Pennsylvania Harley store opens auto repair shop

Publish Date: 
Feb 19, 2013

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. – The daughters of Schaeffer's Harley-Davidson owners Dennis and Carol Schaeffer have opened a division of the store to service cars.

Denise Calderone and Cherie Bogotuik, marketing manager and controller of the dealership, respectively, recently founded Schaeffer's MotorSports in a former Ford dealership building, in the hope of expanding the family business.

The Harley dealer bought the building a year ago to make room for bike service. But it also has a lift for cars. Schaeffer's MotorSports will use part of the new space as a work site for basic car maintenance, inspections and motorcycle work. Shop hours haven’t been set yet.

The sisters' business is part of the parent company and the move frees eight more lifts for motorcycle service, for a total of 24.

"We do anything from engine upgrades to complete race bikes," technician Bruce Croneberger told the Pottsville Republican Herald.

The dealership may also use some of the new space to start offering the RiderCourse. "We think it would be exciting to have the training course here," Calderone said, adding that a course could be up and running by spring.

Posted by Holly Wagner