Our mission: Making Lake Life Fun and Easy.

About Helm Marine

Michael Helm moved to Richmond Lake in 1996, with his wife Fallon, and children Chandler and Iszabell. While searching for ways to make lake living easier and more enjoyable, he came across Minnesota-based FLOE docks and lifts. He was so impressed with the product that in 2012 he became a dealer, so that he could help others experience the same freedom and enjoyment his family does.

In just a few short years Michael’s business has expand rapidly, due to great products and exceptional service. Located on North Shore Drive on Richmond Lake, Helm Marine now offers Premier Pontoons, Yarcraft boats, BassCat boats, Mercury, Evinrude and Full Service on all products by our trained technicians.

Over the years Michael has seen many people sell their lake homes due to the hassle of maintaining old equipment, only to regret it later. Michael and his family know lake life does not need to be stressful. Let Helm Marine provide the equipment and service to make lake living fun, easy, and hassle-free!

Michael Helm


Michael worked as a Farm Manager for more than two decades. His vision for the marine business grew quickly as he noticed everyone on Richmond Lake had the same fishing docks and was looking for something different. Helm Marine grew faster than Michael could ever anticipate, starting out using a single storage unit, quickly grew to two storage units and then all of a sudden taking over the whole storage facility happened. Michael has an extreme passion for the outdoors and getting everyone surrounding him to see the beauty and happiness that hunting and fishing has brought into his life. He enjoys sponsoring fishing tournaments, spending time with his wife, Fallon, and 2 children, Chandler and Iszabell.

Scotty Hinman

Purchasing, Sales and Operations Manager

Scotty graduated from Lake Area Technical in 2003 with his AAS in Automotive Technology. He has extensive knowledge in the automotive and marine industry after working at Harr’s Automotive for 6 years he opened his own carpentry business and ran that for 6 years. Scotty has worked for Helm Marine, Inc for almost 4 years and his favorite part of working here is the daily view of the lake and the great people he works with. In Scotty’s free time he enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Charity, and their 4 kids, Karstin, Breslyn, Nori, and Kodi.

Kelsea Schwab

Manager of Finance & Marketing

Kelsea earned her Business: Management, Marketing, Sales and Accounting AAS from MState in Moorhead, MN. She has 5 years of Business Management experience and over the last few years she has gained a multitude of experience managing vision and change in the workplace, managing employees, and setting up a business for success. Kelsea thrives on employee engagement and enjoys researching different ways to engage employees and how to create a strong team dynamic. Her favorite part about working at Helm Marine, Inc is the friendly family like atmosphere and getting to see Ruby. In Kelsea’s free time she spends time with her 1 year old daughter, Kennedy, as well as fishing, hanging out with her little brothers, and shopping at Target.

Chadd Lundquist

Service Manager

Chadd is no stranger to the marine business, having been tinkering with power sports and anything automotive for over 35 years. He prefers working on power sports such as, 4-wheelers and boats over anything else. Chadd moved to Aberdeen in 1991 and was a co-owner of C&S Motor Sports for 9 years and the owner of Lundquist Motor Sports for 5 years. His favorite part of the marine business is being able to satisfy the customers needs, as well as, interacting and getting to know the customers on a personal level. Family means everything to Chadd and he loves to spend time with his wife, Trena, and 2 children, Landon and Aspyn.

Jarin Malsam

Service Tech

Jarin is a Senior at Central High School in Aberdeen, planning to go to Lake Area Technical in the Fall of 2019. He has extensive knowledge in rigging boats. Jarin’s favorite part of working at Helm Marine is the atmosphere. In his free time he enjoys to hunt and fish.


Shop Dog

Ruby’s sparkling personality makes her the perfect candidate for the Helm Marine Greeter. She enjoys eating inventory and playing with her tennis ball. In Ruby’s free time she enjoys counting down the minutes until the delivery driver comes so that she can get her daily treat.