In their early twenties, they began working for a Miami marine contractor where they met Tony Royo. Working together for 10 years in the marine construction and foundation industry, Barry, John, and Tony learned the business the hard way. They knew there had to be a better way to deliver construction services. So, on June 2, 1986, they put everything on the line, formed the partnership of Shoreline Foundation, Inc., and proudly purchased SFI’s first crane, a used 335 Koehring. From that day on, their guiding principles have been simple: a commitment to hard work and a dedication to quality.
The growing company attracted a loyal group of the finest craftsman, machine operators, and support staff. Working as a team, they worked tirelessly building clientele and earning a solid reputation in the industry. As Shoreline Foundation’s reputation for quality craftsmanship grew, so did the invitations to bid on larger and more prestigious projects. Deering Bay Marina would be the first of many large marinas to be built by SFI, a list that includes the mega yacht marina of Atlantis in Nassau and many of south Florida’s most prestigious yacht clubs and municipal marinas. The rest is history.