Our History

Since 1922, Ebsary Foundation Company has been a pioneer in foundation and marine construction services throughout Florida. Since incorporating in 1930 by brothers William H. and Henry L.(Lew) Ebsary, four generations of the Ebsary family have led the company in its construction business. The first job performed by Ebsary Foundation Company was the original City of Miami docks near the site of what is now known as Bayside Marina in Downtown Miami. For nearly 100 years Ebsary has performed all types of foundation installation on landmark projects in South Florida.

Original Ebsary Foundation Company Headquarters located on NW North River Drive and NW 6th Ave.

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Ebsary Foundation constructed the original bulkhead and seawall at Port Everglades, located in Broward County, Florida.

Port Everglades
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Ebsary Foundation constructed the original bulkhead and seawall at Government Cut, located in Miami Beach, Florida.

Government Cut
Pan American Bulkhead

Ebsary Foundation constructed the original bulkhead and seawall at the Pan American Seaplane Terminal, now known as City of Miami City Hall, located in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Broad Causeway Bridge

Ebsary Foundation constructed the original Broad Causeway Bascule Bridge, which connects Bal Harbour to the Miami Mainland. 

Miami River Work

Here is a historical picture of Ebsary’s push boat, Hammerhead, helping to mobilize a crane barge and piling up the Miami River.


Ebsary Foundation constructed the expansion of Bay Harbor Island Bridge, which connects the Bay Harbor Islands in North Miami Beach, Florida.

Bay Harbor Bridge
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Ebsary Foundation constructed several overpasses during the birth of the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826). The pictured overpass is at NW 12th Street in Doral, Florida.

Palmetto Expressway

Pictured here is what is today known as Terminal V for Virgin Voyages. Ebsary constructed the original bulkhead to create uplands for a new cruise terminal.

Dodge Island PortMiami
MacArthur Causeway Bascule Bridge Fenders

Rehabilitation of the Bascule Bridge Fender System located in Miami Beach, Florida. 


Ebsary constructed the original breakwater at Miami Beach Marina located in South Beach, Florida. 

Miami Beach Breakwater

Ebsary constructed the bulkhead and seawall for the cargo ship terminal at PortMiami.


Ebsary constructed the replacement of Bayside Marketplace Marina located in Downtown Miami, Florida. 

Bayside Marketplace Marina
Downtown Dadeland

Ebsary constructed what was the largest local underground parking garage for the Downtown Dadeland Mixed Use Project located in Miami, Florida.

I-595 Corridor 

Ebsary was instrumental in installing bulkhead along miles of SR 84 for the I-595 widening project, which connects Western and Eastern Broward County, Florida. Ebsary also installed concrete piling for bridges, augercast piling for soundwalls, and sheet pile cofferdams for microtunneling drainage structures. 

Ebsary Foundation constructed the iconic South Pointe Park Pier Replacement located in South Beach, Florida.

South Pointe Park Pier