Vanport and its legacy are built upon the foundation of experience and focused vision of its founder, Steve Van Domelen. Over 35 years, he developed a reputation for his extensive knowledge and resourcefulness. He also became well-known for his integrity and caring for others including, employees, clients, and families.

His experience and unique viewpoint helped him forge a new path within the industry. He recruited like-minded individuals who, like him, had a focus on customer services, craftsmanship and care for their fellow team members.

Through his leadership Vanport became dedicated to the success of our clients by being the very best topside ship repair, fabrication, and industrial contractor anytime, anywhere. His vision helped us become a solutions-based provider, where we deliver projects and products safely, on-time, and within budget for our clients.

Our mission is to exceed expectations, build lasting and meaningful relationships, share our enthusiasm for our chosen profession through an enjoyable interactive experience, and improve the lives of our customers, employees, and those in our communities by a commitment to craftsmanship, integrity, and respect for all.


Steve Van Domelen

Steve, Vanport’s founder, has over 35 years of experience in ship building, ship repair and marine maintenance, and fabrication.

Vince Piscitello

Vince’s duties include developing and implementing business strategies and business management systems, as well as opportunity assessment.

Daniel Van Domelen

Daniel has managed the largest projects at Vanport and is well-respected by customers and subcontractors.

Laurel Cripe

Laurel’s duties include finance and accounting as well as Human Resources and benefits management.

Don Spears

Don has over 30 years of experience in heavy industrial maintenance and repair.

Chuck Parsons

Chuck supports field operations and maintains Vanport’s electrical and mechanical equipment.

Melissa Scalf

Melissa has over 13 years of experience in marine services, federal contracting, proposal writing, and project support/expediting.