Tuesday, May 29, 2007

All in the Family

Talk about following in someone's footsteps: You're looking at a handful of the 15 father-and-son and four sibling boatbuilding teams who work for Burger Boat Company. In some cases, their grandfathers and even great-grandfathers were craftsmen at the Wisconsin-based yard, which opened its doors in the 1860's. It's a refreshing difference in an age where we all hear stories about kids wanting to do anything but take part in the family business. As Gene Gauthier, who's in one of the father-son pairs (and a 14-year employee of Burger), puts it, "I am proud to have my son Reed share in my career as a fine craftsman. It's so rewarding to guide him as we build the interiors of these unique and sophisticated yachts together."

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