About Dale’s Marine Construction

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, Okaloosa County, Walton County, and Baldwin County (Alabama).


The company is a certified vendor of the following organizations:

Our Founder

“If it’s not worth doing it right, it’s not worth doing it at all.”
– Founder Dale Hickman


Founder and owner Dale W. Hickman has more than 27 years experience in the marine construction and engineering industry. Mr. Hickman has passionately worked in every aspect of the industry from carpenter, to site foreman, to designer and engineer. He gained his Marine Construction Specialty License by working with the State of Florida to create testing requirements for all prospective marine contractors. Because of his efforts, DMC was one of the first contractors to be tested and licensed in the state.


Mr. Hickman has been president of DMC Inc. since 1991, growing the company to more than 30 full time employees. Memberships include Florida Marine Contractors Association, Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, and Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.