Founded in 2001

A few of AUS’s talented employees geared up for a dive.

Associated Underwater Services, Inc. (AUS) is the result of many talented employees and management’s long-term experience in the commercial diving industry. Extensive experience throughout the Western United States, as well as globally, allows AUS to provide high quality diving, underwater construction and ROV services whenever and wherever needed.

Originally founded in 1988, the company’s reputation for exceptional services grew to what it is today- an industry leader with unparalleled customer service. In 2001 the company was reorganized and the current ownership of Nanci and Kerry Donohue took the helms. Seeing the industry need for additional services, AUS opened the Kenmore (Seattle) branch in 2006. This branch services Western Washington, the West Coast and the South Pacific.

An employee works on stabilizing the Wanapum dam

The company continues to grow and in 2023 employs an office staff of 10 people and employs up to 80 divers and marine construction professionals.

In 2020 AUS opened an office in the San Francisco / Sacramento area to offer our customers further high quality services at competitive rates.

Meet Our Team

Our team brings together over 140 years of combined experience along with a roster of talented individuals.

Nanci Donohue
Nanci Donohue President
As the majority owner and president of AUS, Nanci has over 35 years of business development, management, and marketing experience which she has used to make Associated Underwater Services one of the most competitive diving companies in the Pacific Northwest. Since purchasing Associated Underwater Services in 2009, Nanci has tripled business volume by developing and implementing unique business strategies and fostering productive client relationships. Through increasing marketing efforts and innovative outreach strategies, Nanci’s techniques allowed for the acquisition of contracts internationally while also broadening opportunities domestically.
Kerry Donohue
Kerry Donohue Vice President
Kerry has worked in the Diving and Marine industry for over 42 years where he has developed unparalleled skills in an array of areas. Kerry’s broad range of experience includes, but is not limited to: air, mixed gas and saturation diving, one atmosphere dive suits, remote operated vehicles and acoustic sonar systems. Kerry started his diving career in the natural gas fields of Lake Erie in 1978. For the next 18 years Kerry traveled extensively participating in oilfield projects in the High Arctic, United States, and Canada. Kerry also performed offshore construction projects in Trinidad, North Sea, Norway, and pipelines in Greece. In 1996 Kerry turned his attention to inland and costal construction projects, further expanding his knowledge and fine tuning his expertise. This work includes water intakes, outfalls, Lake Taps, Hydroelectric Facilities, bridge and pier construction and repair. Kerry continues to apply his vast knowledge and aptitude to project operations, supervision, and marine construction with an emphasis on complex subsea intervention.
Kirk Neumann
Kirk Neumann General Manager
As the General Manager, Kirk oversees AUS operations. Kirk develops estimates and proposals, and brings over 36 years of experience to the team.
Michael J. Eakin
Michael J. Eakin Sr. Estimator / Business Development
Michael is the Senior Estimator for AUS and is responsible for the estimates and proposals in addition to developing future business. He brings over 33 years of diving, ROV and marine construction experience to the team.
Samantha Cumpton
Samantha Cumpton Controller
Samantha is the AUS Controller and Spokane area Office Manager. Bringing 10 years of experience to the team, she oversees payroll and all accounts payable and receivable.

Contact Us Today

Contact AUS – 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week / 365 Days a Year

Spokane – 509-533-6500
Kenmore – 425-487-0329
Northern California – 509-981-0993

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