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Meet the Team


Randy Whitesides
President/Owner
Randy has lived in the Keys for over a decade and calls Key Largo home. He is a long time entrepreneur and business consultant. In 2007, he founded Neptune Boat Lifts with his partner Jimmie Harrison. In just a few short years, Neptune Boat Lifts has become the premier boat lift builder in the industry. In 2009, Randy and Jimmie took over the Atlantic Davits & Boatlifts and founded Neptune Atlantic Boat Lifts, which combined the experience of a 20-year old installation, sales and service company with the finest boat lift builder in the industry. After the first year in business Randy opened a 2nd retail location in Key Largo and in the 2nd year will be adding Neptune Atlantic Barge Company to the business as well. Randy, a long time boater, diver and fishing fanatic, is dedicated to supplying only the finest and most dependable marine products to our customers.


Jimmie Harrison
Owner

Jimmie is a native and lifelong resident of Fort Lauderdale. He is the owner and president of Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller Shop in Fort Lauderdale which was established in 1947 and now has locations in Key Largo, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cancun and Columbia. He is a Board member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, a Board member of the Marine Advisory Board for Fort Lauderdale and is the President of the National Marine Propeller Association. Frank & Jimmie’s was the South Florida Manufacturers Association Manufacturer of the Year in 2007.

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Stanley Garbutt
Operations Manager

Stanley holds a Master’s Degree in Management and, brings over twelve years of marine construction experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Murray State University in Kentucky, as well as a Florida General Contractor License. He is a skilled and innovative professional with working trade knowledge of the marine construction industry. Stanley’s prior experience throughout the South Florida area include the construction and project management of marinas, docks, decks, and boat lifts. You will find Stanley and his wife Ashley volunteering their time by coaching their Son Nathan and the local kids on one of the local soccer teams. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time fishing, boating and playing music.


Robyn Sarnel
Office Manager

Born and raised in Northeast New Jersey, I relocated to the Florida Keys with my family several months ago to bring my husband back to his Island home where he was born and raised in Key West. Our daughter is enrolled at Coral Shores High School with a future goal to graduate and continue her education in Marine Science. Our 23 year old son has recently moved to Orlando to start a new chapter in his life.
After 21 years of a rewarding career with Penske Automotive I was afforded the opportunity to expand my Accounting, Administrative, Sales and Finance background. I am pleased and excited to become part of a whole new Family at Neptune Atlantic Boat Lifts.
When not at work I can be found soaking up the sun poolside and spending time enjoying the beautiful scenery the Florida Keys has to offer.


Renee Blake
Sales Manager

Renee Blake joined our team as the new Sales Manager with over 20 years of successful sales and customer service experience. At 23, Renee began her sales career in the cellular industry before becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker in 1995. During her 15 years in Real Estate, Renee received numerous top sales awards and continued to gain valuable customer service and marketing skills. With a positive, outgoing and energetic personality she continues to build solid rapport by providing reliable, quality customer service. Renee is also a Fitness Instructor at Froggy’s Fitness and spends her spare time practicing Paddleboard Yoga on the Florida Bay and Scuba diving the beautiful reefs of the FloridaKeys. Renee was born and raised in North Carolina and has one daughter, Tiffany.

Jim Schade

Jim Schade
Service Manager

Jim is a family man who was originally from Pennsylvania and an avid Pittsburgh fan. He moved down here several years ago with his wife, Robin, to escape the cold winters and enjoy the Florida Keys.  He enjoys boating, fishing and the beautiful weather the American Caribbean has to offer.  He holds a BSBA in Accounting and a MBA degree in business from Shippensburg University. He looks forward to handling all of your boat lift products and servicing needs here at Neptune.

Mike O’Connor
Installation Supervisor and Barge Captain

Mike joined the Neptune Atlantic Boatlift team in 2008 and has lead our installation, service and repairs crews. Mike will be responsible for the seawall, piling, dock and deck installation, repair, and restoration division. Mike was born and raised in New Jersey and moved his family to Key Largo in 1996. He raised four children through the Monroe County School System and just had his youngest graduate from college. He is a 30-year retired United States Coast Guard Chief. Mike holds a 100 Ton Master License. If Mike is not installing your lift, running our barge or installing your new pilings, you will find him spending time with his family and friends or out fishing and reeling in the “big one”…