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Leo’s South

Liz Hochstedler, Managing Editor
December 28, 2012

Dealer finds pre-owned inventory plentiful At 35 years old, Leo’s South shows no signs of slowing down. The 12-brand dealership situated just south of the Twin Cities has recently undergone a transformation, switching the showroom from a segmented layout to branded displays. The change, which occurred... Read more »

House of Harley-Davidson

Liz Hochstedler, Managing Editor
December 28, 2012

High-quality employees drive dealership Being a Harley-Davidson dealership in the company’s hometown brings with it a high level of expectation, and House of Harley-Davidson has stepped up to the challenge. “We’ve won more Bar & Shield performance awards than, I think, anyone else in the country,”... Read more »

Fay Myers Motorcycle World

Liz Hochstedler, Managing Editor
December 28, 2012

A historic effort to promote the industry Fay Myers Motorcycle World in Greenwood Village, Colo., may be one of the largest, best-known dealerships in the country, but it hasn’t gotten so big that staff has forgotten what’s important — the customers and the industry as a whole. “We try to work... Read more »

Ducati Newport Beach

Jan Plessner, Contributing Writer
December 28, 2012

The world’s most successful Ducati dealer? A 10-day trip to Italy was enough to convince Ducati Newport Beach president Michael Guerin that he loves being at his dealership. “I think I ride less now than when I bought the dealership,” he said. “I love being here. It’s not a job to me. I had... Read more »

Greeley Harley-Davidson and Wild West Motorsports

Chris Peters, Contributing Writer
December 28, 2012

‘Constant attention’ to processes brings success Under one roof, Greeley Harley-Davidson and Wild West Motorsports have been offering customers a wide array of products, and doing so with great success. Greeley earned Harley-Davidson’s Platinum Bar & Shield Award in 2011 and ranks third nationally... Read more »

America’s Motor Sports

Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief
December 28, 2012

Doubling down on pre-owned sales From a single-line dealership that his parents opened in 1982, America’s Motor Sports has grown into a thriving three-store chain in and around Nashville, Tenn. Principal Chris Watts grew up in the original store, working summers and weekends before putting his degree... Read more »

Logan Powersports Group

Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief
December 28, 2012

Namely, a friendly place to shop The warm, friendly atmosphere that is presented at dealerships within the Logan Powersports Group drives all sales, according to principal Mike Ratz, a second-generation owner of the family business. “That, and the fact that customers are greeted and approached when... Read more »

Nielsen Enterprises

Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief
December 28, 2012

Grassroots support at the root of longtime success Ted Nielsen’s entry into the business began with a gas station and a single-line Arctic Cat dealership. Now, Nielsen Enterprises northwest of Chicago offers nine OEM brands over an expansive 80,000-square-foot complex. The dealership’s support of... Read more »

Bert’s Mega Mall

Jan Plessner, Contributing Writer
December 28, 2012

An abundance of product, and sales to match As a retailer of powersports vehicles from 15 different OEMs, Bert’s Mega Mall has few customers who can say “You don’t have what I’m looking for.” Instead, principal Ron Seidner has a different issue at his dealership, a member of the inaugural Powersports... Read more »

Scott Fischer Enterprises

Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief
December 28, 2012

Appointment-based service a wise move Scott Fischer Enterprises expanded its Harley-Davidson franchise base to five stores in April, when it added Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson in North Carolina. It’s a sign that business is up for the Fort Myers, Fla.-based group, which has been named a member of the... Read more »

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