Powersports business sold to Burgmeiers
The Burgmeier family has been a leader in the trash hauling business in Blair County for many years.
Now the family is becoming a leader in the powersports industry.
The Burgmeier family recently purchased Steve Seltzer Powersports in Pinecroft, as well as the building constructed by Seltzer in 2005.
Burgmeier has been operating Roundhouse Harley-Davidson near the Meadows Intersection since he purchased Apple Harley-Davidson in July 2017.
Seltzer’s former business — now known as Roundhouse Powersports — offers Kawasaki, Honda, Husqvarna, and Kymco vehicles as well as Husqvarna and Honda power equipment.
“We thought we could compliment the business we have with more options for our customers. Many people who ride Harleys also enjoy off-road machinery,” said Vice President Matt Burgmeier of Roundhouse Cycles Inc. “The more brands we have to offer, the better experience we can offer to our customers.”
The Burgmeiers plan to rent or lease the former Seltzer building, said Matt Burgmeier, whose father, David, serves as company president.
The Burgmeiers also purchased the 40,000-square-foot former Smith Furniture building on Route 764 in Allegheny Township, where they will consolidate their powersports businesses.
“We completely gutted the building to bring it up to code. We tore it down to a shell and rebuilt it 100 percent with a new roof. We are adding another 10,000 square feet,” Matt Burgmeier said.
Harley-Davidson requires a separate showroom.
“There will be two separate businesses in the one building — Roundhouse Harley Davidson and Roundhouse Powersports,” Matt Burgmeier said. “Harley Davidson will be here in early February and the others will be open by the end of April.”
The Smith Furniture building was a good location for the businesses.
“We wanted to be close to the interstate, and the Interstate 99 and Route 22 interchange was attractive to us. We looked at other properties, but this was the one that shined,” Matt Burgmeier said.
Seltzer was pleased to sell his business to the Burgmeiers.
“We had outgrown the building. We started out with Honda but added other lines. We were out of room,” Seltzer said. “I thought the guy with the best chance to succeed would have multiple brands under one roof. That is what needed to happen for the business to be profitable. They will do a good job.”
The Burgmeiers are excited about the new venture.
“I had been in the trash business my whole life. I worked for my dad for 20 years. It is a whole new challenge we are looking forward to,” Matt Burgmeier said. “My wife (Ashley), mother (Debra), brother-in-law (Jeff Sanders) and his wife (Keri) are also involved with the business. Dad and I are the figureheads, but they all contribute behind the scenes. I have four kids and they have three; they all help out.”
The businesses will be open seven days a week once they move into the Smith Furniture building.
Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 946-7467.