The Boat House said in a statement that it acquired Bald Knob Marina in Johnsburg, Ill., expanding the dealership footprint by combining The Boat House Chicago and Bald Knob Marina dealerships into one entity while maintaining The Boat House Chicago brand.
“The acquisition of Bald Knob Marina allows us to strengthen our position in the Midwest by giving us greater access to Illinois boaters with a premier location and strong ties to the boating community in the Chain O’ Lakes area,” said Boat House CEO Kevin Code in a statement.
“We’re excited to work with Bill Wehrs Jr. and the rest of the team at Bald Knob to add our competencies and develop an exciting destination point on the water,” Code added. “Our goal as a company has been to achieve greater visibility in the area, and this acquisition provides just that, with no impact on staffing and adding additional services to our business that help to fulfill our customers’ lifestyle on the water.”
“Kevin and his team have a great vision for the future of this facility, and we are eager to move forward,” said Wehrs, former owner of Bald Knob Marina. “The Boat House provides our team with additional resources to grow while continuing to offer the service that our customers have come to expect at Bald Knob Marina. I am thrilled to have found such a strong company to take this facility and further develop what our family started to maximize the potential.”