Smaltz's Chester County H-D gets new owner, new name

Publish Date: 
Sep 5, 2013

LEBANON, Pa. – Retiring after a successful 20-year run with Smaltz’s Chester County Harley-Davidson, Karen Smaltz will hand over the reins Oct. 1 to Joe White, the owner of White’s Harley-Davidson and Iron Valley Harley-Davidson.

The new dealership will be called Harley-Davidson of Chester Springs.

“I didn’t weigh the decision to sell the dealership lightly. The most important thing to me was that the right people would step in after me and maintain the standards and ethics that Smaltz’s Harley-Davidson was built on,” Smaltz said in a post on the dealership website. “When Joe White of White’s Harley-Davidson and Iron Valley Harley-Davidson voiced his interest, I knew he was the right fit. Joe’s family has demonstrated for 60 years their dedication to Harley-Davidson and their customers. I am sure that his leadership will lead to great things.”

White’s Harley-Davidson was founded in 1953 in Lebanon by J. Herman and Marion White. The store outgrew its first location and moved to its present site in 1992. This year they celebrate 60 years in business under the White’s name.

Joe White opened Iron Valley Harley-Davidson May 19, 2003, in Manheim. That store celebrated its 10th anniversary in May.

Posted by Holly Wagner