Henry Dokins Jr., a small business owner in East New Market, runs and manages Dockin’s Service Station. Established in 1952 by Henry Dockins Sr., the store operates as a stopping point for locals to shop, chat and visit.

Last year Dockin’s Service Station was recognized by the state of Maryland for its customer service and longevity and is considered a quintessential community-based business. The service station still operates with an account service that allows customers to purchase an item and pay at a later date. This type of amenity has created the trust that keeps bringing customers back.

Dockin’s Service Station is an important landmark for the local economy and entrepreneurs. To visit Dockin’s, stop by 4102 E New Market Hurlock Rd. in East New Market and meet the family behind this local gem.