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Customized Stairway Made for Fitz's on the Lake

Posted by Donna Troestler on

Customized Stairway Made for Fitz's on the Lake

This Summer Fitz's on the Lake in Okee (Lodi), Wisconsin, asked us to build customized stairway panels for them. The stairway is a short three-steps down that leads to their boat docks which gives diners access to their restaurant via boat. We designed and built two brushed steel side panels with a blue version of our Fitz anchor and overlaid with a white buoy, all attached to four white wood pilings. The lettering includes their name in black and their restaurant motto, "Relax.... You're on the Lake" in red. Fitz's customers have made many positive comments about the new edition...

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The Fitz Anchor Sold to Fitz's Restaurant

Posted by Donna Troestler on

The Fitz Anchor Sold to Fitz's Restaurant

This Spring (2017) we sold one of our Slimline Fitz anchors to the restaurant, Fitz's on the Lake, in Okee (Lodi), Wisconsin, located midway between Lodi and the Merrimac Ferry. It's a tradition in the area to enjoy great food with a scenic view of Lake Wisconsin and Fitz’s on the Lake doesn’t disappoint on either count. They are displaying our anchor outside and right next to the front door of the restaurant. Our anchors are sturdy enough to be displayed outside, all year long. Their restaurant motto, which is our motto as well, is:  "Relax.... You're on the Lake."...

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Order an Anchor for Memorial Day 2017

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Order an Anchor for Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to remember all of our Navy Veterans, those who are living or those who have passed, for their service to our country. Consider ordering a personalized memorial anchor from The Anchor Shop to honor your favorite veterans. Display their dates of service on a memorial plaque, or their birthdate and date of passing. You can give this unique and personal gift to a veteran themself or a family member. Click here to CUSTOMIZE IT or Click here to MAKE IT A MEMORIAL! Contact us to help you choose an anchor and start working on...

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A Great Idea for Displaying Our Anchors

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A Great Idea for Displaying Our Anchors

Our anchors are shipped all around the world and are displayed in many different ways. We especially enjoy the photos that our customers send us of the placement of their anchors. The beautiful example above shows a common way anchor owners choose to display our anchors: just under the peak of a building's roof. As shown on this waterfront property, it's located on their main home. However, other customers will display the anchor in this fashion on their boat houses or guest houses, as well. And, because our anchors are made of steel, they're rugged enough to withstand all kinds...

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How We Make Our Anchors

Posted by Ron Atkinson on

How We Make Our Anchors

The Anchor Shop is a Division of Atkinson Engineering, an engineering firm in business since 1980. With many years of experience in precision design and manufacturing, we offer superior product knowledge and exemplary customer service. Every anchor we sell benefits from over three decades of history in precision manufacturing! Most decorative anchors available today are low quality imports from China or India. Our welded steel decorative anchors are more durable, more authentic, Made in the USA, and come in several different styles. Every new design for an anchor starts out as a drawing that we produce through computer-aided design (CAD)....

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