Turning a hobby into a career isn't always easy, but opening Rim Country Powersports has allowed two Payson residents to do just that.
Robert Stockman and Sean Kucewesky, two former airline mechanics, opened the repair shop and dealership in December 2004 and since then, have found themselves right at home.
"The response that we've gotten in the short time we've been here has been the most gratifying," Kucewesky said, who has enjoyed building connections with customers.
The shop sells new and used all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and parts, and services all major off-road brands.
An early retirement offer from the airline and the opportunity to open a dealership and maintenance shop was too good to pass up. After 17 years of working for the airlines and living in big cities, Stockman said he is happy to have the freedom that comes with entrepreneurship.
"It's a lot of hard work and hours, but definitely well worth it," he said.
Rim Country Powersports is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Rim Country Powersports at (928) 468-6164, or stop by their showroom in Star Valley.