Backwater Motors

Made proudly in the U.S.A.


About Us

Meet the folks who work here?

Nearly Three Decades

Quality - Performance - Price


Pioneer Award:
Glenn D. Foreman

Mud Buddy Manufacturing is located near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The company was founded by Glenn Foreman in June 1994, nearly three decades ago.

Glenn Foreman

Glenn is retired from the U.S. Army, the Department of Interior and is an accomplished inventor, engineer, big game hunter and staunch supporter of the NRA and all wildlife conservation organizations. Although semi-retired today, Glenn continues to head up product research and developmentfor Mud Buddy and the Excel Boat Company in Arkansas.



Dear Mud Buddy;

At last!!!!!!!!!!!  A mud motor that a commercial guide like myself can simply turn the key, advance the throttle and just go! Guiding in the Louisiana marshes in excess of 250 days a year, I need a mud motor that is dependable, tough, and smooth. Mud Buddy's had exceeded my every expectation. And I can't say enough about your service. 

Capt. Mark Brochhoeft
Big Red Guide Service
Myrtlel Grove, Louisiana


What an animal!  I cannot believe how powerful this machine is. We need a bigger boat!  The Mud Buddy is standard hunting equipment at the Black Dog from now on.  

Todd Brittain
Black Dog Hunting Club


Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciate doing business with your company. Your service and sales staff are a joy to work with and no matter where I go, on the duck marsh, or at outdoor shows, I hear nothing but praise about your company. 

Don Sowell, Arkansas




We are committed to customer service, the highest quality products, and the best prices.


Meet the Mud Buddy Company Officers


Bill Hendricks  General Manager

Bill Hendricks
General Manager


Clint Hovey
National Sales Manager


Candice Summers
Chief Financial Officer


Logan Thomas


Keith Mitchell
Customer Service Manager


Laura Alcorn
Dealer Services Manager


Social Media


Corrie Watson
Shipping Manager

Carrie Receptionist

Jeffrey Whitlock
Media Manager



Customer Photos (visit our photo gallery)

  • Mud Buddy Performance Engines