Artificial Reef - Pinellas County

Rube Allyn Reef, Pinellas County, FL

Kelly Brothers was contracted by Pinellas County to construct an artificial concrete reef formation. KBI placed over 1,000 ton of secondary use concrete material at two (2) separate locations as permitted through the Army Corps of Engineers for the Rube Allyn Reef site. The materials consisted of 280 concrete culverts of various diameters, 40 concrete power poles of various lengths ranging from 20’ to 45’, 260 concrete slabs of various sizes, 24 concrete junction boxes of various shapes and sizes, and 170 concrete pilings of various lengths ranging from 4’ – 40’, weighing up to 5 tons for any individual piece.

Rube Allyn Reef
9.5 Nautical Miles @ 259 Degrees
from Clearwater Pass Entrance
Marker, Pinellas County, FL

Pinellas County


Date Completed:
May 2011

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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

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

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

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