Shaw-Lundquist is a family owned, second-generation, Minority-Owned business. We are one of the largest Minority-Owned General Contractors in the Midwest, and the largest Asian-American General Contractor in the nation.
We have a commitment to the advancement of SBEs, WBEs, MBEs, and Section 3 contractors. Therefore, we routinely seek subcontractors and supplier providers from the National Association of Minority Contractors and Association of Woman-Owned Contractors.
Shaw-Lundquist’s co-founder, Fred Shaw, was pivotal in the advancement of minorities in business, having been a founding member of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) of Minnesota and the Chinese American Business Association. He was recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) as an inaugural inductee into their Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. His son, Hoyt Hsiao, carries on that entrepreneurial spirit to this day as he leads the company into the future.
We have worked on many projects which involve women/minority business enterprise (WMBE) goals.
- With the work we complete for our clients, we are familiar with Section 3 subcontractors and suppliers and have been active in including those firms in our project solicitation and as selected subcontractors and suppliers.
We notify industry related organizations in our region that we will be requesting subcontractor solicitations. Our project opportunities are presented to the National Association of Minority Contractors – Upper Midwest at monthly meetings. We utilize the following lists in order to identify potential MBEs, WBEs and SBEs: MPHA’s Certified, section 3 business list, CERT (list of certified firms for City of Minneapolis, City of St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County and St. Paul Schools), State of Minnesota, Targeted Business list, National Association of Minority Contractors Membership list, and our extensive subcontractor list.
We support the Minority and Woman Owned Construction Business and Employment Associations through:
- Sponsorship contributions
- Volunteer time
- Providing free use of meeting space
We have helped develop technical assistance workshops for the members of the National Association of Minority Contractors, we have mentored minority-owned firms on safety, marketing and general management, and we support the Minority and Woman Owned Construction Business Associations through membership dues, sponsorship contributions, volunteer time, or by providing the use of meeting space.