About Carter Powersports
The History of Carter Powersports 2015 marks the 35th year of operation for Carter Powersports. It has been a memorable time for those of us who have been here for most (or much) of that time. If you'd like to know where we come from and how we became one of the most trusted ATV and motorcycle dealers in Las Vegas - Ill do my best to recall it accurately.
The origins of Carter Powersports go back to a small store on West Sahara in 1980. Our store name at that time was Kawasaki West of Las Vegas. We had fewer than 10 employees and it was truly a family business. West Sahara was largely undeveloped then; customers could ride their dirt bikes and ATVs right up to our back door, and they did so often.
In 1983, we were able to purchase a Honda franchise from a store (Honda West, on Valley View Boulevard) that closed due to bankruptcy. We re-opened that Honda store as a second operation and renamed our company Desert Honda Kawasaki. We all worked hard and the Honda store was very successful from opening day. We became so busy in our new location that a decision was made to sell off the Kawasaki store, and that was done.
As our company continued to grow, we purchased property on Tropicana Avenue in 1985 and drew up plans for a new home for our store. It was finished in the spring of 1986, and we moved into our new dealership facility on the day before Memorial Day.