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Designing the perfect waterfront

Let us assist you with creating the ideal dock system for your individual needs and site conditions.

When planning your waterfront project, visualizing what the final product will look like is an important and integral part of the process. Let us assist you with creating the ideal dock system for your individual needs and site conditions. Whether your project is complex or straightforward, The Dock Doctors will evaluate your goals for your waterfront site, determine the design and use parameters, then recommend the most cost-effective, efficient solution, while still maintaining the highest level of quality and durability. Your FREE estimate will come with conceptual drawings to help you visualize what the final product will look like. This service is available for residential, municipal, and commercial applications. 

  

  

Step 1: Planning

The first step to your waterfront project is to complete our site survey/quote request.  This will help us to determine the best products for your particular site and recreational needs. We recommend doing this well in advance, as timeframes can be affected by several factors, including product demand, permitting, manufacturing, service, and weather conditions.

Step 2: Estimates/Proposals/Designs

Once completing your quote request, our in-house designers will create a conceptual layout. We can often provide an estimate based on the information obtained from the site survey. If a site visit is necessary, a final proposal is prepared once that visit is performed to confirm the necessary details.

See examples of conceptual layouts for a variety of projects below.

Step 3: Site Visits (if necessary)

In most cases, we try to provide a cost estimate prior to visiting your site. However, there are situations that require a site visit in order to determine your needs prior to providing an estimate or proposal.

Step 4: Permitting (if necessary)

We are often asked "do I need a permit"? The answer is "maybe" — depending on the scope of the project and the body of water involved, you may need a permit. The Dock Doctors have several years of experience working with many of the State, Town, and Local agencies to obtain these permits for you. 

Step 5: Production

Once all the designs and permits are in place, your project will then be placed on our production schedule. Work is performed on a first-come-first-served basis — timeframes will vary, pending workload.

Step 6: Service/Installation

The last step after your project is through production is the actual installation by our service department. This is entirely based on weather conditions, schedule, and time of year that you placed your order.

Installation of a custom pile dock
Installation of a custom pile dock
Installation of a custom floating dock
Installation of a custom floating dock
Installation of a stock leg dock
Installation of a stock leg dock
One of our drafters working on a custom dock design
One of our drafters working on a custom dock design
Our sales staff and head drafter planning a new project
Our sales staff and head drafter planning a new project
A custom pile dock during manufacturing
A custom pile dock during manufacturing
Our 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility
Our 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility
A custom pile dock during the final stages of manufacturing
A custom pile dock during the final stages of manufacturing
A custom dock loaded and ready for delivery and installation
A custom dock loaded and ready for delivery and installation
Example of a custom floating dock design
Example of a custom floating dock design
Example of a Stock Dock conceptual layout
Example of a Stock Dock conceptual layout
Example of a commercial launch dock project
Example of a commercial launch dock project
Example of a boat house conceptual drawing
Example of a boat house conceptual drawing
Example of a conceptual drawing for a commercial marina
Example of a conceptual drawing for a commercial marina
Example of a Stock dock conceptual layout
Example of a Stock dock conceptual layout