Carolina Lift Systems began with an idea for a better lift and has since grown to a 25,000 sf facility that has produced thousands of boat lifts for owners around the globe.
In the late 1980s, Don Haynie, owner of Custom Dock Systems, Inc.
, built a prototype boat lift
for his father's 23' Sea Ray. After some tweaking and re-designing, Don knew he had developed a better boat lift than any offered on the market. However, with the fast and unbelievable growth of the dock business, the design was tabled until the fall of 1998.
In September, 1998, Don partnered with Ernest Rogers, an avid boater with extensive knowledge of boats and welding expertise, to bring his lift design to the Upstate South Carolina lakes. After some modest equipment purchases and further fine-tuning of the design, the first lift rolled out for sale in early 1999. From that first lift built in a one-bay shop area, Carolina Lift Systems has grown to a 25,000-square-foot fabrication plant with thousands of lifts on the water.
In fact, that prototype lift of the late 1980s is still operating today. Although many of the lift components and materials have been further improved, the design functions of that original lift are still being used.
Don Haynie, working in the financial, marketing, and sales end of the business, and Ernest Rogers, in charge of fabrication, delivery, installation, and quality control, have proved to be a winning combination. Be assured that when choosing a Carolina Lift Systems boat lift, you are purchasing a custom boat lift designed and installed for you by the original owners, owners that will stand behind their product and guarantee 100% satisfaction.
For the ultimate in custom boat docks, visit our sister company Custom Dock Systems.
Custom Dock Systems
is the Southeast's leading manufacturer for aluminum
and steel boat docks
on Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, Lake Secession, Lake Greenwood, Lake Thurman, and lakes throughout Upstate South Carolina and North Georgia. Custom Dock Systems
has been building all levels of dock systems
for more than 45 years, including platform docks
, uncovered slips
, covered slips
, sundeck roof docks
, and commercial multi-slip docks
all with a variety of decking options. Custom Docks Systems also provides dock permitting
, erosion control
, dock repair and restoration
, dock moving and relocation
, commercial marinas
as well as custom dock design and fabrication
. Visit them online at CustomDockSystems.com