Barnhart’s Honda Polaris, which originally started out as Barnhart’s Honda, or if you get even more technical, Midtown Honda of Waynesburg, has been your go to motorcycle shop since 1977, when Greg and Vicky Barnhart bought Midtown Honda. Greg was the mechanic of Midtown when owner Warren Widdup offered to sell it to him, after a discussion with Vicky, they bought it. With a 2 year old daughter, Yvonne, and having only themselves as full time employees, Barnhart’s was gradually developed into the successful dealership you know today.
A major boost came when, in 1984, a building was purchased at the current site of the dealership on Rt. 19 off Ruff Creek Exit of I-79. In July 1997, tragedy struck when Greg, who partnered with his parents in a beef farming operation, tragically lost his life in a tractor accident. This spurred Yvonne Barnhart, Greg’s daughter and a Duquesne University graduate, to join her mom at the dealership and continue the legacy. Yvonne obtained her MBA from WVU, and started full-time at the motorcycle shop that had become a second home to her throughout her life.
Yvonne carried on the legacy in more ways than one by marrying the head mechanic, Craig Greenwood, and having 3 daughters, Vivian, Lillian, and Marian Greenwood. The dealership was then further expanded when a new high performance showroom, shop, and service center was built in 2008, it’s now the current location of the business. Sadly in June 2012, tragedy struck again when Vicky Barnhart lost her battle with ovarian cancer.
Yvonne and Craig continue the legacy alongside their second family of experienced employees. Vicky’s brother (and the parts manager) Kevin Kirby, and Craig Greenwood, the efficient head mechanic, along with Yvonne, continue uphold this family businesses reputation for excellent service with the rest of the staff.
In 2014, Barnhart’s was expanded even further when Polaris was added, while a new, vast storage building soon followed, being built to hold even more inventory. Come down to Barnhart’s Honda Polaris and join our family of loyal customers and excellent, experienced staff today at 883 Washington Rd in Ruff Creek, PA on Rt. 19 off of Ruff Creek Exit of I-79.