Alfano's Pier and Lift was founded in 2020 by Brandon Alfano. (Photographer: Kari Lipscomb)

Alfano’s Pier and Lift Helps to Maximize Lake Enjoyment

Writer / Amy Lant-Wenger

Brandon Alfano can scarcely remember a time when he wasn’t enthralled by a vision of life on the waterfront. In the middle of Kosciusko County, the renowned land of lakes, the picturesque shorelines are as plentiful as the roads there – which means, in a sense, wherever Alfano goes, it will always feel like home.

Alfano’s enchantment with lake life ties back to his childhood, visiting his grandparents at their lakeside cabin. “I took a liking to it right away,” he says. “I was just naturally drawn to lakes.”

Now, he can count himself among the fortunate few who have successfully parlayed their passion into a well-established career. Alfano is the owner of Alfano’s Pier and Lift, which he founded in 2020. The business is a culmination of time spent living and learning about the ways to maximize the benefits of shoreside properties.

Alfano began to cultivate his skills in the mechanics of pier and lift installation shortly after his graduation from high school. He spent time honing his trade with a few area companies before realizing that his talents had elevated his resume to the extent that he was able to launch his own business.

Being outside, socializing with customers, and not being in an office were some of the immediate perks that Alfano noticed initially. It did not take long for his solid work experience and reputation to reach prospective clients. In the four years since Alfano’s Pier and Lift was created, the company that began with just six accounts now exceeds 350 accounts. Sales have also approached the $2 million threshold and those numbers continue to rise.

Even so, Alfano continues to plan for more ways to grow and expand. His goal is to build upon the sales aspect of the business, offering new and used styles of piers and lifts. In particular, he is looking to feature more inventory from the Ryco product line. Included in that inventory is an array of all-aluminum docks that are powder coated and guaranteed to remain structurally rust-free. The products also have a lifetime guarantee, as well as the lifts.

Alfano is proud to provide customers with this exemplary group of lakeshore accessories.

“They’re well-made, strong and sturdy,” he says. “They have night features including light, and some have canopy frame domes, shaped to order, with 15% more coverage. The docks can be totally customizable for both shallow and deep water.”

The variety of lifts have such amenities as mesh coverings to help keep air flowing and lower the surrounding temperatures, while keeping flying insects at bay. This also creates stability with wind reduction.

Alfano’s Pier and Lift has a promising future with its namesake at the helm. Alfano is constantly inspired by what he lives and breathes daily – gazing at the historic Dixie on Lake Webster, where he makes his home. For those looking to create a shoreline oasis of their own, Alfano is ready to design the dream.

Alfano’s Pier and Lift can be reached at 574-526-2650, or at

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