Since the founding of our firm, we have had a solid, experienced staff to service our clients' needs. When Fred Shaw and Lyle Lundquist founded Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc., they each brought over twenty years construction experience from Orville E. Madsen & Sons.
Fred began to estimate and price projects for Orville Madsen in 1949 while still a PhD student at the University of Minnesota. With Fred's engineering and estimating abilities, Madsen's construction company succeeded and moved from the basement of Madsen's house to the Sexton Building in downtown Minneapolis. In 1954, Fred was named Vice President and Manager of the Minneapolis office. Over the next twenty years, he helped build Madsen's company into one of the most respected contractors in the Twin Cities.
Lyle joined Orville E. Madsen as a carpenter. Through hard work and his leadership abilities, he was named a superintendent in 1951. Over the next several years, he continued to gain greater experience through working on larger and more complex projects and was soon responsible for the firm's largest projects.
In 1974 Fred and Lyle made the momentous decision to stay in the Twin Cities when Madsen moved his company's operations to Wisconsin. Together they formed Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. With their well-regarded reputation and previous experience, creditors and bonding companies extended credit and capacity without hesitation.
Lyle retired in 1983 and Fred took sole leadership of the company. Building upon the solid foundation that they had created, Fred continued to develop an efficient and effective organization that clients could depend on to meet their building needs. In 2004, Fred was inducted into the National Association of Minority Contractors Hall of Fame. In 2005, Shaw-Lundquist was the inaugural inductee in the MEDA Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. In 2006, the AGC of Minnesota presented Fred with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Today, Shaw-Lundquist is the largest Asian American-owned Contractor in the nation. Based in Saint Paul, MN with offices in Las Vegas, NV, and Hudson, WI, we continue to deliver construction services to our clients with the same passion and ethics that our founders had from the start: "Be honest, fair, reliable, and treat people right."