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Custom Dock Systems Dock Fabrication, Design, Build and Construction of Marine Aluminum and Steel Docks on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC

Custom Dock Design and Fabrication

Custom Dock Systems, Inc. has been a leader in quality dock manufacturing in the Southeast for over 50 years.

Since our first dock delivery in the 1960s, we have refined and improved every aspect of the dock system. The quality, strength, and durability of the aluminum and steel dock systems built by Custom Dock Systems, Inc. have become the standard to which other docks are compared.
Custom Dock Systems, Inc. Over 50 Years of Quality Dock Manufacturing
With our in-house design team and steel and aluminum on-site fabrication plants, you are assured your special needs can be accomplished. Each dock is custom built to your specifications and warranted to withstand the elements of your property location. Certified welders complete all welding and fabrication in a controlled environment.

Steel Frame Construction

We offer two types of steel-frame construction: the heavier 8" I-beam or the lighter weight 12" open-web truss. The standard for covered slips is the 8" I-beam, which is by far the most stable and strongest dock design offered anywhere. Only the finest of coatings are used to give you that custom look and longevity you expect.

All our aluminum extrusions are for marine use to give years of maintenance-free enjoyment. All the aluminum components have a serrated finish to cut down on the shiny appearance, to add strength, and to hide debris.

We offer all levels of dock systems for aluminum and steel products:

  • Platform Docks
  • Uncovered Slips
  • Covered Slips
  • Sundeck Roof Docks
  • Commercial Multi-Slip Docks

Roofing Systems

With this array of dock systems we offer five types of roof systems in many choices of color:

  • Flat Roofs
  • Gable Roofs
  • Cathedral Style Hip Roofs
  • Compound Hip Roofs
  • Upper Deck Roofs

The hip roofs we manufacture are the heaviest in the market. The two outer sections of the hip are totally built and welded as complete pieces. This process eliminates the bolting or even weaker practice of screwing all the components together on site. All our base structures are equipped to accept any of the different roof designs. Roof panels are offered in an array of colors and are covered by a manufacturer’s forty year warranty.

Base Structures

All base structures will accept any of the composite, aluminum, or Brazilian hardwood decking material. We also offer treated wood for our steel products.

The flotation devices are encapsulated and exceed the requirements of all regulations of area lakes, including those of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Each float is covered by a manufacturer’s fifteen year warranty.


Our ramps are an engineered, one-piece, arched, inverted-truss design with two structural handrails for strength and safety. We offer a unique flare at the dock end of the ramp to add to the aesthetics of and ease of access to the dock with dock buggies or coolers. This option can be added on any style or length ramp. All square tubing for railings has a radius edge for comfort and safety.

Let's Build Something Special Together

We hope you enjoy our photo gallery and see that special dock which fits your needs. If you don’t see it here, call or email us and we will turn your dream into reality.

Contact Custom Dock Systems today at 800.706.7397 or email us to get started on your project today.

Each dock is custom built to your specifications and warranted to withstand the elements

The quality, strength, and durability of the aluminum and steel dock systems built by Custom Dock Systems, Inc. have become the standard to which other docks are compared.

Contact Custom Dock Systems and let's get started on your project today. Carolina Boat Lift by Custom Dock Systems

Carolina Boat Lift by Custom Dock Systems

Carolina Boat Lift by Custom Dock Systems

Carolina Boat Lift by Custom Dock Systems

The Leader in Custom Dock Manufacturing for More than 50 Years

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"We can’t thank Brandon and his entire crew enough for a job well done on our new dock. After 29 years our families first Custom Dock, a simple platform dock with a 40’ catwalk was due for an upgrade and we couldn’t be any happier with its replacement. There is a reason why Customs' wait list is so long but the product they deliver is well worth the wait compared to their competitors product and overall excellent customer service. We look forward to many more enjoyable years enjoying beautiful Lake Hartwell!"

