Dave Degrave is a visionary business owner who has successfully transformed his small auto service center into the flourishing Hartzel Marine dealership. With a background as an apprentice mechanic in the 1980s and 90s, Dave has a deep understanding of the automotive and marine industries. In 2001, Dave ventured into entrepreneurship and opened Hartzel Auto Service, which quickly gained success.
In 2009 he recognized the untapped potential in the marine industry. Responding to customer demand, Dave pivoted his business and established Hartzel Marine & Auto Service, catering to both car and boat repairs. Dave's commitment to customer service and satisfaction is evident in every aspect of Hartzel Marine. The dealership's mission is to be competent and deserving of their customers' business, prioritizing transparency and well-informed decision-making.
One of Dave's key strengths is his adaptability and forward-thinking mindset. Hartzel Marine has invested in new technology, such as online parts ordering and quick delivery services. Beyond his business endeavors, Dave is deeply involved in the community and is passionate about creating opportunities for the next generation. Hartzel Marine's commitment to community involvement is evident through their support of various charitable organizations and local groups. In summary, Dave Degrave is a smart and visionary business owner who has successfully transformed his auto service center into the thriving Hartzel Marine dealership, with a deep commitment to customer service, community involvement, and adaptability.
Meet David McCulloch. With 7 years of dealership experience and 20 years of customer service expertise, David is a powerhouse in the industry.
As the Business and Customer Service Manager, David is renowned for his ability to create dynamic working environments that consistently deliver outstanding service. Expect nothing less than excellence when you engage with Hartzel Marine, thanks to David's dedication to providing exceptional customer experiences.
Beyond his professional achievements, David is committed to his family and actively gives back to his community. He serves on local community boards, supports various charities, and participates in community outreach programs, making a positive impact wherever he goes.
Passionate about sports, David holds season tickets for the Niagara Ice Dogs, showcasing his love for the game of hockey. When he's not cheering on his favorite team, he enjoys tending to his garden, spending time with his beloved dog, and exploring nature's trails as an avid hiker.
If you're ready to witness the superhero-level service that David McCulloch brings to Hartzel Marine, we invite you to visit us. Prepare to experience exceptional customer satisfaction firsthand, as David ensures your needs are met and surpassed at every turn.
Wayne Maracle, our Boat Mechanic Specialist!
With an impressive 40 years of mechanical experience, Wayne Maracle is the ultimate expert when it comes to boats. He is the glue that holds the Hartzel Marine team together, combining hard work with a quick sense of humor that brings smiles to both staff and customers alike.
Wayne's dedication to excellence and his willingness to lend a helping hand make him an invaluable asset to our team. Whether it's fixing a tricky trailer hitch or offering advice on maintenance, Wayne's wealth of knowledge is second to none. His commitment to delivering exceptional service has earned him the title of our very own Superhero of Service.
In his spare time, Wayne enjoys spending quality moments with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren. You can often find him cruising the waters on his boat or exploring the great outdoors in his motorhome. As an outdoor enthusiast, Wayne has a deep appreciation for nature and all it has to offer. He loves engaging in activities such as hunting and immersing himself in the beauty of the outdoors.
Not only is Wayne a master of his craft, but he also has a penchant for good music. Whether it's rocking out to classic tunes or discovering new artists, his love for music adds an extra spark to the Hartzel Marine environment.
So, the next time you encounter any boat trailer challenges, Wayne is your go-to superhero. With his exceptional mechanical expertise, dedication to service, and passion for the outdoors, Wayne is sure to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience. Trust Wayne Maracle, the Superhero of Service, to take care of all your boat trailer needs at Hartzel Marine.
Cedric joined Hartzel Marine just over a year ago as Bookkeeper, but many of you may know him as the "guy you ask about Dave when you can't find Dave." For the rest of the staff at Hartzel Marine, Cedric helps keep things organized; for Cedric, the rest of the staff bring a fun, family-like atmosphere to work that he can't help but appreciate. We really do have the Dream Team here at Hartzel Marine!