We are the Anderson brothers, owners of Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors, located on the Piscataqua River in Eliot Maine. Our mission is to provide high quality commercial and residential marine transportation and construction to the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts waterfront communities. Our knowledge of local waterways, industry standards, and regulations has proved to be invaluable to our customers. We specialize in piers, docks, floats, wharves, pile driving, landscape construction and design, seawalls, dock repairs and dock rebuilds. We also specialize in Tug and Barge Services, which include marine towing, boat and barge rentals.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the many rivers that feed into it, Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors' Eliot Maine location on the Piscataqua River is ideal for waterfront work. Co-owners Doug and Ken Anderson grew up fishing and boating on the seacoast and have taken their years of experience working in and around water to the next level.
Doug Anderson, co-owner
Years of taking part in family businesses and then owning many of his own, has brought Doug to this exciting venture of owning a marine construction company. Incorporating his love of water from when he was just a small boy fishing with his dad and brothers on the Maine seacoast with his love of wood and construction, Riverside Marine Construction became a reality. He enjoys the challenge of the uniqueness of each job, making it work and then the satisfaction of a job well done. Like his father before him, he practices his work ethic of building and maintaining an excellent reputation by consistently providing quality and service. You can find Doug playing many roles in the company, from working in the office alongside Ken, to supervising a construction project, to rebuilding one of the engines in the tugboats. His ability to play many different roles helps keep the company in line and ready for the next job.
Ken Anderson, co-owner
Growing up in Peterborough, NH wasn't easy when you were three hours away from the ocean. Like his older (and wiser) brother Doug, he yearned for the summers when he could live on the family boat and fish the days away. As a teenager, Ken made his first pay checks working at the old Jerry's Marina, now known as the Great Cove Boat Club. While spending thirteen years as a firefighter while simultaneously working in his family businesses, he moved toward a permanent career on the ocean. He worked for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 25 Marine Division in Boston as a captain and a deckhand on the natural gas pipeline, Moran Tug Boats, moving ships and submarines in Portsmouth Harbor, and is still a Captain for various cruise boats. He's proud to have helped develop the Clean Vessel Act, a program to reduce overboard sewage discharge from boats by providing pump out and dump stations for boaters to dispose of human waste in an environmentally safe manner. Ken is also active in the local oil spill response team located on the Piscataqua River. He fills the role of Captain/Supervisor during oil spill responses as a member of the Piscataqua River Cooperative. Throughout his career, Ken has been professional, honest and dedicated, characteristics you'll find apparent when you hire Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors.
Zach Taylor, Project Planner
It started by just making a few bucks during the summers between college semesters. But Zack found that he had a knack for it and he really enjoyed working on the water. Not only did he graduate from UNH, he also graduated in job status! From a laborer to a boat and crane operator, to a general crew manager, he eventually advanced to his current position of Project Planner at Riverside and Pickering Marine Contractors. Zach focuses on permitting while assisting in sales and designing projects. Working for the Anderson brothers has been really great. While he’s handling a lot of responsibility, they give him the flexibility to enjoy his many hobbies like surfing, rock climbing, snowboarding and, as he says: “you name it, I do it!”
Jennifer Anderson, Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Growing up on Maine’s seacoast, Jen naturally loved the water. Great granddaughter of a Lighthouse Keeper on Maine’s Eagle Island, Jen has many stories of island living, shipwrecks and the challenges presented from surviving in the 1800’s. Surviving herself from a couple of years working on a schooner off the coast of Key West, Jen found her way back to Maine and to Doug Anderson. After courting for eight years, they tied the knot (literally) on the rainiest day of ’06, assuring a successful and happy marriage. Jen enjoys working in the comfortable office overseeing all the payroll, accounting and everything that doesn’t involve quoting, permitting and building while Doug is the outdoor guy.
About 7 years ago, I called Pickering Marine to build our first-ever pier based on a referral from an aquaintance. My wife and I decided to have the permitting, design and construction handled by Pickering Marine, figuring they would do it faster and easier than I could. It was obviously the right choice to make because they built it right, from start to finish. I never had one callback or needed anything corrected in my 7 years of ownership.
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