Tom McCauslin was hired in 1957 as the in-house accountant at the recommendation of Clete Chizek. He and two other employees shared space in a private home that had been converted into offices at York and O’Keefe streets in Cassopolis. McCauslin introduced a bookkeeping system that gave the company better control of costs and manpower. A hard worker, his responsibilities grew, and his job title changed to controller; later he moved into management, retiring in 1990 as vice president of administration. Remembered for his fun-loving nature, he spearheaded a number of special events, including the early Pickle Barrel Open golf tournaments at Big Rock Valley (BRV).
Tom and Pat McCauslin had four sons (Mike, Patrick, Mark and Kevin), who followed in their father’s footsteps finding enjoyment in sports, hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors. The family made their home in Cassopolis and through the years, father and sons took part in the annual Deer Hunters’ Breakfast held at BRV each November.
Paired well with her jokester husband, Pat was quiet, kind, warm and friendly. She wholeheartedly supported Tom and the endeavors of the Lowe organization. The couple shared more than 58 years of marriage before Tom died in 2008. Pat continued to stay in touch with Darlene and many Lowe employees until her death in 2021.