THE M&K STORY
M & K Quality Truck Sales was incorporated in 1989, when successful salesperson, Ron Meyering bought the used truck inventory of a leasing company to become an entrepreneur in his own right. Over the next decade, Ron steadily grew the business, and when the opportunity to acquire Volvo truck dealerships in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo came along in 2002, he added these high-quality new trucks – as well as a second location – to the company.
The Mack brand was added to the M & K family in Kalamazoo in 2003, and that location moved to an expanded facility the following year. 2006 was a year of major growth for M & K when we acquired the Mack franchise in Grand Rapids, and the company’s West Michigan footprint grew with the addition of a Holland parts and service location and a body shop in Dorr.
In 2010, M & K acquired a dealership in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in 2011 added Mack trucks to its product offerings. 2012 saw the move of our company’s Body Shop in West Michigan to the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming, adding capacity and establishing it as M & K Truck & Trailer, LLC.
M & K expanded into the Chicago-area market in late 2012 with the acquisition of three dealerships there: Chicago Mack, Chicago Truck and Mack of Joliet, allowing the company to become the largest Mack/Volvo dealer group in the Midwest, and among the largest in the U.S.
Feeling the need to shift our corporate strategy to take on a stronger vision and enable continued growth – M & K Quality Truck Sales became M&K Truck Centers in May of 2014. Being full-service dealerships and employing more than 400 talented people, the dealership network in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan proudly feature the new brand identity of M&K Truck Centers.
2014 has proven to be a big year for M&K Truck Centers after announcing our name change. We expanded the Byron Center service facility an additional 11,050 square feet bringing capacity to 31 full service bays for our growing customer base. M&K opened a facility in Kokomo, Indiana to offer general service and repairs, parts, rental and leasing vehicles and contract maintenance for customers. And we relocated the Holland parts and service building to double the capacity. Additionally, a new state-of-the art dealership off I-94 in Kalamazoo opened in December.
Continuing on our growth trajectory, M&K absorbed the Melrose Park parts operation into a new 70,000 sq. ft. dealership in Des Plaines, IL. This move created additional job opportunities for the company and enhanced customer support near the O’Hare airport. Also, in a strategic move to be have the best locations for our dealerships, this new facility brings M&K to a total of 4 in the Chicago area. We are also able offer our own financing for truck purchases through M&K Financial.In 2016, we celebrated the grand opening of M&K Indianapolis North. Our Indy North dealership is a complete renovation and expansion of an existing facility that provides 30,000 total square feet of available space, including an extensive inventory of Mack and Volvo parts. Combined with our locations in Indianapolis and Kokomo, M&K offers one of the largest parts inventories in Indiana; while a dedicated fleet of delivery trucks throughout Central Indiana ensure parts get to customers quickly. 2015 and 2014 Dealer of the Year for Volvo Trucks in North America, as well as 2015 and 2014 Central Region Dealer of the Year for Mack, M&K represents Mack, Volvo, Hino, and Isuzu trucks; Wabash, Benson, East, Transcraft, and Mac trailers; and Renegade custom luxury motor coaches. Our comprehensive service offerings include financing, leasing and rental services as a member of NationaLease, service and repair on all makes and models, and one of the industry’s largest parts inventories. M&K employs over 600 talented people across 12 locations in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, and is headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan.