Employment with Us



Wade and Kris Eldean
Wade and Kris Eldean
Kris, Herb,Wade and Pat Eldean

A Family Business!

The Eldean Family Tree…
Many of our new customers may not know that this truly is a family business.

A brief Family Tree: Herb and Roger Eldean are sons of Vivian and Herb Eldean. Herb Eldean Sr. was the long time Federal Harbor Master in Chicago and started the Monroe Street Harbor over 100 years ago. Herb Sr, and sons Herb and Roger, ran the Monroe Street Harbor until 1973. Herb and Roger then purchased Eldean Shipyard in 1973. Herb's wife is Patricia. Patricia ran the Piper Restaurant until retiring and closing the restaurant in 2015. Wade Eldean is the son of Herb and Pat. Ryan Eldean (Currently the Captain of an 87' yacht) is the son of Wade and Kris Eldean (Kris is our party aficionado). Wade and Kris's nephew's and nieces Morgan, Gavin, and Riley also help out from time to time. Matt Eldean (Eldean’s Service Manager) is Roger’s son. Matt is married to Jami and their 2 kids are Kellen and Jaelyn (and Matt says they are still too young to put to work).

There are a few more Eldean’s around, but, this is the group that you will be seeing day-to-day this summer.

Our Vision:

We will create and promote a boating environment where our customers are literally compelled, by virtue of our actions to have the utmost fun and enjoyment with their boats.  Everything we do is dedicated to this singular objective and we will not rest until we are assured that our customers are delighted with their boating experience.  We will communicate our vision to the boating industry through the exceptional quality of services that we provide at Eldean Shipyard.


     Eldean Shipyard    2223 South Shore Drive    Macatawa, MI 49434    Phone 616 335-5843    FAX 616 335-5848    Email info@eldean.com