Four generations and counting
E-Z Boat Storage and Valet Launch on Lake Conroe, located at the SE corner of the FM 1097 bridge, is the finest and most complete of the Lake Conroe boat storage facilities. Owned and operated by the owners of The Palms Marina, the all-inclusive operation has been one of the favorite locations for boaters and fishermen everywhere.
Over 640 State of the Art, “full service” covered boat stalls with 2 super launches with concrete drives and pads. Readily available Valets and tractors insure immediate placement of boats in the water for our dry storage tenants.
Our affiliate complex, The Palms Marina, provides big discounts on fuel for all boats stored at E-Z Boat!
Meet Our Management
General Manager: Ben Richardson
Ben has years of experience operating a pleasure boat storage business and has been an avid boater and skier on Lake Conroe for over 30 years. Ben is the current Vice-President of the Lake Conroe Association (LCA), a non-profit POA started 40 years ago by his family to improve Lake Conroe for the benefit of lake property owners and Montgomery County.
A full-time resident of Lake Conroe, Ben has built the relationships with the boating industry needed to offer the FULL SERVICE boating operation E-Z Boat is known for.
Office Manager: Laura Balzekas
Laura manages the business office and remains TOP SALESPERSON year after year. With a keen sense of what Lake Conroe boaters expect from a full service marina, Laura brings tremendous knowledge and enthusiasm to the operations of E-Z Boat Storage.
Father Dana, brothers, Rich, Bart, Gary and Ben Gary Richardson have operated businesses on Lake Conroe since the Lake was developed in 1973. Being avid boaters, they bring a determination to offer their customers the same quality service they expect themselves. The Palms Marina at the end of the FM 830 was developed and is operated by the Richardson Family.
The family saw the opportunity to innovate the boat storage industry into a modern and efficient service provider for all types of pleasure boaters on Lake Conroe. The Richardson’s also operate the waterfront RV park, Sunset Shores, adjacent to E-Z Boat. And up the road, they offer a boating showroom for Texas Boat Sales, their recently sold boat sales, brokerage and service business.
Other Lake Conroe Ventures
Beginning in the early 70’s, the family developed properties on the northeast quadrant of the lake. In addition, they built over a hundred homes in many Lake Conroe neighborhoods. The map below shows the influence the Richardson’s have had on the area.
1. Corinthian Point – developed the 400+ home subdivision
2. Longwood Estates – about 300 acres purchased, then sold to developer of acreage estates
3. Developed the exclusive acreage estate neighborhood, Lakewood on Lake Conroe
4. Built and operate E-Z Boat Storage and Valet Launch
5. Built and operate Sunset Shores RV Park
6. Developed and built homes in the last section of Harbor Town
7. Purchased Anchorage Marina, built new marina, launches, and dry storage to make The Palms Marina
8. Built and operated Texas Boat Sales & Service (sold since)