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Commercial & Industrial

Shoreline travels throughout the mid-west completing commercial and industrial projects targeting seawalls, boat docks, and retaining walls (although we are not limited to these types of marine-based projects).  Shoreline frequently works with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, numerous condominium associations, and private companies to develop solutions to their most problematic aquatic-based construction issues.  We pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date with the newest technology known to our industry, and are willing to step up to challenging tasks.  Please explore the 'services' portion of our website for more specific information.


Below are a few testimonials from reputable companies/associations that we have teamed up with in the recent past.  There are also pictures from various commercial/industrial projects.


The Ruhlin Company

The Ruhlin Company has utilized Shoreline's services at both Buckeye Lake and Portage Lake on the Dam Improvement Projects.


"The Ruhlin Company first worked with Shoreline Construction and Excavating on Phase 1 of Buckeye Lake Dam Improvement Project.  This phase of the project was working under an emergency declaration by ODNR and the Core of Engineers, so needless to say it was fast paced.  Anytime you bring a new team member to a job like this, there is always some hesitation since you don't have any past history.  However, the team from Shoreline exceeded all expectations with their job performance.  Their main task on the project was the removal of 165 boat docks working from the water, and this task had to stay out in front of our placement work of the new earthen dam.  Shoreline's crew performed this work with the utmost precision staying out in front of our operation with ease, while completing the work with safety as their number one priority.  With performance like this, Shoreline was quickly looked at as a member of the Ruhlin Team on the project and not just another subcontractor.  Shoreline brought added value to the project with their vast knowledge of marine work, as they worked alongside us to solve other problems that surfaced as the job progressed.  There is not a doubt in my mind that this project would not have been successful as it was if we would not have had Shoreline on our team.


Since the Buckeye Lake Dam Improvement project, we have called on Shoreline numerous times.  Their management team of Derek and Suzanne is always professional and responsive to any questions whether it may be a job estimate or marine construction advice, and their crews operate with the utmost professionalism.  The Ruhlin Company has also continued to use Shoreline Construction and Excavating on our marine projects as Shoreline has proven to us that they hold the same values paramount that we do in putting safety first and always striving to execute quality projects on-time and on-budget.  


Shoreline Construction and Excavating is a company that is built on a foundation of integrity, quality, safety, and family values.  Something that I can say from being the fourth generation to work at The Ruhlin Company that has been in business since 1915 is a foundation to build a quality reputation on that will earn them repeat customers, loyal employees, and steadfast longevity.


Myself and The Ruhlin Company looks forward to working with Shoreline Construction and Excavating team in the many years to come."



Jim Ruhlin Jr., PE

Spend a Day Marina

Shoreline renovated Spend A Day Marina with concrete seawall, several piers, covered boat docks, and a gas dock.


"We have used Shoreline Construction for multiple projects, both personally and for Spend A Day Marina.  Great family business with Derek and his crew capable of planning and executing our more complex projects like our new 100' long concrete fuel pier.  In the office Suzanne keeps 'em in line, on time and takes care of all the paperwork.  Anyone is welcome to stop by the Marina and take a look at their work.  Super easy to work with and we will not hesitate to use them for future projects as well." 


-Jim Reed, Spend A Day Marina

Humble Construction Company

Humble Construction Co. and Shoreline have teamed up on multiple construction projects both on and off the water.


​"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Shoreline Construction & Excavating for future projects.  Humble Construction Co. has had the opportunity to work with Shoreline Construction & Excavating on a recent project with great success.  We teamed up with them because they are able to provide a wide array of services and expertise in the commercial and industrial areas of excavating, piling/shoring, and earth anchors.  The Shoreline Construction & Excavating team has the discipline, precision, communication, and experience to produce superior quality project results.  They always focus on the key construction principles of people, flexibility, environment, and speed/cost.  They seek to fully understand the customer's needs and strive to exceed them with thoughtfulness and perseverance.  We have worked with many subcontractors/team members over the last 70 years and we would tell you that Shoreline Construction & Excavating always performs with the highest integrity and professionalism.  What matters to their customers matters to them.  I believe that you will be very satisfied with Shoreline Construction & Excavating on your team and hope you will select them when planning your future projects."


​Best Regards,

​Lance A. Humble

​President, Humble Construction Co.

Islander Boatel Condo Association

Shoreline Construction & Excavating completed the installation of 20 new docks at the Islander Boatel Condo Association on Indian Lake in Ohio.  Note the 'before' and 'after' pictures, as well as the kind words expressed from Brian Hotopp, the condominium association's manager:


​"I have worked with Shoreline on a few construction projects and I highly recommend them to anyone.  They have to experience and equipment to do the job properly and efficiently.  They stay on budget, complete the work on time, and the finished project is always what is expected."


​Brian Hotopp

Installation of seawall, docks, and a gas dock at Spend-A-Day Marina

20 Covered Boat Docks