Choice –by any name = Pier & Waterfront Solutions

Pier & Waterfront Solutions offers more dock choices than any Door County dock dealer.  Most dealers offer a limited choice of aluminum docks or possibly a lightweight steel dock. Aluminum is popular because it is lightweight and easier to handle.  But are they always the best choice for you?


Let’s look at the overall picture.

Pier & Waterfront Solutions is your exclusive ShoreMaster dealer on the Door County peninsula.  ShoreMaster offers (5) aluminum dock frame styles.  These include configurations for roll-in, stationary, and floating docks.

Now that’s a selection worth investigating!


In general, all ShoreMaster docks are made from the heaviest aluminum materials.  In fact, they are almost twice as heavy as other brands.  ShoreMaster dock frames are the strongest aluminum frames made. That’s why they hold up so well on the Bay.  They are unmatched in quality and have a 15-year structural warranty.  


Here is a comparison of the dock choices PWS offers and why they are so popular:


RS 4 –image of ShoreMaster RS4

ShoreMaster RS4 features a 4″ side rail, 10′ and 12′ lengths. There are seven types of decking available. You can use 5-sided aluminum or round steel legs. It’s ideal for calm waters on an inland lake or a sheltered area on the Bay.


RS 4 Curved –

                           RS4 Curved dock


The RS4 Curved dock is built to the same rigorous specs as the RS 4 shown above. What’s different is the availability of 45 – degree and 90 – degree curved sections.

These curved sections allow for more configurations than anyone else offers. (Hint – You can use curved sections with ANY ShoreMaster dock frame to genuinely make your dock unique.



Features a 7″ side rail system. Available in 8′ and 16′ sections. Ideal for rough waters in an open area.

image of ShoreMaster RS 7 and RS4 curved dock with slide and jet ski lifts

        ShoreMaster RS7 and RS4 curved dock                                                        RS7 Dock 



image of TS9 Dock frame with Flow -Through decking

 TS9 Dock frame with Flow -Through decking



Uses a 9″ Truss construction side frame. 8′ and 16′ sections are available. Use with 5-sided aluminum legs or steel legs— ideal for rough waters and most open areas.



FTS9 – 

The FTS9 has the identical construction of the TS9 in all respects. The frames have floats attached and are ideal for soft muddy bottoms.


Even MORE Choices

There are nine different types of decking available for the ShoreMaster 
frames shown above.



Poly Dock –

                  PolyDock floating dock



Poly Dock is a modular dock design made of rotationally molded polyethylene. This floating dock does not have the unsightly black floats. 

Poly Dock is a floating dock system that can withstand up to 2′ waves. It’s ideal for inland lakes or rivers with muddy bottoms and large water fluctuations.






Is aluminum the best choice on the Bay?

Aluminum dock frames may not always be the best dock solution with the current high water and heavy storms.  Even though water levels are down this year, they are still above average by 14″.


Is there another choice?

              3-Seasons Pier on Lake Michigan

PWS now offers the Exclusive all galvanized steel        3-Season Pier.

The 3-Season Pier meets PWS‘s demanding specifications for strength and durability. It’s a one-of-a-kind dock.

The frames weigh over a quarter ton without the oversized steel legs and decking. 3-Season piers withstand just about everything Mother Nature can throw at it. No Wisconsin manufacturer builds a heavier frame. 


     Gray Decking


Speaking of decking, PWS recommends flow-through decking for the 3- Season pier. This type of decking relieves most of the upward pressure caused by a storm’s high waves. 



Is the 3 – Season Pier just another steel dock?

PWS was not willing to build just any steel dock. It had to meet their strict standards – or – PWS would not put their name on it.  It is our fastest growing product.


Who installs the 3-Season Pier?

PWS installs everything we offer. Our unique ATF’s and the 40′ barge with the 60′ crane make the job look easy.


Now you know why Pier & Waterfront Solutions is so popular. We offer everything you need for your dock or lift. 

Contact us TODAY!


To Summarize

Pier & Waterfront Solutions has the most dock choices from any manufacturer.

Where can you find Pier & Waterfront Solutions?

Pier & Waterfront Solutions, 7325 St. Hwy 57, is located 3 miles south of Sturgeon Bay. Go 1 mile PAST the intersection with County MM (heading north). Look on the right at the intersection of  Idlewild Road and Hwy 57.

PWS is 

Pier & Waterfront Solutions remains “open” year-round.

The Covid-19 virus is beginning to wane.  We can only hope people will continue to get the vaccine to help slow this illness. We continue to conduct as much business as possible by email, text, or phone. 

Site visits continue as usual. When making in-person contacts, we follow “social distancing” guidelines when possible.


PWS display yard – OPEN 24-7

               Red Tag

PWS‘s display area is always open for you to examine at your leisure. All displays available for sale have a numbered, red tag on them. Want more information on something you saw in our yard? Please reference that number when you inquire.

PWS provides estimates by email to make the process faster, safer, and paperless.


Call, message, or email Jerry with any questions.

Jerry Englebert

Contact  Jerry at 920-493-4404 for more information or use this link.