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Sheila Ladner
· February 10, 2018
A company built from ground up ! Mr.Charles was a Deckhand once and a determine mind he worked his way up to owning his own company with amazing family behind him !! I'm very grateful an honored to be... an employee with western rivers !! There are caring an understanding people to work for !! Thank you WESTERN RIVERS � See More
Rodney Blake Brogdon
· February 10, 2018
I've been with them since august 29th 2017. They are a great company and great people. They have wonderful crews. I'm happy to work for them. It's been a fun ride so far.
Patrick Douglas Varner
· December 4, 2017
I started May 27, 2017. I absolutely love it out here. This is my 4th hitch, and the most days I've done is 41 days. It's nice to be able to ride however long you wanna. I'm starting a long trip that ...I hope turns out for the best. See More
Randall Bender
· October 19, 2017
Had one of your boats come to upper saint rose fleet the other night the capt was capt Danny an mate I think was justin all around.good crew to work with got yall in an out
Kimberly Stevens
· October 19, 2017
my husband worked there in 2016 right before and after our daughter was born. they treated him very well and made sure he waa home in time for her birth. great people
Kieran Clifton Kendrick
· January 6, 2014
The Straits are some of the best people I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Family. Charles literally saved and changed my life for the better and Jason helped me keep my job and family as well a...s my sanity for years. I love these people and this company with all of my heart and feel proud that they allowed me the opportunity to work with and privilege of knowing them both at and away from work. Love yall. See More
Amanda Kirby
· May 20, 2017
The most caring and awesome people its a good way to get ahold of your dreams and succeed it's dangerous work and hard labour but if u wanna work and willing to put effort then u will make it u have t...o be safe and cautious at all times love this job See More
Richard Washburn
· July 28, 2017
Been hear a long time great people and great friends and the parents of the owners were the best you could ever know .thanks mr.lewis,ms.dorthy,mr.earl,ms.mayba.
Earol Ponder
· September 7, 2016
Well I have hard nothig but good fromthis company now does anyone know the best at to get a deckhand job cause my dad James said it as a good place to sart a career my name is Jessie Ponder I have don...e the app but wondering who I need to talk toinside the office about going towork See More
Chris Deranger
· January 25, 2014
My son has been a deckhand for Western Rivers for a little over 13 months. He recently got hurt, and I have to say that they have gone above and beyond in taking care of him and his injuries. Great pe...ople and family oriented. I've only met Bill & Jason Strait, so far, but I appreciate everything they have done for him. **edit** I can't leave out Dottie Strait or my cousin Johnny Dollar. Great people who both have done so much for Josh. Thank you very much! See More
Aaron Tucker
· January 26, 2016
They are great family, and treat us like we are family also! I couldn't thank them enough, for being good ppl and good to me and every single other employee!
Scottie Wright
· June 25, 2014
My name is Scottie Wright and if anybody can give me any tips on how to get a riverboat job it would be greatly appreciated I have a strong back and I'm willing to learn I do not have a problem out of town I can go weeks time I am very interested in building a career thank you very much of anyone can help me phone number is area code 662-255-4547 thank you Scottie wright See More
Nicholas James Brink
· March 17, 2016
The straits are genuine people can't say enough good about them they set a perfect example of how to stay on common ground with common people
Shayne Howell
· December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas to all, hope everyone stays healthy.... And happy new year's if I don't remember to get on here.
Chris Clayton
· December 22, 2016
Great company to be with there your with family.. Nothing but good things...
Jeff Ralls
· March 21, 2016
Upmost respect from the family members I have met and the staff also and it was returned back to me also!!!
Look forward to working with them anytime.
James Johnson
· May 20, 2017
If you work for these guys, you're Strait family, I've seen the evidence. A model business, everybody wins.
Ryan Stevenson
· September 4, 2014
been here for a year now an got many more to come hopefully ill be a pilot an one day a captain for western rivers awesome company to work for
Nick Lasseigne
· January 2, 2014
Not just an employee here, your family. Well takin care of on an off the boat. God bless the straits. Good ole down south love
Poncheaux Parker
· January 2, 2014
I love working there ; I keep looking in my mailbox for my check but its just not there ! Guess ill have to get with management !!:)-(. Johnny could you check on it for me ? LOL !
Stones said he wants to be a towboater! That's right captain

We are excited to announce that we are currently hiring experienced deckhands and experienced cooks.
Competitive pay and full benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Critical Care, GAP Protection, Lifestyle, Life Insurance and 401K.
Get your career started today with Team WRBM.
Apply in person at 2308 South 4th St. Paducah, KY, request an application from Tina at 270-444-4772 or online at
We look forward to hearing from you!!

Good morning WRBM! Spring is here. I'm ready to see those boats shined or primed!