About Us

Thanks for stopping by our website. We appreciate your time as well as the opportunity to share a little bit about ourselves. Pittsburg Marine was founded by James R. and Dorothy Oliver in the summer of 1979, it all got started with Evinrude Outboards. With “God’s” blessings here we are over 40 years later! The Lord has called them both home since but they are still thought of every day here at Pittsburg Marine!! Pittsburg Marine is still proudly owned and operated by the Oliver family. A couple of our proudest moments were being awarded as the “2007 Ranger Boats Dealer of the Year!” Then for 2008 we were voted by Ranger Boats as their “Legacy Award” recipient. Praise the Lord for His blessings and mercy!!

Our award winning service department includes technicians, Robert “Tiny” Prince, Gary Long and Josh Reynolds, along with Rick Brammer at the parts counter. They’ve received the Mercury Service CSI Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020!

This is just a little bit about us, who we are, along with what we all love to do. We all share a great love for our personal savior, “Jesus Christ”. We hope to get to meet you and learn who you are, along with what you love to do also. If you ever see us at the lake, in the woods, or anywhere in between, please give us a shout.

 

Have a blessed day!!

#GodBlessAndGoodFishin’

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Rick is our right hand at the counter. Rick helps with parts, sales, and answering the phone. He is a graduate of Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University. He taught school from 1976 to 2003 when he retired. Rick and his wife, Glenda have been married since 1992. They have 2 daughters, Kristy and Kathy, and two granddaughters, Aubrey and Abigail. He attends Berea Baptist Church where he teaches the Emmaus Sunday school class. Rick loves to fish and hunt. He also enjoys playing golf.
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Tiny started out at Holly Bay Marina in 1984. He has been to Evinrude, Mercury, and Yamaha tech schools several times in his “over 35 years” of marine service. He and his wife, Kim, have been married since 1983. They have a son, Adam and daughter in-law, Kelsie along with grandson Jase and granddaughter, Mallory. They have a daughter Kristen and son in-law, Josh along with grandson, Waylon. He loves to fish, hunt and also has a great love with helping folks. He is actively involved in the London-Laurel County Optimist Club where he heads up the Christmas Program for needy children. He is also a deacon at Hazel Patch Baptist Church where he helps with singing, picking the guitar and the cooking at events such as Vacation Bible School and Old Fashion Day.
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Gary started at Pittsburg Marine in 2015 with 10 years of technician experience after retiring from a career with a conveyor manufacturing company in Danville, KY. He pursued a new career combining his love of fishing and mechanical technology. Gary is a certified Mercury technician and has extensive training with Yamaha tech school as well. Gary married his high school sweetheart, Nancy in 1976. They have 2 sons, Brandon and Nathan, and 1 daughter, Brooke. Gary’s 8 grandchildren; Jillian, Sully, Cora, Hank, Urijah, Pippa and twins, Madison and Marley bring him great joy. Gary is an active member of Langdon Street Baptist Church in Somerset. In his spare time, Gary loves to fish.
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Josh started at Pittsburg Marine in 2019. He graduated from North Laurel High School in 2012 then continued his education at Somerset Community College. He has Mercury training and helps with the parts and electronics. Josh married his wife, Kristen, in 2015. They have one son, Waylon. Josh loves to fish, hunt, and farm.
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Robbie is the third generation of the Oliver family at Pittsburg Marine. He’s a graduate of North Laurel High School class of 1999 and attended Somerset Community College and Eastern Kentucky University from 1999-2002. Robbie started full time at Pittsburg Marine in the spring of 2002. He has also been to Evinrude, Mercury, and Yamaha tech schools. He is now in sales, as well as, being involved in the everyday decisions of the business. Robbie married his high school girlfriend, Courtney in 2004. They have two daughters, Jenna and Maggie. In his spare time, he loves to chase his girls from the basketball court to the softball field, CrossFit training and hunting.
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David started to work full time at Pittsburg Marine after graduating from Laurel County High School in 1984. In 1988 David became part owner in the business. He has been married to his partner in life, Henrietta, since 1986. They have two children, Sarah and husband, Dillon and Brian and wife to be, Madison. David enjoys fishing, hunting, going dirt tracking and watching football. He is an active member of Hazel Patch Baptist Church where he serves as deacon and Sunday school teacher.
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James R. Oliver Jr. (Jimmy) was called home by the Lord on December 9, 2018. Jimmy started at Pittsburg Marine in 1980 and eventually became part owner. He married his grade school sweet- heart, Debbie, in 1977. They have two sons, James R Oliver III (Robbie) and wife Courtney, and Justin and wife Jamie. They are blessed with four grandchildren, Jenna, Wesley, Maggie, and Tyler. The Annual Fish’n for Missions tournament is a testimony of who Jimmy was. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and had a big heart along with a big smile. He is thought of and missed every day at Pittsburg Marine. (On a personal note, Jimmy was not only my brother, business partner, and best friend. He was a father figure to me as well, who I loved dearly and still miss every minute of every day! ‘Til we meet again at the river!! – David).