Mike Silveri faces fresh challenges every day with every customer. “Our business runs on buyer impulse, so we need to strike when the iron’s hot,” says the sales manager of Tri Leasing Corp. (TLC) Truck & Equipment in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Matheny Motors of Woodbridge, Va., serves all aspects of the towing industry, including sales and service, and stocks everything from a $7,000 used self-loader to a $700,000 twin-steer rotator. But since nearly 95% of the trucks sold here are financed, the company’s finance partner is as important as the equipment itself.
H&S Towing Service has always done the heavy lifting around Harrisburg, Pa., but now the 27-year-old firm has even more capability with what H&S President Rob Hummelbaugh calls “the ultimate wrecker.” Using financing from Advantage Funding, H&S recently purchased a 60-ton, heavy-duty rotator tow truck from the Jerr-Dan Corporation.
Empire Auto Sales is a family-owned vehicle dealership in Little Ferry, N.J., not far from New York City. Owner and President Dan Lacey says that for many of the firm’s 35 years, business was strictly cash and carry.
Advantage Auto Sales opened in 1998 with two goals: to make every buying experience a great one, and to help anyone buy a car, no matter the condition of his credit. Customers responded, and soon the New Kensington, Penn. used-car dealership began to realize success. But as owner Tom Strellec explains, the business was challenging.
Larry Ferguson learned about Advantage Funding nearly 20 years ago when he and his firm were experiencing a period of hardship. He met Jaffet Juan, Regional Sales Manager at Advantage Funding since its inception, through friends in the industry and quickly formed a unique relationship.