In this Industry, a family that plays (and works) together, stays together.
When the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal recognized Teague Custom Marine as one the top 15 largest family-owned businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, it helped put into perspective what we've accomplished over the past 40-plus years. It makes me proud to look back on the road Teague Custom Marine has taken and to where it's headed thanks to both my immediate and extended families.
We've always striven and I say "we" because this truly is a team effort to represent the Teague name at the highest standard, whether it's building engines and parts, racing boats or serving the needs of our customers. We're very proud to be one of the many families that help make the marine industry go round.
Obviously the Porter family of Formula Boats is the gold standard, but there are so many family-run companies in this business that have been successful for decades. I can't name them all here, but some I've worked closely with over the years and have really impressed me include the Whipple family of Whipple Superchargers, the Latham family of Latham Marine, the Inman family at IMCO Marine and the father-and-son teams behind Hallett Boats and Howard Custom Boats.
Boating is inherently family oriented so it makes sense that people in this business, some, my wife Andrea being one of them, would argue it's a hobby gone awry-would have their family involved in various capacities.
Well if I was really trying to be accurate, I would've titled the article two months from Tuesday instead of two weeks. The two weeks joke still plays though, so I figured I'd start my triumphant return to writing articles with a little humor. So previous to the Stoker retiring article, that Nordic outboard article
Four years ago Lori over at the Pirates Den Resort had an idea to take Parker back to it's V-Drive roots and have a get together of V-Drives and Hotboats at the Pirates Den. The first one was wildly successful, and I'm happy to report that now in it's third year the event has only grown better with age.