About Gail's Harley-Davidson
Gail's Harley-Davidson® in Grandview is an exclusive Harley-Davidson® dealer. Recognized as one of the top dealerships in the country, Gail's offers one of the largest inventories of motorcycles, parts and accessories, and MotorClothes® merchandise in the Midwest. Gail, owner and president, has been active in Harley-Davidson® dealerships since high school, learning all phases of the day-to-day operations and assuming a variety of positions.
Gail’s Harley-Davidson’s success can be explained simply by its tagline, Where Every Day is an Excuse to Have Fun! When owner Gail had a vision to rebuild her dealership, she wanted to create more than an ordinary motorcycle dealership; she wanted to create a destination. A 55,000 square-foot, 10-acre biker’s Disneyland. With determination, hard work and perseverance along with her perpetual sunny attitude, positive disposition and genuine, hearty laugh, Gail created the identifiable tagline to be more than a succession of words. The dealership truly lives up to its motto as a place where riders go to have fun, play pool, watch their motorcycles being serviced or simply take a stroll through the showroom. The dealership has become a regular stopping and starting point for Saturday rides as well as the social hub amongst riders. Gail’s provides live bands and free food to add to the relaxed yet lively atmosphere. Thousands of customers “hang out” at Gail’s during the week and on the weekends.
Gail’s Harley-Davidson is dedicated to giving back to the community and committed to building long-term relationships by giving to organizations that foster social and economic needs in the greater Kansas City area. Gail’s supports many non-profit and charitable organizations each year and encourages all of its employees to make a difference. The company regularly donates time and money to non-profit agencies to help build a stronger community.
For Gail, success in business is also about cultivating fun and long-lasting relationships. “When you walk into Gail’s Harley-Davidson, you feel the power of the people inside it, the power of enthusiasm and the power of your heart,” said Gail. “You can’t give that unless you’ve got it. We’ve got it at Gail’s Harley-Davidson!”
The Gail's Harley-Davidson Story
Gail grew up around motorcycles, started riding at an early age and developed her passion for Harley-Davidson® before most kids her age had even gotten behind the wheel of their parent's station wagon. Gail wanted to learn as much as she could about the dealership and began working as a teenager – at the bottom of the totem pole – in her father’s motorcycle shop. Gail quickly learned all phases of the day-to-day operation and later assumed a variety of key positions. As Finance Manager, Gail was number one in sales for all Harley-Davidson® Finance Managers in the United States from 1985 – 1988 and was hired by Harley-Davidson® Corporate to steer a national finance seminar. As General Manager she increased sales a minimum of 15% every year from 1996 – 2000. And her dealership has been nationally recognized in the top 15% of Harley dealers for customer satisfaction from 1997 – 2013.
Gail purchased the dealership in 1997, becoming one of a limited number of female Harley-Davidson® dealership owners in the country. Today the business is recognized as one of the top dealerships in the country and the recipient of a multitude of local and national awards. Although awards are an important aspect in gauging achievements, success in business is also about cultivating fun and long-standing relationships with customers. “Having a first-class experience at the dealership and then returning and having another great experience – that’s what creates lasting relationships,” said Gail. “We strive to be the absolute best in customer satisfaction, loyalty, and mechanical service and the most enjoyable and fun dealership to visit on your Harley.”
And Gail's Harley-Davidson has long lived up to its tag line - where every day is an excuse to have fun! Gail’s is where riders go to have fun, especially on Saturday's! The dealership has become a regular stopping and starting point for Saturday rides as well as the social hub. In order to satisfy the growing crowds, Gail's provides live bands and a free cookout every Saturday from spring to fall. The atmosphere is relaxed yet lively as thousands of riders enjoy simply hanging out at Gail’s.
Come experience for yourself the Gail’s Harley-Davidson family of riders.