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About Pier Services by Captain Rod's

Captain Rod’s Boat Lift & Pier Services of McHenry, Illinois 60051


Captain Rod’s was born in our home basement in McHenry, Illinois 15 years ago. From the beginning the business has been a family affair (with the added support of our neighbor, like family to us). “Captain” Rod Schuh and cousin John Schuh started the business on their own with just one barge to work with. Today we are serving over 4500 customers out of our own office/storage facility in McHenry where we’ve been for 8 years. We have 7 barges to work with, an office team still compiled of our wonderful family, and a dedicated team of 5 foremen managing anywhere from 8 to 16 crew members between busy and slow seasons.


We currently service on and off the chain of Lakes through Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.   Our dedication to quality service has left us with repeat customers all over Kenosha, Cook, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties. We are currently the number 1 dealer in the country for both MAX Docks and Sunchaser Canopies. We’ve serviced countless municipalities and done work for the McHenry River Walk, Antioch and Hawthorne Fishing Piers and Piers for McDonalds.

We love the fact that your people put it in and take it out. There is a charge but it is worth it. Also I can “supervise” both the entrance and exit. This letter started because I wanted to tell that your people, spring & fall accepted my “supervision”. They were very accommodating and friendly. I think we will have a long relationship.

M. Rock
Rod Chuh of Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Dock Service
Captain Rod himself, Rod Schuh started this company from the basement up 15 years ago and plays a vital role in all aspects of the company.

Rod Schuh

John Chuh of Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Dock Service
The grandpa of the family, John is currently retired from many years with Chrysler and is our shop manager.

John Schuh

Shop Manager
Daughter to Rod, Brittney saw the beginning of Captain Rod’s as only a little girl but has evolved into our manager of operations. Brittney manages our crew of foreman and is usually the first person you’ll talk to if you call or stop in.

Brittney Schuh

Operations Manager
Doreen Sauer of Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Dock Service
Doreen is our office manager, who started off as our neighbor in McHenry and has been with us in the beginning.

Doreen Sauer

Office Manager