Jefferson County, Ohio — A family business run by John Neidengard in the Ohio Valley celebrated a major milestone on Tuesday. They have been a part of the Harley-Davidson family for a whole century.
John Neidengard is the third generation to run the Harley-Davidson dealership in the very heart of Wintersville. His grandfather used to do some machine work at a local machine shop before he had started selling motorcycles.
G.H. Neidengard bought his first motorcycle in 1906, and the legacy has since lasted more than a hundred years.
“I’m sure my grandfather would not have had a clue we’d be in business for over 100 years, and I’m sure my father would have been proud. He loved Harley Davidson, as I do myself,” John said for Fox.
The Neidengards’ shop is the oldest one in Ohio and one of the oldest ones across the whole nation. On Tuesday, they got a stamp of approval by Harley-Davidson.
“Any business that been around for 100 years is obviously, but Harley, our dealers are such a key part of customer experience and to have a dealer that provides that much customer service and experience,” said Joe Marcolina, director of market operations, Fox reports.
For John Neidengard, running the business is so much more than just sheer love for motorcycles – it’s all about his family reflecting and shining a light on the long-lasting tradition.
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