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 in Caledonia, 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 at our Caledonia location, bringing our percentage of commercial vehicle sales up to about 40%. This trend continued, then Covid-19 hit in March of 2020.