This is Who We Are

Back in 1970, O'Quinn Marine Construction company was founded on the priniciple of measure twice, cut once. Our success in the marine construction business began with work ethic and strict customer service guidelines.  Through four generations of the O'Quinn family and some great employees that have become family who have continued to keep up our principles.


If you're in the market for a dock, retaining wall, bridge, foundation piles or any other marine construction services, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our company President, Duncan O'Quinn, joined his father in business over 35 years ago and has built the company on the philosophy of "measure twice, cut once."  Our experienced staff and skilled team of employees are dedicated to delivering a product our customers expect and deserve.  Duncan has an unlimited General Contractor's license, a Marine Contractor's license and a Captain's license.  Click here to email Duncan.


Alex Lawrence, Superintendant of Construction, joined our team in 2006.  Alex is responsible for the scheduling and oversight of all projects from beginning through completion.  Alex is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has industry experience including various types of marine construction projects in piledriving, bridge construction, dock construction, bulkheads, seawalls and foundations.  Click here to email Alex.


Jim Brown, our Construction Coordinator and company Chaplain also performs the Inventory Control and Safety Director responsibilities.  Jim has over 40 years of experience in a variety of industries and assists our customers with the site assessment and project scoping, contract and customer communications.  Click here to email Jim.


Nancy Lucas, our Permit Administrator, is a lifelong Beaufort resident and often the first voice you hear when calling O'Quinn Marine.  Nancy has been with the company since 2005 and has a wealth of knowledge to help our clients secure permits including critical area permits through Ocean Coastal Resource Management, Beaufort County and the various Architectural Review Boards and Homeowners Association approvals.  Nancy has an Associate degree in Public Service Technology and is a member of the civic organization Zonta International.  Click here to email Nancy.


Dawn Wiggins, Office Manager, is responsible for invoicing, collections and the company's accounting.  Dawn is our most recent addition and comes to O'Quinn Marine with experience in bookkeeping, human resources and construction retail.   Click here to email Dawn.



                  This is What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Thank you for a truly outstanding job.  We were impressed by the skill and dedication to excellence of your crew.  Our new dock is beautiful!" - Bill & Cam Davis


"Your employees have always been courteous and knowledgeable.  The attention to details like mitered handrails and routed edges to protect us from splinters are just a couple examples of the superior carpentry work." - Michael Magalis


"The qualities of the workmanship and materials are superior to anything we've seen in the Low Country!" - Andre' and Estelle de Bruin


"These people are extremely ethical.  Their work is always of the highest quality and I recommend their firm to you without any hesitation."  Philip LeRoy, Vice President Planning and Construction, Dataw Island


"The quality of materials and workmanship of your employees was impressive.  Your team worked hard and neatly in sometimes bad weather to produce a well built dock, that we feel is a work of art!" - Alan and Lorraine Wyckoff


"Thank you for going the extra mile to provide a quality product.  The dock you built for us is a gem!  We have received many compliments." - Greg Dyson


"Through my association with Duncan, I can say without qualification that he is a man of high moral character, personal integrity and extremely competent in his profession.  I have no hesitancy in giving him the highest possible recommendation."  - Colden Battey


"Thank you all for a job well done.  You all certainly deserve a hand of praise for your professional supervision and labor." - Aaron Dempsey


"The construction of the dock is far superior to what I was expecting...We still can't believe how fast you and yoru company moved to complete our dock." - Richard Knieriem


"Clearly they knew their trade, and know how to work as a team and do not waste time." - Colonol James W. Bradin USA (Ret.)


"Great dock!  Your attention to detail and quality of workmanship is first rate... We have already had hours of enjoyment on our new dock fishin' and shrimpin'."  - Christian Koppernaes


"It was impressive to see the progress and the quality of work so far...Clearly your employees and Company take a lot of pride in their jobs and work product." - Allan Robinson

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