By: Chris Dunham, PDT Sports Writer
December 25, 2012
The Great Outdoors Marine in Lavalette, W.Va, recently received the most coveted award in the marine industry by being selected as one of Boating Industry’s Top 100 Boat Dealers, from over 8,000 dealers in North America. This award was presented to The Great Outdoors Marine at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo in Orlando in November.
The Top 100 Award is designed to recognize the best of the best among boat dealers who are unsurpassed in overall business operations, facilities, customer service, marketing and professionalism.
Dealers were judged by a non-partisan panel of industry giants including a cross section of financial companies, boat manufacturers, vendors and engine manufacturers.
The Great Outdoors Marine is the only West Virginia boat dealer ever to receive this award, and is also the only West Virginia boat dealer to have earned Marine 5-Star Certification.
The Great Outdoors Marine is located just outside of Huntington and is owned and operated by Phil and Diane Daniel. The Great Outdoors Marine has been in business since 1991, and has 16 employees. It is the largest marine dealer in West Virginia, and specializes in pontoon and fishing boat sales, and service on boats and motors. They serve the entire state of West Virginia, southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky.
“We at The Great Outdoors Marine are very thrilled and proud to receive this honor and will continue to work hard to improve our business and customer satisfaction,” Diane Daniel said.