JT Cleary is a leader in turn-key marine construction services, delivering innovation with the highest level of quality and safety. From repairs to new installations, dredging, or deep foundations, the company mobilizes the best equipment, technology, and talent to make your project a success.
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All projects start with accurate, detailed estimating by an experienced JT Cleary team. Installation and maintenance of marine facilities requires engineering expertise, the latest technology and equipment, and safe execution. Once planning and performance are underway, your project manager will be visible on site, reachable, and responsive. Working in close communication with our clients from the beginning leads to long-term partnerships and successful outcomes.
An experienced dredge team analyzes all the project parameters to determine the optimum equipment for completing the work. This involves knowledge of how sediment characteristics impact equipment selection and material handling, including stabilization and final placement. Whenever possible, the company looks for opportunities for beneficial use of dredged material, which often can be a valuable asset as construction fill or for beach re-nourishment.
A foundations project can have several potential approaches, so understanding the risk or benefit of each can mean the difference between timely results and delay, due to re-work or structure failure. JT Cleary understands the different risks and has experienced planners and engineers to manage them. A specialized team with expertise in underwater engineering inspection and the latest in deep foundation technologies will determine the best method for implementation, using only state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced materials.
The diving division at JT Cleary has background in some of the world’s most challenging marine environments. Its in-house dive crews have the skill and training to assess conditions and maintain the highest safety standards, implementing only the most conservative interpretation of commercial diving regulations. The dive teams inspect and perform underwater work for all types of marine infrastructure, including offshore energy platforms, offloading docks, and some of the largest bridge construction projects in the country.
Promoting a culture of safety means caring for the wellbeing of our workforce and reflects a commitment to employees, their families, customers, and the marine industry. Safety affects everyone.
Each project begins with a hazard analysis prior to start of any work. All JT Cleary supervisors and project managers utilize the latest injury prevention methodologies to ensure a safe workplace. Having hands-on experience in the field, as well as engineering and equipment expertise, differentiates our managers, giving them greater ability to identify potential hazards.
Safety awareness requires good communication and interaction between our people in the field. JT Cleary stands by its culture of positive reinforcement by encouraging employees to contribute ideas for improvement on job sites. Feeling free to speak up creates an open and transparent dialogue.
Corporate safety policy complies fully with industry requirements and regulations. Management actively updates procedures and disseminates the latest advancements in safety practices. Ongoing safety training is a requirement for all employees on construction sites.
To achieve continuous improvement, we can never be complacent about safety. JT Cleary has one of the best safety records in the region and is a member of the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety, a nationwide group that regularly meets to share insights and methods to improve safe practices in the industry. We constantly strive to find better and safer ways to operate.
James Cleary, PE
President & CEO
Christopher Leykam, PE
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President, Sales & Marketing
JT Cleary was founded in 1995 to provide marine consulting services in the New York City metro area. The company quickly moved from consulting to contracting and developed into a leader in marine construction, deep foundations, and diving. Operations subsequently grew throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
In 2005, JT Cleary expanded again, offering dredging services, including maintenance, navigation, and environmental dredging. The company has completed dredging projects for USACE, USCG, and numerous private clients.
JT Cleary’s focus on quality reflects the expertise of the staff and a corporate culture of innovation and collaboration. Through this approach, we work with clients to implement their vision in the execution of marine infrastructure projects.
Our employees know they are part of a team where they can contribute, learn new skills, and achieve their potential in a dynamic industry. A commitment to continuous improvement means using the best and latest technologies and ensuring that personnel receive ongoing training. The team stands out for its unique combination of engineering know-how and hands-on presence in the field. This sense of energy and purpose pervades everything we do.
Let the best ideas win. Challenge the status quo and make change. Rigid hierarchies and information silos hinder advancement, so we break down barriers to communication. As we grow and expand, both as a company and as individuals, we continually ask ourselves how we can collaborate better and promote effective knowledge sharing.
An open door policy and transparency make everyone feel like a partner, not just an employee. Shared challenges, goals, and successes bond us together as a team.
The Chief Estimator is responsible for managing the estimating department, as well as producing estimates for marine construction projects. Learn More (PDF)
The Marine Superintendent is the on-site, direct supervisor of construction field crews. The Superintendent is also responsible for equipment, logistics, report writing, and client liaison activities in connection with construction projects. Learn More (PDF)
The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, construction implementation, safety and performance tracking of selected projects. Projects involve marine construction, deep foundations, and dredging. Learn More (PDF)