Who We Are

Principles of Our Work

  • Fast, Fun & Friendly
  • We love what we do, passion for excellence
  • Rowboat brings immense subject matter expertise – Show us something we haven’t seen before
  • Customer Focus – We’ll help you craft your customized dream project
  • Transparent & Fair Pricing, No large deposits required, specific contract language
  • Engineering and Project Management Led
  • Highest Quality Workmanship with certified installers
  • Excellent Communication at all stages

Our History

Since 1975, The Rowboat Company has delivered quality marine general contracting services for residential, marine, commercial, and industrial markets of the SouthEast.  Our success story continues with the company transitioning to new family ownership in 2022.

Whether you are a developer, property manager, or homeowner requiring a custom dock, dredging, or shoreline work – Rowboat delivers cost-effective products that shine.  We offer dredging services and gear to address almost any inland lake, industrial pond, coastal harbor, or golf course water hazard.  We invite you to browse our website and see why we were voted 2022’s Dock Builder of the Year in Iredell County.

We welcome the chance to serve you.

Docks Built



J. Scott Heslink


After a 27-year career in corporate construction that spanned industries and geographies, Scott was determined to bring professional industry tactics and service to Marine General Contracting and purchased The Rowboat Company in 2022. He held executive roles at Hewlett Packard, Bank of America & Capital One, where he delivered over $5 billion dollars in projects across the USA, Europe, and Asia, including the award-winning Capital One Café concept.

Scott holds degrees in Engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from the College of William and Mary.  He is a certified Project Manager, Master Black Belt (Lean/Six Sigma), and holds two patents in methods for improving customer service.

The Heslink family lives in Mooresville and are active supporters of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


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