Designing and manufacturing quality waterfront products for over 43 years.
For over 43 years R & J Machine has been a family business of considerable success. Rick and Jennifer started their business in 1975 in the City of Peterborough, carrying snowmobile accessories and repairing motorcycles. Just two years later they started manufacturing docks, marine railways and boat lifts as well.
Proudly Canadian Made in Lakefield, Ontario.
In 1987, the business outgrew its location on Parkhill Road East and moved to its present location on County Road 18 between Bridgenorth and Lakefield, Ontario. There the Hicksons decided to discontinue the snowmobile parts aspect of the business and stick with docks, marine railways and other custom work that R&J Machine became known for.
Family Owned & Operated Business
Over 20 years ago the second generation (son Ryan and daughter Katie) became actively involved in the business. Working along side their parents the family has expanded even more to increase there production shop to over 20,000 sq/ft. The family believes that a lot of their success has to do with the fact that they have always maintained a hands-on approach to the business. They now have over 45 employees on staff. Over the years R & J Machine has strived to improve their products lines by developing extrusions and keeping abreast of new manufacturing technology.
In 2010 R & J Machine received the innovation award from the Eastern Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Along with the manufacturing of the high quality docks, boat lifts and marine railways their fabrication of in-water boathouses, permanent docks, and commercial marinas has become a large portion of their business. By obtaining their CWB certification they are now actively involved in erecting several structural steel projects including a boathouse on Stoney Lake that received the Governor Generals Award for architecture.
R & J Machine has strived to maintain full service crews to install the products they manufacture. By doing this they have better control over the finished product. The staff at R & J Machine takes pride in the work they do and as a result they have received numerous testimonials from their customers. R & J Machine has truly been a business that has been built on referrals!