Shawn started with RAWSO in January 2015, and he fills a vital role as our Vice President. Shawn married his high school sweetheart in 2013, and their family also includes a daughter, a son, and two dogs. He likes river kayaking in his free time, and he also enjoys taking his family on vacations.
Shawn grew up in the construction industry — his father is a carpenter, and his brother is now a project manager. After getting his degree in concrete industry management, Shawn spent five years in commercial restoration construction prior to joining RAWSO.
When he thinks back on his time with RAWSO so far, Shawn points out several key elements that make him appreciate every single day he comes to work. “I personally love to be a part of a team that can touch and feel what we accomplish at the end of the day,” he says. “I enjoy working with my team, and watching them learn and grow. I enjoy being able to develop my own skills, while also assisting our team members in their own lives, careers, and challenges.”
He also has some perspective on what makes RAWSO work so well as a company. “There is nothing more important to me than my family, and this is an industry that can take a person away from their family in so many ways,” Shawn explains. “My focus is to build a company that encourages people to be the best they can be, and accomplish the most they can, yet not at the cost of their family. Our commitment to safety and training is an example of this approach.”