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Taking a Look Back for Our Anniversary
Significant Growth and More Focus
The decade between 2010 and 2019 had many changes in company strategy that helped grow the company’s client base, project volume, staff, and markets while maintaining our core values.
In 2012, Sandy Shaw (Ken’s sister), who retired from a Large Global Service Company after 30 years, joined Shannon Construction and collaborated with Ken to build a new strategy for the company. With Sandy’s experience in global strategy, HR, and Process Improvement, new systems focusing on Shannon’s strengths were implemented that allowed all employees at Shannon to participate in growing the business. This change resulted in company growth of 15% or more a year over the past eight years.

The key to that growth was showing previous and new clients our service approach driven by the client’s construction project goals. 

Several large projects that lead to long term client relationships over the years:

Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh: Over the years, we have worked on multiple projects for the library. In 2012 we engaged in renovations at the Lawrenceville site. Again in 2015, we renovated the Knoxville site that included a new addition. We are proud of our long history with the Carnegie Libraries.

Global Investment Banking Firm: In 2011, we were awarded the renovation of 2 floors of offices for a large global Investment Banking firm. Recently, they remembered that positive construction experience and asked us to renovate the same site again in 2021.

Dunham’s Sports: Also, in 2011, Shannon did its first Dunham’s Sports, a retail sports store, in Defiance, Ohio, at North Town Mall. The mall owner asked us in 2016 to complete our second Dunham’s Sports store at the Clearview Mall in Butler, PA. 
Carnegie Library
Dunham's Sports
October is Careers in Construction Month
Project Spotlight: Intervala
RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center is located in Tarrs, PA, where Intervala decided on 217,000 sq. ft. of warehouse/storage/office space. The final space was selected in the fall of 2020 and was previously occupied by an automotive manufacturer built in the 1960s. 

Although the space showed a lot of wear and tear, it was ideal in price and location. Intervala had already occupied warehouse space and the office team was working remotely. Shannon Construction was awarded the design-build contract for the 33,000 sq. ft. office space.

Intervala's new space now boasts a high-end cafeteria, two kitchenette spaces, four restrooms, new insulation, interior walls, 30' ceiling heights throughout the majority of the facility, and a new HVAC system with twenty-two different climate zones and a refreshed manufacturing space.

Collaborating partners for the project were Next Architecture, JLL as Owner Rep, and RIDC.
Downtown apartment units have been filling back up since the beginning of this year as more young people return to the heart of Pittsburgh, even though rent prices are higher now than they were before the pandemic began.

The supply of new apartments Downtown also is set to explode. According to data from Washington-based CoStar Group...Read More>>>
Happy Halloween! Do you believe in ghosts? What about apparitions, ghouls, haints, haunts, phantasms, phantoms, poltergeists, specters, or spooks? Ever experience unexplained phenomena on the jobsite like missing tools or eerie sounds? Probably, but not necessarily the work of spirits from beyond the grave.

Earlier this year we came across a story about a ghost bridge caught on security cameras at a construction site. That... Read More>>>
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