Helping Women-Owned Businesses

Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty is happy to celebrate with Solid Start on April 11, 2019, as they hold the groundbreaking ceremonies for their new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 2801 Saluda Road in Lakeland. Greg Smith and Kyle Vreeland, of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, worked hand in hand alongside Solid Start Director of Operations, Mike Harris, during the site selection process and represented the entire transaction.

Solid Start is a female-owned and operated business with an enormous legacy dating back to 1976. From their very humble beginnings in the Willis family garage, Amber Kossak and Crystal Mathews set out to build a solid foundation of trust, confidence, and value with a full line of products that is unmatched in the automotive industry. Alongside the manufacturing of a full line of automotive treatments, supplements and performance additives, Solid Start provides complete and in-depth hands-on training for the entire product line.

In addition to their unparalleled customer service, the research and development team at Solid Start is consistently striving to ensure that they are more than able to handle today’s automotive technology and are prepared for the technological advances of tomorrow. This level of dedication to the customer has resulted in numerous awards including the 2015 Vendor of the Year for both the Automotive Oil Change Association and Grease Monkey International.

 

Pictured from left to right are the following: 1. Ron Hinkleman with Hinkleman Construction 2. Freddy Pascarella Vice President of Sales 3. Larrell Willis 4. Crystal Mathews, Vice President 5. Amber Kossak, President & CEO 6. Dale Willis 7. Mike Harris, Director of Operations 8. Greg Smith, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Pictured from left to right are the following: 1. Ron Hinkleman with Hinkleman Construction 2. Freddy Pascarella Vice President of Sales 3. Larrell Willis 4. Crystal Mathews, Vice President 5. Amber Kossak, President & CEO 6. Dale Willis 7. Mike Harris, Director of Operations 8. Greg Smith, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Meet Greg and Kyle

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Senior Advisor

Greg is the multi-family specialist at SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler whose primary emphasis is on mobile home parks and campgrounds. In addition, he specializes in small- to mid-sized office and industrial properties with an REO asset liquidation concentration.

Kyle Vreeland

Kyle Vreeland

Senior Advisor

Kyle is a recognized subject matter expert on Industrial and office properties in Polk County. He also leads the company’s consulting practice in the areas of building analysis and space planning, as well as development feasibility including architecture and construction.