An Arlington resident by way of Southern California and the United States Navy, Dowden brings military integrity to his role as businessman: genuine pride in products he stands behind and a sense of duty to deliver exemplary customer service and build lasting relationships in his adopted community.
The Navy brought the Dowden family to Arlington in 2012; in 2016, after 26 years, Josh retired. Owning a home with his dream garage enabled him to spend time with his boys tricking out used golf carts, and his knack for customizing these personal transportation vehicles eventually drove him out of the garage and into business.
In 2016, the Dowden’s purchased Yamaha of Millington, a motorcycle and off-road gear dealer. Renaming it Dowden Powersports, Josh carried on with Can-Am recreational products and added trailers, commercial landscaping equipment and, of course, golf carts to the inventory. However, after 3 years in business, they’ve decided to focus their efforts on one product line. Be good at one thing, and one thing only…TRAILERS! Dropping powersports and outdoor equipment from the business model has proven to be just what the business needed to continue to grow, and our new name reflects this shift…Dowden Trailers.
Research – and experience – pointed Josh toward the PJ Trailer brand. Having use for an over-the-road trailer but unable to find one within 150 miles convinced him of the need to fill that void in the Memphis market, and PJ Trailers’ stellar reputation among commercial-grade trailers sealed the deal.
Trailers are their driving force, and we plan to grow this segment of the market in the Memphis-metro area in the coming years.
“Treat customers the way we wish to be treated.” is our simple business philosophy. Everything he sells is something he would actually buy, and what he would want to invest in is top-end, high-quality equipment at a fair price.
Dowden isn’t simply out to make a sale. They intend to cultivate relationships with their customers, providing expert service after the sale. But it all starts with a trip to the showroom, where an experienced, knowledgeable staff will expertly steer you to the appropriate equipment for the project, job or activity at hand. Let Josh and the folks at Dowden Trailers help you GET ROLLIN’!
5704 Commander Drive • Arlington, TN 38002
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM Monday–Friday