About Gibson Marine - Why Choose Us?

We support the unique needs of waterfront homeowners, contractors, commercial builders, developers, golf courses and resort communities. With core competencies in both construction and landscaping, Gibson is the first and best choice for all of your marine construction needs, specializing in seawall construction, dock construction and boat lifts. We are a Florida Certified General Contractor: CGC1514396. Have more questions about us? Let’s connect!

Custom Designs and Quality Craftsmanship

Every project is a one-of-a-kind design, customized to your specific wants and needs. We will work with you to turn your waterfront vision into a reality. We only use highly rated, marine-grade materials and quality craftsmanship on all of our marine construction projects. And we ensure that all design specifications and permitting requirements are met. We want to make your waterfront oasis both a beautiful and safe area. Not only will our work enhance your property’s appearance, it should also help increase your property value too.

One Marine Contractor from Start to Finish

From creating customized designs and pulling the proper permits to cleanup and landscaping services – we do it all from start to finish. Once a Gibson Marine Construction project is complete, your waterfront paradise will be too. We won’t leave a mess behind (like some of our competitors), so there’s nothing to worry about!

Over 30 Years of Marine Construction Experience

Gibson Marine Construction has proudly served the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for over 30 years. In 2008, Eric Swauger took the reins at Gibson Marine Construction, taking the company to the next level.

Customer Service You Can Count On

We pride ourselves on completing each and every job on time and on budget, while consistently exceeding client expectations. Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our clients have to say about us.

Gibson Marine Construction Service Areas

Gibson Marine Construction serves Clearwater, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and the Florida towns in-between including: Bardmoor, Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Dunedin, East Lake, Feather Sound, Gandy, Gulfport, Holmes Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Largo, Lealman, Long Boat Key, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Palmetto, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, Saint Joseph Sound, Seminole, St. Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs, Tierra Verde, and Treasure Island. Curious about your property and location? Contact us today and see how we can help you turn your waterfront vision into a reality.

Meet Eric Swauger

In 1994, a young Eric Swauger started a concrete pumping company with his brother, ESI/JDH, which eventually grew to one of the largest concrete pumping and equipment rental companies in Florida.

ESI really took off when they purchased the first of two Laser Screeds, setting them apart from other concrete pumping companies in the state. The Screed has an automatic laser control system that ensures an accurate level finish through the use of electro-hydraulic controls. Laser receivers mounted at each end of the screed head receive a signal from a transmitter multiple times per second providing total automatic control to finished floor level.

Because ESI owned this massive equipment, they scored large contracts such as WalMart Super Centers, Home Depots, Raymond James Stadium, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, TECO’s Big Bend Power Plant, Saks in the Westshore Plaza, and Citrus Park Town Center. Eric recognized a niche and built a multi-million dollar business pumping concrete in many of Tampa Bay’s landmarks. He also rented his extensive pumping and construction fleets.

Read articles about ESI / JDH in Concrete Pumping and Dixie Contractor.

Meet Mike Mittler

Eric soon hired Mike Mittler as Production Manager. Mike’s background is in landscape design and construction. Mike graduated from Johnson Wales University with a bachelor of science in Management and continued his education at Rutgers University in Irrigation Design and Construction. In previous work experience, Mike had the opportunity to be involved in every facet of layout, design and installation of retaining walls, paver walks, patios and driveways as well as landscape and drainage design and installation. He excels in layout and installation of residential and commercial irrigation systems, service and repair.

Between these two powerhouses, Eric and Mike have built a turnkey business offering seawall design and construction with full landscaping services to put those special finishing touches on a project. Because of their skill sets, they also launched Gibson Outdoors as a one-stop-shop for landscaping, irrigation, driveways and patios.

Our depth of experience distinguishes Gibson Marine from other marine construction companies.



We use the highest performance vinyl and composite sheet piling backed with a 50-year warranty. Our product’s warranty guarantees against rust, rot, corrosion, falling prey to marine borers, or UV damage from the sun.
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We understand that a dock is a significant investment, both financially and emotionally, which is why we take great care to provide professional and efficient services for our clients. Our team is trained, experienced, and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools to handle the most complex jobs.
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Escape to paradise in your own backyard! Specializing in: Brick Paver Walks / Patios; Retaining Walls; Landscape Design; Driveways; Drainage; Full Tree Service; Grading, Sod and Seed; Brick Staircases; Custom Masonry; Concrete; Landscape Lighting; Outdoor Kitchens; Waterfalls and Ponds; Residential and Commercial Grounds Maintenance and More
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Boat Lifts

Boat Lifts

Boat lifts are an essential tool for boat owners who want to protect their investment from damage caused by prolonged exposure to water, marine life, or harsh weather conditions. With their ease of use and quality construction, boat lifts provide boat owners with peace of mind knowing their vessel is safe and secure while not in use.
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