Although he has a lifetime association with Grand Rapids Marine, Mike began full-time employment in 2002. Mike is a factory trained outboard and sterndrive technician which really benefits customers who have mechanical questions about the boat or motor they purchase. In his freetime he enjoys riding his Harley, cruising the lake or riding snowmobile.
Jim is our newest addition. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Jim seems to know a good portion of the community from his years of playing hockey for the Grand Rapids Indians in the 70's when Grand Rapids was a force to be reckoned with! Jim enjoys spending time with his family and being by the water at his lake home on Pokegama.
You'll have to look hard to find Rick! He'll be found inside a boat or working on his favorite Johnson/Evinrude outboard motor. Rick has over 30 years experience in outboard motor repair and has been a great asset in the service shop since 2001.
Red Gottschalk: Service Technician
Red is our newest edition to our service department. Although he's the newest, that doesn't mean he has the least experience! It's hard to find a good marine technician these days so we got lucky when we were able to team up with a technician that has over 30 years of experience! Red enjoys working on everything but his specialty is Yamaha outboard motors. Red is a certified Yamaha technician.
Kristen Phillipp - Parts Technician
Kristen is new to Grand Rapids Marine in 2011. She has become super proficient at providing both parts and service to our valued customers, and does so with a great attitude and a friendly disposition. Certainly a great addition to our staff. In her free time, Kristen enjoys target shooting, 4 wheeling, reading, and spending time with her young son , Ian.
Grand Rapids Marine will service ALL major engine manufacturer's including: Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude, Johnson, Honda, Suzuki, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta and more!