Editor's note: Rex Collins is a contributing writer for Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine.

HBK's Dealership niche led by Rex Collins (CPA, CVA) is compiling and analyzing information as part of the 2019 OPE Cost of Doing Business Study. The study will assess the financial performance and condition of outdoor power equipment (OPE) dealers for 2018 based on the data received by all participating dealers. 

As with any industry study, the strength of the final product improves with a strong population of data. As a manager and/or owner of an OPE dealership, you have the power to help make this study a huge success for the UEDA organization and the industry itself.

All participating dealerships will receive a free copy of the final report which includes key financial performance ratios and benchmarks for your dealership, your market and the overall industry. The overall time commitment to participate in the survey should take the dealership 5 to 10 minutes.

In order to participate, please fill in your information in the table below. We also ask that you provide us with your detailed 2017 and 2018 departmental income statements and balance sheets. These items can be provided through the survey or emailed securely via SafeSend here. You may also fax your forms to (330) 758-0357.

HBK strives to provide the association and industry with a reliable and meaningful report. The more accurate the data you send, the better. HBK may reach out to the contact listed below with any questions on the data submitted.

Take the survey

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