About Us

Our Roots Run Deep

55 years ago Claude Cothron picked up his hammer and started his passion for marine construction. Little did he know that his knowledge would be passed down and perfected over the next two generations to his son Mike and grandson Forrest, a general contractor with a Master’s degree in Building Construction. The Cothron’s have been working so long in North Central Florida that you can’t stand on a dock anywhere along the Suwannee River without seeing another one they built across from you.

After a long successful career in marine construction with Saltwater Builders Forrest decided it was time to not only fabricate their own products but to supply them to other Distributors and Contractors. With over 80 years of combined welding experience and over fifty thousand feet of operating space, Saltwater Fabrications can provide a superior, affordable product with quick turnaround times.

Our goal is not just to provide docks and gangways to others but to give them the tools they need to market their business, increase sales, and grow!