Inriver Tank and Boat’s two managing craftsmen, Ken Green and Dick Pereli, work with a staff of craftsmen that shrinks and swells as needed—from just the two managers to a team of 12 working hard onsite to make your deadline.
Inriver also works closely with other professionals, such as Jeff Peterson, principal at Peterson Architects, who has been a national leader in the design of boathouses and rowing tanks for the past 15 years.
Ken had a successful collegiate and national team rowing career, even though rowing was his second boating sport. He’s been a lifelong competitive sailor, and has raced small boats, catamarans and 10-person crewed sailing vessels—fascination for moving through water is in his blood. Ken studied naval engineering and zoology, and has worked as sail maker, boat builder, and general contractor before turning his skills to rowing tanks. He worked at Still Water Design for 10 years before the founding of Inriver.
Dick rowed in college at Columbia and the University of Michigan and continued making boats go fast in his role as boatman at Michigan, Boston University, and MIT. In fact, he has been working in rowing, as a boatman or boatbuilder, since 1981. In that time he has built, or been involved in building, about 1,000 boats—mostly coaching launches, but also several hundred seats of training barges, and many rowing tanks. Founding partner at Still Water, he launched Inriver Tank and Boat in 2011.
Peterson architects and Jeff Peterson have been involved in the design of powered rowing tanks at the following rowing institutions:
- Culver Academy
- Oklahoma City University
- Princeton University
- Syracuse University
- U.S. Naval Academy
- University of Limerick
- University of Wisconsin
- Washington State University
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute