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

Louisiana’s Largest-Ever Marsh Creation Project

Louisiana’s Largest-Ever Marsh Creation Project

Last week Mike Hooks, LLC began dredging operations on the largest marsh creation project in the history of the State of Louisiana. Funded by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Program, the Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project in St. Bernard Parish...

National Safety Stand-Down 2022

National Safety Stand-Down 2022

In addition to participating in Construction Safety Week, Mike Hooks took the opportunity to observe National Safety Stand-Down, promoted by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA). What is Safety Stand-Down? National Safety Stand-Down is an annual...

Jobsite Safety Includes Mental Health

Jobsite Safety Includes Mental Health

Mental Health is an Essential Part of Safety and Well-Being Through our participation in Construction Safety Week 2022, we are thankful to be able to share the following resources collected and provided by Construction Safety Week. As noted by industry research 1 in 5...

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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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