The Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction, an XLerate Group auction, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with more than $15,000 in cash and prizes awarded to dealer customers who attended the sale.
Don DeVries founded the auction in 1976 at what the auction calls the “Crossroads of Michigan.” The original two-lane sale has grown into a five-lane 26,000-square-feet facility on 65 acres.
The property includes a 9-bay reconditioning facility, a full-service mechanical repair shop, a restaurant and snack bar.
Greater Kalamazoo also maintains its own transportation department and will arrange for pick-up or delivery of any vehicle.
Greater Kalamazoo joined the XLerate Group in May 2015.
In December, the auction added an additional Fastart sale on the first and third Thursday of every month that begins at 9 a.m.
“By taking advantage of the many services offered by Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction, each customer expands his own automotive marketing efforts and benefits in terms of time and financial return,” said Daryl DeVries, general manager.
“Above all, each customer, whether buying or selling, returns time and time again because of the special qualities that set GKAA apart from the rest. We have a strong team of loyal employees that go the extra mile each and