In 1979, two childhood friends and riding buddies decided to go into the motorcycle business. The only location they could find was an 1,800 square foot building in an alley next to the post office, owned by a relative. This served as their place of business for only six months. In the fall of 1979, they found an old building on St. Rt. 35, the busiest highway in the area. With 3,500 square feet, their work space doubled, and they had a parking lot with 10 parking spaces. Another move of all the bikes, parts, accessories, and tools was accomplished in the first year.
By 1983, with the business growing, Mark and Brooke were able to take-on Honda motorcycles and ATVs. A 1,200 square foot storage building was added, and upgrades to the building and service department were also accomplished. In 1986, they constructed their biggest project yet: a 5,000 square foot showroom and parts department, adjacent to the existing building. The old showroom became the used motorcycle department and the new building became a showcase for all of the new products (one of the nicest in the area for its time). Honda Suzuki of Jackson added KTM sport motorcycles to its lineup in 1993. Bombardier ATVs were added in 1998. Jackson built a bypass in 1994 for St. Rt. 35 to Honda Suzuki of Jackson off of the main highway. Brooke and Mark purchased 13 acres of land with direct access on and off St. Rt. 35, and contacted Retail Design Associates to design a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot building in a style fitted to the region. Moving in April of 2003, just eight miles from the old location, proved to be a major undertaking. But with a great deal of help, it was done within a week, and only two days of business were lost.
Upon moving to the new location, and now serving the tri-state area, Polaris ATVs, Rangers, and E-TON were added to the growing list of franchises.
In 2003, Honda Suzuki of Jackson held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with dignitaries from the Chamber of Commerce, bank officials, and over 200 people in attendance. 2004 was the 25th Anniversary Celebration with a bike show and cruise-in. This event drew 175 bikes and 300 people on a rain-threatening day. Hot dogs and soft drinks were served with donations going to the charity "Shop with a Cop" for underprivileged children. More of these bike shows and cruise-ins are to be scheduled in the future due to the success of prior promotions. Honda Suzuki of Jackson donates its 13 acres of the ASI ATV Rider Training Classes, which educate ATV riders in the safe operation of their machines.
In 2004, Honda Suzuki of Jackson added California Sidecar Trikes and Escapade trailers to its growing Gold Wing business.
In 2004, Brooke and Mark were given the Entrepreneur of the Year award for their achievements in business by the Jackson area Chamber of Commerce.
February 2005, Honda Suzuki of Jackson has been selected as a Top 100 Dealer for 2005 from Dealernews Powersports Magazine.
We offer while-you-wait service checks and tire changes for our customers so travel to-and-from Honda Suzuki of Jackson is kept to a minimum and riding time is at a maximum. Pickup and transportation back to town is also available to our local customers.
|We Serve||We Sell and Service||Featured Models|
|West Virginia||Used Motorcycles||Suzuki|
|Huntington||New Side by Sides||Spyder|
|Charleston||Pre-Owned Side by Sides||Pioneer|
|Gallipolis||Dual Sport motorcycles||Outlander|
|Parkersburg||Apparel and Helmets||Foreman|
|Wellston||Riding Gear||CRF | RMZ|