Used-motorcycle firm stretches out on 22nd

17,700-square-foot building has room for bikes, ATVs, jet skis
2012-07-28T00:01:00Z 2014-07-02T12:35:51Z Used-motorcycle firm stretches out on 22ndDavid Wichner Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 28, 2012 12:01 am  • 

Locally owned Cycles, Skis and ATV's is the biggest used-motorcycle store in Tucson and perhaps the biggest in the state, as far as owner Steve Hollander can tell.

Now, he's got plenty of room to showcase the 100 or so bikes, scooters and ATVs the company usually has in stock, plus a line of new all-terrain vehicles.

The 14-year-old company, known as CSA, has moved west to a 17,700-square foot building at 4649 E. 22nd St., just west of South Swan Road, from its former spot at 7201 E. 22nd. St.

Longtime Tucsonans may remember the location as the site of Bargain Center Furniture, which operated there from 1955 to 2005, Hollander noted.

The original building was essentially gutted and has been completely renovated, from its mezzanine office area down to a terrazzo-like cement showroom floor uncovered during construction, Hollander said.

CSA is still putting the finishing touches on the store and plans to hold a grand opening celebration this fall, he said.

Besides used cycles and scooters, the company sells and services used jet skis and other personal watercraft and is a dealer for Arctic Cat, a Minnesota-based ATV and snowmobile maker. CSA currently has about 30 Harley-Davidsons and more than 25 Hondas, along with Yamahas, Kawasakis and other makes, and a few custom choppers.

Hollander, who managed and was part owner of the former Harley-Davidson of Tucson on East 22nd Street before it was sold in 1995, started CSA in 1998 with a friend he later bought out.

The store had been at its former 12,000-square foot space at 22nd and Kolb Road for about six years before its recent move.

Hollander owns and runs the company with his wife, Shawna. Their son Nathan, 24, - a veteran motocross racer - handles the store's Internet marketing in addition to other tasks.

After some tough times during 2008 and 2009, the family business has rebounded, Hollander said.

"It was tough," he said, recalling how he would cringe as he asked his wife for the company's latest bottom line. "But (it helped that) we don't live a big lifestyle. We're simple people."

After dropping from a staff of 22 before the recession to as few as 11, the company now employs 16 people including sales staff and mechanics, Hollander said.

CSA sells and services jet skis, mainly in the summer, offers service on all motorcycle and ATV makes, and sells some clothing and accessories.

Still to come at the new store, Hollander said, is a large Arctic Cat display and perhaps down the road a wider offering of clothing and accessories.

Contact Assistant Business Editor David Wichner at dwichner@azstarnet.com or 573-4181.

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