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Customer Testimonials

“I have worked with Randy Bronkema at least 4-5 times – leases, buying/selling, etc.  I have never worked with a better prepared or more knowledgeable real estate salesman in my life.  Very hard working, and very comfortable in what he does.  His company should be proud to have Randy Bronkema represent them!”   

   Richard Bisbee, Owner  -  Bridge Electric

“Randy Bronkema is an exceptional professional, and I would use him again for industrial real estate needs.”   

   Patricia Duthler, Member - Duthler Truck Center

"I worked with Randy when we bought our new office building here in Grand Rapids.  I found him to be very knowledgeable of the industry and easy to work with - great on the details.  This property had a number of problems, and Randy worked through them with the skill that only a seasoned veteran could.  Our business is growing, and we have been involved in a number of real estate deals around the country.  We have found there is a big difference in realtors.  Pick the wrong one, and the entire project can be a nightmare.  Randy represents the best - a true professional.  I recommend him to anyone looking for commercial or industrial real estate."   

   Ron Williams, President - Williams Form Engineering Corp.

“I have worked with Randy on one acquisition, two dispositions, and three leases of property for my company and have found him to be a great representative for us.  He had our best interests in mind while making each transaction flow smoothly.  His persistence in getting accurate information and getting the transaction closed was greatly appreciated.”    

   Doug Nagel, Owner - Hi-Tech Engineering, Inc.

 “We had been looking for a building and land in the area north of Grand Rapids to relocate our operations.  The properties at 679 and 651 S State Street were perfect if purchased together.  One of the obstacles was that there were two different owners of the properties we targeted.  The land was the most important aspect to the transaction because we have a large outside storage need.  Randy did a fantastic job of helping us negotiate with the sellers of both properties.  His advice, attention to detail, and quick responses made all the difference – we would be happy to work with him again.”  

   Verne Cappell, Supervisor - Consumers' Energy ROW Acquisition, Title & Zoning/Permitting

“…I want to thank you for your help in completing this transaction.  Your market knowledge and assistance in the final negotiation were very beneficial to the process.”  

   Michael Litwin, Manager of Real Estate - Dayton's

“I have worked with Randy Bronkema on several difficult real estate deals, and Randy has been able to pull them together.  Randy is the type of broker who is not afraid to get his hands dirty.  When you need to move your real estate and you need a broker who will roll up his shirt sleeves and dig in and get it done, Randy is the right person for the job.”  

   Bart Hamlin, Vice President - Macatawa Bank

"Randy was referred to me prior to meeting him.  My company has been growing, and he has helped me with several leases as my agent.  He is always informative, detail oriented and knowledgeable of every aspect of the transaction from start to finish, from site selection, proposal presentation, negotiations, and finalization of all of the details.  Every time I had an assignment, Randy jumped on the opportunity to help me and was persistent to the end using his professional experience to my company's benefit.  Hiring Randy to work for you or your team, whether you are selling, buying, or leasing, is to your advantage.  He is the best and will help you to make the best real estate decisions."   

   David C. Kuritar, President - Unified Title & Settlement

"My sons and I worked with Randy to find a 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility.  That particular size in a freestanding building was a rare item.  Randy has a system in place so that he could notify us the same morning that the building went on the market.  With Randy's help, we were able to move fast and make an offer even before a realtor's sign went up.  Randy was present with the listing agent when the offer was made to the seller.  Randy feels it is in his client's best interest to see that there is no miscommunication.  Randy is a joy to work with.  He pays attention to details and always follows up."  

   John Becker, Partner - Consolidated Metal Products, Inc.

 "Our company's mission statement is 'ALTL -The best, as long as we serve,' and part of our quality policy statement says that if a vendor offers the best value, ALTL will create opportunities.  Randy came to us with a buyer who fit an opportunity in one of our facilities.  The deal that emerged was a win for both parties.  The deal took four months and a lot of patience to complete, but Randy's persistence and follow-up made it happen."   

   Ross Luurtsema, President - ALTL, Inc.

"I have worked with Randy Bronkema on several office leases and have found Randy to be an excellent representative for his clients.  He does this by doing whatever is necessary to truly understand his clients’ needs, by providing good solid advice, and working for win-win situations, which in leasing is important as it is the basis for a long term relationship.  Randy stays on top of the details and issues involved in a deal and follows through not only 'till the deal is done, but afterwards.  I can recommend Randy without hesitation to anyone looking for a realtor to represent them in an office real estate transaction."   

