News & Announcements

GOLDNER MARINE GROUP ACQUIRES THE DOCK BENCH COMPANY

 Grand Lake, OK. – Goldner Marine Group, parent company of Goldner Dock Construction, announced today the purchase of the Dock Bench Company. Leveraging the in-house manufacturing infrastructure of Goldner Dock Construction, Goldner Marine Group intends to streamline the crafting process of the Dock Bench, expand color, size and design options, and offer it to existing dock customers as an accessory. Goldner Marine Group will also work to develop a robust dealer network across the United States to increase the reach of the Dock Bench.

 Made from cutting-edge aluminum with durable, superior welds, the Dock Bench attaches to boat docks, allowing users to lounge with their feet in the water and soak up their surroundings. Strong and easy to use, the benches fold up at the hinges and are stored atop the dock.

 “The Dock Bench is a great addition to our portfolio and we couldn’t be more excited to take this next step with it,” said Caleb Goldner, owner of Goldner Marine Group. “It’s a valuable accessory and a quality product, and I’ve had the opportunity to sell them for years to our dock customers. The bench is perfect for boaters and lake residents throughout the country, and we hope to add dealers across the nation to make it available anywhere and everywhere.”

 “I’m thrilled that Caleb and the Goldner Marine Group team have acquired the company,” said Chris Helt, former owner, Dock Bench Company. “What started as a need for my own dock in 2017 evolved into a product that was desired by all kinds of customers that enjoyed leisurely relaxation at their dock. With Goldner Marine Group’s manufacturing experience and their wide sales and marketing network, I’m looking forward to seeing the Dock Bench expand beyond Oklahoma lakes to docks nationwide.”

For quotes or dealer inquiries and opportunities visit thedockbench.com

dock bench in water

At the February Board of Directors meeting, the board elected to appoint an Advisory Council to assist with input and collaboration on issues that may arise with governmental policy or other agencies. The associate members selected for this council were JB Robison, Jr., Goldner Dock Construction; Terri Roberts, Oklahoma Environmental Services; and Brad Putman, The Cole Organization.

Many thanks go out to each of those three for their valuable contributions and service to OMA!

JB Robison and others at OMA meeting

GOLDNER DOCK CONSTRUCTION ADDS J.B. ROBISON JR. TO BOAT LIFT DIVISION

 

Boat Lift Expert Hired to Grow Boat Lift Division in Oklahoma, Kansas, NW Arkansas, and SW Missouri

 Grove, OK. – Goldner Dock Construction, a family-owned company specializing in new residential dock construction, HOA/commercial dock construction, dock additions, dock maintenance & repair, wave attenuators (breakwater structures), and boat and PWC lifts announced today they have hired J.B. Robison Jr. to grow their boat lift division in Oklahoma, Kansas, NW Arkansas, and SW Missouri. 

Goldner Dock Construction was founded in 1996 by Bill Goldner. In 2002, Bill’s son, Caleb Goldner came on board to learn the dock sales and manufacturing business. In 2015, Caleb took the helm and became President and Owner of the business. Since inception, Goldner Dock Construction has had the reputation of being the best dock builder on Grand Lake offering custom dock designs, in-house manufacturing, and warranty. GDC is a one-stop-shop for boaters looking to add a new residential/HOA/community dock, dock accessories, and boat & PWC lifts to their waterfront.  Each dock is custom built and manufactured in Grove, OK to ensure quality and integrity of the product. GDC delivers a turn-key dock offering electric, water irrigation, and accessories. Recently, Goldner Dock Construction expanded their dock business to surrounding lakes in Oklahoma, as well as lakes in Kansas, NW Arkansas, and SW Missouri.

In 1999, Goldner Dock Construction starting carrying HydroHoist Boat Lifts as an added accessory boaters could purchase when building a dock with GDC. The boat lift business took off and eventually became its own retail division within Goldner Dock Construction, selling to boaters and marinas throughout NE Oklahoma. For the last 20 years, Goldner Dock Construction has been largest boat lift retailer in Oklahoma. Recently, Goldner Dock Construction has expanded its offering in boat lifts by bringing DuraTek Boat Lifts, a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift manufacturer, to their portfolio of boat and PWC manufacturers they represent.

J.B. Robison Jr. has been in the marine and boat lift industry for the last 11 years in various roles at HydroHoist Boat Lifts. J.B. held many positions within the company including Regional Manager for Oklahoma and Kansas, Salesforce Retail CRM Manager, GSA Navy Contract Manager, International Sales, Inside Sales, and most recently, Distribution Center Operations Manager for Oklahoma in Bernice, OK. Robison Jr. has expansive knowledge of boat lift & PWC lift sales, installation, and maintenance which makes him the ideal person for this role.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with the team at Goldner Dock Construction and help play a part in growing this side of their exceptionally successful dock business,” said Robison Jr. “I’ve worked with Caleb Goldner for the last 11 years and have had a great relationship with him and have admired his leadership style and reputation in the business. I am looking forward to representing Goldner Dock Construction and their boat & PWC lift division.”

“I’ve known J.B. Robison Jr. for over 11 of years and have worked closely with him during his time at HydroHoist. JB’s industry relationships, skill set and knowledge of boat lifts and PWC lifts is just what we need to be the catalyst for growth in this sector of our business. We have requests daily from boaters across the state and surrounding states wanting to purchase boat and PWC lifts and with JB’s new role in our company, we will be able to grow and deliver to these customers,” said Caleb Goldner.

JB Robison Jr. standing in front of boat lift on dock