APRIL 2021

COVER STORY- Texas Hill Country Gem Power Haus Shines –

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Michael Melton isn’t your typical dealer – he’s in his early 30s, and he’s got a boundless energy that seems to radiate off of him. He makes a point to speak to every single soul that crosses the threshold of his dealership.

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SAN MARCOS, Texas – Michael Melton isn’t your typical dealer – he’s in his early 30s, and he’s got a boundless energy that seems to radiate off of him. He makes a point to speak to every single soul that crosses the threshold of his dealership, a small singlewide trailer on a patch of land in the Texas Hill Country. The footprint of the business is small; the showroom is just the bulk of the singlewide, with three shop bays out back. But for the locals of San Marcos, Power Haus Equipment is small but mighty.

Melton’s business partner, Patrick Klaerner, in contrast is a kind, but quiet, older man who gets the job done. The pair met while working in a retail lumberyard and hardware store in San Marcos, Texas.

Article by Jessica Johnson, Managing Editor, Power Equipment Trade

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