Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding’s advanced shipbuilding techniques have helped the company develop the capabilities and reputation of a bigger shipyard while retaining the personal customer service of a smaller yard. The family owned and operated company is intimately involved with each of its projects, allowing it to establish strong relationships with customers that have brought the company positive reviews and repeat business.
“All of our vessels are commercial; we don’t build pleasure craft,” says Peter Duclos, president and director of business development. “Everything we do is about solving problems. Our boats are built for a specific purpose. Everything is custom, so we need to understand how the boat will be used. We want to know what the customer wants to do, and we can take it from there and develop a design that meets their needs.”