Driving into the Future of Fleet Management

SOUTHGATE LEASE SERVICES

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.

OUR MISSION

SHAPES OUR TODAY.

Providing flexible and comprehensive lease and finance solutions for the transportation and equipment needs of our corporate fleet customers nationwide.

OUR VISION

PREPARES US FOR TOMORROW.

To be a leading provider of fleet and equipment lease services to corporations nationwide and provide fundamental service offerings as a Fleet Management Company.

OUR VALUES

GUIDES OUR TODAY & TOMORROW.

Professionalism, integrity, excellence, & responsibility are the foundation that Southgate was built on.

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1973

YOUR NATIONWIDE PROVIDER FOR ALL AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“Holly and her team negotiated three leased vehicles for our team, that we utilize for incentives for our RGMs and ARLs. Holly and her team are fantastic to work with, truly took the time to understand our needs.”

Carl V., CFL Pizza

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“People talk about partnerships in business, but our relationship with Southgate Lease Services is so much more than that. We’ve purchased 16 trucks from Southgate and those purchases, accompanied by their entrepreneurial spirit and incredible service, have helped our business reach new and exciting heights. The way that Nick and Tom, especially, have helped us fund our unique and complex truck build process is an accommodation we haven’t experienced with any of our other partners.”

Michael Hudalla, President, Division II

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“Southgate Lease Services has been working with MISUMI USA for the last 15 years. We are completely satisfied with their performance and services. Their staff is knowledgeable, supportive, trustworthy, and very accommodating.”

MIDORI THORNTON., MISUMI USA

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“The staff at Southgate Lease Services has superb customer service! It flows through each staff members veins and they live it out every day! I have had the pleasure of working with their staff while running a fleet of company cars. They have done so much for my company and are all amazing to work with! They have helped us in so many different ways in so many different situations. They make fleet management so much easier than it truly is. They deserve 5 stars for the work they do day in and day out.”

Andrew Z

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“My experience with Southgate Lease Services was great. I would highly recommend them for your leasing needs.”

Bill G

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“Funny story, I was on the phone when a delicious box of cookies arrived at my desk from Southgate! More importantly, THANK YOU for your support this year. I’m pretty sure each of you has held my hand at various times throughout the year. With no experience of fleet management, this new responsibility fell into my lap with zero training or guidance. The Southgate team jumped into action and I’m grateful for your support and friendship.”

Jennifer b