Pre­ston Ford cel­e­brates record year

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— Pre­ston Ford and Pre­ston Au­to­mo­tive Group Man­age­ment teams cel­e­brated a record-break­ing year Tues­day, July 17, with Ford Motor Com­pany.

Pre­ston Ford had its best fin­ish ever in the Top 100 deal­ers for Ford, end­ing 2017 at 52nd in the coun­try out of about 3,200 in the coun­try. The Pre­ston Ford’s rank­ing was the sev­enth time in the past eight years in the Top 100.

Along with its best rank­ing in the coun­try great, Pre­ston Ford was first in the Wash­ing­ton D.C. re­gion and third in the East re­gion for sales vol­ume. They also fin­ished as the top Ford Credit dealer. The Pre­ston Ford Com­mer­cial Team ended its year eighth in the coun­try in sales an­other great year for them.

The fi­nal award pre­sented to the team that night was the Pres­i­dent’s Award for cus­tomer ser­vice.

“Our whole team works to make sure ev­ery guest is a sat­is­fied. Team­work is what has led us to earn this award,” said Pre­ston Au­to­mo­tive Group Vice Pres­i­dent David Wil­son Jr.

In 2018, the team will be aided as al­ways by Dave Wil­son Sr.

“De­cem­ber is my fa­vorite time of the year be­cause I get to be on the show­room floor and in­volved in all the ex­cite­ment,” he said.

The en­tire Wil­son fam­ily is thank­ful for all of the loyal

cus­tomers that help Pre­ston Ford year af­ter year by spread­ing the word about their mis­sion.

“What they do in the small town of Pre­ston is noth­ing short of amaz­ing,” said Ford Motor Com­pany Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Man­ager Lisa Vigneault. “They are a great team.”

Pre­ston Ford kicked off the 2017 Top 100 Sales Drive with a goal of be­com­ing the num­ber one Ford Dealer for the Wash­ing­ton D.C. re­gion, within the top 10 Ford Deal­ers in the United States and make it within the top 59 deal­ers for the cal­en­dar year 2017. De­cem­ber 2017 kicked off Mis­sion: Pos­si­ble 5, in which stated Pre­ston Ford’s three goals for the month.

The re­sult ended with a sales surge of 529 new Ford cars, trucks and SUVS sold.

Orig­i­nally mak­ing the Top 100 in the 1990s, Pre­ston Ford be­gan its Mis­sion: Pos­si­ble Year End Sales Event in 2009.

The re­sults have placed Pre­ston Ford in the Top 100 seven times in the last eight years. The deal­er­ship placed 93rd in 2010, 89th in 2011, 90th in 2013, 72nd in 2014, 79th in 2015 and 63rd in 2016.

“Ev­ery year the sup­port of our cus­tomers on Del­marva and across the coun­try just amazes me, not only for our record sales month of 529 in De­cem­ber but for a record year in 2017,” said Pre­ston Au­to­mo­tive Group Vice Pres­i­dent David Wil­son Jr. “Our com­mit­ment is to show the love daily to all our cus­tomers and as­so­ci­ates ev­ery time they walk into a Pre­ston Au­to­mo­tive Group lo­ca­tion.”

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Pre­ston Ford and Pre­ston Au­to­mo­tive Group Man­age­ment teams cel­e­brate a record-break­ing year Tues­day July 17, with Ford Motor Com­pany.

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