About Northwoods Dock & Service

Northwoods dock display of docks on land

We want to thank all our current customers for allowing us to serve you for the last 30 years.

To our future customers, we hope you allow us to show you exactly why Northwoods Dock and Service is Minnesota’s #1 dock and boat lift operation.

Thanks again from the whole Northwoods Dock crew!

In April 1992, Dean Garoutte and Rick Hughes started Northwoods Dock and Service. When the doors first opened, we provided several services such as lawn mowing, tree cutting, painting, and storage. A few years later, in 1995, we gave all of that up to concentrate on boat storage and the sales and service of docks and boat lifts. At that time, we only had two employees. Now we have 14 full-time employees.

Our focus has always been on customer service and quality products. We carry ShoreStation and Porta Dock boat lifts and docks. Both are trusted names and have been in the waterfront equipment business for over 40 years.

In 1999, with the help of Byron Godbersen, the founder of ShoreStation, we developed the “Barge” which is a pontoon that has been modified with a lift system on it for the installation and removal of boat lifts and docks; this revolutionized the whole dock and lift industry.

Other companies have since copied the “Barge.” Innovative technology is why we are Minnesota’s #1 dock and boat lift company.

We understand that your time on the lake can be limited. That’s why we invite you to let us do the work for you so you can spend more quality time on the lake with friends and family.

Northwoods dock landscaping scene with waterfall and pond

Northwoods Dock and Service has been servicing Northern Minnesota for nearly 30 years. Looking for someone to provide a reference or testimonial? You don’t have to look far. We have happy customers on all these lakes.

Northern Minnesota Lakes in Our Service Area

Akeley, Minnesota

11th Crow Wing Lake

Cass Lake, Minnesota

Cass Lake

Backus, Minnesota

Pine Mountain Lake

Walker, Minnesota

Leech Lake
Steamboat Lake

Longville, Minnesota

Girl Lake
Long Lake

Hackensack, Minnesota

Big Deep Lake
Birch Lake
Pleasant Lake
Stony Lake
Ten Mile Lake
Webb Lake
Woman Lake