Most everyone knows Jason Ventura of Brand X Hi-Performance Marine in Pompano Beach, Fla., as the hands-on, no-nonsense pro that he is. The guy who has been at the helm, by the side and behind the scenes of so many iconic performance boats campaigned at poker runs, races and other events over the past two decades has a remarkable reputation in the industry thanks to his attention to detail and vast amount of experience.
After the repair work done by the team at Brand X Hi-Performance Marine, you’d never know Chris Ryder’s 36-foot Skater had a giant scratch down the side of it. Photo courtesy Jason Ventura
Yet over the last few years, thanks to several key clients, employees and partnerships, Ventura’s business has grown beyond his forte of setup, maintenance and concierge services. Along with partnering with his good friend, Rob Stanley, on Brand X Brokerage & Sales, which was established to provide customers the opportunity to sell their current boats and find new ones through an extensive and resourceful network (read the story), Ventura recently expanded the work that Brand X can handle to include full paint jobs, spot-on paint repair and extensive fiberglass fabrication.
To accommodate the extra work and extra personnel—his team now includes two painters and two glass guys—Ventura said Brand X is adding another 10,000 square feet to its shop. No one would be surprised if the company ends up needing even more room down the road either.