A NEW Barge Announcement at PWS

Before we get into the new barge discussion, it seems like a long winter despite it being a mild winter. The virus only added to the winter confinement & misery.

The early disappearance of the ice on Green Bay has lifted our spirits. Everyone has hopes for the approaching Spring. 

Yet, nature has a way of thwarting or at least delaying those plans. There is snow again in the forecast for this week. Snow is nature’s way of saying she is still in control and not yet willing to give it up.

Phone Install Requests

For the last few weeks, we had requests for projected install dates. Please be patient. We know from many years of experience that there are snowstorms in our future. Remember, the ice is still on the shorelines. The lack of snow gives the impression the season could start as soon as this week. 

In reality, the expected start date is “around” April 1. About two years ago, the season got underway early.  After a week of installs, a huge snowstorm put a complete stop to the work for two more weeks. It was a struggle to get all the work done.

What have we done to keep up with installs?

         All-Terrain Forklift

What have we done to keep up with the installs? We have added two more ATF’s (All-Terrain Forklift) to our fleet of equipment. The latest addition brings our total to FIVE ATF’s. 

Latest Barge addition at PWS

Today, we are announcing the latest addition to Pier & Waterfront Solutions equipment list.

As many of you know, PWS has a large 24′ x 45′ barge used for rip-rap installations. The barge and excavators are also used for dock and lift installs in areas where our ATF’s cannot go. When the need arises, we use the barge and one of our excavators to install docks and lifts. These are challenging areas to access and operate any equipment. 

If you’ve driven past our location in the past month or so, you may have seen this.


The new barge addition will allow us to expand our existing barge size by another 12′ x 45′. When joined with the existing barge, the new barge will be 36′ x 45′. (1,620 sq. ft. – That’s the size of a small house). That gives us increased load capacity to transport more equipment and materials. It will save time and allow us to be more efficient in the future.

The new barge can separated from the original barge for independent use at a later date if needed. 

PWS have two experienced barge operators to move this equipment between locations.

Where is 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 road MM (heading north). Look on the right at the next corner – Idlewild Road and Hwy 57.


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

The Covid virus continues to spread and affects many people. Don’t be one of them.

PWS is conducting 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 will provide estimates by email to make the process faster, safer, and paperless. 

Call, message, or email us today with any questions.

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