Helmet House founders Bob Miller and Phil Bellomy are joined by the new ownership group consisting of Dave Bertram, Scott Link, Don Becklin, and Randy Hutchings. (Helmet House/)
Southern California powersport distributor, Helmet House announced that it has been sold to a group of motorcycle industry veterans who promise to take the respected parts supplier business to the next level.
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“For more than 50 years, the two of us have enjoyed incredible success with Helmet House,” founders Bob Miller and Phil Bellomy said in a press release.
“Now, as the company heads into its next half-century, we move forward with a fresh new ownership structure, including Dave Bertram, Scott Link, Don Becklin, and Randy Hutchings,” Miller and Bellomy explained in the official press release. “All four of the new owners have deep roots in the motorcycle industry and a proven history of success. We are certain that they, along with our existing team of incredibly talented employees, will carry on the Helmet House legacy. As for us, we will retain ownership in the company, and will be available as needed to help the new management team with Helmet House’s long-range strategy from our emeritus roles.
"From our humble beginnings, Helmet House has grown to become a remarkable mainstay in the motorcycle industry; reliably supplying motorcycle dealers with top brands, including Shoei, HJC, Tourmaster, Cortech, and Sena. While adhering to our traditional business values, we have always empowered dealers and customers by adopting flexible and dealer-friendly practices. We are proactively pursuing this ownership and leadership transition to ensure that Helmet House continues its customer-first philosophy and heritage that has made the company and its partners so successful in the past."
The new owners include some of the most innovative players in the retail business during the past decade, including Dave Bertram, the founder of retail brick and mortar giant Cycle Gear, Don Becklin, the founder of Motorcycle-Superstore and Motorcycle-USA.com, Scott Link, the director of sales-North America for 20-plus years at Alpinestars, and current Helmet House CFO Randy Hutchings, who has already been an integral piece of the company for the past 15 years.
Together, this new team will be dedicated to upholding the philosophy that has served Helmet House and the retailers it has supported over the past half-century: “Through excellence and integrity, we at Helmet House are dedicated to improving our business by improving the business of our dealers.”