Dakota dealer moves west, buys Colorado store

Publish Date: 
Mar 6, 2014

PUEBLO, Colo. - HyMark Motorsports in Pueblo West is under new management. Longtime owners Jack and Connie Thompson recently sold the Polaris and KTM dealership to Chuck Golinvaux.

 “There were a number of wants on my list, the first of which was a Polaris franchise," Golinvaux said. "I am excited about the direction of Polaris, especially in the last five or six years. Getting KTM in the package was an unexpected bonus. Both brands are two of the more aggressive in the industry today, and they appear to have the corporate will to continually push the envelope in their respective segments.

“I also prefer the intermountain west, so the Pueblo-Colorado Springs area fits that requirement perfectly. Ours is a great region for the products we carry to demonstrate their competitive strengths. To our south and east, we are dominated primarily by the farm and ranch utility user, while to the north and west we possess a strong recreational rider customer base.”

Golinvaux has 20 years of automotive experience and 13 years of powersports business experience. Most recently, he was a partner in a Honda-Yamaha dealership in the Black Hills of South Dakota. When his partner decided to retire, he went looking for a new venture.

“Jack and Connie are leaving behind a solid business reputation on which we can build our future. There is a lengthy list of loyal customers to ensure the continued long-term success of HyMark Motorsports,” he said.

The Thompsons are looking forward to enjoying retirement. “After 12 years in this ever-changing industry we call the powersports business, we felt it was time to step aside and enjoy life, and make way for an energetic new owner to take the store to the next level,” they said in a statement.

Posted by Holly Wagner