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Building a Sustainable Future

Renourishing beaches to protect communities and uplift their economies is one example of how Mike Hooks, LLC is building a sustainable future. We all have the ability to make a positive impact on society and the natural environment. It’s about choices. What are you...

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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

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

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.

Building a Sustainable Future

Renourishing beaches to protect communities and uplift their economies is one example of how Mike Hooks, LLC is building a sustainable future. We all have the ability to make a positive impact on society and the natural environment. It’s about choices. What are you...

Calling all Candidates for New 27-inch Cutter Suction Dredge

Are you interested in working for a dynamic, family-owned dredging company that is making investments in its people, fleet, and technology, all while sustaining the U.S. economy and natural environment? Come work for Mike Hooks, LLC. Give us a call or send us your...

Mike Hooks Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety

Dredging & Marine Contractor, Mike Hooks, LLC, announces it has been awarded a 2021 AEU Safety Award for the company’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace. The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation for...

National Maritime Day

Yesterday was National Maritime Day, a day set by Congress on May 20, 1933, to commemorate the first transoceanic voyage by a steamship in 1819 by the S.S. Savannah. Since then, it has served as a day to celebrate the vital role our Merchant Marine and the U.S....

Mike Hooks Prepares for 2022 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season doesn't officially begin until June 1st, but it’s never too early to review hurricane preparation and response procedures in Louisiana.Mike Hooks Preparation Efforts Yesterday, Mike Hooks, LLC hosted St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Special...

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

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...

Mike Hooks is dedicated to building our safety culture through training, education, and policy development.

As a 3rd-generation, family-owned company, we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to minimize accidents through risk analysis and mitigation. We extend this passion for safety awareness, health, and personal responsibility to every one of our employees as though they were a member of our own family to promote safety and well-being.

-- Ashley Kerns, President

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.

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Building a Sustainable Future

Building a Sustainable Future

Renourishing beaches to protect communities and uplift their economies is one example of how Mike Hooks, LLC is building a sustainable future. We all have the ability to make a positive impact on society and the natural environment. It’s about choices. What are you...

read more
Mike Hooks Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety

Mike Hooks Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety

Dredging & Marine Contractor, Mike Hooks, LLC, announces it has been awarded a 2021 AEU Safety Award for the company’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace. The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation for...

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Competitive Salary

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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.

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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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