Indiana Harley-Davidson gets new ownership

Dennis Atherton and Edwin Adler, owners and operators of Lucky Harley-Davidson in Fort Wayne, Indiana made the emotion decision to sell their dealership. To assist them with accomplishing their goals, they contact George C. Chaconas, a Harley-Davidson dealership broker from Performance Brokerage Services, Inc. “After working with many different types of people over the years, we quickly recognized George’s professionalism, ethics and business acumen and decided to engage him to sell our dealership,” shared Edwin Adler. He continued, “You could safely say this deal was much more complicated than Dennis or I thought. Now that I've been through it, I wouldn't ever think of doing it myself.” Dennis Atherton and Edwin Adler will continue to operate ABC Harley-Davidson in Waterford, Michigan.

Evan Schipper owns and operates Bluegrass Harley-Davidson in Louisville, Kentucky, and was in the market to purchase a second dealership. “Knowing that George Chaconas of Performance Brokerage is in the trenches of the Harley-Davidson space daily, I reached out to see if he could help us buy a second store,” commented Evan, “and luckily, George introduced me to a store that I had been wanting to own.” Evan shared that through some difficult negotiations, George’s professionalism kept everyone centered and the deal towards a successful closing. Evan Schipper became the proud owner of Lucky Harley-Davidson, which was renamed Harley-Davidson of Fort Wayne.

The dealership will continue to operate in its existing location at 6315 Illinois Road in Fort Wayne, Indian 46804.

George C. Chaconas, the exclusive agent for this transaction and the head of the National Harley-Davidson and Powersports Division for Performance Brokerage Services commented, “It was with great pleasure to have assisted such gentlemen in Dennis Atherton and Edwin Adler with the sale of their Harley-Davidson dealership. I wish Evan Schipper tremendous success with his new acquisition.”

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