Hudsonville, Michigan-based Straight Edge Customs offers residential, multifamily, and commercial customers a variety of carpentry services, including rough and finish carpentry, custom cabinetry, and decks. Owner Geoff Farrier works to ensure that his deep industry knowledge and positive attitude win over homeowners and contractors. He’s also committed to helping young people find quality careers in the professional carpentry industry.

Team Financial Group Helped Straight Edge Customs Build a Strong Financial Framework

Like many startups, Straight Edge Customs needed capital to grow. Without vehicles and heavy equipment for large scale, on-site carpentry jobs, the company’s future was dire. But even with a strong business model, banks and other traditional lenders weren’t willing to work with them.

Thankfully, Geoff knew precisely where to turn to make sure his new startup thrived. While working with a different company, Geoff had partnered with Team Financial Group.

“Team Financial Group did not look at Straight Edge as ‘just numbers,’” Geoff says. “They get to know your business and see what you need. Relationships matter to them, and it shows. We can call, and it’s never a worry. If [they] can help you, they will.”

More than five years later, he doesn’t regret his decision. When the company needs to update its equipment, it still turns to Team Financial Group for fast, flexible options.

“Team Financial Group was genuinely there to help then,” Geoff says, “and they’ve supported my financial needs ever since.”

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Integrated Technology LLC (ITg) takes a customer-centered, fresh approach to the office automation business. Founded in 2018, the company offers a one-stop business solution for office supplies, document management, VoIP, digital marketing, and managed network services. Today, its goal remains the same: to optimize customer workflows and improve efficiency and effectiveness while substantially improving their customers’ bottom line.

Why Integrated Technology Partnered With Team Financial Group

Prior to ITg’s partnership with Team Financial Group, the company couldn’t find a lender interested in offering financing to potential technology customers, according to Integrated Technology’s VP/CSO Sergio Castro. ITg called several major lenders, but none were willing to partner and create a monthly payment option for a small technology company. These companies operate in an industry where equipment quickly becomes obsolete, so having a lender that can offer a variety of monthly payment acquisition options is essential for their sustained success.

“Two years ago, we went to a number of financial institutions to develop a business relationship, but they didn’t want anything to do with a start-up,” says Sergio. “When we met Team Financial Group, their only concern was to help us grow our business. Our partnership has been solely based on trust and loyalty ever since.”

Team Financial Group has also helped Integrated Technology meet their production inventory needs when major orders arise, which empowers them to scale with flexibility.

“In order to keep our partners happy and successful, we need to be able to provide services and solutions at a moment’s notice. Thanks to partnering with Team Financial Group, we’re able to meet that sort of demand in near real-time,” notes Sergio.

The company’s reasons for staying with Team Financial Group are equally clear.

“You can either be just another number at the top of the invoice with some of these financing groups or you can have a financial partner that gives you exceptional one-to-one personal service as you scale and grow. We’re happy to have a partner that is always willing to think outside of the box and deliver when called upon.”

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Hybrid Machining is a Holland, Michigan-based manufacturing company founded by Jeff Robinson that handles a wide range of machining jobs, from simple to highly complex. The company combines traditional machining skills with three different 3D-printing technologies to take on any challenge that customers need help with.

Even though the technologies that Hybrid Machining uses are cutting-edge, the company’s principles are timeless. The team at Hybrid Machining focuses on doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. They strive to serve customers, help each other, and learn something new every day.

Traditional Financing Proves Challenging, but Team Financial Group Comes Through

Hybrid Machining Partner Tim DuMez knows from experience that traditional financing can be difficult to obtain for new companies. When Hybrid Machining was founded, Tim kept hearing the same story from banks: lending officers wouldn’t consider the company for commercial financing until it had been in business for three years. But without initial capital, many capital-intensive companies can’t even make it to the three-year mark. The concerns for Hybrid Machining were significant.

Fortunately, Tim was referred to Team Financial Group, and our financing experts quickly found a solution that worked for Hybrid Machining. With Team Financial Group’s help, Hybrid Machining was able to acquire two critical pieces of equipment.

