Bergdale Harley-Davidson recognized

Published 7:34 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bergdale Harley-Davidson in Albert Lea recently earned the Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement Award for 2019, according to a press release.

Presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Co., the award is given to dealers based on delivery of premium customer experiences and for demonstrating operational excellence across a range of categories, according to the release.

“We’re proud to present this high honor to Duane Bergdale in recognition of the many ways Bergdale Harley-Davidson delivers personal freedom to Harley-Davidson riders day in and day out,” said Dave Cotteleer, vice president and managing director for U.S. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. “Strong, passionate dealers like Bergdale who inspire new people to take their first steps toward riding and offer longtime riders the quality service they expect and deserve are big reasons why Harley-Davidson has been a respected, recognized brand for over 116 years.”

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Silver Bar & Shield award recipients elevate the brand by providing customers exceptional and authentic Harley-Davidson experiences, the release stated.

Bergdale Harley-Davidson is at 905 Plaza St. in Albert Lea. Bergdale has owned the business since 1985, when he purchased it from Tom Vandegrift, who operated it from 1929 to 1985.