• AFS Enterprises, Inc

      "A Proven Company, An Experienced Team, Since 1983."

      AFS Enterprises, Inc. has been installing steel shore wall, boat docks, boat hoists, and related shore line improvements since 1983. Installations started on Lake Sara, near Effingham, Illinois and have since expanded to include some twelve lakes, water impoundments and golf courses throughout Central Illinois and Indiana...

    About the owner

    Jack Allen Poff has been living on Lake Sara near Effingham, Illinois since 1981. Jack and his wife Darlene were married in 1983 and they have 3 children, Emily, Hillary and Jonathan. Jack is the President, Owner, and Founder, of AFS Enterprises, Inc. Jack started the company as a sole proprietorship in 1971 while a college student...

    Jack Allen poff, ceo

  • Key services

    steel shorewall

    There are many options on the market for shoreline protection. However, steel shorewall provides many benefits over concrete, wood, riprap, and plastic solutions. Steel shorewall has the strength to stand up to high winds, deep freezing ice, and constant waves.

    Boat docks and Hoists

    Every dock is custom tailored to each customer's needs. Multiple boat slips, cradle and strap hoists, precast concrete roofs, storage sheds, and foundations, and more. You can be sure that we will help you build your dream lakefront property.

    services

    Why steel shorewall?

    Concrete crumbles when water seeps into cracks and freezes in the winter. Wood deteriorates rapidly in water. Riprap is unsightly and must be periodically replenished to continue to protect the shore line. Plastic can shatter in freezing conditions, and is adversley effected by the sun's UV rays. Steel shorewall is the tested solution for lasting shore line protection.

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    "I want to let you know that it still looks great and functioning like it was intended... it was pleasure to do business with you and your professional staff!" -Jim Van Ravenswaay, Illini Country Club

    "The job was completed on time... within budget, and with no complications. Everything Jack said he would do... he did." -Robert G. Tregoning, Island Bay Yacht Club

    Warranty

    Our five year Warranty

    All materials and workmanship in the shorewall or structural steel framework are warranted for a period of five years commencing on the date of the completion of the project. If structural failure occurs as a result of poor materials or workmanship within that period, that material will be repaired or replaced at NO CHARGE to the customer.

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    Contact Info

    AFS Enterprises, Inc.
    P.O. Box 37
    Beecher City, IL 62414
    800 462 3625Toll Free:
    217 868 2868Telephone:
    217 868 5868FAX:
    E-mail: poffjack@gmail.com

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  • About Us

       

      AFS Enterprises, Inc. has been installing steel shore wall, boat docks, boat hoists, and related shore line improvements since 1983. Installations started on Lake Sara, near Effingham, Illinois and have since expanded to include some twelve lakes, water impoundments and golf courses throughout Central Illinois and Indiana.

      Five barges and crews are used to install these products. The barge on Lake Sara has been in continuous operation since 1983 and the one on Lake Springfield has been there since 1986. We have at times added a second barge at Effingham or Springfield when the work load required it. The third barge moves from lake to lake when not needed at Effingham or Springfield and two additional barges are currently at our Indiana operation.

      The top five management and construction employees at AFS represent over 100 years of experience in the steel shore wall business. No other company comes close to that. In 29 years, we have installed over 30 miles of shoreline and hundreds of boat dock and hoists. Let us help you with your with your next shoreline improvement. For a FREE quote, call us at: 1-800-Go2-Dock.

     

  • About the owner

    Jack Allen Poff has been Living Lakeside on Lake Sara near Effingham, Illinois since 1981. Jack and his wife Darlene were married in 1983 and they have 3 children, Emily, Hillary and Jonathan. Jack is the President, Owner, and Founder, of AFS Enterprises, Inc. Jack started the company as a sole proprietorship in 1971 while a college student.

    The company did millwright work and installed heavy equipment manufactured by his family’s Ag business. Working extensively with structural steel, cranes, and welding/cutting equipment, the small company eventually grew to do work from Ohio to Nebraska and from Minnesota to Texas. In 1981, Jack moved to Lake Sara. He needed a boat dock and shore line erosion control solution. Jack was certain he could design something better than the alternatives that were available so he started the AFS Shorewall and Dock Company. Jack continued to take evening classes to “work his way through college.” Eventually Jack earned an undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and graduated from the Executive MBA program at the University of Illinois in 1987.

    While at the U of I, Jack and his study group developed a business plan for AFS Shorewall and Dock. Jack’s design experiences in his family’s Ag business as a high school student, and later in his own company convinced him to become an early adopter (1986) of the AutoCad Drawing and Design program. He has taught AutoCad as an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL. Jack is a Past President of the Effingham Noon Rotary Club in Effingham, and is currently President of Chapter 16 of the Experimental Aircraft Association which is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Jack has been a private pilot since age 19. His hobbies include anything related to aviation. Jack is building an RV-9A, a 2 seat, all aluminum, high performance airplane at his hangar in Shumway, Illinois.

  • terms and conditions of warranty

    All materials and workmanship in the shorewall or structural steel framework are warranted for a period of five (5) years commencing on the date of completion of the project. If structural failure occurs as the result of poor materials or workmanship within that period, that material will be repaired or replaced at no charge to the customer. Incidental or collateral damage to any item not installed by AFS Shorewall & Dock is not covered.

    Any hoist component manufactured by others are covered by the terms of their manufacturer's warranty. Wiring to the hoist motor must be sized according to the chart furnished by the hoist manufacturer or hoist motor warranty is null and void. Drive belts, hoisting cables, and hoist lubrication are considered maintenance items and are not covered under our warranty unless defective when installed. All other components are warranted for a period of one (1) year. Reparis to any product, whether covered by warranty or not, will not extend the terms of the original warranty.