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About Us

The founders of Northstar Location Services, LLC, doing business as The Northstar Companies (“Northstar”), bring over 50 years of collection industry experience as the former owners of Great Lakes Collection Bureau, Inc., and North American Capital Corporation. Well-known for its commitment to its employees and to quality client servicing, Great Lakes Collection Bureau grew to become one of the largest collection agencies in the industry.

Keeping with these same principals for success, Northstar is a third generation organization established in 2001. Northstar achieved our certified women-owned status in August, 2009. 

Our suite of services includes first and third party debt collections, customer care programs and location services. Northstar has a reputation for providing unparalleled service to its clientele and remain innovators in the receivable management industry. From the collection team to the support departments, at Northstar we work together to exceed client expectations with exceptional performance and a strong commitment to quality service.

Northstar has been the proud recipient in recent years of many accolades from the business community. We were recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Collections in the large company category and we were also recognized as one of the Top Private Companies in Western New York.

Northstar is the recipient of wide-ranging client honors and awards, including, but not limited to Agency of the Year, Agency Program Champion, Best Overall Operations, Compliance Award, Market Share Champion, and Quality Award. With a workforce of experienced and motivated professionals, Northstar continues this trend of success.

In June of 2012, Northstar expanded our reach by establishing our Canadian office.  This division of our organization offers our global clients both a U.S. and Canadian presence.  Northstars’ Canadian entity, Northstar Location Services, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northstar Location Services, LLC.

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Community Commitment

The Northstar Charity Fund allows employees to make charitable donations via payroll deduction that is donated to local and national non-profit organizations to assist them with their goals and objectives. The Northstar Needy Family Fund works with local organizations in helping those less fortunate throughout the year.

American Heart Association
Boys and Girls Club of Western New York
Bryce Buchholz Memorial Skate Park
Cancer Wellness Center*
Food Bank of WNY*
Friends of the Night People, Inc.
Harvest House
Hospice Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society*
March of Dimes
Mercy Flight of WNY*
Roswell Park Cancer Institute*
St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
St Luke’s Mission of Mercy*
SPCA of Buffalo*
The Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
Our Lady of Victory Services

  • We truly appreciate the support of individuals and organizations who make a difference in our community and help our patients fight this deadly disease. Thank you for joining LLS in our mission of finding a cure for blood cancers.
    [Executive Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western & Central New York Chapter]

  • Thank you for choosing to support Roswell Park Cancer Institute! We are proud to have you as part of our community fundraising team and we look forward to partnering with you in the future!
    [Special Events Coordinator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo]

  • We are deeply grateful for your compassionate heart and understanding of the support needs of cancer patients. You help us make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer.
    [Executive Director, Cancer Wellness Center, Buffalo]

  • Thank you so much for your continued support of the Food Bank of WNY with your wonderful donation, raised by employee contribution at Northstar. We are so grateful that you recognize the critical need for food in our community.
    [President & CEO, Food Bank of WNY, Buffalo]

  • As a 100% privately funded organization, we are always aware that this is only because of our supporters that we are able to help the sick, injured and homeless animals that come through our doors. All of our efforts are made possible only because of people like the employees at Northstar who care about carrying out our mission of creating a more humane community.
    [Director of Development, SPCA of WNY]

  • We sincerely appreciate your generosity and kindness to us, as well as to those whose lives are touched by God’s unfailing mercy through us! We cannot thank you enough for your generous donation. It will help us assist those who come through our doors daily looking for assistance with the basic necessities in life.
    [Co-Directors, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, Buffalo]

  • Thank you for your continuing contributions to the “Sponsor a Mission” campaign. Your contribution recently helped to make it possible to transport a child from Youngstown, NY to Buffalo Women and Children’s Hospital.
    [Campaign Coordinator, Mercy Flight of WNY]

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The Northstar Companies
4285 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

p: 716.817.6770
toll free: 877.630.6700
f: 716.565.6928


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Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 8am to 12pm

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