Skipper-Bud’s, the northern Illinois-based boat sales and storage
company, has purchased the building and grounds of Lake Country
Christian Academy near the Nashotah Village Hall off Lakeland Drive
and has built several storage facilities on the property, according
to Skipper Bud’s Marina Operation Manager Todd Suchomel.
Suchomel said by
moving to Nashotah, Skipper Bud’s will be able to serve Lake Country
boaters with a storage facility equipped not only to winterize boats
but also provide light maintenance.
buffing, light or mechanical work, we have the ability to do that
too,” said Suchomel.
the five boat storage facilities began in July of 2017 and were
completed by October, according to Suchomel. He said the more than
11 acres of land were optimal for their storage project.
“Some of the
playground area and athletic field made it fairly easy to put up
these storage buildings without doing a lot of work,” said Suchomel.
He said demand
for boat storage, especially in Lake Country, was Skipper Bud’s
motive for constructing boat storage in Nashotah.
“There is a fair
amount of boating out in Lake Country,” said Suchomel. “We just felt
that it was a good location and it would allow us to handle some of
the people without having to bring them out to our Pewaukee store.”
facilities have room for approximately 225 to 250 boats, some of
which were transferred from the Pewaukee location, said Suchomel.
But they don’t plan on having staff at the new location.
people out on site if we want to winterize a boat,” said Suchomel.
“But it’s not like we’re going to have an office there.”
Skipper Bud’s is
also looking to split its current parcel in two with the intention
of selling the parcel containing Lake Country Christian Academy’s
school. Suchomel said the building is not conducive to the storage
needs of the company. However, another business owner is considering
the school for his or her business, he said.
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