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Our History

Fred Shaw had a vision. He imagined building better lives, building relationships, and building a better community. In 1974, on the foundation of integrity and pride, Fred Shaw built Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc., a family owned business that would stand the test of time.

Founded in 1974

Company Founded

Fred Shaw (Feng Hsiao) and his partner and friend, Lyle Lundquist, were determined to form a construction company in Minneapolis based on their shared values of honesty, trust, and reliability. The two men had already worked together for 20 years and knew they could establish a company that would be better than the competition.

Hoyt Hsiao Joins Shaw-Lundquist

Future President and CEO Hoyt Hsiao begins full-time employment with Shaw-Lundquist

Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant is Completed

At its opening, the Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant had the capacity to clarify and filter 4 million gallons of water a day. Shaw Lundquist was proud to assist the city of Eden Prairie in meeting the water supply needs of the community.

Water Basin in the Treatment Plant

Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis is Completed

Bethlehem Baptist Church was founded in 1871 as the First Swedish Baptist Church in Minneapolis. The construction of a new sanctuary was part of an expansion to meet the growing needs of the congregation.

Downtown Campus of Bethlehem Baptist Church

Groundbreaking for Eagan Headquarters

Shaw-Lundquist breaks ground for their current headquarter location.

Shaw Lundquist Celebrates 25 Years!

Elizabeth Robbie Stadium wins MCMA Masonry Gold Award

Hailed as one of the “finest facilities in the nation for women’s college soccer,” this stadium seats 1,000 spectators. Did you know that Elizabeth Lyle Robbie was the first female owner of a professional sports franchise in the United States?

MSP Airport Project Completed

Concourses A and C are completed at Terminal 1 of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Concourse C is the longest concourse in the airport!

Beautiful outdoor view of MSP Airport New Concourses

U of M Ice Arena & Tennis Center

Also in 2002, the University of Minnesota Ridder Ice Arena and Baseline Tennis Center are completed. The Ice Arena has a seating capacity of 3400, and the Tennis Center has bleachers for up to 500 fans. Both state-of-the-art facilities are home to premier Golden Gopher teams.



National Association of Minority Contractors Hall of Fame

What an achievement! Fred Shaw (Feng Hsiao) was the proud recipient of this award for his outstanding work in the construction industry.

Recipient: Fred Shaw (Feng Hsiao)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Another tremendous achievement for Shaw-Lundquist. Fred Shaw (Feng Hsiao) is recognized by the Minnesota Association of General Contractors for Lifetime Achievement.

Fred Shaw Receiving His Lifetime Achievement Award

Burt and Rusty Cohen Award Recipient

MSP Magazine awards Hoyt Hsiao with the Burt and Rusty Cohen Volunteer Award honoring recipients for their notable and impactful philanthropic work.

New President and CEO

Hoyt Hsiao is officially named the new President and CEO of Shaw-Lundquist and Associates, continuing the good work and longevity of his family.

Trafton Science Center Project Complete

The Trafton Science Center at the University of Minnesota – Mankato renovation project is finished. This was a 16,000 square foot renovation and 70,000 square foot addition completed with Hammel Green & Abrahamson.


Lake Superior College Health & Science Center

Leading the way in higher education green building design, Shaw-Lundquist helped Lake Superior College complete its second LEED certified building with this 36,000 square-foot Health and Science center.

Grand Opening of West Side Flats

The affordable housing apartment complex, West Side Flats, officially opens on St. Paul’s riverfront. Featuring beautiful views of the Mississippi River!

President/CEO Hoyt Hsiao at the Newly Opened West Side Flats

Park at MGM Plaza & Sculpture Garden Completed

In 2014, the West Region team is responsible for the completion of the MGM Plaza and Sculpture Garden in Las Vegas, covering 3 acres of land.

The Bliss Dance Sculpture

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Hoyt Hsiao is recognized by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) as the Entrepreneur of the Year. MEDA was founded with the mission of helping BIPOC Entrepreneurs succeed.

First Project for Caesars Entertainment Group

The West Region completes the Augustus Tower Room remodel in Las Vegas, marking its first project for Caesars Entertainment Group.

An Inside Look at an Augustus Tower Suite

Shaw-Lundquist earns Twin Cities Business Family Business Award

Featured as one of the country’s largest Asian-American-owned construction companies, Hoyt Hsiao and family accept the win Cities Business Family Business Award on behalf of Shaw-Lundquist.

Most Admired CEO Award

Hoyt Hsiao is named most Admired CEO by MSP Business Journal.

Frogtown Community Center Groundbreaking

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Frogtown Community Center includes state-of-the art facilities and striking architectural features.


Paris Resort and Hotel Renovation Complete

The West Region completes a major renovation of Paris Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, right in the heart of the Strip.

Minneapolis Preservation Award Recipient

The Arvonne Fraser Library in Minneapolis received the 2020 Minneapolis Preservation Award for Historic Restoration Rehabilitation or Adaptive Reuse.

Renovation Completed With MacDonald & Mack Architects

Hoyt Hsiao Named to Twin Cities Business Magazines Business Hall of Fame

Continuing his father’s legacy, Hoyt Hsiao is committed to Building Better Lives through Integrity and PRIDE. “We really push to be a purpose-driven and value-focused company, where we use those as guideposts for how we bring our team members on,” says Hsiao. “Our purpose is building better lives.” (Quote from TCB HOF Interview)


Groundbreaking for Xcel Energy Operations Center

Xcel Energy expands with its newest operations center.

Renovation of Hennepin County Government Center Completed

A 3-year long process, the renovation of the Hennepin County Government Center finally reaches completion.

Cranberry Ridge Ground Up Construction Complete

The Central Region completed a 84,000 sf affordable multi-family apartment in Plymouth, Minnesota.


Spacious front lobby, common kitchen & lounge, first floor laundry, fitness room, exterior patio, and playground.

The Bedford by Martha Stewart Open

The Bedford is designed to transport the imagination to Martha Stewart’s own country farmhouse. This 5,600 sf restaurant inside Paris features exterior “windows” with screens that create the illusion of looking out at the live countryside.

A restaurant with the farmhouse charm of Martha Stewart

Vista 44 Groundbreak

Vista 44 is a 50-unit apartment located on the north end of downtown Hopkins, Minnesota. It’s use of exterior brick with a flat rook is architecturally compatible with the historic nature of downtown Hopkins. The building has four levels of apartments above one level of underground parking. Apartments consist of 3 one-bedroom, 32 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom units. Interior features include multi-purpose spaces and a community break room.

With our partner, Beacon Interfaith, we celebrated the Groundbreaking of Vista 44


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