Since 1973, Southgate Lease Services has provided business fleet customers with flexible lease options and financing for any vehicle type at competitive rates. We also provide auxiliary fleet services, expert product knowledge, and exceptional customer service through a variety of platforms.
Southgate Leasing Corporation was started by John Miota after he recognized a niche opportunity for a small, independent, client-focused fleet vehicle leasing company and presented the idea to the owners of Southgate Ford (John Amato Sr. and Frank DeFranco). The three partners founded a company in 1973 adjacent to Southgate Ford’s dealership on South 27th Street in Milwaukee, WI and Southgate Leasing was born. John Miota eventually became the sole owner of Southgate Leasing, adding new clients and expanding service offerings to meet the needs of its growing customer base. Kevin Miota joined Southgate Leasing in 1988 and worked his way up in the organization, eventually becoming President. Kevin established Southgate Lease Services in January of 2013 to succeed John’s ownership interest before passing away unexpectedly in December 2013. Nick Miota joined the organization in March 2014 and currently serves as President and owner of Southgate Lease Services. Our proud history as a family-owned enterprise carries on with the addition of Holly Miota in 2018 focusing sales efforts to expand the growing footprint of the business around the country. We look forward to serving our loyal customers for many years to come.