshow.com