J. Goodison Company was founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001. It is a veteran-owned small business that has grown from its humble beginnings as a father and son operation to an organization that supports 30 full time employees and an additional 25-50 skilled labor and trade subcontractors. J. Goodison successfully transitioned from a marine services labor painting company to a full range ship repair organization.
J. Goodison Company currently performs 40-50 major repair jobs per year all over the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida. In addition, J. Goodison Company continually performs jobs at locations in Texas, Michigan, and Minnesota. The company provides a full range of services that include: Drydock Repairs, Dockside Repairs, Welding and Fitting, UHP Blasting and Painting, Mechanical Repairs, Electrical/Electronic Repairs, as well as 24/7 Emergency Vessel Support.
The Company’s list of clients includes but is not limited to government clients such as the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, NOAA, and the U.S. Parks Department. Similarly, the commercial clients list includes Senesco Marine, Boston Towing & Transportation, and Electric Boat to name a few. J. Goodison Company holds a GSA Contract and 9 Multi-Year IDIQ (Indefinitely Delivery Indefinitely Quantity) contracts with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Current Clients Include but are not limited to: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, NOAA, U.S. Parks Department, Senesco Marine, Boston Towing and Transportation, Electric Boat.
J. Goodison holds a GSA Contract & 8 U.S. Coast Guard Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)Multi-Year Contracts
Granted HUBZone Certification in 2005
In 2010 Jack Goodison was named Small Business Person of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For the last 16 years J. Goodison Company has been growing and developing. However, up to this point, the company’s capacity to grow was limited by the fact that all drydocking work was subcontracted out to other shipyards. The company expect to overcome that hurdle in 2016 when it plans to open its own shipyard at its new waterfront facility. The new facility is centrally located between Maine and New York and it will be ideally set up to service a wide range of commercial and government vessels in the New England and New York markets. Vessels that include U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Icebreakers, NOAA Ships, commercial and military tug boats, barges, ferries and dinner cruise boats, as well as commercial fishing boats.
The new shipyard facility will create a demand for an additional 30-50 good paying blue collar skilled jobs. Jobs that include welders, machinists, painters, UHP operators, electricians, fabricators, and general laborers. This expansion will have spillover benefits to the surrounding community in the form of added demand for services, materials, and supplies. It will create added synergies to the area’s long history of boat building and shipyard repair heritage. Overall, J. Goodison Company expects the new Shipyard to bring great benefits to all the stakeholders and will be a tremendous asset to the Quonset Point Business Park, the community, and the State of Rhode Island.