Where It All Started
Greg opened the first Ski Shack location in Springfield in 1999. Hailing from the marine marketing world, Greg had always had an ambition to own his own business, and he knew that he could provide better service, better products and a better customer experience than anyone else in the region.
While every small business owner can tell you that you’ve got to wear a lot of different hats, Greg wore all of them – from owner to accountant to janitor and mechanic, he did it all and put in crazy hours to care for his business and customers. That dedication and the level of satisfaction it created among the Ski Shack’s customers didn’t go unnoticed.
The late 90s is when wake boarding burst onto the water sports scene, with all new products and boats designed to cater to the athletes and families who were growing interested. Impressed by the new shop’s reputation among its customers, Malibu, the maker of some of the best wake boarding boats in the business, approached the Ski Shack about becoming the exclusive dealer of its boats in the region.
Malibu hasn’t looked back since and the Ski Shack is still satisfying its customers and is still the exclusive Malibu dealer in the region.
It’s Not Just About The Boats
Since then, we’ve grown to feature multiple locations, some of the largest lake and mountain adventure pro shops in Missouri, and an incredible team that sells, services and maintains numerous brands of boats with the same dedication Greg had when he first opened the store.
That’s who we are, a dedicated team of lake-loving professionals who help customers find the right boats and gear so they and their families can enjoy the lake and the great outdoors as much as we do. We believe in quality, honesty, service, fun and, most of all, family. Come be a part of ours and experience the difference at the Ski Shack.