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Name: Bill Franklin
Years of Experience: 40+ years
Address: 1773 Abercrombie Road, Gulf Breeze
Phone: 850.934.6360


Bill Franklin joined Dale’s Marine Construction in 2004, and he has been an integral part of the leadership team since that time. Having more than 40 years of management experience, Bill understands the importance of leading by example and exercising a strong work ethic to enhance employee morale and the overall success of a business.

As the general manager, he is directly responsible for operational and financial management. Some of his duties include visiting all project sites to ensure adherence to the strict construction standards expected by not only Dale’s Marine Construction, but also through federal, state, and local regulations.


Our mission is to provide our customers with a high-quality, eco-friendly product that exceeds their expectations on craftsmanship and design while being mindful of their budget.


Our quality standards are top notch and set us aside from our competitors. When you are requesting bids for your dream waterfront project, make sure you are getting the highest quality for the fairest price.


We build our products to last. We believe if you do a project right the first time, you should not have to worry about it again, and it is our goal to do just that.


High Quality Standards

Bill pays special attention to detail and makes sure every project has been completed to meet DMC’s outstanding quality standards. Furthermore, he researches and reviews emerging technologies in the marine construction field constantly and works to maintain compliance with all environmental programs.

Customer and Employee Satisfaction

Along with his operational responsibilities, his role as general manager also includes customer service and human resources management. Dale’s Marine prides itself on providing post-project follow-up to ensure that the customer is satisfied with their project; together with our business manager, Dale leads this customer service task. He also works diligently to encourage open communication with all employees.

Man of Many Talents

As a well-rounded company leader, Bill also functions as a project estimator. Since joining DMC, he has successfully bid more than 5,000 projects, ranging in size from $300 to more than $1 million. He also maintains contact with a breadth of manufacturers and suppliers to ensure customers have a wide range of marine products from which to choose, while at the same time keeping the associated project costs within the client’s budgetary constraints.


  • "I do want to thank you, Bill and your crew, for having done such a quality job on the construction of the dock. It came out really well, and we appreciate your crew’s incredibly hard work and attention to detail, especially Kenneth. Also, I want to thank you personally, Bill. I really appreciate your professionalism and communication throughout."

    DAVID B.