Olsen's Outdoor Power plans summer opening for second Iowa store

Publish Date: 
Mar 21, 2014

CARROLL, Iowa – A successful Iowa Polaris dealer is planning to open a second store in July. Olsen's Outdoor Power of Atlantic will add a store in Carroll.

Olsen's Outdoor Power on U.S. Highway 30 will bring a mix of outdoor power, powersports and trailers to the Carroll area with off-road vehicles by Polaris, lawn and garden equipment from Exmark, Husqvarna and Echo, and cattle trailers from Wilson. The business also provides service.

"We understand the importance of keeping our customers' equipment working for them and support that ideal with quick turnaround times in the shop and swift delivery of parts when needed," Tyler Nelson, who will manage the Carroll store, told the Daily Times Herald.

The business started as Olsen's Car Care Corner in 1985 by owners Jim and Tad Olsen. The pair ventured into the lawn and garden market, and in 2003, became a Polaris dealer. That led to a 7,500-sq.-ft. showroom addition in 2004, and the name was changed to Olsen's Outdoor Power.

"Within a few short years we would go on to be the largest Polaris dealer in Iowa," said Nelson, a 10-year veteran of Olsen's in Atlantic. In addition to Polaris, the Atlantic location also carries Arctic Cat, Can Am, Ski Doo, Sea Doo, Exmark, Dixie Chopper, Cub Cadet, Stihl and Wilson cattle trailers.

Olsen's plans to employ five to six people in Carroll to start. Hiring for sales, parts and service positions at the new Carroll location will start soon.

Posted by Holly Wagner