Rich’s Dock Company From Vision to Reality
At the heart of the Lake of the Ozarks, a family-run business, Rich’s Dock Company, led by the Hollingsworth brothers, stands as a beacon of quality and craftsmanship in the world of dock building. The company, initially founded by Rich Poole, has evolved into a hallmark of excellence under the stewardship of Rick Hollingsworth and his sons, Ryan and Brad.
Rick Hollingsworth, after relocating from a small town in Illinois, joined Rich Poole in this venture, building docks from a humble garage in Linn Creek. Ryan and Brad, growing up amidst the scenic beauty of the Ozarks, were deeply influenced by their father's passion. They absorbed the art and craft of dock building from a young age, blending their skills and enthusiasm with the family legacy.
Ryan, an avid football player who pursued higher education, brought his academic insights back to enrich the family business. Brad, sharing a love for boating and sports, seamlessly transitioned into the company, further solidifying his commitment to delivering top-quality docks.
Rich's Dock Company expanded its operations, securing a significant presence along the Niangua Arm, a testament to its growing success. Despite Rich Poole's retirement, the company continued to thrive, maintaining its founding name as a tribute. Rick's eventual retirement led to Ryan and Brad taking the helm, infusing new energy and perspectives into the business.
The brothers' dynamic approach to management, with Ryan focusing on sales and Brad overseeing daily operations, has been a key factor in the company's continued success. They credit their dedicated team and supportive families for contributing to the business's growth, emphasizing a flexible and collaborative work culture.
The company has seen remarkable expansion, doubling its sales and enhancing its capabilities to meet the increasing demands. The Hollingsworth brothers are not just business owners; they are community pillars, actively participating in local events, supporting educational initiatives, and contributing to environmental conservation efforts.
Family is central to the Hollingsworths. Ryan and Brad, along with their wives, Melissa and Jennifer, both educators, cherish their time with their children, instilling in them a love for nature and the lake. Brad enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with his family, while Ryan, a nature enthusiast, pursues his passion for mountain climbing and exploration.
Looking ahead, the brothers are optimistic about the future. They recognize the changing landscape, with more people investing in lake properties, and adapt their business to meet these evolving needs. Their commitment to excellence ensures that their clients, a community of boat and dock owners, will continue to create lasting memories at the Lake of the Ozarks for years to come.
Lake of the Ozarks Dock Builders
Docks Crafted to Perfection
Entrust your dock needs to our skilled hands. Since 1979, our family business has excelled in building and repairing docks, providing comprehensive services that stand the test of time at the Lake of the Ozarks.