"Reputation for Excellence Since 1970"
Serving Ocean Reef to Key West!

About Us

Upper Keys Marine Construction, Inc.’s principal focus is the marine related industry but we have experience in many aspects of general construction. The president, David L DeBrule is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor with experience in all facets of marine construction including concrete, vinyl, and steel seawalls, wood, concrete and composite docks, piling installation, boat ramps, rip rap/boulder installation, floating docks, and dredging. We also have experience in road and bridge construction, water treatment plants, demolition of both residential and commercial structures, underground utilities, general maintenance as well as all facets of general building construction. He is also a State of Florida Certified Home Inspector.

David started working in the construction industry in 1987 when he graduated high school. He went to work for Upper Keys Marine Construction, Inc and worked his way up from laborer to foreman in 5 years. Upper Keys Marine Construction has been in his family for many years with his father being a partner, consultant and in 1997 the sole owner.  In 1998 David and his father became partners and in 2007 Johnny retired. David currently continues the business with the same dedication and attention to detail Upper Keys Marine Construction, Inc has built it's reputation on.

Upper Keys Marine Construction, Inc is fully licensed and insured. David L DeBrule carries an active State of Florida Certified General Contractors license CGC1512543, Certified Home Inspector License HI6877,  and Upper Keys Marine Construction, Inc is licensed with the State of Florida as well as Monroe County, Islamorada Village of Islands, City of Key Colony Beach, City of Marathon and the City of Key West. We hold all the required insurance including USL & H and Jones Act. It is Federal law that marine related projects have USL &H and/or Jones Act insurance for worker’s comp coverage. We also carry full General Liability, Automobile Liability, and a special pollution control policy.

We were recently featured on Florida Homes. You can view the full article here.

First Responder for FKEC and Keys Energy for over water emergency services.

Award of Appreciation from the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce for our outstanding effort in sinking the USS Spiegel Grove LSD 32

Active participant & Sponsor yearly for the "National Night Out"

Past and current sponsor of various community events and groups such as the Ladies Dolphin Tournament, Key Largo Sailfish Tournament, Chili Cook-Off, Friends of Islamorada functions, Island Christian Athletic Association, Coral Shores Athletic Association and Key Largo School.