Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:13

Hard work, family, and cornhole has Case's Customs thriving

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HOWLAND - Most people spend a beautiful sunny afternoon, at the beach or at a ball game. But, not Nathaniel Case and Meranda Bachelder.

Instead, they’re working up a sweat doing what they love.

 

“We wanted something to do, she can lay out and stuff but I need to be busy I’m a busy mind a busy person so I was like I’ll make a cornhole set with our extra wood that we have,” Case's Customs owner Nathaniel Case said.

 

From there it’s taken off.

 

“It escalated to making sets for family for gifts to making sets for friends. Now here we are as a business making really awesome unique cornholes,” Case said.

 

The soon to be married couple run the business on their own Case constructing the boards.

 

And Bachelder adding the finishing touches.

 

“I’ve just gotten better at it (design) but it’s something I really didn’t know I was capable of doing I guess,” Bachelder said.

 

The designs are all custom made, some are Maine inspired and others for the die hard sports fan.

 

“I try to give them maybe one or two choices maybe three if they’re really like unsure of what they want. I’ll set something up and take a picture, snapshot of it and then I’ll just email it to them so they have an idea of what it’s going to look like,” Bachelder said.

 

Business is booming for Case and Bachelder as they estimate they have sold nearly 200 cornhole sets. But, when they’re not building sets, they’re playing. With a competitive edge.

 

“Aometimes I get swept up, I do sometimes get swept," Case said.

 

"Not often he does give me a run for my money sometimes," Bachelder said.  

 

"But I would say, she’s definitely the Golden State Warriors," Case added. "I’m basically the Steph Curry of cornhole,” Bachelder said with a smile.

 

The fun competitive edge comes from Case’s background in sports. The PVHS girls basketball coach is raffling off some sets, with his team in mind.

 

“Anything that’s raised in terms of funds goes to the girls and helps us have some team shoes this year,” Case said.

 

They do it for the basketball team, friends, and family. But most importantly for themselves.

 

“I can’t do it without her and I’d like to believe that she can’t do it without me. So we’re a good team," Case said.

 

"It makes me super happy for us of course but for him to know that all his hard work pays off and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to spend my summer,” Bachelder said.

 

For more information on Case's Customs and their cornhole sets you can visit their Facebook page.

Andrew Badillo

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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a member o...