About Us

Waterline Construction Inc. is owned and operated by Patrick Hecker. Patrick has been in the marine construction business since 1975. He worked in the family construction business which was started by his father in 1955. In 1997, his father retired and Patrick founded Waterline construction. Waterline initially constructed residential docks but quickly moved into commercial work. Patrick Hecker has completed thousands of residential projects and over a hundred commercial projects.


We handle all Tampa Bay marine construction projects as if they are our own. We are one of the few design, permit and build marine contractors in the state of Florida. We have an in house commercial permit department that works closely with an environmental engineering firm to provide you with a one stop shop. Our environmental engineering firm works closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USCOE) to minimize the number Requests for Information (RFI) thus accelerating the permitting process..

Our Work

Our Tampa Bay marine construction designs are prepared in house which enables us to work closely with our clients to make any necessary changes to give the most efficient use of your waterfront property. Waterline uses state-of-the-art computer aided design (CAD) machines to design its boat-friendly marinas. Designs are transmitted to clients in PDF or JPG format. Waterline can construct all phases of your marine project.

We have designed and built thousands of feet of seawalls including rip rap, wood retaining walls, vinyl seawalls and concrete seawalls. We have also built many dock and marina projects from commercial hotel and restaurant decks, buildings over the water to floating and fixed marinas.

We can provide all of your Tampa marine construction needs or work in conjunction with other companies in fulfilling a particular phase or portion of your project. We repair existing structures, do full tear-down and build new structures to your specifications. You will find that we are very flexible in designing our building plans to meet your specific needs.

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