Who We Are

Founded in 1981 by Larry and Dean Beard, The Beard Marine Group has grown from just one small office in Fort Lauderdale to four offices in three cities. We are now the largest marine air conditioning, watermaker, and refrigeration sales and service company in the Southeastern United States, with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Florida as well as Savannah, Georgia.

The Beard Marine Group is:

  • Beard Marine Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Inc.
  • Beard Marine of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
  • Beard Marine Savannah, Inc.

Our corporate offices are located just off of State Road 84 in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s marine epicenter. In addition to housing the administrative personnel and service operations, the office includes a second Fort Lauderdale parts department location to more effectively meet our customer’s needs.

Our long standing management team has over 150 combined years of experience in the marine industry, ensuring superior support and expertise for our new and returning customers. The team includes:

  • Larry Beard, President, 39 years
  • Ron Gritz, Service Manager, 34 years, Retired
  • Arnie Correia, Installation Manager, 32 years
  • Joe Rosenberg, General Manager – Palm Beach, 24 years
  • Scott Beard, General Manager – Fort Lauderdale, 15 years
  • Joseph McGuire, Parts Manager – Palm Beach, 14 years
  • Mark Ardo, Parts Manager – Fort Lauderdale, 13 years
  • Michael McLinskey, Service Manager  Fort Lauderdale, 13 years
  • Bob Miller, Service Manager – Palm Beach, 2 years

Our dedicated parts department personnel are equally experienced and dedicated to the highest quality of customer satisfiaction. 

We are members in good standing:

  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast
  • American Boat and Yacht Council
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

The Beard Marine Group is proud to support:

  • MIASF Waterway Cleanup
  • The Turtle Hospital
  • The Treasure Box Project
  • Women in Distress of Broward County
  • Marine Industries Cares Foundation Spin-A-Thon
  • United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps Wounded Warrior Project
  • American Cancer Society
  • 6th Annual Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival
  • 2013 Dolphins Cycling Challenge
  • Wishes N Fishes
  • Florida Animal Rescue
  • Wounded Warrior 5K Run
  • Kids in Distress