Ed Hale Is The ‘Go-To’ Guy
Ed Hale is the proud owner of Hales Marine Services and Transports. Ed began his journey in boating while serving in The United States Coast Guard for 10 years. After his service to our country was completed, he landed in Lake Havasu and knew that Arizona was the place he was meant to be. (It didn’t hurt that MTV was filming Spring Break that week.)
Ed soon realized that there was a need for good, honest and reliable boat repair and so began the creation of Hales Marine Services in 1996. With a red van, his tool bag, mechanical knowledge and good customer service, Ed changed the standard for quality boat repair in the Valley. After long hours, running a tight ship and lots of blood, sweat and hard work, Ed became well known as one of the most reliable boating repair shops in town.
While working hard in the boat repair industry, Ed soon realized that he could provide the same qualities he was providing in boat repair to the transporting of his customers boats. In his typical “Hale” style, Ed went straight out and bought a semi-truck and trailer and taught himself to drive it so that he could get a C.D.L. and begin transporting his customer’s boats. With word of mouth and proven attention to detail, the demand for Hales Marine Services/Transport began to increase and the birth of a transport division was born.
There is no one else in the area who has the experience, knowledge and equipment that Ed Hale has, which is why he is known as the “go-to guy” for transporting the big and beautiful cruisers, pontoon boats and house-boats.
It is with much appreciation and gratitude to his loyal customers, incredible hardworking team, family and friends that Ed says, “Thank you so much!”
If you haven’t had the excitement and experience of being a Hales Marine Services customer yet, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Hale’s family!
Editor’s Note: Jim and Carol Allen are so very grateful to Ed for all the hauling he has done for us over the years — from large boats out of San Diego to RVs here in Arizona. Thank you, Ed, and warm hello to your wife Karen.