Superior Marine Solutions, LLC (SMS) is a national company providing project management and technical services for industrial clients, both government and private. Since our inception in 2009, SMS has quickly become one of the most enterprising project management firms and technical service providers for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security. We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and are regarded as experts in marine engineering. SMS has primarily specialized in ship repair and installations aboard Navy, Coast Guard and merchant ships; however, our reputation for exemplary customer service, attention to detail and cost saving techniques have led to burgeoning Aviation, Logistics and Shore-based Facilities divisions.

SMS’ corporate headquarters is located in Norfolk, Virginia just outside the gates of the world’s largest naval installation. Our new corporate headquarters includes more than 23,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. Our East Coast Field Service team and our Corporate Administration are based at this facility. We also have a second warehouse facility in Hampton, Virginia. Increased demand for unparalleled workmanship and value led to SMS’ expansion to the San Diego area in 2011. We’ve recently relocated our National City, California office into a larger facility, which is home to our West Coast Field Service team and a third warehousing facility.


The company’s Founder and President, James Whitson, demands a no frills, high performance corporate culture that allows SMS to deliver the greatest value possible to our customers. Prior to launching a successful civilian career as a widely respected and sought-after program manager, Mr. Whitson proudly served in the US Navy for 26 years. His military service included numerous tours as Chief Engineer and as a trainer for the Atlantic Fleet. He was lauded for implementing Engineering Training Programs and Advanced Fire Fighting Damage Control Training Programs aboard large deck amphibious assault ships that included engineering systems, Quality Control and safety programs. After nearly a decade as a program manager, he decided to fill a void in the industry for a project management firm that was as committed to quality workmanship completed on time and on budget as it was to its own profits. Mr. Whitson’s visionary leadership and front-line perspective allows for innovative problem solving and impeccable customer service.