It all begins with an issue. 

deterioration, change, improvement, access, environmental destruction, nature, whatever we wish to call it.  

It requires special attention, engineers innovation and draftsmanship, a construction company who understands materials and has the will and experience to bring the project to a successful conclusion.

We are foundation specialists, creating reliable and durable anchors in unstable environments...


CMDB coastal and marine engineering, development, refurbishment and protection. Preserving our Caribbean environment.

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Better science and quality
in our finished products.
We invite you to review our work, then contact us and discuss how we can secure your foundations, your coast and your future, with smart construction.

CMS Overview

CMS is a dynamic and innovative company, specialising in onshore and inshore piling, construction and marine engineering within the Caribbean Region.

We install pilings which we design to suit each environment in which we work.

The customisation and use of non traditional, state-of-the-art piling systems ensures minimal environmental impact, increased installation speed, minimal material wastage and consequently a lower project cost for our clients.

Our History

CMS was founded in 2004, initially as
a shallow-water marine contractor, building docks and jetties, restoring beaches, laying mooring buoys, building/ repairing sea defences, dredging and boat maintenance.

The company was acquired in 2008,
by the present owners, Sam Verity
and Kelsey Kerridge.

Sam and Kelsey originally expanded the range of company services, to include beach restoration and the installation of boat lifts, then diversified to onshore piling in late 2011.

Mission Statement

To implement low cost and efficient solutions to the piling of foundations for buildings and marine structures in Caribbean islands, where the costs of imported materials and specialist services are generally very high.


The CMS Group are registered
and based in St Lucia, Turks & Caicos Islands, St. Kitts, Antigua and Guyana and can quickly mobilise, anywhere across the Caribbean, at any time.
A great many projects have already been completed in TCI, St Kitts,
St Lucia, Grenada and Guyana, with others under review in Aruba and Haiti.

Our project input is bound to improve your construction output.  

Efficient, timely, safe & on budget.


Time Lapse video
of DIP installation

CMSCS-GYI Foundation Piling in Guyana
Driven Ductile Cast Iron Piles, or DIP, Plug&Drive pile system, at 5 meter lengths. Fast. Simple. Safe.
COASTAL DESIGN BUILD management and preservation
COASTAL DESIGN BUILD provides excellence in regional engineering, securing our foundations our coast, and our future with smart construction.

Foundation Piling, Dock Piling, Sheet Piling, Installation of Boat lifts, Dredging
and Sheerscape Retaining structures.
Harbour Club St. Lucia

Foundation Piling
The Koi Resort, St. Kitts

Beach reconstruction
and RO intake installation
Royalton, St. Lucia

Offshore breakwater construction
and piling of over-water rooms
Sandals Grand, St. Lucia


Cost effective range of traditional and innovative installation services, combined with outstanding manufacturer support, considerable large project construction and management experience within the region, and excellent response time, make CMS the right choice for an onshore and inshore piling and marine engineering partner.

Onshore Piling Services
CMS specialise in Ductile Iron Piles, which are an economic solution for foundation, slope stabilisation and bridge construction projects.
Pile Testing
CMS pile testing allows engineers and developers to physically verify designs and if necessary adapted according to the site conditions.
Inshore Piling Services

CMS specialise in inshore Vinyl Sheet Pile installation to stabilise land/water margins and steel, wood and fibreglass piling for marina and jetty projects.

Other Services
CMS provides a range of marine and conventional onshore construction, engineering, surveying and installation services.


We work directly with

Manufacturer of the Plug&Drive© DIP Piling System

Coulon pieux battus sarl
the exclusive Caribbean agent for DIP piles manufactured by TRM of Austria

Crane Material International (CMI)
the inventor and principal manufacturer of Vinyl Sheet Piles,
to generate unique engineering solutions to each piling challenge.

AqSep A/S 
is an international company and a leader in the development of
small decentralised water purification systems & solutions.

pieux battus sarl


Swiss Cheese is our COASTAL landing craft
Our Crane Barge Operation
Spannerfish Yacht Delivery
American Tugs and Barge Inc.

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DIP foundations for LUCELEC

CMS installed DIP foundations for a new generator within a few feet of an existing operating generator set
for LUCELEC, the electricity utility in St Lucia, where vibration would have caused major problems.

DIP foundations for Koi Hotel St. Kitts

CMS installed DIP foundations for the first Phase of the new Koi Hotel in Half Moon Bay, St Kitts
in less than half the time and at less than half the cost of a conventional piling programme using imported materials.

DIP foundations for new Harbour Club Hotel, St. Lucia

CMS installed DIP foundations for the new Dive Centre and 7 storey Harbour Club Hotel
in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, where the depth to bedrock varied widely, but in places was less than 2 metres.

DIP foundations for the new 'I Hotel' in St Lucia

CMS installed DIP foundations for the new “I Hotel” in St Lucia
within a few hundred feet of the existing Cotton Bay Resort Village, 
without major disturbance to existing hotel guests.

Vessel Salvage

Installation and maintenance of municipal marine structures and vessel salvage
for St Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority and St Lucia Fisheries Department.

St Lucia Financial Centre

Pile Testing for St Lucia Financial Centre.

Dive Centre St. Lucia

Foundation piling and testing for Dive training facility, sheet piling,
dock construction and boat lift installation.

Calabash Cove Resort St. Lucia

Beach regeneration and sea defences.

Harmony Suites and The Edge Restaurant St. Lucia

Waterside restaurant and dock reconstruction.

Le Sport Hotel St. Lucia

Installation and maintenance of underwater pipe lines and pumping facilities
and installation and testing of rock anchored substructure for new spa facility.

IGY Marina Rodney Bay St. Lucia

Mooring and Demarkation Buoy Installation and Maintenance, piling and salvage works.

The Landings St. Lucia

Installation of Floating Pontoons and Dredging.

Soufriere Marine Management Association St. Lucia

Salvage works related to sinking of container ship.

Marigot Bay Marina St. Lucia

Dredging, Mooring and De-markation Buoy Installation and Maintenance,
dock construction and maintenance.

St. Lucia National Trust

Surface water drainage, jetty installation and sea defence installations, Pigeon Island.

Department of Fisheries St. Lucia

FAD construction and installation.

Discovery Marigot Bay St. Lucia

beach regeneration and sand nourishment.

Marigot Bay Marina St. Lucia

channel marker maintenance.


We at CMS will be there for you at the beginning, establishing the foundations for your project. We take pride in providing accurate designs and solutions, our experience and positive approach makes CMS a vital professional service partner for any construction project, especially those which require considerable onsite ingenuity and innovation.

Sam Verity

Managing Director

Kelsey Kerridge

Director & Partner

Ian Khan

General Manager

John Verity

Business Manager

Shervon Emile


Kevin Jean


Jariah Edward Pious

Engineering Technician

Kitama Augustin


Junior Project Managers