Beacon Maritime Orange Texas
    Providing Offshore Industry Operators with Marine Fabrication, Construction and Repair Services.  
About Us - Beacon Maritime  

Beacon's EPC turnkey contracting services offer our clients a single source for their fabrication, construction, repair and project management needs




Established in 1999 Beacon Maritime, Inc. provides Offshore Industry operators with predictable value marine fabrication, construction, and repair services.

Our talented and experienced project management and engineering teams incorporate many years of marine industry construction experience into every challenge. Our long history of heavy steel marine fabrication is present in every project we deliver. Building on the expertise of our personnel, Beacon Maritime’s people provide the energy and resources needed to successfully undertake the most complex marine construction projects. The experience doesn’t stop in our management teams; competent frontline supervision and skill accessed craftsman ensure each project is accurately completed on time and on budget.


Russell Covington, President
Russell Covington, now President of Beacon Maritime, worked throughout college in shipyards and held various positions in the operations of several construction companies (both marine and industrial). He signed on at TDI-Halter (Texas Drydock, Inc.) at the company's inception. While there, he held various positions including Foreman, Project Superintendent, Project Manager and finally Senior Project Manager. As leader of the projects group, Russell successfully managed over $150 MM in revenue comprised of many projects. He had the unique experience of being involved in the development of every department of a company that began with seven employees and grew to approximately 3,600. In only thirteen years this company had annual revenues exceeding $300 MM. In August of 1999, Russell resigned from his position of Vice President of TDI-Halter to form Beacon Maritime. He has enjoyed continued success building a company capable of large marine construction and repair projects and an excellent reputation.

Guy Covington, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Guy Covington is responsible for Beacon Maritime's sales and marketing efforts. Guy spent many years in sales and marketing of offshore related products before joining the TDI marketing group in 1994. In addition, he and a partner previously owned and operated for 5 years a successful Houston based blasting and painting company with over $5 MM in revenue. After two years in sales at TDI, he transferred to Port Arthur as project manager for three semi-submersible conversions with a total of over 1.5 million man-hours. After project manager, he was responsible for starting a new department called Project Development that included the company's estimating, planning and scheduling, and production control departments. This background provided a unique perspective for dealing with the myriad of clients upon his joining Beacon Maritime in 2000.

Elizabeth Jackson, Vice President Finance & Administration
Elizabeth leads Beacon’s financial and administrative teams. Elizabeth is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas and Louisiana.

John Scales, Operations Manager
John Scales holds the position of Operations Manager of Beacon's Shipbuilding Repair Division. With a Technical Sales background John welcomed the opportunity to join TDI as an assistant project manager in 1997. After years of a very “hands-on” approach to project management, both at TDI and Beacon Maritime, John proved to have a strong aptitude for the construction process itself. His leadership in the field and ability to work with foremen, leadmen and to liaison with engineering and management made him the ideal candidate for this important role at Beacon Maritime.

Mike Dolan, Operations Manager
Mike Dolan joined Beacon Maritime as Operations Manager of the Service and Repair Division many years after his apprenticeship and training working for Ingalls Shipbuilding. Mike spent 10 years at Levingston Shipbuilding working as a ship-fitter, burner, layout lead-man and supervisor in repair and new construction of ships, barges and drill rigs. This experience made him the ideal candidate to be the second employee hired for the newly formed Texas Drydock in 1986. Mike was instrumental in the success and expansion of TDI and planned and managed numerous projects locally and abroad. Manpower on these projects frequently exceeded 400. Mike joined Beacon near its inception to continue his challenging and rewarding career.



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  • Quality Products & Service
  • Favorable Economic Outcome
  • Timely Completion
  • Satisfied Customers