John, Anderson, SC

"I wanted to thank you for delivering such a well built dock, I was truly impressed with the way you guys designed the overall structure! Your guys were fantastic for the record. They took time to blow off the shavings from drilling and cutting, they took a pocket knife and cleaned debris from the individual cracks between the deck boards, then they washed and scrubbed any mud from the decks. They noticed that the wind had moved the spud poles by the time they were done, so they took time to lift the poles, reset the dock position, and then used ratchet straps to make sure the poles were well set before they left. They did all that after a long cold windy day building a dock and never once appeared to be in a hurry to get out and get home. I wanted to make sure you to knew how great your crew is in the field. I wish I could find employees half that attentive to customer satisfaction! I couldn't have been more impressed with the product or installation, you guys are a real class act start to finish!."

Randy, Anderson, SC

"I wanted to let you know that the dock your crew installed yesterday looks fantastic. The crew did an excellent job and were very skilled and professional. In 2017, I expect I will be contacting you about a lift, contacts for electrical work, and/or to purchase a swing or dock box."

Dave, Lake Keowee

"The team finished up and I am extremely impressed. From working with on a design that fit our limits and needs, to the advice on materials, to the solid construction, to the professional crew and impressive clean-up job, this has been a class act on your part. Thank you for everything, and please feel free to use any pictures on your website, and give my name out as a reference to new customers."

S. Bowden, Greenville, SC

"The dock looks wonderful and your team worked together as if they were one. Was a pleasure to see their craftsmanship under the harsh conditions of blazing sun and rain. Will recommend your company to anyone that asks! Keep smilin'."

Tom, Lake Keowee

"Don, Brandon and the entire staff were wonderful to work with and made suggestions for our dock. We have had many compliments on it, with requests to take pictures of it. They did everything they said they would do and on time. The guys that installed it were also very good and professional. They have a company to be proud of."

Charles, Lake Keowee

"As new boat dock owners, Don and Brandon, were very helpful and patient in educating us on different options. We were able to see their manufacturing facility along with docks in various stages of assembly. Don and Brandon made the process of purchasing a new dock and removing our old swimming platform easy even though we lived out of state. They delivered as promised and were very customer service driven. We have no hesitation in recommending Custom Dock Systems."

MM & LM, Lake Keowee

"Enclosed is payment of the balance due on my dock. With major remodeling in progress at my house, I am writing a lot of checks lately. This is one I really don't mind writing. I would like to compliment Amanda on her excellent communications throughout the process and Brandon and his team for delivering exactly what they said they would. Everything went smoothly and I can understand why your business is highly regarded for both quality and customer service. Thank you!"

Judie Schneider, Lake Hartwell

"I just wanted to drop you a quick note with this final payment for our new dock. We are extremely pleased with our new dock, and I wanted to let you know that Brandon and the crew did a magnificent job of installing it, and taking care of the little details and concerns that we had. It really looks great behind our house, and adds the final touches to our new pier and seawall, making the back of our home look really new. I am excited to show off our new addition to our friends, and I wanted to let you know that you are welcome to have potential customers contact us for reference, and even to see our dock if desired. Thank you again to your whole team for the great job, and I wish you continued good luck and success in the future.""

Charlie and Jan, Lake Keowee

""I am writing to express my appreciation for the work that your company, Custom Dock Systems, Inc., has done at the Clemson University Outdoor Lab over the years. For the past twenty years you have built, maintained or improved our docks and our waterfront. Your ability to help us adapt our structures to the needs of our children and adults with disabilities has improved life for many people. In addition to your dock and ramp work, our custom built hay wagon that you constructed has brought joy to hundreds and hundreds of campers. The quality of the things you build and the integrity of your business practices makes Custom Dock Systems #1 in our book. It’s obvious to me and to our property staff that customer care and satisfaction is the primary goal in all that you do."

Norman A. McGee Jr., Lake Hartwell

"Thank you for the outstanding job you did on the marina. Everyone is very happy with our new marina and all comment on the great job you did. You build a first class dock with excellent customer service. Thanks again for your professionalism."

Johnny, Puckett's Ferry Marina