RANGELEY — The new name of the Main Street business Boss Power Equipment was only the first of several changes made when the owners acquired PJ Power Sports last year.

Recent changes include becoming Rangeley’s new Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo dealer and adding a 50- by 60-foot, two-and-a-half-story, repair-and-storage facility, Jonny Wakefield, sales manager, said.

In addition, Woody’s Deli has been added to the adjoining convenience store called Looney Bin, he said. More plans for expansion are being considered.

Product offerings have expanded within the last few months from recreational vehicles to power equipment such as plows, tractors, mowers and, and a line of sheds and Mission trailers, he added.  

The growth has also included employees with three full-time trained mechanics available for the expanded service area, a service/parts manager, sales manager and bookkeeper, he said. The new area allows for the service of more items and separate enclosed storage spaces for snowmobiles, Usha Wood said.

Wood credits her husband, Gawain, the owner of their three Rangeley businesses, Boss Power Equipment, Looney Bin and Loon Lodge and Restaurant.

The New Hampshire couple operate a construction business near Portsmouth during the week and travel to their home in Rangeley to work at Boss Power Equipment on weekends.

“We love the area. Even though we go to work, it’s a different feeling when we’re there. We want to bring people into the town of Rangeley so they can see what we fell in love with. It’s our own slice of heaven,” she said.

They’ll do that this weekend as the business sponsors two special events during the Rangeley Snowmobile Club’s annual Snodeo.

It starts Saturday with a vintage and antique snowmobile show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Boss Power Equipment lot. That will be followed at 2 p.m. by a snowmobile stunt show, Rave X, that includes jumps, back flips and more.

“They are a very outgoing, boisterous, fun group who are so happy to perform for people,” she said, while explaining how they set up at noon last year for the 2 p.m. show and spent the two hours practicing and performing for a growing crowd before the show began.

With cold temperatures predicted, a warming area inside the business is available along with warm beverages. 

This all couldn’t be done without the support of their employees, she said.

“They are fantastic employees who understand the magnetism of this area and what Rangeley is all about,” she said.

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