J.H. Menge – About US

Customized Marine Equipment Since 1878

J. H. Menge: Bringing The Best Since 1878

Founded by Captain John Henry Menge in 1878, J.H. Menge & Company Inc. is a Manufacturer’s Representative firm that specializes in custom marine equipment. Throughout our history, our customers have been tugboats, work boats, barge operators, shipyards, petrochemical refineries, tank terminal operators, chemical manufacturers, offshore drilling companies and oil and gas offshore production installations. We assist engineering firms and naval architects in every phase of the design and budgeting of the industrial docks, work boats and platforms.

The mission is to offer the highest quality equipment at a fair price. Our company dedicates its efforts to fostering and maintaining relationships with our customers by representing, designing, selling and servicing the best engineered marine equipment from the highest quality marine manufacturers.

Each of our manufacturers are widely acknowledged for providing the best quality products in their particular specialty. The manufacturers that we represent include: Markey Machinery Co Inc., EMCO Wheaton USA, Smith Berger Marine Inc., ShibataFenderTeamWashington Chain & Supply Inc., Morse Rubber LLC, Marine Structures, and Polymer Industries.

From the tip of Florida to the southern border of Texas, we exclusively represent our principals in the Gulf Coast region. If your project or operation falls outside of the Gulf Coast region, we are happy to help! Often we will assist loyal customers wherever their work takes them. We maintain offices in New Orleans and Houston.

J. H. Menge Leadership

Management of J. H. Menge & Company, Inc.:

Farrell C. LatourPresident & Chairman
Buren L. JonesSenior Sales Associate
Parker Schonekas, PESales Engineer
Gary J. BuquoiVice President
Jeannie H. WarinoOffice Manager

Equipment by Manufacturer

Trusted manufacturers at the top of their fields.

Find Your Custom Solution

Contact us for the right answer to your custom marine equipment requirements.

Specially engineered marine equipment sure to meet your project’s needs.

Gangways and Fenders

Parker Schonekas, PEPresident
(504) 733-4874

Marine Loading Arms

Gary J. BuquoiVice President
(504) 733-4873


Farrell C LatourSenior Sales Associate
(504) 733-4872

Deck Equipment

Buren JonesSenior Sales Associate
(504) 733-4875

Please contact any member of JH Menge’s team about any of the products and manufacturers represented.

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