Billy and Brandon grew up together and have been the best man at each others weddings.
-Brandon Johnson Heartland Marine
Brandon Johnson Heartland Marine Lake Of the Ozarks Blog
Brandon is from Stover, Missouri which is a huge booming city just north of the Lake (population 964). He grew up working on a farm and disliked getting dirty. He then took a job selling vacuum cleaners door to door and experienced great success, boats were obviously the next logical step. Billy grew up in Versailles, Missouri which is located 7 miles from Stover where he befriended Brandon. They grew up listening to rap music in a Camaro and acting ridiculously cool. Big dreams, medium work ethic, and little checking accounts lead them to work together basically there entire adult life. Their youth was spent working a sweat shop making cheeseburgers for local law enforcement. So they came together later to work together at Heartland Marine Boat Sales & First Phase Marine Consignment, and they remind each other daily to:
Brandon went from selling vacuum cleaners door to door to selling boats like a Walmart sells toilet paper.