About Us

Our Mission

At Mike Hooks, we are dedicated to stimulating economic growth through our sustainable dredging practices.  We are dedicated to meeting the highest standards of operations that are tailored to fit your project needs.  We strive to strengthen our waterways by practicing safe, effective, and responsible dredging and environmental remediation services along the Gulf Coast and beyond. 

Our History


Our family owned and operated business was founded in 1945. Since the very beginning, Mike Hooks has provided dredging services on a variety of private and public marine construction contracts along the Gulf Coast.

Mike Lorraine Hooks


In 1955, the company moved to the current location and was officially incorporated in 1957. The 10-acre yard is conveniently positioned off the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Westlake, LA. With access to the Calcasieu River and Intracoastal Waterway, Hooks’ fleet of dredges can quickly mobilize to any point along the Gulf Coast.

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From our humble beginnings through today, the company’s fleet of hydraulic cutterhead dredges continues to provide services throughout the Gulf Coast including navigable waterway maintenance, wetland restoration, beach nourishment, harbor excavation, and new construction.

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Ashley Kerns

Ashley Kerns


Michael McMahon

Vice President

Jasun Harmon, PE

Chief Financial Officer

John Morris

Chief of Operations

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