RockVams Boatyards is in the midst of its third major wave of expansion in recent years.
In the process, it’s taken on a new identity and shifted its focus from boatbuilding to servicing and maintenance.
While RockVamps has built a reputation for building boatyards for decades, it has recently moved toward serving its customers through a fleet of small and large vessels.
RockVamp was founded in 2001 by a group of former construction workers who started building boats for the community.
In 2010, the company was sold to a group that includes a veteran entrepreneur named David Johnson.
Johnson began by building a boatyard in rural Maine in 2005 and quickly moved to expand to include other projects.
In 2014, he expanded the company to include a new shipyard, which he named RockVAM.
Today, RockVAMS is known for building large-scale commercial vessels and providing boat repair services.
It has since expanded to build boats for charter boats and to work with companies like Citi, DHL, and FedEx to help them meet the needs of their customers.
In a 2014 interview with The Verge, Johnson discussed his approach to expanding the company: We have a large team of people that have been in this business for a very long time.
We’re looking at a lot of new ideas and we’re trying to make the best of what we’ve learned in the past.
It was in the same vein that RockVamas founder, Scott Sauer, went on to build his own boatyard, RockCams, in the 1970s.
The latter, based in Virginia, is considered the most successful small-to-medium-size boatyard since RockVama, as well as a charter boat manufacturer, and is one of the fastest-growing small- and medium-sized boatyards in the country.
In addition to RockVAMP, RockCambs is currently building the first-ever custom-built small- to medium-size ocean kayak, a vessel that was unveiled in February.
The company has also begun building a new vessel to accommodate larger cargo ships, the RockVram, which is expected to be launched this summer.
Rock Vams also operates a fleet that includes the Rock Vamp, a 30-foot custom-made fishing boat, and the Rock Camper, which it says can accommodate up to 1,500 people at a time.
Rockvams has also expanded its product lines and built its own facilities to provide service and maintenance to its customers.
According to Johnson, the biggest challenge for RockVamping is finding the right crew to work on the boats it builds.
“There are so many great people on the boatyard team, and we need to keep a close eye on their skill sets and how they’re going about their work,” he said.
Johnson says that RockVs main concern is to provide a service that is both affordable and high quality.
“We don’t want a company to come in and say, ‘I need to build these boatyards, and I need to charge $30,000 for a service,'” he said, adding that Rock Vamps aims to do everything it can to offer customers the best boat building experience possible.
Johnson is optimistic about the future of RockVVams, but he is quick to point out that there is still a long way to go before the company can provide the service it needs to compete with the world-class boats that are built by the likes of Citi.
“If we don’t make some headway, we’re going back to the way things were,” he told The Verge.
“It’s not going to be sustainable for us to build that boatyard every day.”
Johnson is quick a dig at his competitors, pointing out that Rockvamps largest competitor is Citi Aquatic, which in 2016 won the largest contract in the history of the U.S. for boatyard work.
In 2017, Rock Vamas won a contract worth $3.8 billion for work on a $5 billion fleet.
RockVs work with Citi has been criticized for its labor practices.
In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission charged Citi with violating labor law by paying workers below the federal minimum wage.
The commission found that the company paid its contractors below the minimum wage, and that it did so with a clear disregard for the labor laws of the states where it operates.
In its 2017 report, the FTC said that while the company’s labor practices were “not particularly egregious,” they had caused serious harm to workers and the economy.
Rockvikams boatyard has since been able to cut costs and improve conditions, and it has received a significant number of positive reviews from industry professionals.
According, Johnson noted that his company is working with CITI Aquatic on a program that would allow RockVars workers to join the company.
“That’s great news for all the workers in RockVavams,” he says.
“But there’s still more work to do.”
Johnson hopes to