About Us


Don Pike




I started my career as an FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic in heavy jet maintenance at a leading air cargo company. I started as a mechanic and worked my way up to a supervisor, and eventually an inspection supervisor.

Later, I went on to found and run a contracting company that would ultimately develop over two hundred custom high-end homes.

Eventually, I decided to eliminate all the layers of people involved in the process and do something simpler.  Something better correlated with my interest. Something all to my own. Over the past 25 years I've owned house boats, cruisers, high performance/speed boats and even a jet ski or two. So, in 2013 I founded First Class Marine Surveys (FCMS). With my background in maintenance and inspections, as well as being in my  10th year as a Marine Surveyor, I am not only well qualified, but I love what I do! All marine Surveys are done by myself, not Sub-contractors. Call me at 239.945.0617.