Encore Dredging Partners (EDP) was founded to be the premier mid-sized cutter suction and mechanical dredging services provider focusing on navigable waterways throughout the United States.
With over 75 years of combined dredging and marine infrastructure services experience in our leadership team, EDP has the experience and capability to deliver quality services to our diverse client base of private owners and government agencies with a high degree of integrity and accountability. Additionally, EDP is committed to creating a safe work environment by setting high personal standards of safety performance and creating an injury free workplace every day.
"Encore Dredging Partners is a newly created group of dredging professionals with decades of experience."
EDP acquired Inland Dredging Company, LLC with the support of AV Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm.
- Founded in 1997, Inland established a reputation for quality, integrity, and accountability within the industry and throughout its diverse client base. For 24 years, Inland provided high-quality dredging services throughout the Central U.S. River system and the Gulf Coast areas of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
- Inland’s main services included maintenance and deepening dredging, beach nourishment, coastal restoration, marsh creation, and island restoration and protection. Inland operated a fleet of three high-quality 24” cutter suction dredges and provided an experienced group of highly skilled professionals utilizing the latest technology and equipment to assure client satisfaction on every project. These same high-caliber professionals continue to provide top-quality services under the Encore name.
EDP acquired the dredging division assets of RLB Contracting, expanding Encore’s geographic footprint into the Texas Gulf Coast region, and the capacity of Encore’s maintenance dredging fleet.
- Beginning in 2010, RLB added dredging services to its existing business through the initial acquisition of the Cutter Suction Dredge Jonathan King Boyd, now known as Constellation.
- RLB further expanded its dredging fleet in 2018 with the acquisition of the CSD Eagle One, now known as Ranger, and was a provider of maintenance dredging services to both private and public customers primarily in the Texas market.
Continued Growth and Excellence
These acquisitions represent important steps in the execution of Encore’s growth strategy. Through companies, teams, and assets with a solid history of delivering high-quality work, Encore will continue to provide high-quality services to our clients and a safe work environment to our team while seeking to expand services offerings, dredge capabilities, and our geographic footprint.