Budget Marine St Maarten was pleased to receive a visit from Alexander Zonjee, the sales manager of Epifanes. Budget Marine has been doing business with Epifanes since its inception in 1982 when Robbie Ferron was running the business from the back bedroom of his house and the first tiny shipments of their excellent varnish arrived in Sint Maarten. At that time the production company, W.H. Heeren and zoon, was operated by Alexander’s grandfather. His father took over some years later and has been leading the company since, holding a strong position as one of the smallest but highly specialized paint companies in an industry that is dominated by giant corporations.
Whilst Alexander’s grandfather was producing high quality varnish in the Netherlands, Jolyon Byerley, the grandfather of Jolyon Ferron, Sales Manager of Budget Marine St.Maarten, was operating classic yachts like the schooner “Lord Jim” in the Caribbean which had extensive varnish work done with the Epifanes product. Epifanes has been successful in keeping a strong brand name by delivering a very consistent high quality product supply, particularly in the clear coatings.
In image: Alexander Zonjee and Jolyon Ferron
During his visit Zonjee hosted an Epifanes Open House at Budget Marine for 2 consecutive days in which customers and staff were able to learn more about the product, application and had their questions answered.