# 1903 Star Tank Company founded by Arthur E. Schrock. Company produced stock tanks, hog feeders, waterers and other metal farm equipment to market regionally. When demand declined, the company used its metal manufacturing expertise to produce boats.
# 1920s Star Tank & Boat Company firmly established as a boat maker, primarily manufacturing boats of galvanized steel. They made its first aluminum boat shortly after World War II, positioning Starcraft to become the worlds leading aluminum boat manufacturer.
# 1956 Star Tank & Boat Company develops its first fiberglass boat.
# 1964 Star Tank & Boat Company enters the RV industry with the introduction of campers.
# 1977 Starcraft Tank & Boat Company becomes the first company to make luxury customized van conversions, originated the luxury automotive conversion market.
# 1990 Starcraft Tank & Boat Company restructures, selling its RV division to Jayco RV and its boat division to Brunswick Corporation.