About Us

About Our Dealership

Powersports Northwest has a long history and deep roots in our community. Powersports was originally founded in 1972 as "Steve’s Suzuki," and was owned by Steve and Diane Rasmusson. This dealership was a small store with only the Suzuki franchise and five or six employees. Dave Lipinski was hired in June 1972 as an apprentice mechanic. Jeff Ashe began his career in the summer of 1974 also as an apprentice mechanic. However, small stores being what they are, both young men learned to work in several departments.

In 1977, Steve was ready to change careers, and a deal was arranged for Jeff and Dave to buy the store. The name of the store was then changed to "Suzuki Northwest" in 1978.

In 1979 Jeff and Dave acquired the Yamaha franchise from The Yardbirds Shopping Center. They opened a new facility in Centralia, and named the new business "Centralia Yamaha." In 1981, they decided to consolidate the two stores into one location, and renamed the combined business "Suzuki-Yamaha Northwest."
Then in 1988, they acquired the Honda franchise by purchasing Kelly’s Sport Shop in neighboring Chehalis. The business remained it its existing location, but was renamed "Chehalis Honda & Marine."
Finally in 1991, Jeff and Dave purchased and remodeled their existing facility. Both businesses moved into the renovated building in March of 1992, and named the store "Powersports Northwest."
Powersports Northwest now employs 15 top-quality people, with decades of combined experience. They strive to provide the best service to their customers, many of whom have been frequenting the store for over 30 years! We support community riding events, too. Stop by, and see for yourself why hundreds of satisfied customers keep coming back again and again.
Dave Lipinski
Jeff Ashe

Powersports Northwest
300 S Tower Avenue Centralia WA 98531
Phone: 360-736-0166 Fax: 360-736-3465