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Shannon Timeline

Shannon Construction Company early logo

1970's

News

1970

11 Stanwix Street (then the Westinghouse tower) was built

1970-1971

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was signed into law by Richard Nixon. In 1971, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration was created

1971

The U.S. Steel Tower was completed

Milestone

1971

George K. Schultz Launches Shannon Construction, incorporated on March 22, 1971

George K. Schultz
1976 headshot of Ken Schultz

Milestone

1976

Ken Schultz, son of George Schultz, starts work as a laborer in the summer

Milestone

1977

Lillian Schultz, George's wife, joins Shannon Construction as Office Manager/Accounting Support

Lillian and George Schultz in their living room
Shannon Construction Company early logo

1980's

News

1983

The internet is born

1984

One PPG Place was built, which is the corporate headquarters of PPG Industries

1988

The Veterans Bridge was completed

Milestone

1983

Ken Schultz joins Shannon Construction full time as Project Manager

Ken Schultz in the 1980s

Project

1983

Renovation of the Hughes & Hatcher Store into a mini-mall

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Milestone

1984

Ken Schultz earns ownership

Ken Schultz headshot in the 1980s

Project

1984

Shannon begins working in the Union Trust Building with the build out of Larrimor's

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Project

1985

Ken Schultz chosen by Galbreath Corp. as Construction Manager to oversee all projects for USX Tower

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Project

1989

Renovation of Hyatt Ballrooms

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Shannon Construction Company early logo

1990's

News

1992

Mall of America opened their doors in Minnesota

1993

The U.S. Green Building Council was founded to promote green building

1994

Amazon.com is born

Pittsburgh International Airport Airside Terminal

Project / Milestone

1993

Begin 25+ year partnership work for Pittsburgh Airport Airmall

Milestone

1996

CM Services added to Shannon's portfolio of services

Construction management website screenshot
Shannon Construction of Best Buy building in Bethel Park
Shannon Construction of Bed, Bath & Beyond in Bethel Park

Project

1996

Ken oversaw the major site work and ground up construction for development work in Bethel Park, which included Bed, Bath & Beyond and Best Buy

Milestone

1999

Ken Schultz developed a new company logo, which symbolizes building on the foundation of our services

Shannon Construction Company early logo
Shannon Construction pyramid logo
Shannon Construction pyramid logo

2000's

News

2001

9/11 Attack on the United States

2003

The David L. Lawrence Center is renovated, making it the largest "green" building in the world at the time

2008

Stock market crash

People

2000

George Schultz passes away and Ken Schultz becomes president of Shannon Construction

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Shannon Construction working on Asbury Heights campus project

Project

2000-2004

Multiple projects completed on Asbury Heights campus, these included both interior and ground-up work

Project

2002

$3M renovation of The Colony Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant in Scott Township

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Shannon Construction's Washington Road office

Milestone

2002

Shannon moves to new office at 650 Washington Road

Milestone

2003

Shannon Construction participated in Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh banner; support provided by Shannon Construction
Shannon Construction working on Cranberry Mall facade update

Project

2005

Shannon completes $5M fa├žade update at Cranberry Mall - largest project of the decade

Project

2009-2010

Shannon completes Rizzo International. Engineering at Penn Center East $3M - largest office renovation during recession

Rizzo International wave wall by Shannon Construction
Shannon Construction pyramid logo

2010's

News

2010-2011

The Consol Energy Center (now called PPG Paints Arena) opened in 2010. In 2011, the Civic Arena was demolished.

2015

Tower at PNC Plaza was built

2019

A fire in the roof of the Norte-Dame Cathedral in Paris broke out

People

2012

Ken served on the board of Asbury Heights for a total of 7 years, starting in 2005

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Sandy Shaw

People

2013

Sandy Shaw, George's Daughter, joins Shannon Construction

Project

2013

CenterCore reconfiguration and update to Pittsburgh Airport Airmall - including 10 new retail/restaurant locations

Shannon workers at PIA for CenterCore reconfiguration

Milestone

2014

Ken and Sandy design a new strategy for the organization to grow utilizing core values and bringing in new ideas and talent

Milestone

2014

Shannon Construction continues working at the Union Trust Building with the new owners, The Davis Companies

Front of the Union Trust building
Rich Amberson headshot

People

2016

Rich Amberson joins Shannon Construction as Sr. Project Manager to expand sales and oversee operations

Milestone

2016

Shannon Construction moves to their current office at 3257 West Liberty Avenue

Shannon Construction West Liberty Avenue Location
Lillian Schultz headshot

People

2017

Lillian Schultz retires from Shannon Construction after 40 years

Milestone

2017

Ken Schultz, Christian Schultz (Ken's Son), and the Marketing team developed the current Shannon Construction logo. Our new logo is a variation of the old logo and pulls from the idea of the carpenter's triangle.

Shannon Construction pyramid logo
Shannon Construction current logo
Shannon Construction project of Towncenter at Penn Center East

Project

2017

Conversion of Sears into retail walkup with two-story storage company, located in Towncenter at Penn Center East

People

2019

Rich Amberson earns ownership

Rich Amberson and Ken Schultz
Shannon Construction project 420 Blvd of the Allies

Award

2019

420 Blvd. of the Allies wins NAIOP Office Renovation Award: 157,290 sq. ft. core and shell to repurpose the building

Award

2019-2020

Terminal 21 Project wins MBA Award and the Waterfront Center wins first runner-up

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Shannon Construction current logo

2020's

News

2020

Start of Covid-19 Pandemic

2022

The Fern Hollow Bridge in Frick Park collapsed

2023

New 23-story First National Bank building is being built where the old Civic Arena stood

Milestone

2020

Launch of first newsletter covering industry news, safety tips, and the outstanding achievements of Shannon Construction.

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Shannon Construction celebrating 50 years logo

Milestone

2021

Shannon Construction turned 50!

Award

2022

Commonwealth Charter Academy Johnstown wins Finalist for MBA

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