If it were not for a marina owner's love of donuts, Terry Miller may never have gotten the opportunity to sell boats. Terry explains, "I knew he was trying to run a marina, and sell boats, and didn't have time to do them both justice. I talked to him on several occasions about how I thought I could help him with boat sales, and each time I took a dozen donuts. He wasn't easily sold on the idea, but finally decided if he didn't let me help him, he was going to gain too much weight from all the donuts I was bringing him".
Soon a company that sold a few boats each year on the side, started becoming a force in the houseboat industry. When local banks were passing up opportunities for loans, she went to their loan officers and explained the benefits of loaning to houseboater's. She found reputable people throughout the area to service the needs of houseboater's, and create many satellite businesses. Everyone from marine mechanics, canvas installers, roof gelcoat specialists, hull re-finishers, pressure washers, boat haulers, documenters, insurance companies, as well as banks, have all benefited from Terry's success. In addition, the marina benefited by filling slips, and had a steady flow of new customers equipping their boat with accessories, such as bumpers, ropes, nautical decorations, and fuel.
Terry has often been referred to
Living and working in the "Houseboat Capitol of the World", has given Terry a unique insight into the heart of this industry. Working along side, and sometimes competing directly with houseboat manufacturer's, has helped make our company better able to understand your needs.
always been surprised to learn of Terry's vast knowledge of houseboats, even down to
the mechanical workings and engines. She understands the differences in things
such as an electrical inverter verses a converter, or a carbureted, MPI, and EFI engine. She knows when Westerbeke generators switched over to Mitsubishi
engines, and the smaller impeller now used, and how to install it. However, when she finds something she doesn't know, she doesn't stop until
she finds the answer. This makes her better at answering all your questions.
A few years ago, Terry was asked to conduct a seminar at the Houseboat Expo in Louisville about buying and selling a houseboat. As a result of this seminar, she was approached by boaters who wanted to learn to do what she did, and be a part of her team. So we have expanded our offices to many of your favorite waterways. All of the "Houseboats Buy Terry" brokers work hard to treat their customers with the same respect and enthusiasm as Terry.
Terry says, "I feel blessed to be working in an atmosphere where most people come to vacation". She doesn't take this for granted, and looks forward to helping see your dreams come true!