Member Resources

MPGA provides members with a wide range of benefits and resources. First and foremost, MPGA provides members with representation in Lansing to ensure that Michigan lawmakers, regulators and policy leaders are made aware of the concerns and issues that affect the propane industry. MPGA proudly offers our members numerous training and safety resources throughout the State.

In addition, MPGA also offers a full range of services and programs to meet your company, employee and personal needs with the goal to help you and your company to continue to be successful and profitable.

Below are some of the benefit programs obtained through your membership investment in the MPGA.

 


Accounting & Tax Services
Valley Oak is an innovative certified public accounting firm of forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business advisors. We strive to creatively integrate traditional values, practical solutions, and intelligent change by focusing on your unique needs.  Established in June 2006, and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Valley Oak provides accounting, tax planning and preparation, business advising, and wealth strategy financial advising to individuals and businesses.

Member benefit: all clients who engage us for tax planning receive our 2 times guarantee on tax planning; meaning whatever fee is paid, you receive double the fee in returned tax savings; also, if you hire us for ongoing administration services, such as tax preparation and bookkeeping, you will receive a 10% discount on those services for life. Call 1-844-368-6554 for more information.


Credit Card Processing Services
Quantus Solutions has designed a Preferred Pricing Program for the MPGA.  Click here to see pricing and comparison information.  The Preferred Pricing Program includes a free comparison of your current rates and fees; guarantees to meet or beat your existing provider; and signing bonuses for joining Quantus.  Our program options include: 1.00% qualified rate for Visa, MasterCard and Discover or Interchange Plus. American Express offers their latest program called Opt Blue. Receive Next Day funding of your deposits, Free desktop terminal; Gateway/ Virtual Terminal; Mobile Solutions as well. All solutions are EMV and PCI compliant. ZERO start up fees to enroll and MORE. For more information call (800) 698-5150 or visit at quantussolutions.com.

Debt Collection
TekCollect specializes in accounts receivable management, collections operations and customer retention services to the propane industry.  Their industry-leading approach reduces the number of accounts ever requiring formal recovery efforts by focusing on early intervention.  Programs include custom verbal and written contacts, electronic database skip tracing, and credit bureau reporting, plus optional advanced recovery efforts for hard-to-collect accounts.  Their service is securely web-based, giving you access to every collection effort plus up-to-the-minute reports.  And TekCollect is committed to non-alienation.  Every effort is designed to preserve the integrity of your customer relationships.  TekCollect’s fees are typically less than 10% – the lowest cost per dollar in the collection industry.  Best of all, results are guaranteed!  Contact Diane Schumm at 614-736-1606 or at diane.schumm@tekcollect.com.


Financial Planning
Gasaway Investment Advisors, Inc. is an investment advisory firm with a unique expertise in working with small and medium sized companies on qualified retirement plans for their employees.  Our team of experienced professionals will work with your company’s leaders to develop a plan that is tailored to meet your company’s goals and then periodically review the plan to make sure that it continues to meet the needs of your company.  This benefit provides discounted third party administration fees.  Call 1-844-368-6554 for more information.

                   
Financial Services
Fifth Third Bank, one of the biggest regional banks serving Michigan, is able to provide your company with credit card processing services, payroll services, employee benefits, and banking services. Contact Susan Lake at Sue.lake@53.com or call 616-653-5091 with questions about any of these services offered through Fifth Third Bank.

Health Insurance
Our agency has put together a team of Insurance, Human Resources and Technology professionals to provide our clients with the necessary resources to survive in today’s world of Employee Benefits.  Our background, education, knowledge and experience puts us in a unique position to suggest solutions that are proven to work.  Call 1-844-368-6554 for more information.


Insurance Program
The General Agency Company provides standard and specialty insurance coverages. From homes and autos to large businesses, from general liability and worker’s compensation, to retirement and long term care plans, we cover your commercial, personal or employee benefit needs. The General Agency, in partnership with EMC (Employers Mutual Companies) is pleased to offer an exclusive “niche” program to MPGA members. Contact Dan Scully at dscully@ga-ins.com or call 989-773-6985 x 4246.

  
Insurance Program
The MPGA has teamed with Beckwith Financial Group to offer you complete insurance coverage and financial planning services.  From personal lines to life, health, commercial and everything in between, Beckwith Financial Group can help any MPGA member with their insurance needs.  Simply visit them online at www.beckwithgroup.com and find out how “the big B” can help you enjoy exclusive benefits offered only to MPGA members.  Click here for more information.  To visit the Beckwith Group online, click on the “big B” logo.

Mortgage Lending
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., the Smithville Ohio division, is a licensed lender in 49 states.  Our division is a full service operation with all the aspects of the loan process being handled by our staff.  Thus eliminating the loan package being distributed to other location for final approval.  Through this benefit you will receive a $1250 discount on your closing costs.

               
Safety Compliance
Save money.  Save time.  Reduce risk.  P3 is a patent pending system and the only soware that analyzes safety inspection forms for accuracy and completeness. The system also provides management reports so marketers can stay in compliance with NFPA 54 and 58 and other important areas like regulator replacements.  Contact Jerry Schimmel at jerry_schimmel@p3propanesafety.com or (401) 481-2281.