Welcome to Nelson Marine Construction

Welcome to Nelson Marine Construction!  For over 40 years, our reputation for experience, quality workmanship, and customer satisfaction remains unmatched in Southwest Florida. Our customers, contractors, engineers, architects, and homeowners rely on our honesty and dependability, and we are dedicated to completing your job professionally and efficiently. The Nelson Marine team is comprised of expert marine craftsmen, permitting specialists, and sales and support staff to provide the utmost in customer service. Our customers are lifelong, and our service is impeccable.

Our commitment to the environment is unsurpassed – as lifelong Southwest Florida residents, we are dedicated to keeping our local waters as pristine as possible with environmentally sensitive marine construction programs.

We service the southwest Florida area including Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero, and Ft. Myers. We are fully licensed and insured including Workers Compensation and Longshoremans as required by State law.

large deck with dock and lift
  • 27,000 lb. Quality/Imm boat lift custom fit to a Hinckley Yacht.
    27,000 lb. Quality/Imm boat lift custom fit to a Hinckley Yacht. Features autostop remote control and aluminum access walkways.
Ben Nelson


Ben Nelson, Jr., owner and president for over 39 years, is hands-on and works with our team from the bidding and permitting to the construction and inspection of all projects. A lifelong Floridian, former Bonita Springs Councilman and Mayor, no one knows our local waterways and regulations better than Ben. His reputation with the permitting agencies is impeccable and he takes pride in knowing that his employees are dedicated to completing every project in a professional manner.


Whether its a single-family or commercial dock, boat house, boardwalk, observation platform, or floating dock, our experienced design team will help maximize your valuable waterfront space while accommodating your budget and personal taste. We offer several options including hardwood decking, composite, vinyl, or high density plastic decking featuring Weardeck and Timbertech, piling caps, fish cleaning tables, ladders, rope handrails and much more. Please call 239.992.4443 or email for more information.

Floating walk-around dock with Azek decking and patented “Nel-Sun” lift system


Solar lift at FGCU marine facility

From aluminum to galvanized, and small watercraft to 54,000 lb. capacity yachts lifts and beyond, we can help you decide what size and type of lift will suit your needs. We feature IMM Quality Boat Lifts which are long-lasting and dependable. After installation, we continue to keep your boat lift running like new with a free six-month inspection and custom fitting to your boat. Our experienced lift technicians service and repair all makes and models of boat lifts. Please call 239.992.4443 or email for more information.


An extremely important feature for Southwest Floridas waterfront properties, we have the local experience to determine whether a structure needs to be replaced or simply repaired. We offer many options from rip-rap revetments to aluminum and vinyl sheet piling to c.c.a. wood and precast concrete. Please call 239.992.4443 or email for more information.

Vinyl Seawall with concrete cap


Custom designed and engineered boat house, dock and lift

We strive to be Southwest Floridas marine contractor of choice by creating value and quality for our customers and a rewarding, growth-oriented work environment for our employees. Our goal is to provide quality workmanship, environmentally sensitive marine construction, engineering and design and the successful accomplishment of our customersvision.

Please call us today at 239.992.4443 for a free consultation, more information or testimonials from our valued clients. We look forward to providing you with an easy, stress-free customer experience.


“I’m gratified to say that I’ve never been so happy to pay a bill!  The crew delivered an excellent result and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

P. Athanas, February 2020

“I wanted to drop a quick line to thank you for an excellent job on my electric davit. It’s refreshing to get great service and fine work. You did the work when you said you would. And, it was done well. Your crew was fantastic. After the cement had dried and they removed the wood framing, they mixed new cement and smoothed out all of the edges and low spots – like artists. They also left my backyard clean and evenly raked. Thanks again for the royal treatment. It is no wonder why your name is on docks throughout this area. I’ll definitely be referring friends to you.”

Christopher S. Bradshaw

“We have just returned from our monthly visit to Bonita and we are pleasantly surprised by the way our lot was finished. We love the dock you put in and the lot is cleared nicely. We want to take this time to thank you for your efforts on our behalf. You have been in the dock business for many years and now we know why you are a successful businessman. We appreciate what you have done for us. Thank you for a job well done.”

Al & Phyllis Piontek

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we are very happy with the dock your team put in for us. The office staff and crews that did the installation have all been customer focused”

Linda & Terry Bryan

“I want to thank all of you for the excellent work on my dock, lift, and finger pier extension. All of the crews did very nice work. Very professional and very enjoyable to work with.”

K. Fergus, July 2019

“Thank you … everything turned out great. All of your people from top to bottom were extremely attentive to everything and as a result, we are very happy with your work and will be happy to recommend Nelson Marine. Please feel free to put a “Nelson Marine” Advertising placard on the lower dock joists so boaters can see who did such a great job. We are happy to support our community businesses, it has been a wonderful experience.”

C. & G. Rizzo, Naples

“Your crews and the electricians were just terrific. On a scale from 1 to 10 they are all a 10+! Very respectful and hardworking.”

N. Lowrey, January 2020

“I just wanted to let you know that I am extremely pleased with the re-decking of our dock. The materials and workmanship are first rate and I could not be any happier. Also, Bill and the service team did an awesome job … I truly appreciate Nelson Marine’s great service over the years. You have always been upfront, fair, honest, and a pleasure to work with.”

J. Tarver, October 2018

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