Testimonials

OAKLAND COUNTY

Troy has a fundamental understanding of the importance of new investment and creative ways of helping businesses grow in their community. The fact that they can process basic building permits in sometimes less than 48 hours is so significantly important to economic sustainability. They're doing great work."

Matt Gibb
Deputy Executive
Oakland County
January 2015


SUNTEL SERVICES

When we relocated our headquarters in 2007, Troy was the clear choice for our business. It has a vibrant business community and you cannot beat the easy access to highways. Everywhere you look there is continued growth which is great to see. Our SunTel team enjoys the perks that the City has to offer including the restaurants, shopping and parks. We are happy to be a Troy-based business.

Gary Jackson
President
SunTel
November 2014


ELEFANT

We are happy to choose Troy for our Business location. I believe Troy is a great location for us. We also will be a great source for innovation for every business in the area.

Stanimir Gospodinov
Partner
Elefant
November 2014


AET Integration

Troy was a logical location for us to move our expanding business. AET Integration is a technology firm specializing in research, development, engineering, and testing of materials, welding/joining, and forming. The location is convenient for our customers and there are many other progressive engineering businesses in this area. In addition, we see the city of Troy as a place for growth and innovation.

Cindy Jiang
Founding Owner & President
AET Integration
April 2014


NEXTEP SYSTEMS

NEXTEP SYSTEMS was founded in 2005 and has enjoyed Troy as a setting for our headquarters ever since. All four offices (three previous and current) have been on the Big Beaver corridor, which provides easy access for our employees. There is an impressive talent pool within a 30 minute drive to Big Beaver and I-75. Rental rates are reasonable and our employees appreciate the many dining options and proximity to Somerset. Customers visiting from DTW have no problem finding us and the city provides an impressive backdrop for a technology company like NEXTEP. We plan to be a Troy-based company for many years to come.

Tommy Woycik
President
NEXTEP SYSTEMS
December 2013


AirTime Trampoline

When looking for the city to launch our business, we looked at sites from Boston to Miami and decided on Troy. Troy provided a strong economy and demographics, strong schools and wonderful sense of community. Moving from Ohio to Troy to start a business was a big life change but we could not be happier to have selected Troy for the flagship location of AirTime Trampoline. Everyone at City Hall have been wonderful advocates for our business and have helped in making AirTime a success. We are launching three new locations in Michigan and have plans for international expansion as well. Thank you to the City of Troy. You have made Troy feel like home.

Pam & Will Wannemacher
Owners
AirTime Trampoline
September 2013


Blue Wheel Media

"Think of Troy like a river or port 2,000 years ago. Every town and civilization was created around rivers and ports because of the easy access to commerce, visibility to others, and efficiency to nearby support. Troy has everything my business needs. Visibility of our building and presence, food and amazing lunch spots near by to make for efficient days for our team, and a network of business men and women stronger than anywhere else in the area."

Trevor George
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Wheel Media
June 2013


Unified Business Technologies, Inc.

“The City of Troy has a distinguished business-friendly attitude. Our company, UBT, purchased a building in Troy and completely redesigned it with “green” technology including geothermal wells, radiant heating, foam insulation, white PVC membrane roof technology, energy efficient lighting and electrical components, and recycled bamboo furniture. When we experienced obstacles with plumbing and our geothermal wells throughout the redesign, the City of Troy was fantastic in obtaining the pertinent historical data we needed to make the repairs and move our team into our new home. And to our pleasant surprise, the City of Troy followed up in person to verify that our construction was running smoothly so that we could safely operate our business once we settled in. We are extremely happy to have relocated to Troy and would highly recommend this city to any business looking for a new home!"

Michelle D'Souza
Chief Executive Officer
Unified Business technologies, Inc.
April 2013


Farbman Group

“Troy is a City that understands and proactively addresses the needs of its business community. We have always found an open mind and an open door when it comes to approaching the City"

Andy Gutman
Chief Financial Officer
Farbman Group
April 2013


SIGNARAMA

“We moved our Metro Detroit SIGNARAMA headquarters into an existing 14,000 sq. ft. building off Rochester Road, south of Big Beaver, with an award winning team of sign experts ready to make your sign project a success.  We just wrapped up the strongest January in our company’s 14 year history! Moving to Troy has been wonderful!"

Bob Chapa
President
SIGNARAMA
February 2013


Autoline Industries Ltd.

“Thanks for taking the time to organize the Manager’s Business Roundtable. It was very informative and I look forward to working with the City and you in particular. The event was so good that 3 out of the 4 businesses already have connected and purchase orders will be issued within a week…”

Sri Bramadesam
President
Autoline Industries Ltd.
January 2013


ALLSTAR Transportation Inc.

"We moved ALLSTAR Transportation headquarters to Troy recently. They welcomed us and we made the move and building relocation with ease. Our location is great, no crime and a great buy in terms of property value. If you are looking to relocate, I would strongly recommend that you consider Troy."

Bob Beutel
President
ALLSTAR Transportation Inc.
November 2012


Plex Systems

"We believe Troy is more central, so for recruiting throughout the Detroit area, this is more convenient."

