Message from Chairman and CEO

Welcome to Shaw's website.

We consider your visit to our site a valuable opportunity to tell you about our company. As you explore the site you will gain a sense of our history, our wide-ranging capabilities, and our accomplishments, all of which we are extremely proud.

The exceptional growth we've experienced is attributable to a well-thought-out strategy of vertical integration and diversification. As a result, we've been able to respond to greater opportunities in those markets we've traditionally served, while also creating synergistic opportunities in new markets.

Our profitability speaks to a continuing effort to improve efficiency and productivity through the application of new technologies, the integration of business lines, and the adoption of changes to procedures and processes that have reduced the costs of doing business. The strength of our backlog points to the quality of our management and operational personnel worldwide, our reputation for delivering quality products and services, and to the diversity of the public and private sector markets in which we maintain a strong and growing presence.

Our overall performance has earned us a position as a Fortune 500 company. We also had the added distinction of debuting on the magazine's 2004 list of "America's Most Admired Companies", an honor to be rightfully shared by every Shaw employee around the world.

We have evolved into a company that is comprised of many components, each capable of independent performance, but proven much more valuable as a single source to which multiple markets can turn for solutions. As a single source for solutions, we have achieved a definite advantage that will help assure more opportunities to grow and prosper as a company.

Again, we welcome you to our website and hope that you will continue to visit us often.


Jim Bernhard
Founder, Chairman, and CEO