Ron Shaw (middle) earned a degree in construction management and holds more than 40 U.S. patents and trademarks. Paul Taylor (left) is vice president and Javier Garcia (right) is general superintendent.
Shaw & Sons Ron Shaw (middle) earned a degree in construction management and holds more than 40 U.S. patents and trademarks. Paul Taylor (left) is vice president and Javier Garcia (right) is general superintendent.

Built on a solid reputation of craftsmanship, project management, and customer satisfaction, Shaw & Sons has thrived in the industry for 69 years. Most employees have been with the contractor for more than 20 years, and have gained a deeply rooted understanding of the core business philosophies and culture.

Starting in 1948 primarily as a structural concrete company, by the late 1970s the contractor was constructing one tilt-up building every three weeks. Now, the contractor has award-winning projects all across Southern California like The Broad Museum, Grand Park LA, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and Griffith Observatory.

Shaw & Sons

Costa Mesa, Calif.
CEO: Ron Shaw
2015 Revenue: $45 million
In Business: 69 years
Website: www.shawconstruction.com

“We strive to build to the highest quality standards. Concrete plazas, and hardscapes built by Shaw & Sons exhibit a unique flatness, and edges, sawcuts, joints, and drainage systems always follow specified geometric shapes with strict adherence to material and design tolerance,” says Ron Shaw.

Shaw and Sons is well known for its innovation in architectural concrete. Shaw loves inventing products that benefit the company and advance the industry as a whole. The contractor owns more than 40 construction-related patents and trademarks, the most notable being Lithocrete.

“Build it once, build it right, to last a lifetime,” are words once spoken by founder Leroy Shaw, and his message continues to drive the company today.