More Than 30 Years of Sales Experience
At Broadmoor, we specialize in work vehicles of all styles. Anything from cargo vans to bucket lifts, you never know what you may find at BMG. These service vehicles have a lot of life left in them at a great price, helping your business be more profitable and easier to expand. Shop online, or stop in today for a closer look.
There are many options for financing used commercial vehicles. We have local connections and the know-how to get your work vehicle financed at a great rate, and you can start the process before choosing your vehicle.
There are many reasons to buy a used box truck, cargo van, or work truck from us, but the number one reason is that we TRULY value our customers as more than just a sale – we make it less about the vehicle and more about the customer. This is reversed from the way that most of our industry does it. We think it’s simple, but not all other dealers follow suit. We believe that if we care for our customers first, the business will follow. Not the other way around. We know it to be true…our main source of attracting buyers is through repeat business. We often refer to a slogan that we all believe in:
“We’ll help you buy a vehicle even if it’s not from us”
We know that specializing in commercial vehicle sales creates a big advantage for our customers. We’re creating a ONE-STOP-SHOP for companies like yours looking for great work trucks and cargo vans for sale at huge discounts.
We believe there is a huge need for commercial vehicles in our growing economy throughout West Michigan and beyond. We sell many of these used box trucks, cargo vans, and used work trucks to customers in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Traverse City, and really all of Michigan and the surrounding states.
We also service work vehicles at two of our locations. We have an alignment machine at our Middleville location, capable of handling very large vehicles. We employ a team of service techs certified to work on service trucks.
We plan to expand this part of our business in the coming months and years. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and whenever you need your next box truck, cargo van, or work truck, come back and see what we’re up to.
Lately, we’ve been acquiring more trucks with service bodies on them. Knapheide makes a body that is commonly installed on a truck. These usually replace a traditional bed and serve as storage for tools and supplies. These trucks are much more capable for carrying ladders and larger equipment.
This van was the same for so long. Since we began selling these service vans in the 80’s until now General Motors still makes a van that looks and acts very similar. The rest of the manufacturers finally went to a different style. For instance, Mercedes along with Dodge and Freightliner teamed up in the early 2000s and build the Sprinter. This work van is a much taller version of the traditional cargo van you see for sale. They also make options with higher roofs. This is especially important to contractors that can stand up without bending over in the back of their van. The Sprinter definitely changed the way a lot of people did business but they came with many struggles. These early Sprinters struggled with longevity due to mechanical issues and rust issues. It was rumored that the steel was much thinner because they were built overseas and shipped to the states. Because of this, they rust much easier. Now other manufacturers are finally getting into the game. In 2014 Ford introduced the full-size Transit to the US market. This cargo van mimicked the Sprinter and offered a similar space. Not long after Dodge introduced the Promaster and Nissan the NV. Now, these vehicles seem to be taking over this commercial space. Since they are relatively new they do seem to break a little more often. Broadmoor Motors is able to service these work vans as well. We have been able to get our hands on many of these models and still able to offer the more traditional style van like the Chevy Express or GMC Savana. Ford also still offers the Econoline as well. Most of these vans come with a traditional gas motor. Some have diesel engines. We sell these commercial vans to a wide variety of contractors including plumbers, carpet layers, electricians, closet installers, carpenters, pest control, transporters, painters and delivery people etc.
Also known as “Moving Van” or “Box Van”. These vehicles typically have a Ford or GM front end. The manufacturer ships them to an upfitter as a cab and chassis. Most of the used Box Trucks we see have anywhere from a 10 or 12-foot box up to a 16-foot box. There are of course smaller and larger versions but we stick to these sizes. Most are 1-ton vehicles. Ford calls this their E-350. We also often see boxes on a 450 chassis or 4500 if it’s a GM. Other manufactures do make their vehicles into Box Vans but not as often. There are also “cab-over” vehicles like the Isuzu or Hino. These are “flat nose” front ends the flip open revealing the engine underneath. We do get these in from time to time but not as often as Ford or GM. These boxes are also installed onto a truck chassis as well. I guess that’s where the term “box truck” comes from. Typically these vehicles come with a gas motor. As the trucks get larger then the manufacturer will begin to put a diesel engine as its power. We tend to sell mostly gas motor vehicles.
