Hastings Marine Construction was founded in 1980 by Bart Hastings. Bart started the company after serving 8 years in the United States Coast Guard, where he learned and mastered the art of marine construction. Since 1980, Hastings Marine Construction has grown from a one-man business to Delmarva’s leading marine contractor.
In 1996, Bart was approached by DNREC to test a new method of shoreline stabilization on the Nanticoke River. As opposed to the hard-faced shorelines, such as bulkheads or rip-rap, DNREC was trying to judge the success of more natural and softer faced shorelines. Bart’s enthusiasm for the project coupled with his extreme interest in biology prompted immense success of the project and helped set the standard for shoreline stabilization in Delaware. Since then, Hastings Marine Construction has become an innovator in shoreline stabilization using natural elements and proprietary methods. .
As a testament to his dedication to family and the community, Bart has actively promoted numerous charity events to benefit the community. This dedication set the core values that are still cherished at the company today. Hastings Marine Construction proudly sponsors numerous community events and takes pride in giving back to the community that has been so paramount to its continued success.
Since 2006, Bart has partnered with his sons, Ben and Luke, carry forward the traditions, and stellar reputation into the future. Ben and Luke work actively to continue to grow the business and maintain the core values of quality and craftsmanship.