A well-known business recently relocated its base of operations and incorporated a new company logo on Pine Island. Williamson Brothers Marine Construction is now located at the island center on Pine Island Road in the Pine Island Realty business suites, and a new sign was erected last week with the WB logo marking the entrance.
The business relocated in January and was formerly located in the Island Exchange building just north of the center on Stringfellow Road.
"During these tough economic times, we have decided to expand our services in order to keep our guys working. For three generations, Williamson has developed a reputation for its high quality of workmanship and it is important to us to maintain that reputation," said Jimmy Williamson. "For many years we have specialized in seawall repair and construction as well as installation of boat docks and lifts, however we have since undertaken some new projects both locally and throughout the state."
Standing in front of the new sign and logo at the new location are the staff of Williamson Marine Construction. Pictured are James Pendarvis, Jimmy Williamson, Jake Kibbe, foreman Quentin Darna, Sherry Hale, Dennis Makouski, owner Joe Williamson and Sam Thompson. Not pictured is office manager, Margaret Henry.
Williamson now contracts for bridge and marina repairs as well as boat ramp construction projects.
According to Jimmy, Williamson recently secured a contract for municipal work with the DEP to construct a boat ramp at a state park in Pasco County. In addition, Williamson also has been contracted to work on a similar project in Collier County. He also said that the company recently has put out bids on jobs involving bridge work in the county as well as other areas in the state.
Owner Joe Williamson said that while his family has been in the marine construction business for three generations, he began his own business 12 years ago in 1996.
"Both my father and grandfather were marine contractors making us a third generation of marine contractors in Southwest Florida. My work ethic was instilled in me during my childhood years working every summer with my father," said Joe Williamson. "Several years after his passing, I started my own company concentrating solely on custom docks and seawall repairs and replacement. Ten years later and after hundreds of completed projects, my mission is to deliver a product that will be considered an excellent investment. We take pride in our workmanship. We understand that it is a small world and that it does not pays to have one unsatisfied customer."
According to Williamson, Quentin Darna, who serves as the company's foreman, has been working for Williamson for over 10 years.
"I have known Joe since I was a kid. We grew up together and our families all know each other, so it's like getting to work for a friend," said Darna. "Anyone can tell you that Joe is always there for you and I am glad to be working for him."
For more information about the services provided by Williamson Marine Construction, call 283-2013.