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Meet Our Staff

Greg & Dawn Shaw - Owners

Meet Our Staff

Greg has 38 plus years of experience in the building industry. Greg first founded Shaw Builders, Inc. in 1986, the company that provides carpenter labor to and is a sister company of Shaw Building & Design, Inc. With their experienced carpenters, these companies are able to work together to make your building dreams come true.

Greg oversees the office and all the construction projects. He participates in all sales, most site visits, trade shows and construction seminars. You can make your first contact with him, call and set up an appointment or stop by their Stoughton office, 608-877-1131.

Dawn is the marketing coordinator. She also helps with business in and out of the office, trade shows and can assist homeowners with questions and selections as needed. She is the office manager and works with bookkeeping and insurance for both companies.

Greg and Dawn have lived in the Stoughton community for 35 years and have raised all three of their children there. They also manage the home office in Northern Wisconsin and you can set up an appointment to meet them in their Boulder Junction office, please call 715-385-0190 to meet with them there.

Dawn and Greg belong to the Madison Area Builders Association, NARI of Madison, Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Junction, Rhinelander, Minocqua, and Eagle River Chambers as well. They hold Contractors License in the State of Wisconsin, Green Building Professional Certification and belong to the builders associations at the state and national level. Greg holds a Certifier Remodelers Certificate through the NARI organization. They also participate in local civic groups, and building committees in the Madison area.


Matthew Shaw - Estimator & Project Facilitator

Matt Shaw

Matthew has been working for us full time since 2001; he started working on weekends with his father at a very early age. He is in charge of project estimating for Shaw Builders, Inc. He manages the labor work force for Shaw Builders Inc. and is a project superintendent and is responsible for working with the homeowners and sub contractors on the overall day-to-day running of the jobs for Shaw Building & Design, Inc. Matthew holds a Contractor’s License in the State of Wisconsin. He manages our out of area building projects throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Matthew lives in Stoughton with his wife Abbey and their three dogs, his favorite hobbies are fishing and golf.


Chris Neumann - Home Designer

Chris Neumann

Chris has designed a countless number of homes since he started working for Shaw Building & Design, Inc. in 1997. He has designed a large variety of custom homes, including post and beam, timber frame, prairie-style, log, and even tilt-up concrete homes.

"I enjoy meeting with people. It’s fun to see their excitement, as they talk about their dreams and ideas. Each client has very different desires and needs in their home. I strive 100% every time to give each and every one a very unique design, one they can call their own."

Chris works very well with his clients to achieve fine architecture, great spaces and very efficient homes.

He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Agnieszka and their two sons.

See our Design Page for Detailed Information Designing Your Home.


Mike O'Connell-Project Superintendent

Mike O'Connell

Mike has been with Shaw Builders since 1992 and has also worked for Shaw Building & Design, Inc. Inc. since 2000. He is the Project Superintendent with both companies. Mike brings his years of carpentry knowledge to the field to help build a better house on schedule and defect free. Mike has extensive experience in new home and remodeling. Mike is responsible for working with the homeowners and sub contractors on the overall day-to-day running of the jobs. Mike’s favorite thing about the construction process is taking a lifeless 2D idea and creating a tangible multidimensional home for our clients.

Mike lives in Cottage Grove; he enjoys musky fishing, and golf.


Kelly LaBansky - Accounting

Kelly LaBansky

Kelly started working for Shaw Building & Design in the summer of 2016. With her background in Administration and Accounting, Kelly manages the bookkeeping and HR responsibilities for both Shaw Builders Inc. and Shaw Building & Design. She handles payroll & insurance for both companies and all invoicing associated with building your new home. "I am very passionate about meeting the needs of each and every client that calls or walks into our office." Kelly enjoys traveling, planning parties and time with her family. She lives in Stoughton with her husband and their five children.

Mark Freidel - Project Manager

Mark Freidel

Mark has been involved in the construction industry for over 40 years. He has worked in residential and commercial construction. Mark works with customers making selections for their home, bids it out, works with subcontractors through the construction process.

Mark is a lifelong resident of the Sun Prairie area.