Wright City, MO (July 1, 2019) – Tiger Docks has completed its second phase of renovations at Lake Don Pedro Marina in LaGrange, California. The 43-year-old marina, which was purchased by Suntex in 2017, sits in the Sierra Nevada foothills. With nearly 13,000 acres of water, the marina sees plenty of boating activists. In an effort to keep up with boaters needs, they wanted to add a new rental dock, replace more of the existing marina slips to accommodate larger boats, and update the infrastructure. Construction on phase one was completed by Tiger Docks last spring and consisted of replacing B-Dock with a new 56 slip section and a new floating ADA walkway. This second phase will add 60 new rental slips by installing a 453’ A-Dock that will have forty 12’ x 24’ slips, and twenty 12’ x 26’ slips. Since houseboat rentals are extremely popular on Lake Don Pedro, Suntex wanted Tiger Docks to design a new rental dock for their boat club to accommodate their houseboat fleet as well as a variety of other rentals. This rental dock is a two hundred thirty-seven foot finger that includes uncovered double slips on one side for the larger houseboats. The other side has over seven thousand square foot of covered dock section to dock a variety of rental boats. This makes it much easier for clients and staff alike to access the fleet and keep things organized to one area.
To further assist the marina the power pedestals of choice were HyPower’s PowerPort and EnergyMate. The MarineSynch remote utility monitoring system, or RUM system, was installed in most units. Director of HyPower Sales, Eric Farley, explains “With the changing power need for boats, an increase in transient traffic, and the power needs on the boat rental dock, our system gives the marina the ability to get the right power where they need it, when they need it. This is not only an advantage in the market place but will also reduce their operating costs.”
Tiger Docks COO Nick Davis was onsite to oversee all construction during phase two. Nick shared “The biggest challenge on the project was working around the existing anchoring system with a water depth of over 100’ deep, while integrating all the new anchors in and around the outdated system.” Tiger Docks was able to remove the outdated docks, assemble and install the two new dock sections, and integrate new anchoring, all while keeping the marina functional during construction.
When we asked Suntex Regional Director, Brian Keelan, about why he chose Tiger Docks for their project he stated. “We have been extremely pleased with not only the quality of the work performed but the professionalism and courtesy the installation team showed our members and staff.” Brian went on to say “Being the second part of our three part strategy to rebuild, Tiger Docks once again came in under budget, finished before the deadline and have been responsive to change requests. We look forward to a long relationship with Tiger Docks as we continue to expand in California.”
Jason Howarth, VP of Commercial Sales & Project Development remarked “To us Suntex isn’t a customer, they are a partner. We work together to plan projects that will not only fit within their bottom line but will also give the best overall experience that their customers have come to expect. We truly value our relationship and we look forward to a bright future.”
Lake Don Pedro is a reservoir with 160 miles of shoreline. Besides boat rentals, Lake Don Pedro Marina is a full-service marina that includes slip rentals, repair shop, dry storage, café, and a convenience store. The marina can accommodate boats up to 70’ in length. There is also a campground located on the west shore.