Rommel H-D Group buys two Pennsylvania dealerships

Publish Date: 
Jul 16, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Rommel Harley-Davidson Group has gained a foothold in Pennsylvania with the purchase of Electric City Harley-Davidson in Scranton and Noto's Harley-Davidson in Plains Township.

The purchase brings Brad Hopkins and Dave Rommel’s group to seven stores in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Bob Noto founded the family's first Harley-Davidson dealership in 1989. His sons, Robert and Thomas, opened Electric City Harley-Davidson on May 14, 2005. Featuring a newly built, state-of-the-art facility and boasting 25,000 sq. ft., the dealership has placed first in the district in vehicle sales ranking for the last five years. The dealership includes a 12,500-sq.-ft. service facility. Noto's Harley-Davidson Shop opened in April 2002. It’s a smaller operation serving the Wilkes-Barre region.

George C. Chaconas, head of Performance Brokerage Services' National Harley-Davidson and Powersports Division, facilitated the transaction.

"I could not have asked for a better adviser in my corner. George Chaconas is an expert at his craft. He is timely, responsive, knowledgeable, and most importantly, honest and ethical,” said Thomas Noto.

"It brought me tremendous satisfaction to help allow Tommy and Robbie to expand their veterinary practice and pursue other business ventures," Chaconas said.

From a press release