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Family-owned and operated for over 90 years!

Since 1928, we’ve worked with trusted manufacturers to give you the best of the best for your projects and services.

We’re dedicated to providing our customers with a premium experience in customer service with the right people and the right products. At Hoekstra, customer satisfaction is our driving force.

Proud of our past. Dedicated to the present. Excited for the future.

During the early 1900’s John F Hoekstra worked on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company as a technician. He later decided to move to Grand Rapids and perform mechanic work on the side. As the demand for John F’s work increased, and local farmers started requesting equipment made to their specifications, the side work became more than just a side job. In 1928 John F decided to make his hobby a full time job, opening Hoekstra Truck Equipment, including parts, service and sales operations for work-ready trucks.



    John F Hoekstra opens Hoekstra Truck Equipment.



    Expands product offerings, becoming a Superior Bus Dealer and entering the school bus industry.



    Alfred Hoekstra, John F Hoekstra’s brother, acquires the business.



    Moves from 18 Coldbrook NW to 260 36th St location.



    Expands product offerings further, becoming a StarTrans Dealer, entering the shuttle bus industry.



    Superior Bus is liquidated, presenting the opportunity to become a Thomas Built Buses dealer, representing the West Side of Michigan.



    Purchases Thomas Bus Sales of Michigan, gaining the East side of Michigan & becoming Thomas Built Buses sole dealer for the state of Michigan.



    Opening of second Hoekstra operation at 555 Oliver St. in Troy, Michigan.



    Hoekstra Leasing division established to meet the growing demands for full service lease and maintenance programs in the school bus transportation industry.



    In order to meet the needs and specifications of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the customers MDOT serves, Hoekstra becomes an Eldorado Dealer.



    Hoekstra Transportation is formed, a subsidiary of Hoekstra Truck Equipment. Hoekstra Transportation includes school bus and shuttle bus sales, service and parts.



    Opening of third Hoekstra operation at 3741 Roger B Chaffee Mem Blvd in Grand Rapids, MI to house the West Side of Michigan school bus and shuttle bus operations. Hoekstra Transportation is awarded Thomas Built Buses Dealer of the Year.



    In order to meet the growing demand for Commercial Vans, Hoekstra becomes a Freightliner Sprinter Dealer.



    Mark & Tom Hoekstra, John Hoekstra’s sons, acquire business.



    Allied Specialty Vehicle (ASV), now REV Group, purchases Eldorado, allowing Hoekstra’s shuttle bus division to expand their product offerings to include the Federal Coach, Goshen Coach, Champion Bus, Collins Bus, and World Trans shuttle bus brands.



    Opening of Rentals Division to satisfy growing requests to rent 8 – 28 passenger commercial vans & shuttle buses.



    Acquires Mobility Transportation Services, expanding the shuttle bus product offerings further and becoming a MobilityTRANS, BraunAbility and Revability by VMI dealer.