“Without Team Financial Group’s help, we would likely have been stuck,” Tim says.

Not only did Team Financial Group get the job done, but they applied a holistic approach that left the team at Hybrid Machining impressed. Rather than focusing solely on the company’s financials, Team Financial Group also wanted to know about Hybrid Machining’s goals, values, and impact on the community.

“Absolutely have a discussion with Team Financial Group [about your financing options],” Tim says. “They are good people who will take the time to listen and understand a company’s needs.”

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KM Industrial Machinery has been selling quality machine tools since 1942. The company provides high-tech, state-of-the-art equipment for the molding, stamping, and machining industries.

A third-generation family business based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, KM Industrial Machinery decided to partner with Team Financial Group as a vendor to offer reliable, flexible financing options to their customers. KM Industrial Vice President Patrick W. Byers dealt with other lenders before Team Financial Group, and he says the difference was apparent from the first moment of the partnership.

“They’re great people to work with,” Patrick says of the Team Financial Group staff. “You don’t have to go to a committee for approval. They’re easy, friendly, trustworthy people, and they fund our customers when the big guys struggle to.”

KM Industrial’s partnership with Team Financial Group has lasted nearly 10 years as of today and is still going strong. Team Financial Group’s single-source funding has consistently helped close deals, Patrick says, and customer feedback has been outstanding throughout. He reports that KM Industrial’s  customers say Team Financial Group is easy to work with and gets the job done.

“Customers like the fact that everything is based right here in West Michigan, and you talk with the people who make the decisions. Team Financial Group gets our customers approved promptly when others make them jump through hoop after hoop.”

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JDE Concrete is a concrete services company that has served businesses and residential customers in West Michigan (and beyond) since 1997. The company specializes in commercial, residential, and agricultural concrete projects, including pump, flatwork, stamped concrete, and footings.

Joel Eerdmans, the owner of JDE concrete, founded the company 23 years ago on the principles of faith, hard work, discipline, and respect. Since then, the business has grown enormously, providing an essential service along with a work ethic and commitment to quality that the community has come to rely on and trust.

JDE Concrete Finds True Partnership With Team Financial Group

Like many service companies, JDE Concrete needs a large fleet of equipment, tools, and vehicles to keep their business running, including large pump trucks and cranes. The company needed access to financing options so they could continue to grow, stay competitive, and maintain their high standards of service and integrity. However, according to owner Joel Eerdmans, obtaining financing for these large pieces of equipment can be tricky, and when funds don’t come through, it can create challenges.

Seeking alternative, creative financing solutions, JDE Concrete found Team Financial Group and chose to form a partnership based on the two companies’ shared values of faith and hard work. Joel Eerdmans says that since the first financing transaction over 10 years ago, Team Financial Group has never wavered in their commitment to helping his company grow.

“Initially, they provided funding and sound advice when we bought our Greenville operation, which really was key to the growth of JDE,” Joel says. “After that, Team Financial Group was creative in helping us acquire our current building by providing a quick and easy sale-leaseback to buy the property, which allowed me to move fast and also saved us significant closing costs and headaches.”

What makes the partnership invaluable, Joel says, is Team Financial Group’s guidance during big decisions, especially regarding strategic growth opportunities. Not only that, but Joel says he appreciates the way Team Financial Group makes every financing transaction fast, flexible, and efficient.


What makes the partnership invaluable, Joel says, is Team Financial Group’s guidance during big decisions, especially regarding strategic growth opportunities. Not only that, but Joel says he appreciates the way Team Financial Group makes every financing transaction fast, flexible, and efficient.


“Time is money for me,” Joel explains, “and Team Financial Group saves me so much time by making it extremely easy to get financing and service. When I need something, it is a simple phone call, email, or text, and it is done!”

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Duo Robotics supplies the automotive, aerospace, and composite industries with cost-effective turnkey robotic solutions. The company provides systems for material removal applications such as waterjet cutting, routing, and laser cutting, among others.

Based in Shelby Township, Michigan, Duo Robotics is the sister company of Duo Shanghai, Asia’s largest robotic water jet integrator. Duo Shanghai has captured more than 50% of the market in China since starting operations in 2010.

