MOMS Expands North Country NH Presence With Acquisition of Absolute PowerSports in Gorham, NH
Retired Patriot Rob Ninkovich Joins New Dealership as Partner
GROVETON, N.H. (Nov. 9, 2020) – MOMS, the family-owned leader in New England powersports, is expanding its presence and brand offerings in New Hampshire’s North Country with the acquisition of Absolute PowerSports NH, the multi-line dealership in Gorham, N.H. The acquisition of the dealership that has been owned for the past 14 years by Jim Tees will result in MOMS operating dealerships with complementary product lines in Groveton and Gorham. MOMS President Joel Wheeler said the dealership will do business as Absolute PowerSports through Dec. 31, 2020, and will reopen in January 2021 as MOMS Jericho. He also announced that Rob Ninkovich, a two-time Super Bowl champion during his eight seasons with the New England Patriots, is joining MOMS as a full partner in the Gorham dealership.
MOMS has invited all Absolute employees to remain on the staff following the transition, and MOMS North Country Powersports Groveton General Manager Larry Meservey, Jr., will serve in the same role for MOMS Jericho. “As a family owned business of nearly 50 years, we at MOMS can appreciate the passion and commitment to customer service that Jim Tees and his team brought to Absolute PowerSports,” Wheeler said. “We are committed to provide the same outstanding service, and will offer the area’s powersports enthusiasts additional MOMS resources such as access to financing alternatives for all credit profiles.”
Jim Tees said he will miss the daily interaction with his customers, “who have become like family to us. But the dealership will be in excellent hands with the MOMS team, and my family and I are looking forward to enjoying everything the next chapter has to offer.” Ninkovich, who has been an ESPN analyst since retiring from the NFL in July 2017, is a powersports enthusiast and long-time MOMS customer. His passion for riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and off-road vehicles fueled his interest in joining MOMS as a partner in the new dealership, including part ownership of the property. “One thing I’ve learned about from being a pro and playing with the Patriots is that you’ve got to surround yourself with really good people who are really smart, and having my name associated with MOMS is a real honor,” he said. “I reached out to Joel to learn about the powersports business and about getting involved in some capacity. This opportunity in New Hampshire came up and it’s in a great location and is something I really wanted to do, so Joel and I will be partners up there.”
Ninkovich will retain his primary home in the Foxboro, Mass., area, where his three children attend school, and will also spend time in New Hampshire’s North Country while working at MOMS Jericho. “It’s another chapter for me and I’m excited to learn,” he said. “People ask what it’s like to be retired, and I say I’m not retired, I graduated and I’m going into the next thing.” Located at 461 Main St. in Gorham, MOMS Jericho will continue to sell and service the product lines Absolute has carried, including Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, CFMOTO, and Mahindra. The dealership will also carry power equipment and lawn and garden products from brands such as Honda Power Equipment, Stihl, Ariens, Gravely, and Generac. It will also offer accessories, apparel, and premium technical service support for all vehicles and power products.
MOMS began operations in the North Country in the spring of 2017, when it acquired F.B. Spaulding, a Polaris and John Deere dealership in Lancaster, N.H. In the fall of 2018, MOMS North Country Powersports relocated from Lancaster to the spacious Groveton retail facility at 149 State St. that was previously home to Emerson Outdoor Outfitters. The Groveton location has evolved and grown steadily ever since, and will continue to operate as a MOMS retail outlet with product lines that complement those offered at the new Gorham store.
News about both MOMS North Country Powersports locations is available on the MOMS Facebook page, and at www.MOMSNorthCountry.com.
MOMS was founded in 1973 as Motorcycles of Manchester [NH]. The family-owned business started as a source of pre-owned motorcycles, parts, and service. The company has since become the Northeast’s powersports leader, offering a wide range of new and pre-owned vehicles, unmatched customer service, outstanding technical service, accessories, and apparel. MOMS dealerships have access to vast financing resources and offer personalized financing to suit each customer’s unique needs. There are MOMS dealerships in Manchester, Groveton, and Gorham, N.H., and in Foxboro and Revere, Massachusetts. The company is among the top five U.S. dealers for Indian Motorcycle, Slingshot, and Polaris off-road vehicles, and is also among the leaders in U.S. sales of Yamaha products. MOMS dealerships also offer vehicle rentals through EagleRider.