Mark Symonds
Chief Executive Officer
Plex Systems
October 2012


Mahindra Engineering

"Mahindra looked at Illinois, the Netherlands and other locations when scouting a spot for a technical center in the West. And we found that Troy was the best location for engineers, for access to design and testing. Mahindra is keen to be a part of this ecosystem and culture."

Rajan Wadhera
Chief Executive for Technology, Products & Sourcing
Mahindra Engineering
September 2012


PSD Global

"I am very grateful for the wonderful help you provided and was extremely impressed how Troy went above and beyond what any other economic development agency provided. I know that the companies were also very impressed and that they will consider Troy when they are ready to set up in Michigan. Thank you again so much."

Patrick Dine
President & CEO
PSD Global
September 2012


Air Armor, LLC

"All of the Air Armor team members are Michigan natives and Air Armor selected Troy as the ideal location for its "Made in America" product line due to the close proximity to the many safety technology companies that reside in Southeast Michigan. Air Armor is working with the City of Troy and Oakland County Economic Development teams to further enhance its exposure in the marketplace and identify funding opportunities for further growth and expansion."

Mike Morelli
Director of Sales
Air Armor, LLC
July 2012


First Choice Coffee Service

"First Choice Coffee Service has been in business for 40 years. We are a B2B type business and Troy has approximately 6,000 businesses located in its city, this creates great opportunities right in our own backyard and it has a close proximity to other communities with great business opportunities as well. We currently service over 200 business in the City of Troy and hope to grow this number double in the next couple of years. The city is very business friendly and coupled with one of the best Chambers of Commerce that I have seen in years we can only see a win win situation. We are excited to be here."

Gary D. Clark
Sales Manager
First Choice Coffee
June 2012


Sandler Training

"As the owner of my company, Sandler Training, picking the right location for our office was a critical choice. We needed a location that would not only be convenient for our clients, but one that would allow us to be close to a number of different industries. After looking at many of the cities in Southeast Michigan, it became clear to us that Troy was going to be the right partner for our business. An office in Troy means that your company is placed in the heart of growth and opportunity here in Michigan. Troy is a beautiful, vibrant business community, and we're more than pleased to call it home."

Erik Meier
Owner
Sandler Training
May 2012


Huntington Bank

“Huntington Bank is proud to call Troy home for our East Michigan Headquarters. The City of Troy has been a supportive and collaborative Team to work with and we feel very welcomed by the community. Troy’s central location in the region is critical to our Huntington East Michigan Operation.”

Mike Fezzey
Regional President
Huntington - East Michigan
April 2012


Media Genesis

"Troy is a wonderful location for us. It’s the seat of many North American headquarters and it has great access to all the major markets in SE Michigan that we serve – from Detroit, Auburn Hills, Birmingham, Warren and relatively quick access to Dearborn and Ann Arbor."

Melis Mandal
Marketing Coordinator, Media Genesis
February, 2012


Alliance Mobile Health

"My business has operated in the City of Troy for six years, and we couldn't have found a better place to purchase a building. We have a great relationship with the Police and Fire Departments and City Government is very responsive to your needs. I manage an emergency medical transportation business so having quick access to the major freeways is a huge plus. The City of Troy is a great place to work."

Laurie Thiel
CEO, Alliance Mobile Health
February, 2012


Aerotek

"Aerotek, Inc. has been in Troy for over five years now and we are very satisfied with the amenities the City of Troy provides as a host for businesses in the area. We share our floor with two of our affiliating companies, Allegis Group Services and EASi Engineering who have their own suites and operate independently. Combined, the Allegis Group companies reside in over 25,000 square feet of office space in our building on 901 Tower Drive. Aerotek just renewed our lease for five years and are very happy to keep our location in Troy. With the many restaurants and easy access along the I-75 corridor, Aerotek is happy to be a part of the Troy business community."

B.J. Lennon
Director of Business Operations, Aerotek
February, 2012


International Academy of Design & Technology

"The International Academy of Design & Technology has had the privilege of being located in Troy, MI for the past nine years. We’re extremely impressed with the city services provided and the level of professionalism exhibited by city staff. With a relatively low property tax rate, the value proposition that Troy offers for a full service city is difficult to beat in other municipalities. I highly recommend that organizations put the City of Troy on their shortlist when considering where to locate their business."

Jordan Kotubey
Director, IT/Facilities Management/Security, International Academy of Design & Technology
February, 2012


H.E.R Management

"I work with many cities in Macomb and Oakland County and unfortunately deal with a lot of bureaucracy which causes long delays in my line of business. However, working with the City of Troy is just the opposite. I get things done quickly, efficiently and professionally. I enjoy working with the City of Troy and look forward to many more successful years together."

Jamie Blumenthal
President, H.E.R Management
Long Lake Plaza
January, 2012


Troy Sports Center

"It is exciting to see the level of cooperation and commitment coming from everyone and the willingness to work with Troy businesses. My family has operated businesses in Troy since 1966, and I see Troy evolving into one of the best places to be located in. The new zoning ordinance allows great flexibility and should help put Troy back as the most desired city to be in."
Dennis Bostick
President, Troy Sports Center
January, 2012