2012 Top 100 Best Community Involvement: Powersports of Joplin

Publish Date: 
Mar 30, 2012

Powersports of Joplin — 5-time winner
Owner: Garrett Paull
Location: Joplin, Mo.
Store size: 21,000 sq. ft.
Vehicle brands: Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha

In mid-2011, a tornado made its way through the town of Joplin, Mo., devastating everything in its path. Relief began pouring in almost immediately after, and staff at PowerSports of Joplin played a big role in getting the community organized and back on its feet. The store offered its parking lot as a relief zone — accepting truckloads of goods and supplies from states as far away as Wyoming — as well as donated ATVs and UTVs to local law enforcement to help in search and rescue efforts and stopping looters. In addition to disaster relief, the store continues to support local track events, Misti’s Mission Relief and even working with ABC television’s “Extreme Home Makeover” to help them build a home in the city.