About Us

We specialize in the installation and removal of boat lifts, boat lift repair, recovery of sunken vessels/objects, debris removal and transportation services on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Our company has many relationships with service providers around Lake Minnetonka and would be happy to recommend someone for all of your lake front needs. We take pride in the relationships we have built and continue to build around the lake from dock installers, dock and lift manufacturers, boat storage companies and marinas.  


Formally known as Don Anthony's Boat Lift Services.  Our company is a family owned and operated lake service provider, servicing Lake Minnetonka since 1985.  Don began working with Water Free Docks in 1982.  Don is a local entrepreneur that co-founded Lakeshore Equipment Company in 1985.  In 1987, Don branched out to start an exclusive Lake Minnetonka dock service company installing and removing docks, snowplowing and providing landscape services for those customers.  In 1994, Don refocused his business in on boat lift service and repair.  He continued to grow and expand the company with the goal of providing an excellent level of customer service to each customer.

In 2015, Don decided it was time to pass the business onto his son in-law, Joe Hoeschen.  While Don is still very much involved in the business, Joe is the current owner and operator of Minnetonka Bargeman.  Joe comes from an extensive mechanical background with experience servicing Land Rovers and Jaguars.  Joe has expressed his enthusiasm in continuing to provide an excellent level of customer service to each and every Lake Minnetonka customer.