While still fully occupied with their respective professions, in 1980 the Turcotte Brothers rented a shop, which enabled them to complete projects that had developed as a result of their growing reputation for doing quality work, especially on Gar Woods.

By 1984 after having purchased a larger building and finding themselves with more work than their part time schedules would permit, the brothers left their careers and pursued their passion for Gar Woods on a full time basis. It was at this juncture that the Brothers incorporated their business as Gar Wood Boats.