Fox Powersports buys Shawmut Hills Sales & Service

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Fox Powersports Shawmut Hills in Grand Rapids, Mich., is in new paws.

But customers will barely notice: all 30 employees at the former Shawmut Hills Sales & Service kept their jobs as a condition of Hank Makarewicz selling to new owner Dan DeVos.

“We hired everybody,” manager Brian Busscher told the Grand Rapids Press. “We're looking to build on the experience of the people here, and find ways to take it to a new level through marketing, expanding its reach.”

Fox owns two other Yamaha motorcycle dealerships; one in Kentwood and another in Traverse City.

“Shawmut Hills kind of takes us to a new level” with four Japanese makes of vehicles, Busscher says.

“I started with Yamaha, then took on Honda, and then Suzuki,” Makarewicz told the newspaper. “I go way back.”

Now the 50-year-old dealership occupies 50,000 square feet and sells most makes of motorcycles, ATVs, PWC and snowmobiles as well as PG&A and offering service.

Posted by Holly Wagner