At Broadmoor Motors we do also carry a wide variety of people movers. For years we’ve carried full-size vans with wheelchair lifts. Most are used for business use like nursing homes and hospitals. Larger versions of these vehicles are considered shuttles. Most that we carry fit anywhere from 10 to 18 passengers and usually also come with a wheelchair lift. We sell to many churches, hotels, and schools. We’ve also been known to get in a limousine as well. We even stock school buses from time to time. We try to stick to 15-passenger or fewer since the driver of these vehicles does not need a CDL.
There has been a recent trend for manufactures to build a small version of their cargo vans. Most are along similar lines to a traditional minivan. Dodge even builds a cargo version of their caravan now called a “Ram Cargo Van”. They also offer a “Promaster City” (a small version of their large Promaster). Ford does the same thing and refers to it as a “Transit Connect”. We sell a lot of the “Transit Connect” vans as they seem to be easier to drive, cost less, and are easier to maintain. GM has also entered into this market with a van they call the “City Express”.
We do not limit ourselves to just selling the traditional commercial vehicles discussed above (Work Trucks, Box Trucks, Cargo Vans, etc.). We often get a Bucket Truck or Crane Vehicle on the lot. These vehicles have very specific uses but we find customers all the time who need a quality option to get the job done on a budget.
At Broadmoor Motors many things have happened over the years, but one thing remains constant throughout our 33-year history – we buy and sell service vehicles. We’ve been selling commercial vehicles, specifically cargo vans, since we opened in 1988. Ken Koning found a niche in buying good, used cargo vans, that could be cleaned up and repaired inexpensively, then selling to business customers, saving them thousands of dollars.
Until recently, we had only scratched the surface on buying and selling commercial vehicles in high numbers. When we only had one location commercial vehicle sales accounted for about 25% of our sales. Sales fluctuated up and down but remained close to that number until about 2018.
In 2017 we opened our third store in Wayland and were able to focus more on used work trucks and vans. We mainly sold traditional cargo vans but dabbled in service trucks and box trucks. We began to stock more of these vehicles bringing our percentage of commercial vehicle sales up to about 40%. This trend continued, then Covid-19 hit in March of 2020.
At the same time, Covid-19 struck, we were in the process of adding our fourth store in Middleville. Local auctions completely shut down but we were able to purchase inventory from online auctions. We invested heavily into commercial inventory during the shutdown and stocked our car lot with almost 100 commercial vehicles. Once the economy opened back up, we saw a huge demand for these types of vehicles, so we went for it!
We previously sold around 30 to 40 vehicles a month – half of those being commercial vehicles. Since Covid, we sell 50-60 vehicles on a monthly average, with almost 45 being driven primarily for commercial use!
Our Middleville lot looks quite different now – it’s loaded with white service trucks and vans ready to be put into service. We stock nearly 60 commercial vehicles ready for sale at any given time.
We’ve learned that specializing in commercial vehicle sales creates a big advantage for our customers. Often one company buys multiple vehicles at a time. We’re working on creating a ONE-STOP-SHOP for companies looking for service vehicles at huge discounts. We plan to expand this part of our business in the coming months and years.
A look at how a New 2020 Cargo Van could depreciate in value over the course of five years:
||Est. Retail Value (original $38,040)
|1st Minute After Purchase
|1st Year After Purchase
|2nd Year After Purchase
|3rd Year After Purchase
|4th Year After Purchase
|5th Year After Purchase
|Trade-In Value After 5 Years
The Trade-in Value price is where BMG typically acquires the vehicle. More often than not, these vehicles run for a very long time. It’s not uncommon to see commercial vehicles reach 300,000+ miles.
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