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|MRAA Board Member, Jeff Strong|
Jeff Strong, Director
Region 2: Conn., N.J., N.Y., R.I.
Having been brought up in the marine business since he was 8 years old, Jeff Strong has been exposed to all areas of dealership operations. He began his marine industry career on the glamorous side, raking leaves, painting bottoms and pumping gas, before learning the mechanical aspects of boat operation. At 16 years old, he decided it was time to put all his "worldly” experience to good use, and with his parents' help and the school's work study program he opened a 20 x 40 store, selling sailboat rigging and high-performance waterskis and wakeboards, along with both power and sail boats. He learned the all-important lesson of attention to details, talk is cheap, and that planning and execution is everything. He hired his first employee at this time, which would stay with him for 27 years.
Jeff's Grandfather started Strong’s Marine in 1945 as a marina in Lindenhurst, N.Y. Jeff’s parent’s established the Mattituck Marina in 1965. Today, Jeff is President of Strong’s Marine and he has continued a culture as the "Home of Super Service.” Jeff and Re, his wife of 34 years, have grown Strong’s to include marinas in Mattituck, Southampton and separate showrooms in Southampton and Port Washington. The family continues into the fourth generation with son’s Jay, leading the sales team and Ryan leading the operations team.
Jeff is very active in the church, community and the business world. He has been named a Business Person of the Year, Outstanding Environmental Stewardship of the Bays, and Strong’s was awarded "Marina of the Year” for "unsurpassed client service and professionalism.” Jeff is very proud that Strong’s Marine has ranked 7th in North America in the Top 100 Dealers Program, for its consistent strategies and execution that yield delighted employees and clients.
Jeff believes the world’s service expectations are constantly rising and it is important to embrace this positively through effective communication, strategies, processes and procedures that have been developed to ensure and enhance client and employee satisfaction consistently.
Jeff Strong, President
Camp Mineola Rd.
Phone: 631-298-4770, ext. 23