Our History

Bulmann Dock & Lift History


History Page

Display in Steve & Becky’s front yard in East Jordan

In 1998 Bulmann Dock & Lift was started by Steve and Becky Bulmann. The company began in Steve and Becky’s small pole barn in the town of East Jordan, Michigan. In the beginning, Bulmann Dock & Lift sold, installed, and repaired products from other manufacturers. Steve’s experience with these other products made him realize the market lacked a well thought out dock and lift system. Seeing that his customers wanted more out of their lakefront living experience, Steve set out to produce better products with these key factors in mind: appearance, ease of installation and removal, low maintenance, longevity, user friendliness, and value.

History Page: Boyne Falls

Boyne Falls Location

In 2001, just three short years after starting manufacturing, Bulmann Dock & Lift was able to move up from Steve and Becky’s small pole barn to lease a larger manufacturing facility in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Here, Bulmann Dock & Lift started manufacturing boat lifts in addition to boat docks. By expanding their product line, building a team of dedicated employees, and providing the best service, Bulmann Dock & Lift quickly became Northwest Lower Michigan’s premier dock and boat lift provider.

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New Building in Boyne City

In the fall of 2013, the company was able to purchase a much larger facility in Boyne City, Michigan. Today the company continues to make new innovative lakefront products. Bulmann Dock & Lift serves Northwest Lower Michigan and their growing network of dealers throughout the Midwest with impeccable customer service and outstanding products.