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Tuff Turf Molebusters Wins Ford Grand Prize

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Being in the lawncare business has given Jim Zylstra and his family many stories to remember. There’s the time he thought he secured a mole in the back, and it crept under the driver’s seat. Or the time when his kids’ pet moles, housed in a dirt-filled aquarium, escaped to mom’s flower bed. And then there’s the story about winning a brand new Ford Transit in a national competition.

Jim began Tuff Turf lawncare 21 years ago from his parent’s basement. After only a year, he had 350 fertilization and weed control customers. After his acquisition of Molebusters in 2000, he combined the two services and began expanding. Now, he has a fleet of vehicles and a full staff, including technicians, mole specific technicians, salesmen, a service manager, an assistant, a horticulturist, and more. His Byron Center, Mich. business has grown exponentially, and in 2013, he even expanded to Detroit.

The 2014 Transit Means Business Challenge is a nationwide competition put on by Ford. Jim casually entered the contest while he was on vacation in August 2014. As an early riser, he was the only one awake at the time. He read an e-mail about the contest and decided to give it a shot. “It never even crossed my mind that I would win. I entered out of boredom,” he said, laughing.

By November, he received the news that he was a top 10 finalist­­, which was judged by a panel based on the originality and validity of the company, as well as the level of interest their story created. Natalie Olson, the communication and events coordinator at Ford, informed Jim that he had a good shot at making the top 30. Then, the probability heightened to making the top 10.

The grand winner was left up to the public. The judges stepped out, and the business with the most public votes was deemed the winner: Tuff Turf Mole Busters. “I wasn’t shocked when I received top 10 due to Natalie’s optimism, but to be the winner? That was a huge surprise,” said Jim.

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Ford Features Two Local Businesses in their 2015 National Commercial Calendar

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Buist Electric will be featured on the cover of the 2015 calendar and inside, along with Tuff Turf Molebusters.

Buist Electric will be featured on the cover of the 2015 calendar and inside, along with Tuff Turf Molebusters.

Borgman Ford Commercial is proud to announce that Tuff Turf and Buist Electric, two of our commercial customers, are being featured in the 2015 Ford Commercial Truck Calendar! Buist Electric will be featured on the cover and inside along with Tuff Turf. What fantastic representation for the Grand Rapids area.

Out of all Ford’s clients in the nation, these two companies from West Michigan made the cut.

Tuff Turf and Buist Electric fit the profile for the calendar with their optimal commercial services and loyalty to Ford.

Jim from Tuff Turf Molebusters thinks that Ford is stacking the deck with great businesses. “With two of us from West Michigan, I think that’s awesome,” he said.

We’re certainly proud to be their transportation partner. Congratulations, Tuff Turf and Buist Electric!

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Section 179 Increases Passed by the Senate

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Business owners, we have good news!

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Borgman Ford is ecstatic to announce that on December 16, the Senate approved H.R.5771, which reinstates the prior and significantly greater Section 179 limits of 2013. This allows small and medium sized businesses to purchase qualifying commercial vehicles with expense deductions up to $500,000 (as opposed to $25,000). In addition, it reinstates prior bonus depreciation levels.

Although 2015 is approaching quickly, this allows two weeks for you business owners to makes some decisions. Please spread the word to your fellow small and medium business owners, for this is major news!

Don’t forget, Borgman Ford Commercial is here for all of your commercial needs. Contact us with any questions.

Ford Tough Truck Challenge Winners Revealed!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

After a public vote featuring Ford’s top 10 Tough Truck Challenge Finalists, the winners have been revealed! Read how these small business owners have used their trucks on a daily basis to complete trough, rigorous, and detailed tasks. As a reward, the grand prize winner received a brand new F-250! Accelerate and revamp your business by getting your new truck at Borgman Ford today!

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D.H. Badger, Badger Custom Homes

“I can’t thank Ford enough for the chance to win a new F-250. I have over 400k miles on my ’99 F-250 with the 7.3L diesel and the truck is as reliable as the day I bought it. I’ve heard great things about the new 6.7L diesels and I can’t wait to give one a try!”

Badger Custom Homes

Here’s my 1999 F-250. I’m a custom home builder in Austin, Texas and the truck has been with me since I got into the business with a production builder. It is used every day and currently has over 400,000 trouble-free miles on it and counting.

This truck has hauled a Case 480D backhoe 10 hours round-trip several times, and pulls a Bobcat S250 skid-steer all over the Texas hill country. It hauls lots of different equipment and we regularly run tools, machinery, plants, and jobsite materials from home to home. There is constantly something in the bed or headache rack.

