A Leading U.S. Portable Hydraulic Dredging Company

Dredge America is a leading U.S. portable hydraulic dredging company established over 25 years ago by Daniel S. McDougal. The company originally focused on civil projects, but in 1993 Dredge America acquired a small dredge contracting company and opened a new division devoted to portable hydraulic dredging. After two years, management saw the potential of the dredging division and turned the company’s focus exclusively to hydraulic dredging, becoming the leading dredging company in the United States for portable hydraulic dredging services.

During the last 25 years, many dredging companies have come and gone. However, Dredge America has become the respected name in professional dredging services, because portable hydraulic dredging is our only business and all of our resources are focused on being the very best at our core competency.

Our experience and reputation have been earned one project at a time. Dredge America has dredged an array of materials under varying conditions, and have overcome the challenges we’ve encountered through superior project management and expert problem-solving skills. The variety of materials we have dredged includes mine tailings, ash, silts, clays, sands, alum and lime sludge, sewage sludge, animal waste, and many others.

Dredge America provides proper insurance for marine work. Included are P&I coverage and various other specialized coverages including Longshoremen’s and Jones Act coverage. Dredge America enjoys an excellent safety record as a result of a proactive safety program. In addition, Dredge America is a drug-free workplace.

At Dredge America, we strongly believe in mobilizing highly qualified people on-site where challenges occur and problems need to be resolved immediately. Our project managers are empowered to act as contract representatives for Dredge America and can therefore make critical decisions, lessening potential delays and increasing our adaptability. Our professional field personnel are clean cut, articulate, trained, and experienced. Supporting our field crews is an expert office staff and a vast network of contacts within the industry.

Dredge America’s ability to create solutions and perform tasks efficiently is greatly enhanced by our experience with similar projects, sites, and material challenges. With over 250 projects completed to date, the history of our ability to solve problems is a testament to our ability to solve future challenges.

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Dredge America, Inc. delivers portable hydraulic dredging services that exceed our clients’ high expectations. We perform our dredging services for customers throughout the United States and North America. Projects outside the U.S. in the western hemisphere are considered on a case by case basis

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Our Dredging Crew

Dredge America prides itself on the professionalism and expertise of our well-trained crews, especially in areas such as operations and safety, and we are extremely sensitive to the condition of the project site. We take extra care in maintaining a clean, well-managed job. Our clients benefit from our dedication to providing expert service in several ways:

  • Clean and well-managed project sites
  • Efficient and timely mobilization and de-mobilization
  • Accurate and timely reporting and billing
  • Utilization of state of the art equipment
  • A crew with a can-do attitude and customer service approach
  • Sensitivity to the environment
  • A culture of safety
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