What makes Fountain so successful on the racecourse is the same thing that drives him to constantly expand and improve his company. He refuses to lose. As if mastering multiple driving disciplines during a 40-year racing career wasn't enough, Fountain is the only competitor in offshore racing to drive and throttle himself. Most teams have a throttle man and a driver, but Fountain is acknowledged as the best at both, so it makes perfect sense that he does both.
While most teams buy a boat and run it the way the builder tells them to, Fountain designs his own, coming up with innovations that have kept him in the winner's circle season after season. Just as no other competitor can match Reggie's ability behind the wheel, no engineer has Fountain's skills at the drafting table. His boats continue to raise the performance bar, forcing the industry to scramble to keep up year after year. Recently he has taken over an expanding role as team owner/manager. Running the largest team in offshore is no small task. In fact, he has led his team to more wins and world speed records than any other manufacturer or team owner.
The business side of Reggie Fountain reflects a unique set of skills and experiences. Unlike other builders, Fountain combines boat-design genius based on decades of hands-on performance boat development with a successful business background founded in real estate and life insurance. With degrees in business and law, Fountain manages his real-estate investments, including a major shopping mall and an apartment complex. Most boat companies are headed by designers who don't know a thing about business, or entrepreneurs who just happen to like boats. Reggie Fountain can truly do it all.
As one marine publication stated in one of the hundreds of articles written about Reggie, "Too bad he wasn't interested in computers. Bill Gates would be sweeping his floors."