   Bill Battjes, Vice President/Broker - Belfry Development Corporation

“Thank you for your assistance in helping our client, Entergy Systems & Service, Inc., to reach its office objectives.  Your professionalism and prompt response has been appreciated very much by both Mike Farien and me.   If we can ever be of help to you here in Dallas, I hope you will give us a call.  I will certainly know who to turn to if another requirement comes up in your city….”   

   Tom Freeman, Office Properties Division - Grubb & Ellis

“We have worked with Randy Bronkema on several instances.  When the US-131 expressway was closed down, my company decided to find a branch location north of Grand Rapids.  Suitable sites were scarce, but Randy worked very hard, and we were able to find the perfect spot.  He also provided valuable information when we sold a building north of our location on Clyde Park Avenue.

   I find him to be very knowledgeable and very easy to work with.  I would recommend him to anyone either selling or purchasing a commercial or industrial real estate property.  It’s a pleasure to work with someone with his energy and enthusiasm.”

   DickYoung - Behler-Young Company

“Just a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the work you did for us.  Much of the time it was like trying to sweep water uphill – but you did get it all done – and kept everyone happy during the process.  Great job!  We’re grateful.”

   Jay Newhof


“Recently, we had the pleasure of working with your company under the guidance of Randy Bronkema.  A few years ago, Randy was referred to us by another satisfied client, and while we weren’t in a position to sell just yet, Randy continued to keep in touch and advise us on what improvements would complement the resale value of the property, while always making himself available to address other questions as well.

   Randy displayed the utmost professionalism and expertise in administering the sale of our property.  He was very informative and took full responsibility to see that our transaction was handled properly.  We would like to convey our thanks to you, your company, and especially Randy for the fine service we received.”

   Jamie May - Ameriprise

“A few months ago, I entrusted your company to sell a property for me on Crofton Street, SE.  Until recently it was occupied by Hill Machinery Company which is owned and operated by my son, Don Vanden Bos Jr.  He has now relocated to a new 46,000 square foot building near the airport.

   I had never, before this endeavor, had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr. Bronkema in whose hands this project was placed.  From the very first instant I was impressed with Randy’s mannerisms.  Recently, the final signatures were affixed by both parties to consummate the sale of the Crofton Street property.

   I was so impressed by the professional and courteous manner which Randy exhibited to me in the last several months, I felt obliged to make you aware of my feelings.

   Chances are, I will not have any more commercial or industrial property to dispose of or reasons to purchase same, but be assured that I will recommend Mr. Bronkema most highly to anyone.”

   Don Vanden Bos Sr.

“I had a conversation today with Dick Kuchnicki of Philip Morris USA.  He is very pleased with the services provided by your company and Randy Bronkema.  He stated more than once that he was glad I had asked you to contact him.  I thought that you and Randy would like to know how pleased Dick is with him.”

   John Bryan - Long Development 

“Thank you for assisting me in the sale of my industrial property.  I appreciate you r persistence in keeping the sale on track, especially when the buyer became a little disinterested.

   I will be referring you to my friends when the need arises, and I will be contacting you if I decide to relocate my business.”

   Art Blackport, Owner - De Groot Moving & Storage Co.


“A note of appreciation for your prompt and professional response to our recent request regarding Grand Rapids.  I will keep you abreast of that situation, and you will be our contact in Michigan with further developments.”

   Jim Craige, Real Estate Department - United Refrigeration, Inc.


“…..Just to let you know that I very much appreciated the fine work you did in getting us set up last March.  We are very happy with the space and with our involvement in West Michigan………We believe that in the next five years, we will be a substantial player in the big West Michigan game, and very likely will want to build ourselves…..When that time comes, I look forward to working with you again!”

   Bob Hartin, CEO


“…Randy, I really appreciate your working with me this whole time and being very patient as this has been a very challenging period for us.  Your knowledge and advising had been very crucial and helpful to the decisions we have made up to this point….”

   Shayne Eisenga - Natural Choice Foods

“I want to thank you for the hard work you accomplished for PROCARE Landscape Management Inc.  Our company journey from July, 2007 to November, 2008 took many twists and turns.  It was good to explore all the possibilities and options available to my company.  

   We are very happy with our lease and future purchase of our facility and property at 675 Clyde Ct, Byron Center MI 49315.

   I would highly recommend Randy Bronkema as a commercial/industrial real estate agent.  He worked hard and always understood my specific company need.”

   Dirk Bakhuyzen, President - PROCARE


"I really enjoy working with Randy Bronkema, and I think he does a fantastic job. He is accessible, knowledgeable, and has an uncanny knack for matching tenants/users with the space available.

   Keep up the good work!"

   Charlie Secchia - SIBSCO Development