Team Financial Group’s Leasing Solutions Help Drive Sales for Duo Robotics

Duo Robotics initially partnered with Team Financial Group in September 2017 to finance a forklift. Duo Robotics considered several financing options and found that Team Financial Group offered the best package with the most flexibility.

Since then, Team Financial Group has maintained a relationship with Duo Robotics, partnering with them both as a customer and a vendor. Team Financial Group’s ability to provide leasing options for Duo Robotics’ customers has been especially helpful when selling the company’s robotics systems, according to Duo Robotics President Dominique Girard. No leasing is often a dealbreaker in these transactions, Girard says.

“Team Financial has gone the extra mile listening to our customers and our company, with several phone conferences,” says Girard. “We will encourage our potential customers to lease through Team Financial.”

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Harrison Tree & Lawn Care provides lawn fertilizing and complete tree care for Michigan residents in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties. The company offers a range of services that include integrated pest management, tree pruning and removal, landscaping, cabling, and screw rodding.

The company’s namesake, William Harrison, founded Harrison Tree & Lawn Care in 1927. Although the company has changed ownership since then, current owners (and brothers) John and Joseph Snider continue to run the company based on the principles it was founded on 80 years ago. Harrison Tree & Lawn builds lasting relationships in the community, thanks to a friendly, knowledgeable staff. The team at Harrison Tree & Lawn does outstanding work at an affordable rate and gives customers the information they need to decide which services are right for them.

Harrison Tree & Lawn Care Stays Competitive With Help From Team Financial Group

For Harrison Tree & Lawn Care to keep providing outstanding service, they need to maintain an up-to-date fleet of equipment. Thanks to the company’s longstanding partnership with Team Financial Group, they’ve always been able to secure the financing required to maintain their high standards for service and professionalism.

Harrison Tree & Lawn Care President John Snyder says he chose Team Financial Group as a partner because of the constant access to the staff and family atmosphere they provided. Not only did his company secure the financing they needed, John says, but they also gained a long-term partner in growth.

“Team Financial Group is there for us and our needs,” John says. “We are in constant communication with Tim and his reps. They are our financial mentors and help guide us through decision-making.”

Equipment that Harrison Tree & Lawn Care has acquired with help from Team Financial Group includes:

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At Team Financial Group, we offer a variety of flexible financing options and terms, and we’ll work with you to develop a plan that’s right for your business. Whether you’re a start-up looking to finance your first pieces of equipment or you need to scale up an established business to keep up with demand, Team Financial Group is here to help.

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Alchin’s Disposal Inc. is a waste removal provider for households, commercial businesses, and large industrial needs. As a family-owned local business in Livingston County, Michigan, Alchin’s Disposal has always placed a high value on their reputation in the community, so it staked its name on reliability, trusted employees, and fair pricing.

The company currently services over 13,000 accounts on a weekly basis. Although this volume sometimes creates challenges for the smaller family-owned business, as manager and family member Cory Alchin says, “With the right staff and a committed crew, we can accomplish a lot.”

Lack of Collateral Creates Financing Challenges

Like all businesses, Alchin’s Disposal occasionally faced challenges. One challenge always seemed to recur for the company: collateral. A lack of available assets to serve as collateral made it difficult for the company to get needed financing for new equipment and repairs to existing assets.

“Our financial needs as a company should not hinge on putting up our private homes and 401(k) accounts as collateral,” notes Cory Alchin.

Team Financial Group Delivers Fast Financing With Stellar Service

After getting a recommendation from another local lender, Alchin’s Disposal decided to contact Team Financial Group for help. The team at Alchin’s quickly found that working with Team Financial Group was a completely different experience than what they’d come to expect from other lenders.

“Other lenders were constantly asking for updated financials, treating you like a number and not a customer,” says Cory. “And they would ask for collateral up the wazoo! It almost made you feel like they wanted you to fail so they could seize your property.”

With help from Team Financial Group, Alchin’s Disposal was able to finance several major equipment purchases quickly and easily, including:

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“Life Is Good” at Alchin’s Disposal

With Team Financial Group, Cory says life became a lot easier for the whole family at Alchin’s Disposal. The company’s partnership with Team Financial Group took the stress out of finding qualified, reliable financing options.

