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Family Owned Landscaping Business Reaches New Heights with Towmaster Trailers

Mulder Maintenance and Services (MMS) is a family owned commercial and residential hardscaping and landscaping business in Northern Indiana. Owned and operated by Andy Mulder, MMS has been designing, building and maintaining landscaping sites since 2013. 

Andy started his career in high school, working after classes, on weekends and on school breaks. After graduation, he entered the field of landscaping and snow maintenance full time. In 2013, Andy had already spent over a decade in the industry, and was ready to branch out and start a business of his own. For over 15 years, Andy has utilized his skill, expertise, creativity and superior craftsmanship to grow his business, give back to his community and provide residential and commercial property owners with their ideal outdoor spaces.

The right tools and equipment were key to steady growth over time, and Andy knew he had to make a safe investment. When it came time to make an investment into a truck trailer, Andy needed to make sure he was making the right purchase. He took features like build, quality, weight capacity, and customization capability into consideration because each would make an incredible impact on his small business. 

“I was looking for something that was more heavy duty, and could handle the larger equipment we kept purchasing as we were growing so much,” said Andy. “I had heard nothing but good things about Towmaster from my dealer and also from watching the trailers that Tom (The Dirt Ninja) had on his Youtube channel. My dealer let me try a T14DT for an afternoon and allowed me to haul my 10k Lbs track loader around and I was sold instantly.”

Andy ultimately chose Towmaster because of the build quality. “I have never used a trailer that feels more solid than these. You literally don’t even know it’s loaded with the weight you put on it,” said Andy. “The I-Beam frame is a big selling feature. They are just night and day different from other trailers I have used in the past. I also love that you can get different style ramps for any trailer you want.”

Andy’s first trailer was customized exactly to his needs, and as a result, he was able to grow his business on his terms. Now, MMS has grown into a company of six people who focus on creative outdoor landscaping solutions that require a high level of attention to detail. Andy’s experience with the T14DT trailer has led him to becoming a repeat Towmaster customer. 

“We own a T14D with 16″ mesh sides, a T14D for our Mini excavator, and a T14DT that we use mostly for our Track machine. We customized all 3 to fit our exact needs and every one of them has been a game changer for us,” said Andy.  “We know that we have three trailers that can handle any of our equipment at any time. We like having the same brand, and have experienced no problems since starting to buy Towmaster over 3 years ago.”

The future is bright for Mulder Maintenance and Services, as they continue to grow their business and expand their customer base in 2021 and beyond. As his business advances, Andy believes he will be making more Towmaster purchases. “The next time we buy a trailer we will be buying a T-50 that can haul 2-3 machines at the same time with one truck,” said Andy.  “I couldn’t be happier with my Towmaster Trailers.”