Friday, May 24, 2024

Business Spotlight: On The Docks

Whether you’ve lived in the Lakes Region for your entire life, here for the summer, or just passing through town, visiting a new store called On The Docks is a must.

Jaime Anderson welcomes shoppers to On The Docks in
Windham for all your gift giving and home decor needs. 
The store offers quality customer service, personalized orders, and a relaxed shopping atmosphere from its convenient location at 889 Roosevelt Trail, Suite 1, in North Windham.

On The Docks owner Jaime Anderson has assembled a collection of unique gifts, local apparel, Maine goods, and home decor with the Lakes Region in mind. “The inspiration behind our store stems from a profound appreciation for the tranquil beauty of the Lakes Region,” Anderson said. “Our mission was to curate a collection of offerings that cater to our community's needs, providing them with gifts and home decor that capture the essence of serenity and tranquility. Imagine the peacefulness of sitting on a dock, gazing out at the shimmering waters of Sebago Lake, Little Sebago Lake, Long Lake, or Panther Pond. That is the feeling we aim to evoke with our carefully chosen items, a sense of calm and contentment.”

Anderson that vision extends beyond the lake shores.

“We want to transform your home into a sanctuary, regardless of its location,” she said. “That is where our customization comes in. What is your sanctuary? Is it by the pool, amidst the trees, at a cozy campfire, or in the garden? Whatever it may be, we can tailor our offerings with drinkware, signs, accents and more.”

They are the area's exclusive carrier of Built-to-Last Adirondack chairs which are the best in the industry and backed by a 25 year warranty. They are made in America using 100% recycled materials and come in a variety of styles and colors to fit perfectly with any home style. Whether on the water, front porch or circled around a backyard fire these chairs and accent tables will give the added comfort perfect to accent your outdoor living.

With reasonable pricing, On the Docks is happy to help any customer with their home decor or gift-giving needs, even outside the geographic area of the Lakes Region, Anderson says.

“We can custom order any lake and create personalized signs based on customer need,” she said. “We offer Maine merchandise, gifts, candles, faux floral, and many other things.”

Originally from Windham, Anderson owned a gift shop 15 years ago in a small town in rural Pennsylvania.

“I loved everything about owning and running a gift shop. We had to close due to some family health issues and it has been a dream of mine to open a store again,” she said. “I moved home to Maine about three years ago and have been dreaming, planning, and hoping to open a gift shop in my hometown of Windham. In November 2023, all the pieces fell into place, and we were given the keys to our amazing location.

The store includes a craft area where local artists can offer instruction and classes and Anderson said she hopes the location becomes a new focal point for local vendors in Windham.

Since opening its doors earlier this year, word is getting out about how friendly everyone is at On The Docks, their fantastic selection of unique gifts and lake-related items, their knowledge and expertise and exceptional customers service.

“We want everyone to know we are here and what we have to offer,” Anderson said. “We do not sell docks or dock supplies, but we do encourage everyone to stop in and see what’s available. We believe you will like what you find here.”

For those who have visited, their social media reviews of On The Docks are fantastic.

“We have received amazing feedback from our customers,” Anderson said. “We have five 5-star reviews on Google and have had many people say similar things in person at the store.”

Some of those comments include:

“On The Docks has really great local stuff. Not the typical selection of home decor. Much of it is designed for Sebago Lakes area. They also have a great craft room. Looking forward to shopping here for gifts, definitely some unique stuff here. Looking to coming back again.”

“The owners were amazing to deal with. On the Docks is a beautiful store! We will definitely visit again soon! Love my table and chairs!!!”

On The Docks is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info call 207-332-5231 or go to their website at: Also follow them on Facebook under On The Docks Gifts and Home Decor to see new items being added all the time and to follow their DIY class events. <

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