Mike Hooks, LLC

Dredging & Marine Contractors

Building Coastlines.
Strengthening Waterways.

Our Story

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.

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.

From our humble beginnings through today, the company’s fleet of hydraulic cutter head dredges continues to provide services throughout the Gulf Coast.

Years in the Industry

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Valuable Individuals

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Our Services

We specialize in a variety of dredging applications covering environmental as well as commercial projects:

  • Maintenance Dredging
  • Port Expansion
  • Beach Reclamation
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Disaster Recovery
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Recent Events

Cutter Ladder Installed for New Lorraine Hooks CSD

Cutter Ladder Installed for New Lorraine Hooks CSD

The team at Mike Hooks, LLC is proud to share with you that last week we hit a major milestone in the construction of our new state-of-the-art cutter suction dredge Lorraine Hooks. The 430,000 lb. cutter ladder was carefully carried and lowered into place by overhead...

Dredge Mike Hooks in New Orleans

Dredge Mike Hooks in New Orleans

Our Dredge Mike Hooks had another productive day today on the Nola Harbor project, this time down at Milan Street Wharf across from the Harvey Locks. Excellent work is in order for the whole team. Keep it up! Photo credit: Jimmy Rogers

New Orleans Harbor Project

New Orleans Harbor Project

Glad to be back in New Orleans on the Nola Harbor Project. Kicked it off yesterday, dredging from Poydras down to Orange Street making sure the Mother River stays open for business in these parts.

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Competitive Salary

We work hard to ensure that employees are compensated at or above industry standards.
Give us a call to discuss current rates.


Medical, Health & Dental

Medical insurance available after 60 days of employment. After 1 year, the employee’s medical is covered by the company.

Health & Dental available after 90 days of employment.


401(k) + Matching

After 1 year of service, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) program with matching based on years of service.

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Job Openings

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