Thanks for stopping by our website. We appreciate your time as well as the opportunity to share a little bit about ourselves.
Our “Dad”, James R. Oliver, established Pittsburg Marine in the summer of 1979, it all got started with Evinrude Outboards. With “God’s” blessings here we are over 35 years later! The Lord called Dad home on February 21, 2009 but he is still thought of each and every day here at Pittsburg Marine!! Pittsburg Marine is now proudly owned and operated by Jimmy and David Oliver. We were awarded as the “2007 Ranger Boats Dealer of the Year!” Then for 2008 we were voted by the Ranger family as their “Legacy Award” recipient! Praise the Lord for His blessings and mercy!!
We have three full time factory trained technicians, Robert “Tiny” Prince, James R. Oliver III “Robbie” and Gary Long along with Rick Brammer at the parts counter.
Tiny started out at Holly Bay Marina in 1984. He has been to Evinrude, Mercury, and Yamaha tech schools several times in his “over 30 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, granddaughter Mallory and daughter Kristen and son in-law Josh. 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 the cooking at events such as Vacation Bible School and Old Fashion Day.
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 till 2002. Robbie started full time at Pittsburg Marine in the spring of 2002. He has also been to Evinrude, Mercury, and Yamaha tech schools. Robbie married his high school girlfriend Courtney in 2004. They have two daughters, Jenna and Maggie. In his spare time he loves to fish, hunt and play softball.
Rick Brammer 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. As Tiny and Robbie, Rick loves to fish and hunt. He also enjoys playing golf.
David started to work for his Dad and brother full time at Pittsburg Marine after graduating Laurel County High School in 1984. After our Dad retired in 1988 David became Jimmy’s partner in the business. He has been married to his partner in life, Henrietta, since 1986. They have 2 children, Sarah and Brian. David enjoys fishing the BFL Mountain Division along with fishing Fishers of Men and deer hunting with his son. He is an active member of Hazel Patch Baptist Church where he serves as deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Jimmy started helping Dad at Pittsburg Marine in 1980 and eventually became his business partner. He is a graduate of Laurel County High School class of 1975. He married his grade school sweetheart Debbie in 1977. They have 2 sons, Robbie and Justin along with 4 grandchildren, Jenna, Wesley, Maggie and Tyler. Jimmy and Rick have fished the Fisher of Men together as a team since 1998. He also has a great passion for deer hunting. Jimmy is an active member Life House Church.
Gary started at Pittsburg Marine 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 son’s, Brandon and Nathan, and 1 daughter Brooke. Gary’s 6 grandchildren; Jillian, Sully, Cora, Hank, Urijah and Pippa bring him great joy. Gary is an active member of Langdon Street Baptist Church in Somerset. In his spare time Gary loves to fish.
This is just a little bit about ourselves, who we are, along with what we all love to do. We all share a great love to 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!!
God Bless & Good Fishin’