Marine Construction

Minor upgrades to a full design build, Russell Marine is the turnkey solution for all of your waterfront projects along the Gulf Coast and Caribbean Basin.


Russell Marine has the capability to perform a wide range of marine construction projects which require crane barge capacities up to 440 tons. This capacity enables Russell Marine to complete waterfront construction projects ranging from new dock and pier construction, mono-pile and breasting structure installations, bridge construction and replacement, sheet pile installation, demolition, loading arm assembly and install, and mechanical dredging of barge and ship docks. Our marine construction projects are primarily located along the Gulf Coast, however, Russell Marine has the ability and resources to complete projects in other locations including the Caribbean Basin, Florida, Southeastern, and Gulf Coast Ports.

Our Leaders

Rob Lewis

Senior Project Manager

Rob is a Senior Project Manager with Russell Marine LLC with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has been operating in his current role with Russell Marine LLC for 1.5 years. Prior to his current role at Russell Marine, he worked for Orion Marine Group for 14 years as the Senior Vice President of Gulf Coast Construction Operations. Rob is a registered PE in both Texas and Florida, with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech University.  In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and watching college football.

Ryan Baker

Project Manager

Nick Joyce

Project Manager

Braden Ford

Project Manager

Braden is a Project Manager for Russell Marine LLC with 5 years of experience in the construction industry. Braden is responsible for managing marine construction projects for several of Russell Marine’s Clients. He has been executing projects for Russell Marine along the Houston Ship Channel and Gulf Coast for 2 Years. Prior to his employment with Russell Marine LLC, Braden worked for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. During his time with McCarthy, Braden completed multiple marine and heavy civil projects for the Port of Houston, Magellan Midstream, and LBC Tank Terminals. During the weekdays, Braden enjoys spending his evenings exercising in his garage gym. On the weekends, you can typically find Braden at the golf course or in his kitchen preparing a delicious meal for family and friends.

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Zachary Pelton

Project Manager

A native of Houston, TX, Zach Pelton has been leading projects in the marine construction industry for 4 years. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business, and Entrepreneurial Studies. Zach brings a strong sense of dedication and positivity to the teams he leads, and he seeks to continuously develop his knowledge and that of others, evidenced by his Lean Six Sigma certification. When he isn’t running drilled shafts and structural concrete projects, he spends his time hunting whitetail, dove, and quail. 

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, starting his career as a welder working 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.