Today, Alchin’s Disposal has been working with Team Financial Group consistently for almost three years. Now, says Cory, Alchin’s Disposal can make a phone call and get their financing needs addressed with just a couple days’ turnaround time.

“Life is good,” says Cory, “and Team Financial Group is a big part of that puzzle.

“Choose Team Financial Group. Talk to Matt M. If you have a good financial standing and are credit-worthy, Team Financial Group will help you do great things while being able to sleep well at night.” — Cory Alchin, Alchin’s Disposal Inc.


“Choose Team Financial Group. Talk to Matt M. If you have a good financial standing and are credit-worthy, Team Financial Group will help you do great things while being able to sleep well at night.” — Cory Alchin, Alchin’s Disposal Inc.


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LaFleur is a digital marketing agency based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Company President Chip LaFleur founded the agency in 2014, creating a culture in which businesses work in partnership and employees are treated like friends. Today, the agency employs a team of more than a dozen digital marketing professionals and works with a diverse roster of businesses throughout the country to provide data-driven, transparent marketing services.

LaFleur Needs a New Space, but Cash Flow Poses a Challenge

After several years of steady growth, LaFleur badly needed a new office to accommodate its expanding team. Chip wanted to create a space that reflected the same forward-looking vision communicated by the agency’s online and offline assets.

Building out and furnishing the new space was a high priority for LaFleur, but the agency was also taking some financial risks at the time. Chip felt these risks were necessary for the long-term success of the business, but between its growth strategy and the new office, the agency risked overextending its cash flow. He wanted to make the move once and do it right, so stopgap options like temporary furniture or planning for a later renovation didn’t feel like good solutions.

“We needed to identify a way to procure the furnishings and signage for our new space, get equipment for our team, and keep the business running full-steam, all without having to worry about the fact that all of these expenses were occurring at one time,” says Chip.

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With Team Financial Group, LaFleur Quickly and Easily Obtained Financing

Chip learned about Team Financial Group after speaking with one of the company’s other clients. Chip liked what he heard about Team Financial Group’s reputation, ethics, and customer service, so he decided to get in touch about financing options.

Chip had previous experience working with banks and other lenders, and he was worried about how long the process would take. However, he quickly found that with Team Financial Group, the financing process was faster and easier than he ever thought possible.

“With Team Financial Group, the financing agreement was simple and readable, and the turnaround time between the request and approval was literally minutes, not hours or days,” Chip says. “The terms were appealing, and I didn’t have to drop everything to go sign paperwork or verify collateral.”

With financing secured, cash flow no longer created a roadblock, and LaFleur moved forward with the new space. Today, the LaFleur team is proud to host clients and collaborate in their modern, beautifully constructed, and fully equipped office.

“Team Financial Group helped us get the technology we needed to work efficiently and the furnishings we needed to set up an efficient office designed to maximize our team’s creativity and output.”

Team Financial Group Forges a Long-Term Partnership With LaFleur

After moving into the new office, LaFleur continued to maintain a relationship with Team Financial Group. When Chip had several smaller projects he wanted to accomplish, he contacted Team Financial Group without hesitation.

“Team Financial Group’s reputation gave me confidence in the first project I worked on with them,” Chip says. “My own experience with them was so positive and easy; it was a clear choice on the additional projects. They follow up with me and work with me to help me grow my business, recognizing that when my business grows, my likelihood of needing their services increases.”

Chip says that based on his experience, more companies who haven’t explored equipment financing should consider its significant advantages, like tax benefits and an immediate cash flow increase. Once you decide to reap those benefits, Chip says, there’s no better partner in his experience than Team Financial Group.


“When you call Team Financial Group, you’ll talk to a real person who will take an interest in your business and help you determine whether they are the right fit for you or not. As a business owner, it can be challenging to get a broad perspective, but with Team Financial Group, they’re working with several businesses, likely some that are similar to yours. They will be able to provide you with insight from their dealings with other organizations within your vertical, and that alone is going to provide you with meaningful value.” — Chip LaFleur, Founder and President, LaFleur Marketing


Call Team Financial Group for Help With Your Business Equipment Needs

If your business needs to make important long-term investments but faces short-term cash flow issues, Team Financial Group is here to help. We offer a variety of financing options that we can customize to fit your unique business needs.

