Business Spotlight: Bottoms Up Hull & Prop, Inc.

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Owner: Paul Flores, President

Company Location: 3893 Mannix Dr., Naples, unit number 528 in the Tollgate Business Center. Bottoms Up has two trucks daily serving the boaters of Collier County from Wiggins Pass in the north to Port of the Islands to the south.

Number of employees: four, including management

Contact information: 239-775-9696 monitored 24/7; 261-0087 fax,

Years in business: 15

Hours of operation: office 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with 24-hour emergency service

Products and services: Underwater boat maintenance, including hull cleaning, propeller removal and replacement, propeller reconditioning and computer scan, zinc removal and replacement, topsides cleaning and waxing, and general maintenance of sail and power vessels. Also available are cleaning and wrapping of dock pilings, search and recovery of lost objects (eye glasses, rings, anchors, etc.), underwater inspections and reports, and storm preparations.

Company goals: Continue to serve the boating public of Collier County by providing excellent, timely service for their yachts, whether 18’ or 65’, with whatever boating needs that they have, working from the bottom up.

Comments: “We have been blessed to have loyal clients as well as a conscientious and dedicated crew. In 40 years of servicing boats, I can say that I am thankful for the trust they have in our company, which is due to the consistent quality that our crew delivers. I thank God for both the clients and the crew.” — Paul Flores

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