Gar Wood Custom Boats located in Brant Lake, NY is a closely held family owned and operated corporation that specializes in the construction and restoration of the legendary Gar Wood Boats. The company co-founders, Tom and Larry Turcotte began restoring Gar Wood’s in 1969. The completion of their first Gar Wood in 1969 gave them something to be proud of. This pride stayed with them, and soon they began to restore additional boats.

Over the next few years those closest to Tom and Larry began to see their unique hobby transform into a passion.After finishing high school Tom went on to Cornell University where he graduated with a degree in Hotel Management. For eight years he was the manager of an Albany, New York hotel. Larry earned a BS degree from SUNY Oswego and his Master’s degree from the College of St. Rose, in Albany, New York. Following graduation Larry began teaching Industrial Arts.