Whether it’s helping you find the perfect car, offering free service to furloughed employees, or sponsoring the 2015 Generation Adidas Bethesda Premier Cup, Alex Perdikis and the folks at Koons Silver Spring Ford put their whole hearts and minds into it. Enthusiasm, leadership and a cohesive team combine to provide customers with a world-class experience.
Not everyone can or even wants to be a leader. Alex Perdikis is one of those individuals who knew exactly what he wanted at a young age. He began earning money by washing cars and mowing lawns in his neighborhood, helped his parents with their business and majored in business in college. Each summer spent washing cars at a nearby dealership drew him into the world of automobiles. Perdikis’ education and skills acquired as a college football player became a perfect match for a career in the automotive industry.
Perdikis spent his summers away from college working as a lot porter, car detailer and service assistant and quickly learned the automotive business inside and out. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1997 and began his career in the Accounting department at Koons Lincoln/Mercury Volvo. He soon became part of the sales team at Koons of Tysons Corner, where he became the top volume salesperson within three months of his arrival. Since then, Perdikis has served in varying capacities within the Jim Koons Automotive Company, including Executive Vice President, General Manager and eventually Partner. He continues to preside as Partner and General Manager of Koons of Silver Spring today.
To be successful, one needs outstanding leadership skills and the ability to bring people together in order to work towards a common goal. Under the leadership of Alex Perdikis, Koons Automotive has achieved a host of notable milestones. Koons of Tysons Corner became the highest volume Chevrolet and Chrysler store in the mid-Atlantic region with sales of over $150 million annually. The dealership has since received the Jack Smith Leadership Award and the General Motors Mark of Excellence Award. Throughout each year of Perdikis’ tenure, Koons of Tysons Corner has won the GMAC Deal of the Year Award. Additionally, Perdikis successfully grew Koons Tyson Toyota into an award-winning dealership with a certified used car department that consistently ranks in the top 10 in the country. The dealership also ranked as high as eighth in the country in total new car sales.
Koons of Silver Spring was founded in 2010. The retail automotive business sells and services new Fords, Lincolns and Mazdas and maintains a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles. As General Manager, Perdikis spearheaded a growth initiative in business since 2010. Always eager to grow, Perdikis sees tremendous potential ahead. He is dedicated to making Koons of Silver Spring the biggest dealership in the Washington, D.C. market area. With the company’s laser-sharp focus on providing unmatched customer service, Perdikis’ goal is far from out of reach.