Harley-Davidson platinum award winner revealed

Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson, a Green River, Wyoming-based dealership, has been recognized by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company with the Platinum Bar & Shield Circle of Distinction Award for 2016.

Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson earned the award based on motorcycle and related product sales performance, customer service and satisfaction, and operational measures.

“This is the highest award we give to our dealers,” said Mike Kennedy, vice president and managing director for the United States at Harley-Davidson. “We’re proud to present it to Dennis Laughlin, in recognition of the outstanding work being done at Flaming Gorge Harley-Davison. It’s because of dealers like Dennis Laughlin that Harley-Davidson enjoys the loyalty and commitment from its customers.”

“Without question, our Platinum award recipients are the best of the best,” said Kennedy. “They set the example and continuously raise the bar on customer service excellence. Harley-Davidson is the best motorcycle manufacturer in the world because of dealers like Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson.”

Powersports Business also learned that Hale's Harley-Davidson of Mansfield, Ohio, was awarded a Bronze Bar & Shield Award. 

Editor’s note: The Motor Co. does not make the list of Bar & Shield winners public, so dealers are encouraged to send a note to PSB editor in chief Dave McMahon at dmcmahon@powersportsbusiness.com to help spread the good news about their dealership’s success.

Here’s our count so far:

2016 Platinum Bar & Shield Award (6 total awarded)

Barrie Harley-Davidson — Barrie, Ontario

Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson — Green River, Wyoming

Harley-Davidson of Kokomo — Kokomo, Indiana

Huntington Beach Harley-Davidson — Westminster, California

2016 Gold Bar & Shield Award (9)

Black Bear Harley-Davidson — Wytheville, Virginia

Cole Harley-Davidson — Bluefield, West Virginia

Hells Canyon Harley-Davidson — Lewiston, Idaho

Frontier Harley-Davidson — Lincoln, Nebraska

Lake Shore Harley-Davidson — Libertyville, Illinois

Napoleon Harley-Davidson — Napoleon, Ohio

Red Rock Harley-Davidson — Las Vegas Nevada

Roughneck Harley-Davidson — Longview, Texas

Seacoast Harley-Davidson — North Hampton, New Hampshire

2016 Silver Bar & Shield Award (21)

Apol’s Harley-Davidson of Raymond and Alexandria — Alexandria, Minnesota

Avalanche Harley-Davidson — Lakewood, Colorado

Boston Harley-Davidson — Revere, Massachusetts

Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Jackson — Jackson, Tennessee

Charlie’s Harley-Davidson — Huntington, West Virginia

Fox River Harley-Davidson — St. Charles, Illinois

Hamilton Harley-Davidson — Sturgis, Michigan

Harley-Davidson of Waco — Waco, Texas

High Desert Harley-Davidson — Meridian, Idaho

Illinois Harley-Davidson — Countryside, Illinois

Iron Valley Harley-Davidson — Manheim, Pennsylvania

Rawhide Harley-Davidson — Olathe, Kansas

Riverside Harley-Davidson — Riverside, California

Savannah Harley-Davidson — Savannah, Georgia

Starved Rock Harley-Davidson — Ottawa, Illinois

Southern Devil Harley-Davidson — Cartersville, Georgia

Superstition Harley-Davidson — Apache Junction, Arizona

Timms Harley-Davidson — Anderson, South Carolina

White's Harley-Davidson — Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Wilkins Harley-Davidson — South Barre, Vermont

Wolverine Harley-Davidson — Clinton Township, Michigan

2016 Bronze Bar & Shield Award (7)

Barnett’s Las Cruces Harley-Davidson — Las Cruces, New Mexico

Hale's Harley-Davidson — Mansfield, Ohio

House of Harley-Davidson — Anchorage, Alaska

Magic City Harley-Davidson — Minot, North Dakota

McDermott’s Harley-Davidson — Fort Ann, New York

Mountain State Harley-Davidson — Delbarton, West Virginia

Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson — Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sound Harley-Davidson — Marysville, Washington

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