A good customer clientele is what keeps Kurtz Kawasaki & Ski-doo in business. The family-owned and operated business has been growing and expanding with the years. Established in 1972 because of one man’s love for snowmobiling, Gene Kurtz wanted a snowmobile, but not just any snowmobile—he wanted a blue one. One day, Gene flagged down a tractor trailer hauling Sno Jet snowmobiles to find out where he could get one. Then he thought... why buy just one when he could buy six and sell the other five to fuel his ambition. The building was 2,160 sq. ft. in size and seemed so big back then. In 1976, Kawasaki bought out Sno Jet and in 1979 Gene and his wife, Mitzi, added Kawasaki's personal watercraft (jet skis) to the Kawasaki/Sno Jet line-up. Kawasaki stopped making snowmobiles in 1982. So while a junior in high school, their son, Rodney Kurtz, who was turning the wrench for them, and his older brother, Randy talked their parents into going full line with Kawasaki which included motorcycles, ATVs and mules (they all ready carried their PWC). Randy later pursued his dream of becoming a PA State Trooper. While Rodney realized the hole in their line-up and decided they needed a snowmobile line, so in 1985 they signed with Bombardier Recreation Products, Inc. (BRP) to include Ski-doo snowmobiles. With a 3 person staff, Rodney, and his parents managed their little, but growing business by treating their customers like part of the family. The building now stands at 6,720 sq. ft plus a 6,000 sq. ft. storage building and they could still use more room. In 2003 with the market changing, they employed Rodney’s wife, Michelle to try to keep up with the trend. Then in 2006, Rodney had to get out from behind the scenes, so they hired Brent Wertman as their full-time technician. And most recently, in the Fall of 2006, Rodney signed with BRP to include the Can-am ATVs. But no matter how many changes the business might go through, you can rest assure that the good old fashion customer service that the business was built on, will always remain the same.