At Joe's Marine we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality  of sales and service available.

Kevin Gilbert and Ron Bialik are enjoying repairing outboards. They are willing to help out in any repair needed. Kevin is our factory trained technician in Evinrude and Mercury. He has over 45 years of experience.

 We have made the transition from Evinrude to Mercury.  We are happy to offer our customers another great outboard for getting out on the lake.  We are stocking repair parts for both Evinrude and Mercury.  

Joe's Marine is a full line Stihl dealer. We stock chainsaws, brushcutters, blowers and all the accessories to go with them. During the summer months we are busy tuning up and sharpening chainsaws and brushcutters. In the winter months we also repair snowblowers, ice augers, and generators.

For over 40 years, Paulette has been on the phone and behind the counter helping customers as they walk through the door. We are happy to have Cheryl Bialik  helping customers and keeping the store shelves stocked with outboard and boating accessories.

For many years Cathy has worked behind the desk, keeping the books up to date and the business running smoothly, helping out in the store where it is needed. And after many years of repairing outboards, Rico is busy pulling  storage boats out of the warehouse.

The man who started it all, Joe has retired.  He still checks in on what is happening at the shop.  He is enjoying not having to work.

It has been a pleasure helping you all enjoy your time on the water, doing yard work, cutting firewood, and removing snow for 49 happy years!



Joe's Marine & Repair has been family operated since 1974.

Joe Gilbert had a vision for the need of a repair shop in the Ely area.  He purchased Nordstrom's Blacksmith Shop on the west end of town and transformed it into a repair shop.

In the beginning the shop was run by Joe, his daughters Sherry and Cathy and his son Kevin. Soon after the business grew Cathy's husband Rico joined the business.

In the early 80's Kevin came back full time and his wife Paulette came on board. In the mid 80's Joe's wife Nancy became the bookkeeper.  When Nancy retired Cathy took over the bookkeeping duties. Joe even had his grandchildren Jason, Tony and Jenni working in the shop.

Over the years we have had many wonderful employees helping make Joe's Marine what it is today.