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Tank Barge Fabrication & New Construction

Custom Barges & Marine Equipment Proudly Built in Galveston, Texas

Thomas Tank Barge, Inc. is founded by the principal of Kennedy Construction Company. Kennedy Construction and its owners have been designing, engineering, fabricating, and maintaining high-quality barges and equipment for the marine transportation industry for over 24 years.


Thomas Tank Barge is building on those two decades of experience with its full-service facility and complement of trusted suppliers to deliver USCG and ABS certified tank, specialty, deck and crane barges on time and on budget. 

Our people make the difference; we have an exemplary safety record and have designed, engineered, constructed over 70 projects with zero warranty or claim issues.

One of our latest projects is the Kennedy Modular Barge — a deck barge designed, engineered, and built by Kennedy Con., Inc. and Thomas Tank Barge, Inc. This ABS-approved three-part barge design allows barges to transit and operate independently or as one unit through the proprietary Barge Coupling System, also designed, engineered, and built in-house.

We invite you to take a look at our tank barge construction and fabrication, and some of our other crane barges, bow boats, rock barges, and other special projects in our gallery.


Piping in new tank barge construction
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
-Henry Ford
Thomas Tank barge yard in Galveston

Howard Louvier
Houston Valve & Testing, Inc.

I have witnessed the design, and refit with utmost satisfaction. I highly recommend Chris Kennedy for new builds, technical service, refits and repairs.


Robert "Lynn" Johnson
EVO/General Manger
Bo-Mac Contractors, Ltd.

We could not be more pleased with the work and service Chris Kennedy and the yard did for us for crane barge Louisiana.  They Come highly recommended by me and Bo-Mac Contractors.

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Clear Creek couldn't do what we do without partners like Chris Kennedy — he takes care of us and invests back into his own community.


Julius Taylor, PE
Master, Any Gross Tons Oceans/Towing
President, Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. 

I’ve known Chris for nine years, and he built one of my crane barges, a 60’ x 140’ x 7’ barge. I also charter a 54’ x 140’ x 8’ barge that he recently completed. The quality is excellent on both barges and he is the only builder I will consider for future units.

Chris Kennedy is a very capable and reputable builder. His work speaks for itself.    

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Kevin Ritchey
Iron Worker Superintendent
Lunda Construction

Pound for pound, this setup is the best in the business.

Kevin's speaking of the Manitowoc MLC650 on the Kennedy Mod Barge built for Barge & Boat Rental Service.


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Larry Matteson
Owner, Matteson Marine Service
Barge & Boat Rental Service

I wanted to express my faith and admiration for Chris’s resourcefulness and determination when it comes to getting a project done. He has a dedicated crew that performs admirably.

TTB/Kennedy Con designed the Kennedy Mod Barge for Barge & Boat Rental Service.

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We thank you for your consideration for your next barge or marine equipment project.  Please check out our project gallery, read about our team or get in touch.

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Thomas Tank Barge and Kennedy Construction Team in Galveston
Kyle and Chris Kennedy custom barge construction
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