B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.
Brad and Nancy Meyers began the company in 1974 by combining his hobby of SCUBA diving with his knowledge of explosives and a passion for the unorthodox, operating out of their home in Seattle, Washington.
B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. started as SeaMesh Corporation, a unique underwater demolition company that started clearing away subsurface debris in the shipyards of Puget Sound, and evolved into providing a service for large ships to clear their hulls from marine growth while at anchor. With his patented method of utilizing a low-yield explosive mesh system, Brad was able to create a high-pressure wave effect that would clear barnacles from the ship, but leave the steel hull undamaged. This allowed for expedited and inexpensive ship maintenance as costly dry dock fees could be avoided and the process could be completed in a day. Fewer barnacles resulted in less drag, and less drag resulted in better fuel economy during the routine ocean journeys of these large vessels.