About Our Company

An Unrivaled Reputation

Headquartered in Fort Myers, Kelly Brothers, Inc. (KBI) is a leading provider of comprehensive commercial marine construction services. KBI delivers world-class service and offers decades of experience working in, on, under, over, and around the waters of Southwest Florida and throughout the state. We have successfully completed work as far north as St. Marks, as far south as Key West and have worked extensively within Central and Southwest Florida.

Family Legacy

Over 40 years ago Kelly Brothers (KBI) was founded through the vision and passion of Danny Kelly, along with his brother Tim. Danny continued to own and manage the company after Tim’s life took him across the U.S. to the Northwest. Danny, a commercial hard hat diver with vast marine experience and a propensity for problem solving and customer satisfaction, was joined by his sons Dane and Travis Kelly in the family business. Through the years, working alongside their father, Dane and Travis gained valuable hands on experience while honing their leadership and customer service skills. They are passionate about the business and legacy created by their father and are now the co-owners of Kelly Brothers. The company continues to grow and prosper under their guidance. Dane and Travis share in the responsibility of shaping KBI for the future. They promote strong core values and hard work. This second generation of family-ownership is committed to continuous improvement and growth resulting in better-quality and innovative solutions for you.

Employee Longevity, Team Performance

Dane and Travis foster a family atmosphere here at KBI; employees are treated with respect, fairly and yet tough when needed. Expectations are set high for every member of the company. This results in a longevity seldom seen in the modern work place. Our management group and site superintendents have over 200 years of combined experience. Four of our site superintendents have worked for KBI for 20 plus years; of which two have over 29 years of experience with our company. Many of our field personnel share the same dedication and have also been with Kelly Brothers for numerous years. The combined experience and expertise of our talented project managers, field personnel, and support staff led by the Kelly “Brothers” creates an rare team of individuals able to successfully meet the unique requirements of each project and location. And, the exceptional performance of our distinctive team is proven through our repeat clientele, their letters of recommendation and the referrals that have followed.

Dane Kelly, President and Co-Owner

Dane Kelly leads the firm’s business development and overall operations. Dane transitioned from a Laborer to Job Site Superintendent, then Procurement Manager, General / Project Manager, Vice President, and now currently serves as the company’s President and Licensed General Contractor. Dane is also an experienced and avid diver with his Open Water / Enriched Air Dive certifications. In addition, he is a successful and proven leader, which comes from his contagious commitment and passion, his clear directives and forthright communication skills, and his talent to guide and empower people. He guides the KBI team, collaborating with customers to hone in on their essential requirements and with key personnel on all aspects of a project to ensure focus, quality, and safety. In partnership with his brother, Travis, he ensures that all project goals and objectives are on-track and moving forward. Together they make certain ensuing work is performed to our client’s satisfaction.


Travis Kelly, Vice President and Co-Owner

General Superintendent and Safety Officer

Travis complements his brother Dane, managing all construction work in the field. He is responsible for overseeing all projects’ on-site activities. From daily personnel work assignments and scheduling, to coordination of project materials, subcontracts, and job site inspections, Travis provides the motivation for the construction teams as well as the knowledge to comply with plans and specifications to keep a job on track. Travis has extensive field experience, starting with the company as a Laborer and Equipment Operator, transitioning to Job Site Superintendent, then advancing to General Superintendent. He is now a co-owner and Kelly Brothers’ Vice President; he also continues to serve as our General Superintendent and Safety officer. In addition, Travis is a Licensed Certified General Contractor.

Careers at KBI

Committed to Future Success

Our outstanding reputation in the communities we serve starts with our employees. We believe in having the same sense of pride and commitment to our team as we do to each project we are involved in.

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What our Clients are Saying

KBI was very cooperative in developing solutions to an unforeseen subsurface condition that occurred during installation of the piling. They negotiated the extra
work compensation fairly, and they proceeded with the work with no delays to the project.

~ Todd Boehmer, Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Engineer
Arcadia Bridge, Arcadia

What our Clients are Saying

Congratulations to the team for a great project. The KBI crew was outstanding. It is rare that a crew completes a dredge project without the need for a punch list at the end.  Thanks to Jake, Travis, and especially to Raul and his crew.

~ Mark Kincaid P.E., Vice President of Engineering
Coastal Engineering Consultants

What our Clients are Saying

During construction Kelly Brothers proved their expertise in marine construction by value engineering various components of our multi-faceted project, which resulted in a considerable cost savings to the City of Naples. They have a knowledgeable staff with a strong work ethic and the specialized equipment to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.

~ Roger Jacobsen, Harbor Master
City Dock, Naples

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brother’s commitment to customer satisfaction, quality work, and on budget performance was proven at every level and every project. The result of our working together has been building one of the area’s premier marinas and recently garnered National Marina of the Year. We certainly consider their work as an integral part of this achievement!

~ Sam Chavers, Vice President
Marina Jack, Sarasota

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brothers was commissioned to construct a meandering 1,200 lineal foot elevated boardwalk, through our environmentally sensitive wetland. Our goal was to construct an elevated boardwalk and shell paths through this coastal habitat while respecting the mangrove forest, salt marsh, as well as the oak hammock uplands. The chorography technique Kelly Brothers created was truly impressive. As a result, there was no disturbance or destruction to any part of the surrounding area.

~ Al Meronek, Project Manager
Neal Preserve, Bradenton, Manatee County