TAMPA, Fla. (May 29, 2018) — Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Great Lakes Power, securing a five-year lease with Causeway and 78th Street LLC. The 10,800 square foot new building is located at 7851 Causeway Boulevard, Tampa Fla.

Great Lakes Power, which provides its customers with transmission and drivetrain products, parts and services, was growing and looking for warehouse space in east Tampa. One of the items on the company’s wish list was to stay geographically as close to its current location as possible. Matscherz stated, “After searching the Tampa market thoroughly, nothing was the ‘right fit.’ I reached out to a local developer who was about to break ground on a new 10,800 square foot spec building in east Tampa. The developer was not marketing the property yet, so this was the perfect opportunity to get in and negotiate a deal that worked for my client.”

Customer service was a priority from the first conversation with Great Lakes Power. Needing to relocate quickly while the new facility was under construction, Matscherz researched viable options for the temporary move.

“We were in a tough spot as we were coming to the end of our current leased facility and needing more space when we contacted Erika at The Dikman Company,” said Richard J. Pennza, president and chief executive officer, Great Lakes Power. “Erika jumped on the project right away, immediately made plans to meet with us to get to understand our situation, then worked extensively with our Tampa branch manager to secure a new location. To complicate things even more, while we were negotiating the lease for our new build-out facility, it became evident that it wouldn’t be available for approximately nine months from the termination of our current lease. Erika came through and was able to find us a suitable temporary facility.”

Pennza added, “Others we contacted prior to The Dikman Company never came close to the interest and attention we received from Erika and The Dikman Company. I don’t think we could have pulled this off any better.”

“Being a service provider ourselves, at Great Lakes we strive to provide a high level of customer service, and also expect this from those serving us,” said Rusty Whitaker, Tampa branch manager, Great Lakes Power. “To put into words, I was very satisfied with the level of customer service provided by The Dikman Company, and if ever we have a need in the future, there is no doubt who will get the first call.”

About Great Lakes Power
The Great Lakes Power group of companies represents leading global off-highway power transmission, drive train and other related industrial component manufacturers such as Twin Disc, Dana Spicer, Clark-Hurth, Funk Manufacturing, Durst, Cotta Transmission, TDI Engine Air Starters, Axletech, Carraro, Altra/Wichita Clutch, Kongsberg Automotive, Interlube, Donaldson, Racor and other leading off-highway power transmission equipment and parts manufacturers. The Company’s success lies in its ability to bring together the strengths of each organization to competently and professionally solve customer’s power transmission and drive train application problems. Great Lakes Power adds value for its customers by providing the best power transmission and drive train products, parts and services available in the industry.

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include:  development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.