Bernie's Boats and Motors was established in 1952 by Bernie and Joyce Stumfoll and was originally part of Bernie's Sinclair service station. With customers looking for boats, Bernie started building kit boats from Cris Craft Boats and selling Mercury Outboards. In 1954 Bernie acquired the Evinrude Outboard motor line and continued to expand. By 1957 Bernie made the decision to leave the service station business and become involved full time in the boating industry. With the completion of his new building on Navarro street, Bernie's added the boat lines of Holmes, Helton and Glastron.
Through the years Bernie had built their business on customer service and customer satisfaction. Over the years Bernie would learn that this was to be one of the most important parts of his business that helped carry him through some bad times, when other competitors were unable to survive.
In 1976, Dennis Stumfoll his son joined the family business full time and helped continue what his father had started years earlier. In 1994, Dennis bought his father out and became the sole owner of Bernie's. With Dennis at the helm he has continued to improve on the way the boats are rigged and delivered, never losing sight of the importance of customer service.
Over the years, Bernie's has won every major customer service award given out by the manufactures they represent. They continue to impress upon their employees to do their job right and take care of the customer.
Whether you take delivery of a complete rig or a outboard motor only, every customer is given a complete run down and taken to the lake for an on the water test run. Dennis makes sure this is done every time in order to ensure that each boat and motor are 100% ready for their new owners.
From the time that you enter Bernie's Dealership, thru the purchase and delivery of your boat, Bernie's goal will be customer satisfaction.