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Radtke's permanent docks and piers are a beautiful addition to any waterfront property, providing safe and easy access to the nearby water for recreation, relaxation, and utility alike.


In fact, at Radtke, permanent docks are completely customizable, and available in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can depend on us for the high-quality craftsmanship and dependability you deserve.


Serving the Appleton, Oshkosh, and surrounding communities, Radtke Contractors, Inc. has years of dedicated experience to permanent dock and pier installations. There are multiple different kinds of permanent dock installations that our team can handle, from crib docks, to suspension docks, to piling docks.

To get started with your permanent dock installation project, please contact us here, or give us a call directly at (920) 582-4114. We'll provide you a prompt estimate as well as provide tips for dock building, how to choose the right docking material, and the different docks you can choose for your residential or commercial property.

Pier with Boat Lift
Dock Pier Marine


After acquiring any necessary permits, we design, build and install your dock with safety and detail in mind. By attaching it to a wharf, seawall, landing or riprap, we are able to ensure a secure installation and enhance the lifetime of the structure. If a temporary structure is needed, we are happy to offer our clients the removable seasonal dock, such as a floating dock.

Our dedicated team will walk you through the entire process from design to installation.


  • Quality dock materials. Our docks are made with the latest docking materials and equipment so that the job gets done quickly and effectively the first time.

  • Enhanced property value. Regardless of the dock size, our superior quality docks add an unbeatable value to your waterfront home or property.

  • Maintenance. Maintenance options are also available from our contractors.

To help you get started with the dock building process, take a look at our guide to dock building here. In this guide, we provide tips for planning, construction, and maintenance.


Permanent docks have a number of benefits to them that make them a great solution for those looking to gain greater access to their local waterways and other bodies of water:

  • Robust: One benefit that a permanent dock has over a seasonal dock is that they are more robust than its portable counterpart. This will allow them to withstand frequent movement from fast-moving, choppy, and rough waters. 

  • Stable: Similarly, permanent docks provide a far more stable platform than seasonal docks in regards to walkability and dockability. If you plan on having a lot of people walk on or dock their boats at once to your dock, then a permanent dock may be the best option for you. Permanent docks offer a great solution for people who have a restaurant or place of business on the water which this situation applies to.

  • Quiet: Permanent docks are typically quieter than their portable equivalent as they don't have any moving parts. If a quieter dock is important to you, you might want to consider a permanent dock.

  • Wide Range of Choices: Permanent docks also allow more choices if you want to add a boat lift to your dock. No matter the choice that you make, you'll be very pleased with a permanent or temporary dock from Radtke Contractors Inc.

Boat Lift with Roof and Walk Around Platform
Pier Dock Marine


What is a permanent dock?

A permanent dock is sometimes called a fixed dock, since it can be left in the water permanently throughout all four seasons. You should note that a permanent dock, since it can't be adjusted for height, you should only install them if your water level remains consistent.

What is the difference between a permanent and floating dock?

A fixed, permanent dock is a stationary structure that sits on pilings that are driven into the waterbed, whereas a floating dock, as its name implies, rests on top of the surface of the water and is supported by floats/barrels. Whether you need a permanent or floating dock will have a number of factors to consider: including amount of water activity/inclement weather, water depth, and personal preference.

What kind of dock is best for deep water?

If your residential or commercial property has deep water or a mucky bottom, you'll want to opt for a floating dock instead of a permanent dock. A floating dock will make more sense for property owners who need and/or prefer a dock that doesn't require any support structure from the bottom, but rather the shoreline.


Ready to get started on your piling, suspension, or crib dock? Look no further than Radtke Contractors, Inc. for a your processional residential or commercial dock installation.


When you're ready to improve your waterfront experience, contact us! Or, to help get started with planning your dock, please refer to our 7 things to consider before building a dock page. You'll be glad that you chose Radtke for your permanent dock installation!

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