By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine
River Valley Power and Sport has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading publication for the marine industry. The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America. Being named to the list recognizes a dealerships unwavering commitment to maintaining excellence in professionalism, business operations, and customer service. This is a very prestigious award as River Valley was chosen out of thousands of North American dealerships.
Jonathon Sweet of Boating Industry stated, “This year’s Top 100 is stronger than we’ve ever seen in the history of the program. Total revenue for the 2017 Top 100 and Hall of Fame dealers exceeded 3 billion for the very first time.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
River Valley Power and Sport was recognized this past December at a ceremony in Orlando, FL. After taking the stage, River Valley founder John Wooden had this to say: “As a company, this award is very telling of the efforts of all 90 company employees spanning 4 physical locations what we have accomplished over the 22 years of business.” “It is a privilege to be recognized from a pool of thousands of dealers across North America. We would not have made it this far without our great staff, the best vendor brands in the industry and loyal customers and for that, we thank you!”
NOT a Sales Award
River Valley is the largest volume Yamaha dealer in North America. The same is true for Evinrude BRP. They are Monterey Boats’ largest unit volume dealer in North America, and top ten with Bennington Pontoons. They pride themselves on utilizing their scale to pass volume discounts to their customers, but sales are only one component of the award they received. The Top 100 award recognizes strength in market, market share, overall customer satisfaction, staffing, and commitment to market. Dealerships that receive this recognition have been able to set themselves apart by more than just high volume sales.
They are recognized because of their ability to create an atmosphere that exceeds the customer’s expectation.
These dealerships understand that delivering the promise of the boating lifestyle, not just the boat, is the number one key to success. This is how River Valley has been adding value to the overall customer experience.
About River Valley Power and Sport
River Valley Power and Sport is a family owned marine and power sports dealership located in Red Wing, Rochester and on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. They have been in business for 22 years and each location is a one stop shop that handles sales, service, parts, finance, and accounting. River Valley handles all the top brands in the marine and power sports industries including AlumaCraft, Bennington, Centurion, Monterey, South Bay, Supreme, Yamaha Boats, Yamaha PWC, Sea Doo, Honda, Suzuki, Can Am, Polaris, and Yamaha.
Congratulations to all at River Valley Power and Sport for your inclusion to this impressive list of national leaders in the marine industry. You are truly at the top of the game. Your achievement is further proof that the boating environment we enjoy in this area is one of the nation’s best too.