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New Ford F-150 Truck A Favorite Among Veterans

February 6th, 2018


Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids was pleased to hear that the Ford F-150 was named the top truck choice among veterans of our armed forces.

Many features of the New Ford F-150 are likely a part of the appeal to veterans, including the tough-as-nails frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body, powerful engines, and numerous tech features like the onboard WiFi Hotspot and SYNC 3.

Below is an excerpt from an article published in the Official Ford Media Center, recognizing the Ford F-150 as the favorite truck of veterans.

Ford F-150 The Favorite Vehicle Of America’s Military

Ford F-150 has again been named most popular vehicle among America’s active and retired military service members, according to an analysis of former and active-duty military personnel using United Services Automobile Association’s car buying service.

This honor reflects 41 years of Ford’s uncompromising commitment to quality, durability and resilience with F-Series as America’s best-selling truck and 36 years as America’s best-selling vehicle.

According to Jimmy Spears, auto analyst for USAA, a financial services group, Ford F-150 was the No. 1 purchase choice across all branches of the U.S. military last year.

“We are proud and humbled that those who protect and defend our country choose Ford F-Series,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager.“F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is designed to serve customers who are used to performing in the harshest of environments and who rely on the capability, durability, and functionality delivered consistently by Built Ford Tough.”

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Shop New 2018 Ford F-150 at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids

If you’re looking for a New 2018 Ford F-150 in West Michigan, visit Borgman Ford and check out our huge selection! We have many different styles, trims, and configurations for both personal and commercial clients, and if you’re not sure you’re going to love the New F-150, take one out for a full day with our new Day Trader Program! We have exclusive offers for members of the U.S. military and their families too – stop by for a visit and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal on your next vehicle.

Check out our full stock on New Ford F-150 Trucks, and if you have any questions, our team will gladly assist you. Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!

West Michigan Businesses & Truck Fans: Pre-Order Your Ford F-150 Diesel at Borgman Ford!

January 10th, 2018

A 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel easily towing a heavy trailer in West Michigan

New 2018 Ford F-150 with 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engine Coming Soon to Grand Rapids, MI

West Michigan truck fans rejoice! Borgman Ford is pleased to announce that the hotly-anticipated New 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel will be available for pre-order this month! The trucks will start arriving at our dealership in Grand Rapids this spring, so whether you need some powerful new pickups for your business, or you want to reap the benefits of a diesel engine for your personal truck, don’t delay and come talk to us now. We can help you build and order the exact truck you want, and seeing us early means you’d be among the first in West Michigan to drive one this spring! Read the rest of this entry »

Toys For Tots & Borgman Ford Spread Holiday Cheer Through West Michigan!

December 19th, 2017


Ford Transits From Borgman Help Volunteers Work More Efficiently

Contrary to popular belief, gifts aren’t always delivered for Christmas morning by a team of reindeer pulling a sleigh. In the case of the Marine Toys For Tots organization in Grand Rapids, MI, those gifts will need to be picked up from drop-off points all over Kent County, sorted, then given for children in need throughout West Michigan – all before Christmas.

TransitInterior_600x600This is a monumental task, and Borgman sought to help make the job easier by loaning two Ford Transit Vans to the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit and volunteers for making toy pickup runs. I met up with Pete and Ben, two volunteers for Toys For Tots, and they invited me to follow along as they made their pickup run in a new Ford Transit-250. Read the rest of this entry »

Toys for Tots Drive 2017… in Transit Vans!

November 16th, 2017


Borgman Ford is playing Santa’s sleigh-helper for the 2017 Toys for Tots Drive. Area Marine Corps Reserve volunteers will be touring the town to collect toys to brighten the life of a child this Christmas in two Ford Transit Vans loaned to the cause. Each year, the US Marine Corps teams up with various businesses and organizations to provide toy drop-off locations for those wishing to make a donation. The Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Corps League and civilian volunteers collect all toy donations and distribute them to needy families in the area.

“The Transit Cargo Van is a very capable Dasher or Comet ” said Tod Tobin, Commercial Account manager in Borgman’s Fleet department. “Pick any reindeer who’s a reliable performer with some zip and you have the soul-twin of the Transit Van.”

Ford’s best selling delivery workhorse will be making the rounds at Grand Rapids area businesses this year throughout the balance of November until the final pickup December 20th.

“We challenge every business to do what they can to collect toys for this great cause. Sign up and brighten the life of a child,” said Matt Borgman, General Manager of the dealership.

Borgman Ford Mazda will be calling on its own customers to fill a few van loads of toys this season. Drop-offs begin today, with a $10 Off Oil Change coupon for the first 250 donors.


Stop by the dealership at 3150 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI any time before Dec. 10th with your unwrapped toy(s). The average age for children receiving toys is 14 years and younger. Please note that Toys For Tots will not accept realistic looking weapon toys and gifts with food.

To register as a Toys For Tots recipient, contact a Marine Corps representative.


The deadline to register to become a drop off location is Nov. 26. Follow this link to sign up:

What Jobs Can The Ford Transit Be Customized To Do in West Michigan?

July 12th, 2017


Build & Configure a Ford Transit as Unique as Your Business

One of the most customizable vehicles that Borgman Ford Commercial offers to businesses in West Michigan is easily the New 2017 Ford Transit. Saying that it serves as a utility vehicle or a passenger van is a gross oversimplification, as the choice of three roof heights, three lengths, three engines, two wheelbases, and the sheer number of upfitting options allow it to be dialed right into whatever job you need it to do.

