Today I want to take a minute to tell you about all the wonderful people that work at this wonderful dealership. They make Grandville Trailer a great place to work and do business. It’s not all about the trailers… It’s about the people!
Let’s start with the owner, Dave. I probably don’t need to talk about him because you probably already know him. Everyone in west Michigan seems to know Dave Tosh. He’s fun, kind, generous and everybody’s friend. Before he stepped into the exciting world of trailers, he had a counter top business called Tosh’s Tops. After giving everyone in Grand Rapids new and beautiful counters, he decided it was time to sell everyone in Grand Rapids a trailer! Dave runs a fair and honest business. He genuinely loves his job and seeks to do right by his customers and employees. On his few days off, he hunts, travels all over to visit family, and cruises around in his fully restored 67′ Mustang.
One of the things that makes Grandville Trailer stand out is our excellent service department. Our mechanics work hard to keep customers’ trailers working perfectly. Among other things, they repack bearings, replace electric and hydraulic brakes, install hitches, and repair damaged trailers.
Joe is our head mechanic and has been at Grandville Trailer longer than anyone else. (His assistant Phil has been with Grandville Trailer for almost a year, and the two of them make a great team). Joe works hard and does his job very well. Joe’s love for repairing things has led him to several auctions where he has purchased different machinery items in need of repair. A gear head with a green thumb, he also has a passion for gardening. We hope that Joe will continue to stick around for a long time!
We strive to have the best selection of cargo, utility, dump and landscape trailers possible. We also want to make sure we have all the right parts and supplies in our store. We have an awesome team of guys that work together to make sure our customers get all their questions answered. We don’t want to sell trailers for the sake of selling trailers. We genuinely want our customers to walk away happy, informed and satisfied with their experience.
John just may be the heart of Grandville Trailer. He is an awesome employee who loves his job and loves to give customers a great experience. He is patient, thorough and very knowledgeable about our products. He is “Papa” to six sweet grandkids, and in his free time he enjoys bowling, camping and just spending time with his wonderful family.
Greg is the son of Dave and Andrea. He’s a goofy guy with a love for people. He keeps things fun at work, but don’t let that fool you. He works hard and knows a lot about trailers. He spends his free time with his beautiful wife, disc golfing, scoping out new breweries in Grand Rapids or reading “What to expect when you’re expecting”. That’s right, Greg and his wife are expecting their first child (baby boy) this October. We are so excited for the two of them, and cannot wait to meet the little guy.
Jim Is a retired 7th and 8th grade computer teacher, and is a part-time employee of Grandville Trailer. He is a man of many talents and he is gifted musically with singing and playing the guitar. He recently began leading worship at Lifeline Church! Jim also has a passion for building and has almost completed the year long project of building his new house. We are thankful to have him on board!
Lance joined us a few months ago, making him the newest member at Grandville Trailer. He is quickly learning the in’s and out’s of the industry, and is really enjoying meeting all of the customers. He is a true Michigander at heart and loves his sports, especially basketball and golf. He and his lovely wife, one and a half year old daughter, and 3 four legged family members (his dogs) are currently in the process of finding a new home for their growing family. We are grateful to have found him. He makes a great addition.
Behind the Scenes
Ron is Grandville Trailer’s trailer master, and you will see why. He is the one who oversees the coming and going of trailers, he keeps our lot nice and tidy by organizing the trailers by height and size, takes photos of new inventory for our website, preps the trailers for the lot, and keeps the trailers nice and clean. And as if that’s not enough, he also cuts the grass, and takes care of all other building maintenance needs. We appreciate everything he does to make our place look nice, and run smoothly.
Brendan, is a high school senior at South Christian. He is very active in a youth program called Teens Encountering Christ (TEC). Brendan is planning on attending Cornerstone University in the fall of 2017. He spends his Saturday’s working at Grandville Trailer during the school year, cleaning the store, vacuuming, taking out the trash and his greatest task, putting up with Greg’s antics.
Andrea is Dave’s wife and she has been by his side through it all. They work together in running this awesome dealership. Andrea does all of Grandville Trailer’s bookkeeping and a whole lot of paperwork. She spends a lot of her time volunteering, working out, spoiling her grandbabies, and just loving on all the people in her life. Grandville Trailer is blessed to have her around and so is her family!
And then there’s me, Meagan. I am Dave and Andrea’s niece. I’m here in the mitten state with my awesome husband and crazy 9 month old puppy. I’m a full time waitress at a local restaurant, and work part time for Grandville Trailer doing their computer marketing. I was so excited when they asked me to be a part of their team and in the process I’m learning a lot about marketing, trailers and everything in between. I’m loving every minute of it and I’m so glad to be doing my part to keep our customers informed!
Have you had a good experience at Grandville Trailer because of these people? If so, could you leave us a quick review? We are so thankful for your business and a couple positive sentences from you could do a lot for our little store! You can leave a review on Google, or on our Facebook page. Thank you and we look forward to working with you in the future!
At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!