Mike Allen, owner of Quality Marine, with Mercury motor

Quality Marine owner, Mike Allen, shown at his shop’s location at the corner of McEver and Gaines Ferry Roads

With a brand-new two-bay service building in Flowery Branch, Quality Marine is now a Mercury Repower Center, selling brand new Mercury outboards and Mercury racing outboards.

“There are no other Mercury repower centers on Lake Lanier,” said Mike Allen, owner of Quality Marine. “Becoming a Mercury repower/stocking dealer has added to our reputation as a shop.”

The shop specializes in Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo and Yamaha service and repair.

Allen, who graduated from the Marine Engine Technology diploma program at North Georgia Tech several years ago, started his shop in 2015. Located at the corner of McEver Road and Gaines Ferry, he has been growing the business for the past six years.

The latest addition is the new two-bay service building with 16-foot ceilings. Each bay is 12 feet wide with 14-foot bay doors.

“It gives us plenty of shaded, cool room to work and to get boats under the lift,” he said. “And in addition to repower, we’re now authorized to buy and sell Mercury inboards, stern drives and outboards. At this point more than 50 percent of our business is Mercury.”

He said he’s more motivated by providing quality customer service. “We want happy customers with great-running boats.”

Allen grew up in the area and has been coming to the lake for as long as he can remember. “Not only is boating my business; I also own 10 boats.”

For more information, call Quality Marine at (404) 402-3129.

Photo: by Pamela A. Keene