Our Team

Our team of highly skilled technicians and engineers are hands-on, detail-oriented and go to great lengths for our customers.


Chip Schwein

Founder & CEO

Chip started in the trailer business in 1985 at Eagle Trailers. He spent almost 20 years there and was proud of what he helped develop. Still, there were some deficiencies in the product he knew could be enhanced. He started Phoenix Trailers in the fall of 2004 to create trailers with improved paint, suspension system, tires, fasteners, winches, jacks and more.



Bill Harper


Bill has been designing custom trailers since the mid ’70s for some notable trailer companies. He has more experience in trailer design than anyone else in the industry. Phoenix Trailers’ engineering is a part of what sets us apart from the competition.



Dave Wilkinson

Southern US Sales

Dave has been in the marine industry since 2007. He first worked for a competitor as a purchaser for five years, then he went to work for UFP Dexter (a leading marine axle manufacturer) first as an OEM warranty rep then he was moved into OEM sales. He has been with Phoenix Trailers since October 2015. Prior to the marine industry, Dave was in sales in California for about 17 years.



Our Team Members


Tom Venier, Plant Manager
Frank Schwein, Dispatch
Mike Moody
Jim Grams
Rich Haley
Randy Ramsey
Dan Owens



Mitchell Lemmer, Engineer
Patti Roberts, Office Manager
Dave Wilkinson, Sales
Rick French, Assembly
Kurt Nichols
Chris Saccente
Scott Johnson
Words From

Happy Customers

I am now on my third Phoenix trailer and could not be more happy with the product. I have never had one problem with any of my trailers. I'm overly impressed with the product from Phoenix trailers and would certainly recommend to any boat owner out there.
— Nate Smith, World water-ski record holder and two-time slalom champion
Top Of The Line

Service & Warranty

We warrant boat trailer frames tip to tail for two years from the date of purchase against defective material and workmanship. Many components have an extended warranty. Our welded frame trailers have a five year warranty. We backup each trailer that we produce with the finest customer service department in the trailer industry.