Owner

Owner...Trailer, Boat docks/lifts, and used motor sales

Ron Vlach

Owner
Phone: (402) 721-1341 Ext. 11
Ron of coarse is the owner of Victory Lake Marine. He was a part time employee here when he decided to purchase Victory Marine back in 1971. Since purchasing the business, he has more than doubled the size of the store's square footage and is now one of Nebraska's largest boating retailers in the state. Approximately 80% of the store's business comes from Omaha, Lincoln, and from residents right here in Fremont. Ron is not just the owner of Victory Marine but also takes care of selling boat docks and lifts, as well as trailer purchasing/rentals. He knows all about and sells our used motors and can help you find the perfect one for all your boating needs. As the owner, Ron wears many hats here at the store and is very involved with the day to day operations but that does not deter him from being at the store. He makes and takes the time for everyone he can to make sure his employees and customers are happy and satisfied with their Victory Marine Choices.

Sales

knowledgeable sales reps

Tj Marsh

Lund, Nautique, Moomba, and V-Drive Wake Boards/Surf Boards Sales person
Phone: (402) 721-1341 ext.15
Born and Raised in Fremont, Nebraska, TJ remembers spending his summer months with his family at Wood Cliff and The Fremont State Lakes. As a kid, he loved spending his day walking the shoreline with a fishing pole in his hand or joining his family skiing, tubing, or knee boarding behind their boat. Most of his favorite family memories involve the Lakes. TJ Spent many years in Sales and Sales management before he made his career move to Victory Marine in the winter of 2012 as the Lund boats sales position. Over the last few years TJ, has stepped into the Sales and Operations Manager Position overseeing many projects and working directly with our Manufactures, and still continues to be the sales person for Lund fishing boats and also our Tow boat line of boats; Nautique, Supra and Moomba. TJ wares many hats, some days you may see him sweeping out a building and at the next day you may see him negotiating with one of our vendors. Today, TJ continues to enjoy the casual atmosphere of working at Victory Marine and not being stuck behind a desk. His favorite part of the job has been the number of people he has met over the years and the relationships he has built with them. He seems to run into friends everywhere he goes and can be found on water every weekend from May till October. TJ has 3 Children Lexi (17) Jacob (16) and Tucker (5). He has been married to his wife Jessica for 11 years and has passed on his passion for the water to the next generation and looks forward to Ice off more than anyone he knows.

Brad Diers

Larson, Pontoon, and Runabouts Sales Person
Phone: (402) 721-1341 Ext. 12
Brad began working for Victory Marine in April of 2003 after being self-employed several years. Along with selling pontoon boats, he is also in charge of Larson and runabouts.

Service

Shop Assistant

Tim McInroy

Service Manager
Phone: (402) 721-1341
Tim was born and raised in Fremont and was originally hired as a service specialist at Victory Marine in the Fall of 1999 after an extensive Military career. While helping technicians with their chores in the shop, Tim quickly picked up the technical knowledge and the passion which allowed him to quickly work his way up the ladder. Now, he is the service manager for Victory Marine a position in which he has held since 2010. Tim is certified in all of the product lines we sell and service here at the store. The service manager position is a fast-paced job, but Tim loves the numerous challenges and the unique satisfaction of fixing and fine tuning these massive machines to get them back out on the lake in the shortest amount of time. In his downtime, Tim enjoys traveling with his family usually for hockey or softball games. He also enjoys golfing and relaxing at the lake when time allows for him to do so.

Jon Kempenar

Parts and Warranty Manager
Phone: (402) 721-1341 Ext. 13
Jon was also born and raised in Fremont. He is a Fremont High School graduate and he currently holds his Nebraska Real estate license. Jon originally was hired as a boat wrangler in January of 2016 and has since been promoted to Parts and Warranty manager. Jon spends most of his down time with his family, and loves to spend time with his nieces and nephews. He also enjoys fishing and boating on the days when his family does not have anything going on. Jon Manages the entire parts and accessories department. He is constantly focusing on excellent customer service. He does a great job of taking a "lead by example approach" to coach and motivate. He also handles all warranty claims, ensuring policies and processes are administered thoroughly. If you are looking for parts/service and or warranty questions Jon is your Man!

Kathy Matter

Customer Cover Designer and Repair Person
Phone: (402) 721-1341 Ext. 16
Kathy is our cover lady so to speak. She is one of our part time employees who does full service work making customer covers for our boat owners. She came back to Victory Marine in February 2017 as she just couldn't stay away. With her talented sewing skills, she is able to create customized boat covers the way you want them. If you get a hole or a tear in your tarp, no need to worry, just bring it in to Kathy as she is able to make repairs to it too.

Jay Main

Boat Wrangler
Jay is an important member of the Victory Marine team. Jay started working for us back in the Fall of 2012 after selling the sodding business that he owned with his brother. He is married and has 5 children and they enjoy their family time together by camping, kayaking, and just being outdoors. As a boat wrangler you will see Jay around the shop and either on a tractor or truck pulling boats in and out of the shop to either be serviced and/or put in or out for storage.

Office

Office manager

Sandra Laughlin

Office Manager
Phone: (402) 721-1341 Ext. 10
Sandra was born and raised in Upper Michigan where she lived most of her childhood. She would spend most of her time with her family going boating and camping. Sandra's father owned his own body shop in which Sandra spent the remainder of her time here helping her dad work on the cars coming into the shop. She began her working career in the auto dealership business and credits that as being the reason why it was so easy for her to make the switch into the marine industry. Sandra has lived in the Fremont area since 1990. She is married to her longtime husband, she has a beautiful daughter and is expecting her first grandchild very shortly. Sandra began working at Victory Marine in March of 1995 and has since been running the office's day to day operations along with the Marines storage and rental units. She also handles our transportation company and she does it all very well. You might even catch her selling a boat every now and then.

Bobbie Trapp

Office Assistant & Customer Relations
Phone: (402) 721-1341 Ext. 19
As the newest member of the Victory Lake Marine Team, Bobbie is in the office to help Sandra with all of her office needs which includes, answering the phones, and processing invoices. She will also be working on some of the marketing and customer relations here at the store to help lift the load off of everyone's back. Bobbie too was born and raised in Fremont, NE and has very fond memories of her parents taking her and her older brother water skying and tubing out at the State Lakes as children. When her parents were younger, they purchased a cabin on the river here in town. Then, after many vacations to a resort, they fell in love with a piece of land in Minnesota which they have since purchased and built a cabin on. So, needless to say, when she is not here at work, out at the lakes, or on the river, you will find her up in Minnesota several times a year where she has grown quite accustomed to boating, fishing and site seeing. She has been happily married to her husband for several years.Now, she and her husband are passing this passion of the outdoors onto their young son, Gerran. She just started with Victory Marine in March of 2019 and has already learned so much, and is excited to get to know the in's and outs of the business, not to mention the customers.