The VI Honda Powerhouse Story
Dale and Jana Erickson were the owners of Harbour city Motorsports, a thriving Multi-Line PowerSports dealership in central Nanaimo. In 2006 Honda Canada presented the Honda Powerhouse concept as “The Future of Honda”. It really excited Dale and started him down the long journey to be the first Honda Powerhouse in Canada, At 13,200 square feet it remains one of the largest in Canada. After 7 years of diligent work and nearing their golden years, Dale and Jana decided to sell VI Honda and start enjoying their Saturday's off!
In May of 2015 the Harvey’s purchased VI Honda, as a second location to their original Kelowna Honda Powerhouse. The Harvey’s have been in the PowerSports Industry for 30 years, operating many dealerships and with a number of Brands. Like Dale & Jana, they saw the Honda Powerhouse as a sophistication to the PowerSports industry, one that was sorrowfully missing. Over those 30 years their passion has evolved from a passion of PowerSports products to a love of PowerSports products and a passion for “customer service”. In order to deliver on great customer service, you require a well-organized and managed dealership. As such the Harvey’s have focused on developing exceptional staff along with great business processes. Their passion for business is ultimately what fulfills their passion for customer service. And “doing it better” than any other dealership in Canada is really the spark that lights the fire!