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About Porta-Dock - Our Story
About Porta-Dock - Our Story

Made for memories

Built for generations.

For us, lake time has always been family time. Porta-Dock’s quality line of docks and lifts are made so you can make the most of lake time. So, sit back, soak up the views and make those memories, knowing that your investment is backed by generations of lake-loving people just like you.

Lake Time Has Always
Been Family Time


From the humble beginnings of his garage, Bob Gillman knew there was a better way to engineer a dock; a dock that was easier to install and could be built to last, allowing families to create generations of memories of time spent at the lake. Today, as the third-generation of Gillman’s are actively involved in the company, our commitment to innovating docks and lifts to make your time on the lake special for generations continues to be our passion.

About Porta-Dock - Our Story



Porta Dock’s Roll-In Dock was the first on the market in 1966 and continues to stand the test of time as one of the most popular docks available today.

As an Upper Midwest and Canadian leader in docks, lifts and accessories, Porta-Dock’s dedication remains focused on living up to Bob’s commitment to products that are easy to install, easy to enjoy, and above all built to last a lifetime.

1985: Lore, Brice, Bob, & Brian Gillman

All Porta-Dock products are made in the USA

Innovating Quality in Dassel, MN

Since 1966, Porta-Dock has been built on traditions of quality and innovation. That’s why we continue to build all of our products with care at our Dassel, MN facility. We know how valuable your time on the water is, so we do everything we can to ensure a quality product that helps give you peace of mind to make the most of your summer on the lake.

  • Aluminum Dock and Fabric Canopy Product Warranty
  • Aluminum Dock and Fabric Canopy Product Warranty

    Porta-Dock offers a 15-year warranty on all aluminum construction and a 5-year warranty on all fabric canopies. For full warranty details, contact the Porta-Dock dealer nearest you.

    Porta-Dock Warranty

Made in MN since 1966

About Porta-Dock - Our Story

Crafting Memories
At the lake

for generations to come

At Porta-Dock, we have been helping families savor those dock days of summer for generations. We pride ourselves on offering the ultimate docks, lifts and accessories for any shoreline to give you the on-the-water playground you’ve always wanted.

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