About Us

Dale's Marine Construction Inc.

Who We Are


Dale’s Marine Construction, Inc. (DMC) is one of the leading marine construction organizations in Northwest Florida. Quality materials, advanced technology, and experienced craftsmanship are always included in our finished products.


From small residential docks and piers to large marinas and seawalls, we build marine structures to withstand the strong winds and high tides common to the Gulf Coast climate. DMC is fully licensed and insured in Santa Rosa County & Escambia County.


Our Quality

At Dale’s Marine, our quality standards are top notch and set us aside from our competitors. We use top of the line lumber and fasteners. We only use Stainless Steel screws on all of our docks. Our pilings are set a minimum of 8’-10’ in the ground. On most all of our projects, we use one of our three barges with a 308 Caterpillar Track-Hoe with vibratory plate to get the firmest piling set. Our seawall sheet piles are also set at least 6’-8’ in the ground and all tie back rods are stainless steel. We build our products to last. If you do it right the first time, you shouldn’t have to worry about it again. When you are getting bids for your dream waterfront project, don’t just look for the total cost. Make sure you are getting the highest quality for the fairest price. As our General Manager, Bill Franklin, always states, “We will do an outstanding job for a reasonable price, but we won’t build a “cheap” job for any price.”

Our Team

Core Team

Dale Hickman

Bill Franklin
General Manager

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