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Custom Docks



Boat Lifts


Seawall Construction & Repair

We will complete your project to perfection...

Serving Lake Erie in the Buffalo/Niagara Region

“Providing skilled, detailed and professional Marine construction, repair, and design services to the Niagara Frontier and Great Lakes Region including the Ontario shoreline towns of Wilson, Olcott, Porter, Lewiston, and Somerset.”

We specialize in custom docks, boathouses, bulkheads, boat lifts, decks, seawall construction and repair, and other services for the protection and enhancement of your waterfront investment.

Our team of construction professionals has over 50 years of combined marine and general construction experience. From project design, to our permitting service and expert workmanship, we will complete your project to perfection!


Tim Nelson

Tim is co-owner/operator of BMC, has worked in the construction field for over 35 years, and has run several small businesses. He is a Master Diver with over 25 years in the water. With project management, welding, fabricating, and heavy equipment experience, he is exceptionally qualified to assist in your next design/build concept.

Jim Flash

Jim has 10 years experience in Certified Public Accounting. He was the owner/operator of an autobody repair shop for 21 years, and has spent the last 6 years with BMC as co-owner/operator. Jim is an accomplished welder/fabricator, equipment operator, and certified diver.


Buffalo Marine Construction (BMC) was formed in 2010 and has been operating in the Niagara region for 6 years. The team combines with over 50 years in general and 15 years in specialty marine construction. BMC has completed 100s of projects and contracts many seasonal dock maintenance jobs yearly. We are outfitted to accommodate both your shoreline and inland construction projects.


What people are saying about us

“Sail Buffalo has held a license for a portion of shoreline owned by USCG at the Buffalo NY Inner Harbor since 2013. Our programming consists of boating and educational initiatives involving the general public. Our collaboration with the Buffalo Marine Construction Group started in 2014, when they became the successful bidder of an RFP for a Small Boat Ramp along the river. In 2015 they won the bid for an innovative solution for a river bank stabilization.​ Later in 2015 they constructed a Small Boat Storage Rack - a very important structure, visible for almost one million people!

They are also assisting us with taking our dock-system in and out of the river each season. During all of this, we have enjoyed a high level of professionalism, timely performances, and willingness to work within our budgets.

This is a company we can recommend for anyone who needs demanding work to be done along any water - they will get it done, on time, and in a pleasant and professional manner.”

Capt Pierre Wallinder
Director CCRC ~ Sail Buffalo

“Rivermist Association is a 56 unit upscale townhome community located across from the Erie Basin Marina on Lake Erie, Buffalo, NY, that includes a private marina with 34 private boat slips for the exclusive use by our Rivermist Homeowners, their families, and guests. The marina was constructed in the mid 1980’s during the development of the Rivermist town home community. Since the boat slips are maintained within the marina waters year round, there is a need for periodic maintenance as well as major repairs to ensure the integrity of the marina in terms of safety, appearance, and continued longevity of our dock system.

We were fortunate enough through our established waterfront contractor contacts to have been given the name of Buffalo Marine Construction as an excellent resource for repairs to our dock system and have since relied on their expertise in the maintenance and improvements to the Rivermist Marina.

Our most recent experience in the summer of 2015 was the installation of dock pilings and the installation of a new aluminum walkway ramp to augment the existing support system. This was added to further prevent damage to the dock system as a result of the accumulating Lake Erie ice flow such as our experience during the very harsh winter of 2014-2015 that caused significant damage to our dock system. We contracted Buffalo Marine Construction for this major improvement that was completed to our satisfaction. Just as importantly we appreciate their ease of availability and responsiveness as a resource to our community for their expertise in maintaining our marina for the enjoyment of our Rivermist Homeowners.”

Frank M. Lysiak
Dock Master ~ Rivermist Boat Dock Owners, Inc. 

Stingers Marina, on the Niagara River in Tonawanda has used Buffalo Marine Construction's services for the past 3 years. From wall repair and replacement to lift and pile install, their services are priced right and on time. I would, and do, recommend them to all.

James Clinton
Aqualane Marina, LLC


Buffalo Marine Construction specializes in commercial and residential dock construction; structural repair, maintenance, seawalls and environmental shoreline restoration and habitat management. As active participants of Rebuilding Buffalo , we work closely with government agencies to ensure environmental standards are met and improve upon and strengthen the condition of our waterways.

Custom dock under construction on the East Niagara River
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Completed custom dock on the East Niagara River
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Driving Mooring Pilings in the Niagara River
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Custom dock installation
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New dock in the Niagara River
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A little snow never stops a job
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Breakwall Repair Dive at Collins Marina
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Shoreline restoration
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Close in work necessitates a modified pile drive technique
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Welding a new piling to the foundation
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Attaching piling to dock
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Breakwall on the Niagara River
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Buffalo Marine Construction, LLC.
2174 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, New York

Tim Nelson
 (716) 954-3778

Jim Flash
(716) 982-5192