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.