About Us

Russell Marine is an industry leading marine, railroad, piling, and heavy civil construction company servicing both public and private sectors in the industrial, infrastructure, and marine markets.

Communication

RUSSELL MARINE WORKS CLOSELY WITH CLIENTS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS AS WELL AS CONSTANTLY MONITOR AND TRAIN OUR PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE.

Russell Marine LLC

Russell Marine LLC was founded on January 15, 2010 by Russell Inserra, one of the most well-respected leaders in the marine construction industry. Mr. Inserra’s long history of success began in 1987 with the inception of Triton Marine Construction Corp. Triton saw a great deal of success in the public sector and was listed on the INC500’s list of fastest growing companies in 1993. After the sale of Triton that year, Mr. Inserra established Orion Marine Group in 1994. Orion’s success was rooted in a large footprint that expanded throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean Basin. Orion was sold in 2008 and is currently publicly traded on the NYSE.

Building on Mr. Inserra’s previous success, Russell Marine immediately saw rapid growth as a marine and heavy civil construction company with 30 employees and a few pieces of equipment. In its second year of operation, Russell Marine added a railroad infrastructure group, further broadening its service lines. By 2015, Russell Marine had grown into a company with over 100 employees and a fleet of equipment that included 24 cranes and 12 barges. Now, with more than 200 employees and an extensive fleet of equipment, Russell Marine has become the preferred contractor in the marine, railroad, piling, and civil construction sectors.

Management Team

Brandon Bicknell

President

Brandon is the president of Russell Marine with 17 years experience in the construction industry. After earning his degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University in 2004, he worked for McCarthy Building Companies Inc., where he acquired essential experience in marine construction as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Superintendent, and Project Director.  His tenure at McCarthy led Brandon to his current role, where he has spent the past 2.5 years leading the business in growth, innovation, and customer relationships. He has been responsible for various large self-performing pile driving and concrete projects up and down the Gulf Coast.  He lives in Kemah with his lovely wife, Sandi, and their son, Tate.  He truly believes that the credit for any success thus far in his career goes to his supportive wife and family.  He enjoys golf and great food.  You should know that he sandbags about his golf handicap and isn’t a bad fisherman either!

David Taylor

Operations Manager

David is the Operations Manager for Russell Marine with 25 years of experience in the marine construction industry. He has been with Russell Marine for 11 years and previously worked for other marine contractors. He started his career as a welder and worked his way through the ranks. He has handled a variety of aspects in the marine and industrial sector from the pre-construction phase to executing work in the field.  His relationships with customers up and down the Gulf Coast are historical and he is extraordinarily well respected.  He was born and raised in Tarkington, Texas and now resides in Baytown, Texas and enjoys team roping and going to classic truck shows in his free time.

Bob Andrews

Vice President & General Manager

Bob is the Vice President and General Manger for Russell Marine. He is a senior leader in the marine division and oversees estimating, accounting, and assists with the company’s overall operations. He has been with Russell Marine for 12 years. Bob previously worked for Orion Marine Construction as a Senior Project Manager and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. as a Project Superintendent.  Bob graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Construction Engineering.  He has been married to his wife, Yvonne, for 19 years and they have two beautiful children, Alicia and Raegan. In his free time, Bob enjoys water sports & boating, as well as many other outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and biking.

Russ Morris

Vice President of Risk Management

Russ is the Vice President of Risk Management, where he is responsible for health & safety, human resources, risk management, and regulatory compliance.  As a US Army Veteran, Russ deployed multiple times to support the GWOT during his 12-year Army career. In addition to his military experience, he worked in the Texas oil & gas industry for over ten years before joining Russell Marine in 2015.  He earned his BS degree from UHD in Houston. Russ lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and three children. He spends his free time coaching youth baseball and softball.

Jason Douglas

Business Development Manager

Jason joined the Russell Marine team in November of 2021, bringing with him nearly 15 years of industrial maintenance and construction experience. He most recently served as the Director of Operations for a specialty service company servicing the Houston and Corpus markets. Prior to that, Jason held positions with Austin Industrial as an Operations Manager, and The Brock Group as Vice President of Gulf Coast Operations. Jason was a recent addition to the team, and with his market knowledge and relationships, he will help support and build upon Russell Marine’s growing success. Jason lives in Huffman with his wife, Leigh Ann, and his 3 children, Deacon, Bryson, and Jolene. He is heavily involved with their sporting activities, and being a collegiate athlete himself, he enjoys the time spent watching them grow as young student athletes and teammates.

Our History

2010

Russell Inserra founded Russell Marine as a marine and heavy civil construction company.

2010
2011

Added railroad infrastructure group

2011
2015

Grew to 100+ employees with over 30 pieces of equipment

2015
2018

Grew to 200+ employees with an extensive fleet of equipment including cranes, barges, push boats, pile driving hammers, and earth movers.

2018
2021

APWA Project Of The Year Award for participation in the West Lake Houston Bridge Rehab project.

2021
2021

Due to growth in the piling and civil industry, began separate division to better serve our existing customer base in the inland market.

2021

Teamwork

Russell Marine's key emphasis is on working together as a team to complete our projects. Through teamwork, we are able to effectively achieve our goals and continually strive for Perfection.

Through our competitive price structure, we complete projects with an emphasis on the highest quality of work, with safety being our highest priority. Russell Marine delivers this combination by working closely with clients, understanding their goals and expectations, and constantly monitoring and training our professional workforce. Russell Marine has demonstrated strong fundamentals and a proven track record, consistently growing the company and expanding our asset base. Russell Marine was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of 2015’s fastest-growing companies.

Russell Marine currently has the capability to perform projects which require crane barge capacities up to 440 tons. This capacity enables us to complete waterfront construction projects ranging from new dock and pier construction, mono-pile and breasting structure installations, bridge construction and replacement, sheet pile installations, demolition, loading arm maintenance, and mechanical dredging of barge and ship docks along with many other services. The high level of experience of management and operational personnel, combined with the equipment assets, allows Russell Marine to perform any type of marine construction project.