By Laurel Davis
Teague Custom Marine is one of the few family-owned businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley with worldwide name recognition in its industry. This is quite an accomplishment for a company born out of one man’s recreational love for offshore and endurance inboard boat racing.
But it’s no accident. Teague Custom Marine has established itself as the premiere full-service solutions provider for all things performance boat related for both local and international enthusiasts, because it’s run by a whole family of enthusiasts themselves. They have a “Passion for Performance and Perfection,” as the company’s website says. So, they understand every facet of the sport.
Cherilyn Noack, Vice President of Marketing for the company and daughter of founder, owner and president, Bob Teague, explains, “We are retailers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, and servicers of custom, high-performance marine engine parts and accessories” that also runs a professional race team.
Their services include custom engines, engine rebuilds, custom rigging, fabrication and technical support. As a full-service company, they handle product research, parts service and repairs – “from oil changes to complete engine overhauls,” says Cherilyn – parts sales, and worldwide mail order and shipping.
“We also will install any product we sell,” Cherilyn notes. “Not many mail order warehouses can do that.”
In fact, the mail order and shipping arm of Teague Custom Marine is a key part of the business’ global success. The company is housed in a 30,000-square-foot mega-store and shop that allows for a full warehouse and shipping operation. This is in addition to Teague’s service and repair bays, and retail and administrative space.
As the website states, “We probably have what you need. If we don’t, we’ll get it. If we can’t get it, we’ll make it. If we can’t make it, we’ll help you find the right solution for your problem.” Teague Custom Marine will work with any budget to help people find solutions.
The boats they service come from customers nationwide. “We have a large and very loyal client base,” Cherilyn says. “We’ve seen the evolution of their boats over the years because of the relationship of trust we’ve built.”
Cherilyn points out that Teague offers a better custom engine product because they are certified every year by the California Air Resources Board, or C.A.R.B. “We are one of only two high-performance marine engine builders to have the C.A.R.B. certification,” she says.
Bob founded Teague Custom Marine in 1972 in Burbank, California. He and his wife Andrea eventually moved the company to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1994, where they’ve been located ever since. According to their website, he started it as a means to fund his hobby of high-performance boat racing. Bob is a several-time World and National Champion offshore powerboat racer and holder of powerboat speed and endurance records and represents Valencia, CA as his hometown.
Teague Custom Marine currently has 20 employees. Truly a local family business, in addition to his wife and daughter, Bob’s brother Norm is an engine builder, son John is a rigger and mechanic, and so is Cherilyn’s husband, Josh Noack. All employees are residents of the Santa Clarita Valley who love the community, Cherilyn says.
Teague Custom Marine is a major sponsor of the Desert Storm Poker Run at Lake Havasu, Arizona, which supports charities such as Soldier Angels and Wounded Warriors. The event also supports the New Horizons Center, allowing Teague and volunteer participants to give free boat rides to people with special needs.
Locally, they sponsor the Lake Castaic Lifeguards team’s participation in the “Baker to Vegas” run relay event. They are also the title sponsor in support of the Lake Castaic Junior Lifeguards Program, giving money for the purchase of uniforms, supplies, plaques and awards, technology and other needs specifically for activities in this youth program.
Call or visit Teague Custom Marine to learn more about this impressive, globally recognized family business right here in our own valley. They are located at 28115 Avenue Stanford in Valencia, facing Interstate 5. Their hours are Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm, and Saturday, 8am – 2pm. Bob or Cherilyn can be reached at 661-295-7000, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit their website at TeagueCustomMarine.com.
As seen in The Signal’s 2016 SCV Community Pride, Industry section: www.signalscv.com