Everything that Clemons Boats is and all we have done is due to all of these great employees and all of the great people before them. My Grandfather Bob started Clemons Boats in 1966 and put all he had into this place, even as far as sleeping here on many occasions.
My father and uncle then poured a ton of love and effort into this business before passing it to me and it took all of these people to get us to where we are!
Thanks to everyone who has helped us along this journey including family, friends, employees, vendors, and of course CUSTOMERS!
Jon is our sales manager and has taken over this role as we grow as a dealership in stride! Jon has many years of experience in this industry. He not only manages the sales department, but he also sells plenty of boats and takes care of a lot of past customers.
Bart Barnes came to us as a technician, and ran our rental department for a year before finding his passion in boat sales, and has been making boaters dreams come true for 7 years!
Bart has an extensive background in boating from operations to technical know-how and has spent plenty of time on the water in our area. Bart has a vast knowledge of the Lake and can help you find all the local hotspots while out on your boat.
Bart is very friendly, and will treat you like family from the moment you stop in to shop all the way through the process!
Steve Carlson has joined the team as a life long Lake Erie boater & fisherman bringing 10+ years experience selling premium boats locally to a customer base that extends from the local area throughout the entire Great Lakes Region as well as international clients.
Steve’s passion is Great Lakes & Saltwater fishing and he looks forward to sharing his experience to help guide you in evaluating and rigging your family’s next boat!
Emily has the title of book keeper, but her position would be best described by one word, and that is glue!
Emily is the glue that holds the dealership from falling apart on a lot of levels. From every minor detail, to lots of big ones, Emily is extremely accurate and makes sure to dot the I’s and cross the T’s for everyone here.
Emily is invaluable to our team, and we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without her!
Leslie is our business manager, and she comes with a very extensive banking background which really helps her relay banking information AND get you the best deal possible!
Leslie also helps out with many other tasks at the dealership and is always very warm and friendly to talk to.
We are glad to have Leslie on our growing team!
Clemons Boats is proud to announce a new team member, Jon Zawislan! Jon will be our lead technician and comes to us with a long list of certifications and accomplishments including the following:
-10+ years experience in the Marine Industry
– Yamaha Master Tech Certified
– Mercury Outboard Certified
– Mercruiser Sterndrive Certified
– Mercruiser Inboard Certified
– ABYC Systems Certified
– Seakeeper Certified
– Volvo Marine Diesel Engine D3, D4, D6, D8, D11, D13, D16 Certified
– Mercury Zeus Pod Certified
Brian is our hard working Parts Manager, and also handles a lot of service overflow!
He does everything from answering phones, to writing works orders, to stocking shelves, to calling customers, to shipping orders…you get the idea!
Brian is very accurate in his work and likes to ensure things are handled for anyone he is getting parts for. On top of the above Brian puts in as many hours as anyone here, and never complains, he just wants to do his best which is a great asset!
Tim has worked in the marine industry for most of his life, including working here at Clemons Boats as a technician about 20 years ago.
Lauren is the friendly voice you will hear when you call into schedule an appointment to have your boat serviced. You will find Lauren very friendly, detailed, and accurate when taking your information and getting your boat ready for the water! She handles a lot of work from handling service info, storage, answering the phone, and juggling many other tasks. She does a great job!
Ben started with us as an apprentice tech right out of Ehove technical school. We knew from the beginning that Ben was one of those people that just “get” all things mechanical!
Ben is only 20 years old and is already Mercury and Yamaha certified and will be taking the master tests within a few years to be Master certified in his early twenties.
Ben not only has great technical skills but also has a fantastic attitude and works as hard as anyone around!
Ryan has done a few different jobs here at Clemons Boats, has settled into his role as technician and lead delivery captain!
Ryan is in charge of ensuring your new or “new to you” boat is clean, and correct before delivery, and make sure you know how to run it before you take it home!
Ryan is very versatile and that is a great asset to have!
Steven comes to us with very extensive knowledge of boating and the local boat market! Steven can run any piece of equipment we have, along with any boats for 13-60 feet, while doing it in a safe and clean manner. Steven is a very valuable asset to have at the dealership!
Ron has been with us for over 10 years, doing many different jobs.
Ron handles a lot of the boat moving, rentals, launches, pick ups, deliveries, and fall haul out duties.
Ron always shows up to work and puts his time in to assure the job gets done. Thanks Ron!
Craig came to us looking to grow his skill set and broaden his horizons in the boat business! Craig is very versatile and does not like to sit around, he likes to stay BUSY!
Craig handles all of our bottom painting and barrier coats, minor gel coat repair, buffing, waxing, engine maintenance, and everything in between!
Craig works very hard to ensure things are done correctly and puts a lot of pride into his job. Craig is a huge asset to our company, and we are glad to have him on board!