Steve grew up in Wichita Falls, TX and started his career washing dishes at Underwoods BBQ. He became interested in motorcycles and purchased his first bike, a ‘66 Honda S90. When Steve was not in school or washing dishes he was hanging out at the local Honda dealership begging for a job. In 1966, when he was just 16 years old he was finally given the opportunity to take an ICT (Industrial Cooperative Training) class through his high school at a local Honda dealership to learn about the motorcycle mechanic trade. After graduation he worked for another small dealership in the area from 1968-1981 as a motorcycle technician.
In 1981 Steve opened his first motorcycle store, which offered parts and accessories along with service. The store continued to do business for 10 years.
In 1990 Steve went back to the first dealership he worked at and purchased 50% of the dealership. His business partner just happened to be Eddie Hill, a champion racer for the NHRA and SDBA series.
In 2004 Steve sold the 50% back to Eddie and moved to Georgetown to purchase a local Yamaha and Suzuki dealership, adding Kawasaki in early 2005. Business boomed and he purchased land and built Central Texas Powersports in 2008, allowing him to add BRP products. In 2009 he purchased the local Polaris dealership and in 2010, a local Honda dealership.
Steve is happy to say that business has grown in 31 out of the 33 years he has been active, and continues to grow as he looks to the future. After 48 years in the motorcycle business he still has no intention of retiring, and still loves coming into work every day.
Besides being a business man, Steve’s love for motorcycles is obvious when you meet him. He has participated in a variety of flat track, roadracing, motocross and enduro events throughout his life, and holds a personal collection of more than 40 classic motorcycles. He still rides regularly, and still enjoys taking cross country trips. He is even planning to ride a dual purpose bike to Peru in the future. Steve loves to meet any visitors to Central Texas Powersports, so don't forget to say hi!