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"In 1904, Claude Guy and  his brothers John, Edwin and Bernard McGuire formed a partnership that they called "Guy  Brothers". With an initial investment of $500 they purchased a 10 acre parcel of  land at the head of St. Clements Bay in Clements, Maryland where they established a  general mercantile business. Guy Brothers offered not only groceries, but other items such  as furniture, clothing, fertilizer, farm implements and other farm supplies. Claude later  purchased the stock held by his brothers and became the sole proprietor of Guy Brothers.  In 1918, the business expanded to include the sale of Chevrolet automobiles, which later  evolved into the establishment of Guy Chevrolet."(Guy 1997)  It was also here  that Guy Distributing Company (Anheuser-Busch Distributor) and Guy Brothers Implements  (Massey-Ferguson Retailer) got their start. 

In 1954, Al Francis Guy, Claude's youngest  son, returned from a tour of duty in the Air Force and went to work for his brother Wink  at Guy Brothers Implements. In 1961, Al and his wife Micie purchased the small engine  portion of the farm implement business from Wink and established Guy Brothers Marine. With  this purchase came the rights to the sales and service of the following: Massey Ferguson  Lawn Equipment, Lawn Boy Lawn Mowers, Oliver and Scott-McCulloch Outboard Motors and  Homelite Chainsaws and Waterpumps. In 1964 Guy Brothers Marine purchased the franchise  rights to distribute and service Evinrude Outboard Motors.

Over the years Guy Brothers Marine has  introduced several new products to its clientele such as: Ariens (1965) and Echo (1972)  Lawn and Garden Equipment, GrassHopper Lawn Mowers (1978), Scag Commercial Lawn Mowers (),  White Outdoor Products (), Atlantic (1987) and Sandpiper () Boats and Load Rite Trailers  (1996).  GBM is also a factory certified servicing dealer for the following small  engine manufacturers: Briggs and Stratton (), Kohler () and Tecumseh (). 

As Al and Micie's business grew so did their  family.  Together they raised nine children; five boys and four girls.  Two of  their sons, Francis and Mike, followed in their fathers footsteps and went to work at "the shop". Francis began working at the shop as a teenager and became a  full-time employee upon his graduation from high school in 1980.  Francis has worked  hard to establish his reputation as a highly regarded and accomplished outboard motor  mechanic.  The fact that OMC recognizes Guy Brothers Marine as an Elite Servicing  Dealer is a direct reflection of Francis' commitment to his work and OMC products.

Mike's story is very similar to Francis'.  Mike started at the shop as a teen and he too went to work full-time  after graduating in 1986.  Since Francis had a good handle on the outboards, Mike  took to the task of learning the small engine products such as lawnmowers, string  trimmers, chainsaws and the like. Mike takes pride in his abilities and strives to  maintain a high level of customer satisfaction through the integrity of his service qualifications and knowledge of our lawn equipment products.

Not all of Francis' and Mike's work is done  at the shop. They both maintain a commitment to providing high quality service by  attending product seminars and updates. This includes service seminars that emphasize  diagnostic techniques and repair methodologies as well as introductions to new products  and technologies.

The background image for this page is the original Guy Brothers Store established in 1904.

References:

Guy, Joseph Stanton.  "Guy Brothers  Store: A Time Capsule of American Life."  Chronicles of St. Mary's vol. 45 no. 2 (1997):  209-220.