Company History

1974

Austin Boats & Motors established

1983

President of Mercury Marine invests in ABM

1984

Present-day showroom built

1987

Jeff Parker joins the company

1992

ABM becomes a dealer for Glastron

1993

ABM becomes a dealer for Crownline

1994

ABM becomes a dealer for Ranger Boats

2002

ABM becomes one of the largest volume dealers in Central Texas

2003

ABM joins GE Retail Sales Finance Advisory

2004

ABM becomes a dealer for Blue Wave

2006

ABM earns its first recognition as BI Magazine Top 100 Dealership

2008

Holly Boyer (Finance, Marketing, BOD Secretary) joins ABM

2010

Recognized as a Top 100 Dealer by BI Magazine

2011

ABM becomes a dealer for NauticStar

2012

Opened U-Haul Franchise

2014

– Our VP/GM joins The MRAA Board
– Bass Pro acquires Ranger Boats

2015

– Martin Boyer becomes president (November 2015)

– Boating Industry Best in Class, Best Customer Service Award Winner

2016

– ABM becomes a dealer for Avalon

– Boating Industry Best in Class, Best Digital Strategy Award Winner

2018

– ABM becomes a dealer for Tigé

– Whitney Teegardin (Controller, Admin, BOD Treasurer) joins ABM

2019

– ABM becomes a dealer for Vexus

– Israel Pattison (Floor Manager, Sales) joins ABM

2020

ABM becomes a dealer for ATX

2021

– ABM closes U-Haul Division
– Chris Wigham (Parts and Service Director) joins ABM

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