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Brennan Welcomes Specialty Diving Services, Inc. to the Family

Posted by Kimberly Walters on December 21, 2020

LA CROSSE, Wis., December 21, 2020 ― J.F. Brennan Company (Brennan) officially announces the asset acquisition of New England-based Specialty Diving Services, Inc (SDS). The acquisition combines two established union companies that specialize in commercial diving and heavy marine construction.

Founded in 1986, SDS is headquartered at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, Rhode Island within a short range of Boston and New York. Brennan’s new SDS location has an office, shop, a yard, a dock facility, and 28 talented team members. The acquisition enables Brennan to establish another strategic location in the New England area, a reputable client list, and a local workforce of experienced marine professionals. 

Brennan East Coast Operations Rhode IslandSDS performing above and below water bridge repairs.

“We are ecstatic to introduce Specialty Diving Services (SDS) as the latest addition to the Brennan organization,” said Brennan Vice President of Business Development Mark Binsfeld. “SDS has built a great reputation throughout New England as a top-notch marine construction and commercial dive contractor. SDS and Brennan have many similarities, from the types of work that we pursue to the corporate culture we work hard to keep. It’s a terrific fit.”

As the transition continues, the previous SDS Owner Nick Tanionos will stay on board with Brennan and ensure a seamless transition. “As owner of SDS I could not imagine a more perfect fit for my former company than to join forces with J.F. Brennan Company. I am blessed and humbled to be part of a great family-based corporation,” said Tanionos.

Nick Tanionos 2Nick Tanionos
Director of Operations, Brennan East Coast
(401) 295-5256

Together, SDS and Brennan leadership will continue to work towards Brennan’s company mission: To create and execute innovative solutions to the world’s most complex maritime, environmental, and infrastructure challenges.

Diving operations SDS and Brennan East Coast OperationsSDS ADCI-certified commercial diver and tender in Rhode Island.

“Our work has great purpose. The addition of our friends at SDS increases our commitment to safely executing highly sophisticated environmental remediation and marine infrastructure improvements across this country. We eagerly anticipate the weeks and months ahead as we more fully integrate SDS and Brennan. We are in exciting times, and this is a wonderful step forward,” said Brennan President and CEO Matt Binsfeld

For more details on the acquisition and services provided by SDS and Brennan, please visit https://www.jfbrennan.com/sds.

About J.F. Brennan Company

J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) is a fourth-generation, family-owned company specializing in environmental remediation and marine construction services throughout waterways of the United States. Working closely with private and public owners of water-based infrastructure since 1919, Brennan’s focus on safety and quality has been unmatched in the industry. Brennan takes pride in successfully working with clients, partners, and engineering firms while upholding elevated levels of integrity, safety, and professionalism. 


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