Sherbert and Linda VanMeter owners and managers of Renegade Marine have been in business in the area since 1975. They started Leitchfield Exterminating and at the time it was a one man show. Leitchfield Exterminating has since then turned into one of the largest Pest Control companies in the area and is still growing under the VanMeter family.
In 1992 Sherbert and Linda acquired a Bass Fishing Tournament with approximately 70 members at the time and within a few years had grown into The Premier Tournament circuit in the area with more than 1100 members.
With the lack of support from local boat dealerships the ideal of a boat dealership was born. In the fall of 2004 Renegade Marine was started in a small 4,000 square foot building with approximately $150,000 in inventory. Through customer loyalty and by the grace of God, Renegade Marine grew into a thriving business boasting the best Service Department in the area and the largest inventory, in excess of 6 million dollars at peak season.
Don’t let our success fool you; we have a big city inventory with a small town atmosphere. Sherbert and Linda still do business the old fashioned way, with a handshake!
We believe that treating people fair and trusting a person’s word is the secret to our success. Stop in see us anytime; we are always available to talk with you!