180,000 Square Foot Pontoon Manufacturing Complex in Big Lake, MN to Open Summer of 2022

Big Lake, Minn. December 15, 2021 – Premier Marine, manufacturer of premium performance luxury pontoons and a subsidiary of Envision Company of Elk River, MN has officially broken ground on a new 85-acre professional boat building and design campus located in Big Lake, MN. The new 150,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and accompanying 30,000 sq. ft fiberglass and tooling operation will be the future home of Premier Marine.

Envision Company acquired Premier Marine in the spring of 2021 and has since invested considerable capital in the company with the new manufacturing headquarters being the most significant to date. The new building will replace current headquarters in Wyoming, MN, and is scheduled to be operational by summer 2022. It will be capable of manufacturing more than 5,000 boats annually.

“We’re very excited about our future here in Big Lake,” said Chris Carlson, Envision Company owner. “The city has been exceptional to work with, and the community offers a strong workforce for future growth. Once we are fully operational, we anticipate having more than 400 employees.”

Lampert Architects designed the new facility and RJ Ryan is building it. When completed it will be one of the only purpose-built pontoon manufacturing facilities in North America.

Premier is currently hiring for all positions. Employees can start immediately at the existing Wyoming location and then transition to Big Lake. The company is offering premium incentives including attractive medical, dental, vision and short and long-term disability benefits, matching 401K and several career development and bonus programs including employee retention and boat ownership. To apply visit

About Envision Company
Envision Company is an Elk River, MN-based family office that was created after the sale of a highly successful manufacturing business. The company’s focus is directly investing in privately held businesses and applying its 25 years of experience in driving business growth. Leadership believes that great companies are built upon a foundation of core values and that corporate culture is the heart and soul of any healthy organization.