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4 Services Shaw-Lundquist Brings to Your Project

Shaw-Lundquist is a comprehensive construction company that brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your project. By offering a range of different services, our experienced team can tailor a solution that is designed to deliver a finished product that matches your vision. The following are just four of the options that are available to our clients.

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Finding a Responsible Contractor

The construction industry is booming and the building business is integral to the country’s economy and infrastructure. While there are many contractors available for your building project, they are not all created equal. Reputable contractors will keep your project one time and within budget; but each contractor has different means and methods of completing your project and assuring that you are happy with both the building and means by which your project was accomplished.

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Modern Construction Sites: Not the Same as Yesteryear's

It’s no secret the building trade has traditionally provided jobs for talented men who had an aptitude for engineering design and architectural grace. It was also a job with little or no consideration as to the impact a project may have on the environment and local economy. With the development of social awareness, inclusion of women and minorities in the workforce, and an understanding of the benefits of green and sustainable building, the construction industry has reached a new paradigm consistent with the modern generation’s values.

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Carrying on the Legacy: Hoyt Hsiao Inducted into the NAMC Hall of Fame

Following in his father's footsteps, Hoyt Hsiao, President & CEO of Shaw-Lundquist, was inducted into the National Association of Minority Contractors Hall of Fame in June, at the NAMC 47th Annual National Conference. The Hall of Fame honors member who have established themselves over the years by their professional achievements, and their contribution to the NAMC community.

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Work Begins on Major Saint Paul Redevelopment

The joint venture including Hempel and the Saint Paul Port Authority announce that abatement and interior demolition work has begun on the exciting new downtown Saint Paul Redevelopment of the former Macy’s store after selecting Shaw-Lundquist as the general contractor for the project. 

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Construction Management 101: Communication Is Key

When it comes to ensuring you have the best chance of success with your construction project, nothing matters more than communication. A study conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI) uncovered that effective communications with all stakeholders is the most crucial factor in project management. The following are three main stakeholders of each project and how communication impacts them.

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3 Ways to Attract and Retain the Right People for Your Construction Crew

When it comes to the construction industry, top talent is in high demand. Your brand hinges on the idea that you will consistently deliver on each and every project you take on. So, how do you attract and retain the best construction crew? You have to understand their needs.

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3 Reasons to Hire a General Construction Contractor

When it comes to the construction industry, there are many types of construction companies offering specialized services, and then there are general contractors. Understanding what a general contractor does can be a bit confusing for people who are not a part of the construction industry; therefore, hiring a general contractor may not be in the forefront of your mind. However, general construction contractors offer a lot of benefits that will ensure the success of your building project.

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Contractor Services Beyond the Building Project

General Contractors provide more service than the client may see onsite. There are the obvious simplicities of ordering materials, buying tools and equipment, conducting regular maintenance on equipment, hiring labor, and interviewing sub-contractors. Then there are more complicated tasks involved with moving the job forward efficiently, according to schedule, and within budget. Understanding the unseen aspects of a construction project is beneficial to the owner and members of the project team.

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Socially Responsible Building Practices

In today’s age, socially responsible building practices are not an option but a requirement among contractors who hope to achieve success. In some cases laws dictate environmentally friendly building materials and methods along with fair hiring practices, in other cases the conscience of the builder requires going above and beyond the legal requirements in order to do the right thing. Contractors offer more than simple building contracts but also contribute to the community with jobs and beautiful structures which draw interest from tourists and people from other communities who may have an interest in the local landscape.

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