A small group of professional divers banded together in 1979 with the purpose of providing day-to-day diving, ship husbandry, marine construction, small vessel salvage, and spill response services in the Puget Sound region. Their philosophy was simple: provide tough, smart and professional services for the maritime community, deliver outstanding customer service, and focus on employee safety.
The company was incorporated in 1980 as Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., and it came to be known for its tenacious approach to every job. Each task was treated as the most important project on the books, from simple vessel surveys to fully managed wreck removals. Tim Beaver, John Graham, and five others brought this philosophy to life and established a company known for its integrity.
The company’s marketing plan was built on having crews available any time of the day or night. “We never wanted to tell a customer that we couldn’t do something,” says Graham, “or give them any reason to look elsewhere. When other companies did that,” he says, “their customers came looking to us, and we never let them down.” As a result, Global’s reputation grew as the company to call for any marine construction, emergency response, or salvage job.
Thirty years later, Beaver and Graham are the two remaining owners, and they continue their involvement on the Board of Directors. Their basic philosophy still prevails and is visible in the company's family mentality and the pride employees take in their work.