The Ballots Are IN for 2018…

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The 2018 People’s Choice?  Martin Implement!
In our recent Thanksgiving post, we offered our gratitude to the many customers who have appeared on our Spotlight Pages.

As this election year draws to a close, we just wanted to take a chance to thank all of our customers for giving us your vote. We’re here to serve YOU, and we’re back for yet another term.

We tally your votes on our Customer Reviews. And after all the votes were counted again at the end of this year, we’re happy to report that we’re still winning by a landslide: Continue reading

Buy Now, Reduce your 2018 Taxable Income (Section 179 to the Rescue!)

dollar-943737_1920To recognize tax savings through Section 179 for 2018, your new (or used!) equipment must be purchased and placed into service by 12/31/2018. 

January 2, 2018, was a great day for your business. That’s because H.R.1, also known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed into law, and it created a new opportunity for you to add equipment to your fleet. Continue reading

MyDealer Access – My Equipment Section

CDK MyDealer Access is a 24/7 readily accessible application that will assist you in handling your equipment fleet management via mobile device or computer. In the My Equipment section for a particular machine, you can review service contracts, request new service, monitor the statuses of open work orders and add or review service history. Machine details such as hours are added or updated here. You can indicate in the application that you’re ready to trade or sell the machine or that you no longer own it. Check it out:

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Thanks For Putting Us At The Top Of The List!

Martin Implement would like to express its extreme gratitude to our customers for the feedback they’ve submitted through our SATISFYD survey program. Your support of our dealership has earned us recognition as a 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer. SATISFYD annually selects its top 55 performers from a client base of over 1,000 equipment dealers. In the words of SATISFYD President & CEO, Ryan Condon, “The Top Dealer Award is presented only to a dealer group that exemplifies superior customer satisfaction, achieves best-in-class customer experience scores and makes a profound impact on the dealership and customers.” Continue reading

Next Week’s UCA Spring Showcase 2018

UCA members: we’re proud to be heading to this year’s Underground Contractors Association of Illinois Spring Showcase to kick off this years construction season. Drop by and visit with us at the exhibit, or during the later festivities. Remember the event is on Tuesday April 17th at Venuti’s Ristorante & Banquets in Addison.

Meet Us At The 2018 IAAP Convention

Join us at the 2018 IAAP convention. The event put together by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, kicks off at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL on April 11th. This event, the largest aggregate industry convention in the Midwest, provides a unique opportunity to expand your business relationships, learn about industry issues, and spend time with friends and colleagues. Continue reading

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau Visits Martin Implement

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau was in for a visit with Martin Implement’s ownership group this afternoon. Prior to winning the mayoral election in April of last year, Keith was well acquainted with Martin Implement through his business, GroundsKeeper Lawncare. Mayor Pekau was kind enough to acknowledge our company’s 73-year tenure with the village and to ask what resources would benefit the business community. He shared an exciting vision for Orland Park of the future! Continue reading

Come Join Martin Implement at the 2018 iLandscape Show!

The 5th annual iLandscape Show  put together by the ILCA kicks off at the end of this month. As always, a stellar lineup of speakers, education and industry fun is in store, and we look forward to connecting with you.

We’ll be in attendance each of the three days, Wednesday, January 31st through Friday, February 3rd. The show starts at 9 am on Wednesday through Friday until 4:30 pm (ending earlier on Friday) with special scheduled events to follow. Continue reading

5 Key Review Platforms for Landscape Businesses

Positive online reviews are vital for landscape businesses, as they are for any small business. Why? Recent stats indicate people trust online reviews as much as a recommendation from someone they know, and reviews can impact the trust of possible new customers that intend to buy. There’s a guide that’ll go over the top 5 review sites you’ll want to consider if you’re in the landscaping industry and bonus: tips on how to succeed leveraging the platform. Earning positive reviews in the right places can bring customers your way, so you’ll want check out this guide.