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Client Testimonials

PPL Group’s repeat clients tell us they appreciate our professionalism, our straight-forward approach, and our consistently excellent results. They’ve shared with us that in an industry which can be intimidating and difficult to navigate, they find PPL Group honest, cooperative, and always accessible.

I have known and done business with PPL Group for three years now and would highly recommend them to handle a sale or auction. It has been our pleasure to work with them and I would highly recommend their services.

JOSEPH M. FRENZEL Senior VP, Wintrust Financial

When we called you, we were on the edge – the machinery was in danger of being repossessed, the bank was going to lock our doors, our personal finances were a wreck and we didn’t know if we could pay our employees. Your confidence was crucial to keeping our doors open, as well as keeping our employees working.

It was definitely a long and hard 18 months, BUT WE DID IT!! Thank you.

Owner Precision Machine Shop in NY

Thanks for all your efforts on getting this deal done and closed!

I seriously believe we did the absolute best which could have been done –Alex, Michael and Gary did a great job marketing the equipment through a multitude of database sources, Michael did an amazing job following through with all the title issues and Kristen and Gwen kept it all together throughout the whole process up to the final closing. As always, it was a pleasure working with all of you.

Tony Liobos Managing Partner, Crown Partners LP

Bottom line… they hit the ball out of the park and we were extremely satisfied with the results!

Martin Gallun Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., President and CEO

Optimus has used PPL on several deals, and our experience with them and their services always exceeded our expectations. We engaged PPL on a very large auction which involved both equipment and inventory, across multiple locations.

Their marketing, sourcing and sales process resulted in the maximum sale price for our client. We used them again to provide short term finance for a distressed business that needed to quickly exit their bank; PPL’s professionals provided a seamless capital structure that allowed the business to move forward.

From the beginning to the end of the projects, PPL always drove the process, and created positive end results that helped our clients during difficult situations.

Kevin M. Seiberlich Owner/Managing Director, Optimus Financial Services

I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the efforts put forth by you and your organization for the preparation and flawless execution of our excess equipment auction.

You assumed all responsibility for liquidating our excess equipment – as I had no experience in how an auction should be orchestrated, I relied heavily on you to get this done. I know your staff put in many hours preparing the shop floor and marketing the equipment to as many on-site and on-line bidders as possible. The final result proved your value.

Your organization does great work and I am appreciative of everything all of you did to make our auction so successful.

Joe Schuetz CFO, SST Bearing Corporation

I am frequently afraid to deal with the large national liquidators, as from my experience, I see them overcharging and providing little service. I was pleasantly surprised when I dealt with PPL Group, as they changed my perspective of large firms.

PPL Group came into a litigation morass and worked to make a deal work for everyone involved.

I found them to be professional, accommodating, and extremely cooperative – doing whatever necessary to get the deal done. After everything was finished, I followed up several months later for a minor item, and PPL Group was right there providing what I needed quickly and efficiently.

William G. Schwab, Esquire Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, US Bankruptcy Court for Middle District of PA, William G. Schwab & Associates

PPL’s reputation for quality and efficiency is well earned. During a complicated chapter 11 bankruptcy case last year, my client asked that PPL assist in liquidating corporate assets located across the continental U.S.

Through execution of a strategic and expedient marketing process, PPL, led by Alex Mazer, maximized the value of the corporate assets at liquidation. Alex was diligent, responsive, and ultimately a pleasure to work with.

As I have in the past, I would gladly recommend turning to Alex and PPL for colleagues in need of an auctioneer.

Michael Brandess Bankruptcy Attorney

PPL consistently meets our extraordinarily high standards with respect to initiating, monitoring, and completing a public sale or asset disposition. I have found them dependable, friendly, and totally transparent. Their attention to detail, and willingness to listen to my needs is extremely important to the conduct of my business and essential to maintain continuing relationships with my referral sources.

Howard B. Samuels President, Rally Capital Services, LLC

David and his team at PPL are always on the top of my short list when I need the services of a professional auctioneer. PPL has proven to be especially helpful when I am faced with the really tough situations and time is of the essence. They get the job done the right way, and always seem to exceed stakeholders’ expectations.

Sandor Jacobson Restructuring Principal, Plante Moran

Day 1: KDA was open for potential customers to examine and inspect the auction items.
Day 2: Live and online auction was held.
Days 3-4-5: 100% of the sold machines were sold and picked up from KDA Design.

The timing and professional handling of the auction was outstanding and trouble-free. Excellent job, well done.

John Howard EO & Owner, KDA Design

After the completion of two sizeable auctions, I felt compelled to let you know my experience with PPL as a pleasant surprise. I say pleasant because I had heard enough horror stories about the challenges associated with performing a large auction.

As expected, we did have some issues during the process, but we were able to work them out amicably. The team was easy to work with, and they managed the process in a safe, professional manner. McDermott’s expectations were met for value and schedule.

In closing, thank you for making what could have been a very difficult process, into a pleasure.

Brian P. Gauthreaux General Manager of Morgan City Facility, McDermott, Inc.

Prior to working with PPL we had never done an auction. We interviewed several companies to perform our equipment auction and selected PPL because of their professionalism and straight-forward way of doing business.

PPL exceeded every expectation we had. They did exactly what they told us on the timeline they gave us. My biggest concern related to equipment removal; they were on site the entire time during the equipment removal and managed the process proactively.

Most importantly, the PPL team were always available to speak if we had any questions. They listened to our questions and addressed them immediately.

We were completely satisfied with PPL and would highly recommend their services.

Matt Seyffert Project Manager, Knape & Vogt

I have known and worked with PPL Group LLC on 15 different projects over 10 years. Some have been small, single machine inquiries and others have been $1M auctions. I continue to call PPL as they are extremely knowledgeable concerning a vast array of equipment and I have always been pleased with the outcome.

Very easy to work with – responsive and on-the-mark concerning their estimates. I have recommended PPL Group several times over the past 10 years and would not hesitate to do so in the future.

Brian Kluge Director of Operations, Ryerson Inc.

I am most pleased to recommend PPL Group as an equipment disposition firm. My company has used PPL on several equipment disposition projects in the past.

An auction is not just about buying and selling, it’s about meeting business goals. In choosing an auction company, I look for a company that I can trust, is honest about what to expect during the auction process and upon the conclusion of the sale, and offers the best value. PPL Group has been my choice and has always lived up to my expectations.

Art Garcia Director of Real Estate and Property, Newell Rubbermaid