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Donaldson Docks was founded in 1961 by Glen Donaldson, a blacksmith who lived on Big Spirit Lake in Iowa.

Glen grew tired of the constant damage done to traditional post-and-plack docks by wind storms, which happened often on the lake. In response to this challenge, he saw an opportunity. He got to work, and designed and constructed a dock made of redwood and steel that could withstand the heaviest of storms. Satisfied with his work, he wanted to share it with others.

From there, Donaldson Docks continued to grow but has always remained a part of the community. Each dock is custom made to order in Estherville, Iowa and built by skilled machinists and welders who are passionate about their work. Over the years, our team has earned a reputation for building the most dependable docks found in the Midwest.

At Donaldson Docks, we hold the value of customer service in high regards.  Each client is equally important as the next, and we take pride in tailoring to each customer’s particular needs by providing them with efficient and friendly service. Our goal is to accommodate to your specific requirements while maintaining extremely competitive prices and exceptional support.

Donaldson Docks are also backed by a 5-year warranty against manufacture defects. We want to make sure that year-after-year you and your family can continue enjoying the beauty of the lakes on our “cool to the touch” docks, no matter how hot it is outside.

When boaters are cruising the lakes, whether in Okoboji or elsewhere, they’ll admire your remarkable Donaldson Dock.

Contact us at donaldsondocks@live.com, or call 712-362-5513.

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