As a child, Tony Landry shared the same dream as many children: to become a professional athlete or high-powered attorney. His father worked in marine construction, and though Landry had no immediate plans of pursuing that profession, his passion for marine construction developed as he visited his father at work. Once he graduated high school, he knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Today, he is President of RUSH Marine, LLC, a marine construction company with a diving division, specializing in serving the needs of a diverse client base including NASA, USACE, Canaveral Port Authority, Jacksonville Port Authority, FDOT, Indian River County, Brevard County, City of Cocoa, and St. Johns County.
Prior to launching RUSH Marine, he was working for another marine construction company. During that time, he teamed with RUSH Construction, Inc. on several projects, and was impressed by their professionalism and teamwork. When William Chivers – RUSH’s CEO and president – called in 2017 to work on another project together, Landry’s instinct was to accept; however, his employer decided to pass. Tony knew what opportunities were ahead for marine construction in Brevard and this ultimately led him to join and develop this specialized firm within the RUSH family of companies.
Landry has been involved with various marine projects throughout the years, from the Gulf Coast to Louisiana, Eastern Seaboard and throughout the Caribbean. While he appreciates all aspects of marine construction, he finds the most joy in being engaged with the project teams, clients, and engineers to create successful projects. Today, he is most notably working on the Cruise Terminal #3 Berth in Port Canaveral, which will be home to the largest Carnival ship in the fleet.