The idea of Crystal Lake Marine, Inc., the parent company of Lake Marine & RV Inc., of Woodstock, IL was conceived in August of 2009 in a small garage in West Chicago where we repaired and sold boats we had restored. Shortly after that in, March of 2012, Dave Piersall decided to leave the corporate sales world and be his own full time boss and founded Crystal Lake Marine Inc.
The new business location at 8611 Huntley Rd in Crystal Lake was a small 2,700 sf pole barn with no heat or AC — a very humble beginning. Due to massive growth, we outgrew the shop in less than a year and decided to move to a 6,000 sf shop in Crystal Lake, located at 7510 Virginia Rd, where the company grew to even greater heights.
In May of 2013 we gained first-hand knowledge of the world of municipal zoning. An issue arose, one that would force us to stop performing 40% of the services offered if we remained in that location. It was time to move yet again.
The new site at 1151 Lake Ave in Woodstock would become our home for the next 3.5 years where we experienced growths of over 200% annually. Dave and his wife Wendy loved the community so much they bought a home there and established roots in the community.
In April of 2017 once again company growth had spiked and we found ourselves busting out of the seams again. For some time we had been renting part of the old Harley Davidson site to store boats and RV’s in Woodstock. With a lot of work Dave moved the company to its new home at 2050 S Eastwood, and we have been experiencing massive growth and new opportunity ever since.
We have recently added new Regal and Crestliner boats to our 6,000 sf showroom along with used boats, RV’s and travel trailers. We also have a large ship supply store where you will find all your boating and RV supplies at prices below what you would find at Walmart and Farm & Fleet in town as well as online.
Come visit the new location today!