In the early 1980’s we (Dan & Cal marsh) began refurbishing pontoons and boats as an “after work” extra income hobby. Our idea stemmed from our own pastime of building our own elaborate lake spearing boats. At the time we were involved in the family meat market business. Many of our meat market customers were weekend lake vacationers who knew of our boat building projects. The weekend vacationers started bringing their boat and pontoon rebuilding requests to us. The meat market business was sold in 1986, so we focused all of our attention on pontoon rebuilding. What started out as a hobby became one of the first full-time professional pontoon rebuilding businesses in the Midwest.