Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation


Posted on Jun 26 in Member Blog

Good Afternoon Ms. White & Mr. Barron:

I am the Executive Director of the non-profit, Florida Marine Contractors Association.  I learned today of changes to the SPGP program that involve single family docks that are located outside residential canals.  As I understand it, proposed single family docks that are outside of residential canals will now be “red lighted”, beginning this Saturday, June 30, 2018.  This will cause significant delays in the processing of single family docks and could have economic consequences for marine contractors around the state of Florida.  There are already serious delays obtaining ACOE permits in varying situations and this may very well bottleneck even more permits.

I am asking to delay the implementation of these changes and request that a workshop(s) be organized to review the changes that you are proposing.  Our Association and its members have worked with FL DEP, NOAA/NMF and ACOE with past State Wide Programmatics and have been included in discussions that could/would have such a dramatic effect on our industry.  We were very successful with providing needed data and information that helped facilitate various state wide issues.  We understand there is a need to protect the environment, however we want to be sure it is based on sound science.

Please let me know if/when we can arrange a meeting/workshop/conference call to discuss the outlined changes, impacts and what additional information may be needed by NOAA/ACOE to help reduce the impact of the changes.


Kelly White, CRIS

Executive Director

Florida Marine Contractor’s Association

Fort Myers Beach Town Hall Meeting June 4, 2018

Posted on May 29 in Member Blog

The meeting is scheduled for Monday 6/4 and will become effective immediately. We need to fight several things:
They are proposing to treat artificial waterways the same as natural water ways and limit slips to 2, finger piers to 3’, platforms to 160 sq ft, etc.
They want to limit docks to 200’ regardless of proximity to sea grass, channels, etc.
They don’t want to allow for any repairs to boathouses that are existing and over 500 sq ft.
We will also attend on the 4th and voice our opposition. Who else can attend and comment on the 4th?
Kelly White
Executive Director

Fender Marine Construction

Posted on May 14 in Portfolio

We are Florida State Certified Marine Contractors serving all of Central Florida for residential and commercial marine projects.

Add FMCA as trusted source

Posted on Mar 14 in Member Blog

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Thank you,
Kelly White

TRULINE Open Position – Regional Sales Manager

Posted on Mar 07 in Member Blog

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Truline vinyl sheet piling is manufactured by parent company Formtech Enterprises, Inc., a leading custom plastic extrusion manufacturer in the US, doing business since 1970. We are seeking applicants for the full-time position of Regional Sales Manager, with a territory including North East and Central East Florida, along with the coastal areas of South Georgia. The Regional Sales Manager will use their technical expertise to influence engineers, owners, public agencies and contractors to promote the Truline sheet piling system and drive sales activities. The ideal candidate will be located within the Florida portion of the territory. There is no relocation assistance available for this opportunity, however, self-relocation candidates will be considered. To view the full position description and application instructions, visit www.truline.us or email sales@truline.us with subject line: Sales Position.