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Correct Craft Volunteers in Habitat for Humanity Build Day


Correct Craft, Nautique Boat Company, and Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) came together to support the local community in the Habitat for Humanity Build Day recently with a team of volunteers dedicating their day to constructing homes for families in need.


“Over the years, Correct Craft has been honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity by funding several houses. Our team has volunteered hours to help finish the homes in addition to Correct Craft’s contribution.” Yeargin added, “Our team is committed to doing all we can to use our platform for good. The work with Habitat for Humanity is just a small part of the people our team has helped, and is helping, all around the globe," Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin told BoatBlurb.


The Correct-Craft team spent the day building a home for a local family in need. Their employees and volunteers worked on everything from window framing and trimming to installing siding and landscaping, all while working alongside the future homeowners and the Habitat for Humanity staff.


Correct Craft was founded in 1925, and as it approaches its 100th anniversary has remained dedicated to upholding values of people, performance, and philanthropy in both the marine industry and the local community.


Walter C. Meloon, known as W.C. and the company's original founder, moved with his wife Marion and three sons, Walter, Ralph, and Harold to Pine Castle, Florida, now a suburb south of Orlando, in 1924. In 1925, W.C. started the Florida Variety Boat Company in Pine Castle with the objective, “To build boats to the glory of God.” The story of W.C Meloon and Correct Craft have been featured in the BoatBlurb Innovators in Boating series.


Since its founding, Correct Craft has been pivotal in several major advancements for the industry -- everything from playing a key role in boat building for the U.S. economy during WWII, to helping to usher in the pleasureboat era of the 60s and 70s, to helping develop and advance the technology and popularity of watersports. The company's portfolio of brands now includes Nautique, Bass Cat, Centurion, Supreme, Sea Ark, and Parker. They also own several related companies at the forefront of marine technology including Indmar Marine Engines, Mach Connections, Merritt Precision, and Aktion Parks.


Build Day is a great example of how Correct Craft and its family of companies have integrated service into their corporate identity, striving to make a tangible impact on the communities they serve.


For those looking to get involved, Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. Since its inception in 1976, Habitat has helped more than 35 million people construct, rehabilitate, or preserve homes. You can learn more about Habitat Orlando & Osceola by visiting www.habitatorlandoosceola.org. #news #correctcraft

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