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hen a friend loaned Matthew Bell an all- relationships with customers so he and his staff can
terrain vehicle for the weekend, Bell not provide the right accessories for the right purpose.
only found a new hobby – he found a new “We’re not just order-takers. We want to take the
career. “I got hooked,” Bell says. “It was a time to listen, and hopefully they will tell their
great way to be outside having fun with friends.” buddies,” says Bell.
He saw a need in the local market for a business When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with
catering to ATV enthusiasts, and what started as a wife Amy, daughter Emily and son Jake – especially
310 Wade Hampton Blvd.
hobby morphed into a thriving full-time business. during family vacations at the beach. Taylors
ATV Outfitters is in its 11th year, and Bell, who 864.630.RIDE(7433)
While his business keeps him busy, Bell occasionally
started out in the automotive industry, makes sure finds time to indulge the hobby that started it all, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
to stock everything riders need, whether they are riding ATVs with son Jake and sometimes taking a Saturday 9am-12pm
beginners or experts and whether they prefer riding weekend trip. “I went riding a few weekends ago,” he www.AtvOutfitters.net
on mountains or mud bogs. says, “with customers who have become friends.”
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The key is passion for the sport and forming
Photograph by: Darrell Snow