We would like to introduce the services provided by Dufour, Laskay & Strouse, Inc., (DLS) serving the marine industry for over forty years. Our expertise and diverse marine related backgrounds provide the marine industry with the best services available today.
Originally established in 1968 to provide marine surveying, appraisal, and claims services, DLS has pursued a vigorous program of technical education and training for our core staff in order to continuously provide the quality service that our customers demand. The DLS technical staff comprises the largest concentration of NAMS certified surveyors and ASA certified marine appraisers in the industry.
Our operations are worldwide and our appraisers, surveyors, and consultants have an average of twenty years of experience in the maritime field. Our technical staff members possess diverse marine related backgrounds enabling us to provide a high standard of service. Among our personnel are United States Coast Guard (USCG) Academy Graduates, federal and state maritime college graduates, USCG licensed masters and chief engineers, and others with mechanical and diesel engine knowledge and experience in marine cargo claims adjusting and loss prevention analysis.
DLS has expanded to provide our customers with staff capable of overseeing vessel projects. Skilled managers are available to assist you in developing the scope of repairs, oversight in managing costs and schedules, and providing quality control.
In 2003, DLS further expanded their operations to include Inland services. These services include walkaround surveys, and pre- and post-load inspections.
We are appointed Lloyd’s agent for the ports of Houston, Texas (to include the states of Texas and New Mexico), New Orleans, Louisiana (to include the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the states of Tennessee and Kentucky west of 86°W), Mobile, Alabama (to include the state of Alabama, as well as Florida west of Cedar Key), and the Florida ports of Tampa, Jacksonville, and Cape Canaveral.
We have offices in New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Jacksonville, Florida. We also have non-exclusive correspondents in the Chicago, Illinois area, Holland, and the United Kingdom.