We are a Marine Contractor who specializes in designing and building docks, boat lifts, seawalls, and other marine structures. We have performed a wide variety of work over the years. This site was developed by our company to help inform you of the products you seek and provide information about our company. You will find that when you ask us to visit you it will be a continuation of how this site is constructed in order to make you more informed about what you are buying. Our job is to see that you are getting what you want. We will listen to your needs and try to design the best structure to optimize those desires.
Since 1979, Ram Marine Services, Inc. has designed, permitted, and constructed residential, commercial and municipal waterfront structures throughout Southwest Florida. We take pride in exceeding our clients’ expectations with our dedication to customer service. Each project is unique to the property and the owner's intent. We spend the time to learn about your needs and help design a structure that best meets those desires. It is not simply a matter of adding another job to our client list. It is our purpose to design something that you will be able to use for a long time. Once it is in it can't be moved without a lot of cost. There are several choices in marine construction companies but we know you will feel the most comfortable with us when it comes to a project this important to you.
Ram Marine is a full-service marine construction company that has built its reputation on offering quality projects and services that satisfy our clients’ diverse needs. We are dedicated to building long-term relationships with our clients. Whether you are in need of a new dock and boat lift, seawall or maintenance on your waterfront property, Ram Marine has the experience to do the job right.
Our firm’s Core Values and Beliefs are Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Excellence. We bring these principals to every job we perform and abide by them in our day to day actions. You will see them reflected in your finished product. It is something we are proud of so it can be something you will be proud of.
So, you are thinking about hiring a contractor to perform construction on your property. This could end up being a very pleasant experience or you could end up regretting it for the rest of your life. We encourage you to educate yourself on the hiring of a contractor before you actually do it. This could save you a lot of money.
Buyer beware! Oh, you’ve heard that one before. It won’t happen to you, though. It’s always the other person. Well, we have heard enough first hand stories from our clients to know the odds are good that it could happen to you. What is good to know is that with a little knowledge and a few questions asked you could save yourself a lot of hassle.
Contracts. Isn’t that the name of the business – literally!? When entering into a contract, be sure you understand what you are signing and what you will be getting for the sum you have agreed to pay. Deposits should be a reasonable amount to get a project started. Be wary of people who want too much money up front. Remember that one of the purposes of the contract is to lay out the ground rules for the job for both parties. It is meant to prevent problems before they happen.
Licensed and Insured. “Yeah, sure. Here’s my occupational license and I’ve got a copy of my truck insurance in the glove box.” If you go this route you are definitely headed for trouble. In the marine construction industry the requirements for these two things are much greater and you will be much better off with a contractor who had the proper credentials. How do you know if the company you are hiring has these credentials? There are two simple things you can ask for with your proposal: a copy of their contractors license and a certificate of insurance.
Permits. They’re only for new home construction, right? Wrong. Permits are now required for a lot more things than you might think. Docks. Seawalls. Fences. Even the removal of trees. It’s easy to pretend that they don’t exist but the government doesn’t accept ignorance as an excuse. Just ask the IRS. More and more property owners are getting turned in for lack of permits now than ever. Don’t be one of them. It’ll cost you!
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