If you’re ready to get started, fill out our easy online application and let us do the rest. Or, if you have more questions, give us a call at 616-735-2393 or fill out our online contact form. We’d love to chat with you about your financing options.

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LaLonde’s Market offers the highest quality meats, seafood, and produce at fair market prices. The 3,500-square-foot market and butcher shop also sells a variety of other goods, including beer, wine, and liquor. LaLonde’s, which is based in Midland, Michigan, focuses on selling quality goods while offering the highest level of customer service.

As a Small Business, LaLonde’s Needs to Compete Against Larger Chain Stores

LaLonde’s Market has a loyal following in their local community, but they also face competition from large chains and big-box stores. LaLonde’s turned to their supplier relationships to explore opportunities, but they often got the feeling suppliers were more interested in cultivating relationships with the larger chains.

For LaLonde’s, one of the biggest challenges involved keeping up with equipment updates and repairs. A lack of available cash for equipment updates made it especially challenging to keep up with big-name competitors.

“Many independent [businesses] have to make do with used or old equipment because that’s all they can afford,” says owner LaLonde’s Market owner Scott MacNellis, “Sometimes, that puts us at a disadvantage with our competition.”

LaLonde’s had never considered commercial equipment financing to help address cash flow challenges. Then, while working with Consumer’s Energy to decrease the market’s energy costs, Scott and Emily MacNellis learned about Team Financial Group. The electrical contractor Michigan Energy Business Solutions recommended Team Financial Group for help with the Consumer’s Energy Electrical Upgrade and Michigan Saves programs. Team Financial Group offers energy financing for LED, HVAC, refrigeration, boilers, solar and more at rates as low as 0%.

Team Financial Group Helped LaLonde’s Cut Their Energy Bill by 25%

Team Financial Group provided financing so LaLonde’s could upgrade their lighting and electrical equipment. LaLonde’s was able to switch over much of their existing equipment to more energy-efficient options, including their:

These upgrades helped LaLonde’s cut their energy bill by 25%, saving the market thousands of dollars a year.

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LaLonde’s Turned to Team Financial Group for All Their Equipment Needs

LaLonde’s energy overhaul was just the beginning. The market’s point-of-sale (POS) system was more than 11 years old; the system showed significant wear, and the registers often crashed. The system was past its expiration date and in desperate need of an upgrade.

After wrapping up their energy project, LaLonde’s looked at getting a conventional loan to update their POS system. But after talking with a few banks and feeling unsatisfied with the offers they received, the market’s owners decided to call Team Financial Group and inquire about financing. Team Financial Group helped LaLonde’s settle on a financing solution that same day.

LaLonde’s owners Scott and Emily MacNellis admits that he and his wife hesitated before agreeing to partner with a financing company on the other side of the state. However, MacNellis says Team Financial Group did an outstanding job of staying in touch. Blake from Team Financial Group even visited LaLonde’s in person a few months later to check on the market’s progress and ask about any obstacles.

MacNellis also said he was thrilled with Team Financial Group’s competitive rates, easy approval process, and relentless dedication to outstanding customer service.

“Call Team Financial Group and tell them your story. Let them know what you hope to accomplish. They will really listen to your goals and needs. This has been the easiest financing we have had for new equipment and upgrades. I can call and talk to Blake anytime, and he knows who I am.” – Scott MacNellis, Owner of LaLonde’s Market

Call Team Financial Group for Help With Your Energy Saving and Equipment Needs

Need equipment upgrades to keep up with the competition? Team Financial Group can help. We offer a variety of financing options that we’ll customize to fit your unique business needs.

If you’re ready to get started, fill out our easy online application and let us do the rest. Or, if you have more questions, give us a call at 616-735-2393 or fill out our online contact form. We’d love to chat with you about your financing options.

 

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