About Us

SHAW BUILDING & DESIGN

Company History

BUILDING CUSTOM HOMES SINCE 1986

Shaw Staff

Greg Shaw has been in business for himself since 1986. In 1994 Greg and his wife, Dawn, founded Shaw Building & Design, Inc., a design-build company that specializes in custom-built homes, green building and custom remodeling projects.

We offer clients a range of services from design through construction. Whether you desire a conventionally built home, a post & beam style home, timber frame home, or net zero home, Shaw Building & Design, Inc. can make your dream come true.

Our number one goal is to make the building of your project a pleasant and memorable experience for you. Greg Shaw views his role as a guide and an educator for his customers. This alleviates much of the fear and stress associated with building or remodeling, and creates a team approach.

Our team of experts expands well beyond our in-house associates. We carefully select some of the best subcontractors in the industry to partner on our client’s homes. Their quality craftsmanship, coupled with our design and construction knowledge, will maximize the value of your beautiful custom dream home.

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Our Team

Greg Shaw

Co-Owner/Founder

greg@shawbuilders.com

Greg worked in the Home Building industry for about 8 years before deciding to go solo and founded Shaw Builders Inc in 1986. Shaw Builders was Greg and his wife Dawn’s first business, purely a residential and commercial carpentry labor company, that is now managed by his son Matt Shaw. After several years Greg and Dawn founded their custom home design company, Shaw Building and Design.

Greg oversees the office, and all residential construction projects. He participates in all meetings with our custom home clients, many home site visits, trade shows, and seminars. He has lived in the Stoughton Community with Dawn for 40 years, and raised three children & their dogs there.

Dawn Shaw

Co-owner/Founder

dawn@shawbuilders.com

Dawn has over seen marketing and other office duties for several years and now is taking a step back to let new employees take charge in many things she used to do. She has the eye for design and has been an asset to home clients in choosing their custom fixtures and amenities for their home because of her extensive knowledge and experience in home selections.

When Dawn is not in the office, she’s most likely located at their second home office located in Presque Isle, where they meet with the Northern Wisconsin custom home clients one on one, and to be available for home site visits up north.

Dawn and Greg have been involved in their community and work well together to give their clients a wonderful custom home building experience.

Matt Shaw

Estimator & Project Facilitator

matt@shawbuilders.com

Matt has been working for Shaw Builders since 2001. He is in charge of project estimation and the carpentry labor force for Shaw Builders Inc. which is the labor force behind all of Shaw Building & Design’s custom home builds, along with the residential and commercial properties they are hired out for.

Matt is hands on with day to day operations between sub contractors and jobsite management throughout the state. He lives in Stoughton with his wife Abbey and their three dogs. In his free time, he likes to go fishing and golf.

Chris Neumann

Designer/Project Management

chris@shawbuilders.com

Chris is our custom home designer and has been with Shaw Building and Design since 1997. He has designed a wide variety of custom home builds including modern-contemporary, post & beam, timber frame, prairie-style, log, tilt-up concrete homes and many others.  He works with his clients to achieve aesthetic design through architecture, to create great spaces and efficient features.

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

“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 to give each home owner a unique design that they can call their very own.”

Mike O’Connell

Project Superintendent

mike@shawbuilders.com

Mike has worked with Shaw Builders since 1992 and Shaw Building and Design since 2000. He is the project superintendent for both companies. He brings his years of carpentry knowledge to builds to assist building better homes, on schedule, defect free. His background is not only in new builds but remodeling, and works with homeowners and sub-contractors on day-to day coordination.

Mike lives in Cottage Grove, and like Matt enjoys musky fishing & golf.

“My favorite thing about the construction process is taking a lifeless 2D idea and creating a tangible and multidimensional home or commercial structure for our clients.”

Kelly LaBansky

Accounting

kelly@shawbuilders.com

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.

She enjoys traveling, planning parties, and spending time with her family. She lives in Stoughton with her husband and five children.

“I am very passionate about meeting the needs of each and every client that calls or walks into our office.”

Katie Allen

Project Manager

katie@shawbuilders.com

Katie started working with Shaw Building & Design in October of 2018.  She graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelor of Science.  She has prior experience in construction, IT and construction accounting.  She helps oversee all of the projects at Shaw Building & Design and is hands on with every client to ensure that every home building process goes smoothly.

Katie lives in Oregon with her boyfriend, son, and their animals.

“My goal is to make sure that every client has a great experience while building their dream home.”

Jordan Walczak

Marketing Director

jordan@shawbuilders.com

Jordan began working for Shaw Building and Design back in October 2018. She has recently graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Marketing degree through the College of Business and Economics. Jordan runs all social media pages, manages our site, and creates our digital and paper ads.

On the side, Jordan coaches cheerleading at Fort Anikson High School.

She is excited to move from her hometown of Oconomowoc to the Madison area.

“I’m very happy that I have been given the opportunity to do what I am passionate about.  I’m so grateful to work in a friendly and welcoming work environment.”

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