In Business Over 40 Years!
A good customer clientele is what keeps Kurtz Motorsports, Inc. in business. The family-owned and operated business has been growing and expanding with the years. Established in 1972 because of one man’s love for snowmobiling, Gene Kurtz wanted a snowmobile, but not just any snowmobile—he wanted a blue one. One day, Gene flagged down a tractor trailer hauling Sno Jet snowmobiles to find out where he could get one. Then he thought… why buy just one when he could buy six and sell the other five to fuel his ambition. The building was 2,160 sq. ft. in size and seemed so big back then.
In 1976, Kawasaki bought out Sno Jet and the partnership began with Kawasaki. Then in 1979 Gene and his wife, Mitzi, added Kawasaki’s personal watercraft (Jet Skis) to the Kawasaki/Sno Jet line-up. Kawasaki stopped making snowmobiles in 1982. So while a junior in high school, their son, Rodney Kurtz, who was turning the wrench for them, and his older brother, Randy talked their parents into going full line with Kawasaki which included motorcycles, ATVs and Mules (they already carried their PWC).
Randy later pursued his dream of becoming a PA State Trooper. While Rodney realized the hole in their line-up and decided they needed a snowmobile line, so in 1985 they signed with Bombardier Recreation Products, Inc. (BRP) to include Ski-doo snowmobiles. With a 3 person staff, Rodney, and his parents managed their little, but growing business by treating their customers like part of the family.
Over 12,000 Square Feet of Space
The building now stands at 6,720 sq. ft plus a 6,000 sq. ft. storage building and they could still use more room. In 2003 with the market changing, they employed Rodney’s wife, Michelle to try to keep up with the trend. Then in 2006, Rodney had to get out from behind the scenes, so they hired Brent Wertman as their full-time technician. The growth didn’t stop there, in the Fall of 2006, Rodney signed with BRP to include the Can-am ATVs then in 2010 Kurtz Motorsports added the Can-am Spyder to their line-up. BRP ventured into the side by side market in 2011, so, of course Rodney had to add BRP side by sides to his line-up as well. Logan Hackenberg was hired in December, 2015 as a technician to help with the added workload. With all the added machines they out-grew their current facility. On April 14, 2016, they started Phase 1 of their relocation project. But no matter how many changes the business might go through, you can rest assure that the good old fashion customer service that the business was built on, will always remain the same.