Powersports 1, founded in 2006, is the newest YAMAHA dealer in the upper Midwest located in Kaukauna, WI. The company is family owned and committed to customer service. Rod Van Eperen and his father Tom are no strangers to the industry and have created a team with over 70 combined years of experience. Powersports 1 sells utility vehicles – sports, ATV all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, motor scooters, and snowmobiles. The company also buys & sells used vehicles and offers repair service.
Powersports 1 has set themselves apart from the rest of the industry by simply being enthusiasts in what they do. This approach has led to a 98% customer satisfaction rating with Yamaha, which is one of the highest in the U.S. With increased sales and services, Rod and Tom needed a larger facility to operate their business. In September of 2010, the owners worked with WBD to obtain an SBA 504 loan, along with Associated Bank to purchase land and construct a 10,900 sq. ft. building in Little Chute, WI. The new facility has a showroom and service area which provides Powersports 1 with much greater visibility, store traffic, increased revenues and profits. The SBA program has enabled this family owned business to grow, while supporting economic development in the community of Little Chute.