Below, we’ve pre-configured three Ford Transits to suit three distinctly different jobs that need doing around Grand Rapids and West Michigan: a Utility Van, a Shuttle, and a Delivery Van. Scroll down to see some of the features we selected to help you get started:


2017 Ford Transit Utility Van

This type of configuration is ideal for Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Cooling, Telecom, and more. Here’s what we put together:

2017 Ford Transit Van with medium roof height, 148″ wheelbase and 3.7L V6 Engine – The emphasis here was creating a van that’s large enough and powerful enough to haul all of the tools, parts, and other equipment from one job site to the next.

We added an ABS plastic partition between the cabin and the rear bay and included a lightweight, modular and smart shelving system from Knapheide called ShelfStaxx. They also make handy interchangeable boxes that lock into Shelf Staxx, helping with efficient equipment and tool organization. Hooks, lashing rails, shelf dividers, cable reel and hose holders further customize the space for better productivity. Beyond this, you can add ladder racks, roof racks for things like extra pipes, folding shelves, and more.

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2017 Ford Transit Shuttle

Whether you’re providing a shuttle service across town or across the country, the 2017 Ford Transit performs admirably. Here’s how we built this one:

2017 Ford Transit Wagon with tall roof height, 148″ wheelbase with a body length of 264″. This is the largest configuration available for the Ford Transit which allows for up to 14 passengers plus a driver to stand comfortably inside the vehicle. It also provides best-in-class 100.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row, side curtain airbags, and standard aisle seating. We also added Ford SYNC 3 for intuitive navigation, connectivity, and entertainment for your passengers.

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2017 Ford Transit Cargo Van

If you’re in the business of moving cargo or making deliveries, the 2017 Ford Transit does sterling service with ample space, power, and efficiency. See how we achieved this below:

2017 Ford Transit Van with medium roof height, 148″ wheelbase with a body length of 238″. We equipped the van with the Ford 3.2L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine for added power and efficiency and chose the sliding side door for easy loading and unloading.

Adding a partition is a smart move for safety reasons, but it also reduces noise and isolates the climate control to just the cabin. Other handy upfits for cargo include collapsible shelving, non-slip flooring, cargo nets, hanging racks, bins, and more. We also added Ford Telematics by Telogis to help fleet managers monitor logistics, efficiency, and more.

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Build Your Perfect Transit & Put It To Work in West Michigan

What role can a well-equipped Ford Transit fill in your motor pool? Whether one of the configurations above meets your needs, or simply gave you an idea of where to start, contact the experts at Borgman Ford Commercial to get started. We’ll work closely with you to build the ideal vehicle for your business at a price you’ll love. Come see why so many businesses in Grand Rapids and West Michigan choose Borgman Ford Commercial for all of their work truck and fleet vehicle needs!

What Do I Really Need – a Ford F-150 or a Ford F-250 Super Duty?

June 7th, 2017


Head to Head: Comparing the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250 Super Duty for Tough Jobs in West Michigan

If you’re looking for a strong, capable work truck in Grand Rapids, MI, Borgman Ford has one of the widest selections of Ford work trucks in the area. However, there are many different configurations to choose from, and considerations have to be made based on what jobs the truck will be doing, plus any upfits you will need installed and fuel economy.

Below, we’re putting the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty head-to-head to help you decide which is the better fit for your business or your summer project. Read the rest of this entry »

New 2018 Ford Medium Duty Trucks Make Light Work of West Michigan’s Toughest Jobs

May 5th, 2017

Photo of an upgraded 2018 Ford F-650 Medium Duty Truck upfitted with a dump body, which arrives at Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI fall 2017

New & improved Ford F-650 & F-750 Medium Duty Trucks: coming soon to Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI

When there’s an exceptionally tough job that needs doing in Grand Rapids or West Michigan, people come to Borgman Ford Commercial looking for Ford Medium Duty trucks. The Ford F-650 and F-750 are the biggest trucks that Ford makes, and they’re getting even tougher this year with some new upgrades and features.

For the 2018 model-year, Ford is adding new features to the toughest of Ford Tough, based primarily on customer feedback. These upgrades include new standard electronic stability control and traction control brakes, available high-output 240-amp alternator, and more!
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The 2017 Ford F-150 Was The Only Full-Size Pickup Truck On The ACEEE’s “Greener Choices” List

April 6th, 2017


Work Smarter with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine

For fleet managers looking to add strong, smart, and versatile pickups to their motor pool, but also want to save on fuel costs, Borgman is the proud home of a work truck that checks all the boxes – The Ford F-150.

This year, the 2017 Ford F-150 was the only full-size pickup truck to land a spot on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s “Greener Choices” list after their annual environmental impact survey. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ford Super Duty Named “Best Work Truck for 2017″ by

April 6th, 2017


Meet The Winner of’s Work Truck Challenge!

What happens when you take three-quarter-ton trucks from foreign and domestic brands and put them head-to-head in a series of work-truck challenges? That’s exactly what wanted to find out, and after the dust had settled, they crowned the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL their Best Work Truck of 2017! Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Making Heavy Investments in Michigan: $1.2 Billion Across Three Facilities

April 6th, 2017

04_2017ford-investing-in-miBorgman Commercial is pleased to announce that Ford will be investing another $1.2 billion into their Michigan infrastructure – representing their commitment to Michigan’s workers, our economy, and in preparation for the future of the automotive industry.

This massive investment will be split between three different facilities in Michigan. The money will create or retain jobs in the state, pave the way for the New Ford Ranger and Bronco, and support the company’s push towards solving the future’s mobility challenges. Read the rest of this entry »


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