I don’t see ever getting rid of the truck since it’s never let me or my business down. Many of my subcontractors have had 3 or 4 trucks since I’ve owned “Big Blue” and they can’t believe how long it’s lasted (they are the few that really know how it gets used). Not only does it still perform flawlessly, it looks as good as the day I got it. Well, from 30 feet away anyhow. I put one dent in the truck when I forgot I was pulling a generator and jack-knifed it!

The truck has proven so reliable that when it was time to replace my wife’s Explorer, we went with an Excursion with the same motor and transmission as my truck. Why change a good thing?

Now that I’m taking on more work, I need to expand with another truck. With the track record of Big Blue, I don’t see how my company could go wrong. This truck has helped build hundreds of houses in the Central Texas area and has really been like a partner in the company. Whether we need to haul a rock saw for utilities or agave cactus for landscaping, we’ll be there.

2nd Place
Norris Farm
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3rd Place
Jerry Toy Farm
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Click here for the complete Ford story of the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Borgman to Hold 2015 Transit Introduction Event

Friday, December 13th, 2013

TransitVideoScottCome check out the new 2015 Transit at Borgman Ford on March 19! The Full Size Transit Introduction Event will feature a production model for you to experience the new, advanced innovations. Contact Scott Gibbons, Commercial sales for your invitation to this exclusive event!

The 2015 Ford Transit is completely reconstructed, yielding lightweight yet durable unibody construction. Going beyond the typical vehicle redesign, it features five wheelbases, three roof heights and four models including cargo van, passenger wagon, chassis cab and cutaway. The new Transit is a major transformation in the full-size van you’ve been accustomed to driving. Read more!

 

 

Transit Connect Wins “International Commercial Vehicle of the Year 2014″

Friday, November 8th, 2013

11_newslettertransitWe at Borgman are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Ford won the “International Van of the Year 2014″ award at a commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow. The 2014 Transit Connect isn’t even on sale yet, but it’s already riling commercial vehicle buyers around the world!

Ford is the only company to win this award two years in a row; in addition to Ford’s 2014 and 2013 win, they were awarded the same honor in 2001, 2003, and 2007.

“The all-new Transit Connect has moved the game on for compact vans – and we are really proud to win this significant award again,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The new Transit Connect is just as tough and hard-working as all our commercial vehicle range, and comes with smart new looks and much lower fuel bills.”

Visit the the autoblog article for complete access to the press release and award details.

Ford Trucks: Towing Pros

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Ford-f150June is finally here, and the summer is off to a great start. It’s the time of year for family fun! Wherever your vacation plans take you –whether camping, boating, or beyond – you’ll need reliable power to tow your summer fun gear. That’s where we come in.

The Ford F-150 is a trusted truck for towing anything from the boat to industrial gear. For even more power, there’s the Super Duty series. Garnering fans everywhere, these tough trucks are the American standard for awesome towing. While you load up for your family vacation, consider some of the great features offered on F-Series trucks aimed at making your job hauling it a little easier:

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Commercial Truck Season!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Commercial Truck SeasonThis is the month to pick the perfect fleet: until July 1st, Ford’s tough commercial trucks are in their prime. With Upfit Cash Incentives, Cash Back, and Maintenance packages, you could save up to $8,000 on a powerful new addition to your fleet!

Build your truck. Build your savings. These offers apply to our entire commercial lineup, but they’ll only be around until the end of the month. Don’t miss it! Check out your potential savings at Ford’s Commercial Incentives, then call Scott Gibbons at 616-249-8815 to see how much you can save!

2013 Transit Connect: Built Specifically for Any Business

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

2013 Ford Transit ConnectFord Transit Connect offers the comfort and efficiency of a car – but that’s where the car-like similarities end. Transit Connect is a rugged truck, certified to Ford Light Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards. It provides a maximum payload of 1,600 lbs. and up to 129.6 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2.0L Duratec engine is as responsive as it is efficient.

In addition to best-in-class fuel efficiency, the Transit Connect can travel up to 354 miles on a single tank of gas. That could mean fewer trips to the gas pump and more time where it really counts – on the job.

Call Scott Gibbons at 616-249-8815 to find out what kind of discounts, upfits and incentives are available for your company on this Ford Tough van.

 

2013 Super Duty: The Toughest Gets Tougher

Friday, February 8th, 2013

That’s right. America’s Most Capable Pickup is now even better. Tested-tough new powertrains – designed, engineered and built by Ford – give Super Duty class-leading fuel economy, plus best-in-class diesel horsepower and torque.

Best-in-class maximum towing and payload capacities get the job done when no one else can. Standard trailer sway control helps increase your towing confidence. It’s no wonder F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for 33 years running.

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