Dock Installation & Removal in Northern Wisconsin

August 26, 2022
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Do you ever want to get your dream Dock installed, but don’t want to fuss with the hard work? How about removing your dock for the winter season?

Well, you’re in luck because this article will dive deep into the process of getting your dock installed, and removed by some of the best places in the Northern Woods! 

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Below you will find several destinations in which you can make this process relaxing and efficient. If you are a “do it yourself” kind of person, you will also find step-by-step instructions on how to install and remove. 

What are you waiting for? Keep reading!

Dock Installation Steps

Below you will find the basic steps for installing your dock without professional help. Now, these are just the basics. You will find more information located on the website linked below. Choose the Right Decking Material

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  • Mark for Your Dock Fasteners
    • Tape measure and pencil are encouraged to ensure precise alignment
  • Use Galvanized Dock Fasteners
    • Hot-dipped galvanized fasteners will resist rust for years
  • Rent the Right Equipment
    •  An excavator can make crib installation much easier
    • For pile docks, a piledriver will be needed to pound the pilings into the lakebed.
  • Anchor Your Floating Dock Properly
    • Whether you go with ready-made anchors or pour your own, you will need at least four to make your dock secure to avoid damage from harsh weather conditions
    • individual anchor weight of at least 250 lbs
    • fasten the anchor chains using openable chain links.
  • Get quality Crib Dock Timbers
  • Choose the Right Spot for Your Pipe Dock
  • Mount Your Lift Dock Solidly

Dock Removal Steps

  • Remove all accessories
  • Drain water
  • Remove detachable decking
  • Remove pier frames
  • Stack and store
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This can all be a pain in the a**, and remember this is just a general step-by-step guide. You may want to do more research when removing without professional help.

Best Dock Installation and Removal Businesses

Northern Dock and Lift (Minocqua)

Located between Eagle River and Minocqua, this installation business is one of the largest pier installation and removal businesses in the Northern Woods. 

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This place is top-notch with their provided services. Northern Dock and Lift provide pier installation, Pier removal, purchase of piers, boats, and docks, and so much more! 

Their professional crews will ensure that you get the best service possible. The next time you’re looking to put in or remove your pier give Northern Dock and Lift a call, to get your best quote today.


Phone: 715-891-6322

Location: 9799 Rylee Lane Minocqua, WI 54548

Badger Docks (Minocqua)

Badger Docks located in Minocqua is a well-known docking company in the Northern Woods. This company sells some of the best and easiest installation docks to put in yourself.

Many reviews have talked of their excellent knowledge and pricing. All of their docks are made with aluminum construction and their welded-in construction makes installation easy. Summer is always on a true Northerner’s mind, give Badger Dock a call to get your dock installed!


Location: 9855 WI-70, Minocqua, WI 54548

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Phone: (715) 439-4301

Minocqua Dock and Lift

Located in the heart of Minocqua this company offers both installation and removal of docks, lifts, and piers. From installation in the spring, and removal in the fall, Minocqua Dock and Lift will ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

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You won’t have to worry about all the blood, sweat, and tears that come with this irritating task. All of your equipment will be safely transported from Minocqua and installed or removed as requested.

“Minocqua Dock & Lift services the following areas across Northern Wisconsin: Minocqua, Boulder Junction, Lac Du Flambeau, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, Lake Tomahawk, Hazelhurst, Presque Isle, Harshaw, St. Germain, Manitowish Waters, Sayner, Eagle River, Rhinelander and Pike Lake area” (Minocqua Dock and Lift).


Location: Several Locations

Phone: 715-892-8181

Eagle River Dock and Lift

This company has a reputation for quick and outstanding service. Here in Eagle River, you can find one of the best docks and lift installation and removal businesses. Eagle River Dock and lift provides precise placements/ adjustments, no shoreline destruction, and fast installation and removal.

While your dock is getting installed, remove, or serviced you will have plenty of time to hit one of the best golf courses in the area.

This company will also work with each customer to find the lowest rate possible for customer satisfaction. 

Location: 413 W. Pine St.  Eagle River, WI  54521


Phone: 715-479-4525 

Pier of d’Nort (St. Germain)

Looking to install or remove by yourself? Pier of d’Nort website offers a step-by-step tutorial with descriptions and videos of how to install and remove one’s dock.

They are also wonderful for their attentiveness to customers’ questions about installation/removal, parts, and services.

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This website will for sure put your tension at ease, by giving you the best advice when it comes to your own dock.

Location: 6035 WI-70, St Germain, WI 54558


Phone: (715) 941-4707

Summerset Marine Construction (Eagle River)

For over 25 years, Summerset Marine Construction, located in Eagle River has been installing and removing piers. Not only do they install and remove but they also provide maintenance and repairs.

Whether you’re looking for any of these services, Summerset has over 100 five-star reviews for its excellent customer service.

When you’re looking to get that dream pier put in, or get some maintenance done don’t hesitate to contact Summerset! 

Location: W357S8715 Chapman Ln A, Eagle, WI 53119


Phone: (262) 594-3244


So there you have it, some of the best places to install and remove your dock/pier in the Northern Woods. 

Remember that you should consider professionals to help you take on this task if you are not experienced in this field. Don’t go through all the trouble to just end up making more work for yourself in the end. Leave it to the professionals, and happy docking!


Meg visits the Northwoods every chance she gets and loves summers in Minocqua.

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