About Lancaster Custom Dock & Lift Systems

Lancaster Custom Dock and Lift Systems was established in 1986 and has grown into the successful business that it is today. It’s reputation for superior quality and customer satisfaction is unsurpassed. The company’s dock designs feature the innovative fixed dock system as well as the conventional floating dock system, both of which have helped furnish customers with longer lasting dock structures. The Lancaster fixed dock is designed to withstand rough water caused by weather and boat wakes, a serious problem for many areas of Lake Norman.

Lancaster Custom Dock and Lift Systems introduced the Lancaster StepDown System to docks on the lake. We work with you from initial design, engineered drawings, permits and final inspection. Our company is so confident in the quality of its docks that it offers a ten year warranty on its fixed docks and a five years warranty on floating docks. This is, by far, above standard.

The History of Lancaster Dock

Mark Lancaster was born in 1965 in Wilmington and lived in the Kure Beach area. At an early age Mark took an interest in his uncle’s occupation of building seawalls, setting pilings and constructing docks for homes, marinas and fishing piers on the ocean. He worked for his uncle learning the business and what it takes to do quality shoreline work under the guidelines of the US Army Corps of Engineers and standards.

In 1974 the close knit Lancaster family moved to the Lake Norman area and worked together developing Big Daddy’s Restaurant, Queens Landing and other businesses. However, Mark decided, at the time, to opt out of the restaurant business but chose to fulfill his lifelong ambition of building docks and other waterside structures.

A Message from Mark Lancaster

Mark Lancaster

My staff and I believe in quality first. We believe in giving the customer what they pay for. This comes with service to build the best memories that one can have. The Lancaster experience will be a grateful and everlasting one from my family to yours.

Our docks are designed and built with strength and dependability to last without ever losing its true character. We guarantee it.

We like to design your dock with you in mind. Whether it is a simple design or if desired, a fully functional design. We work with you to come up with what is necessary to achieve what you want and also meets your budget.

We do all of the permitting in house and work with our engineer to design your dock to meet or exceed all local codes.

We take great pride in protecting our lakes and keep-ing them clean. By contributing to Osprey nesting and fish attractor programs. We also work with clean sweep programs on our islands.

Please join in and get involved with keeping our lake safe and clean. Also, please respect boating etiquette and be aware of your wake. Please consider all others and play safe.

Thank you,

Mark Lancaster

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