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Shawmut Design and Construction, a $1.5 billion national construction management firm, and Wesely Thomas, a leading healthcare, life science and education contractor, jointly announced the formation of a new strategic partnership in the Southern California market.
The Shawmut and Wesely Thomas partnership will increase collective building capabilities and expand market presence in the healthcare, life science and education sectors marked by Shawmut’s world-class construction management services and Wesely Thomas’ deep sector expertise. The partnership will offer clients a winning combination of leading-edge building technologies, an added level of certainty of outcome and unparalleled sector-driven experience.
“We are thrilled to announce this joint venture,” said Greg Skalaski, executive vice president, Shawmut West. “Wesely Thomas has built a solid, three decades-long reputation in Southern California and their experience perfectly complements Shawmut’s delivery of exceptional client service powered by precision, care and best-in-class expertise. Together, we’ll be able to provide clients with the experience and resources of two powerful contractors fueled by the shared values of flawless execution, transparent communication and safety.”
“Our team is very enthusiastic around the possibilities that the Shawmut and Wesely Thomas partnership will provide clients,” said Terry Hillsten, president, Wesely Thomas Inc. “The ability to combine our expertise with Shawmut’s resources and experience offers a unique and powerful combination for successful projects across our core market sectors.”
Both firms’ emphasis on safety will remain a top priority and every jobsite will feature enhanced safety protocols to mitigate the risk of infectious disease spread. New procedures, jobsite innovation and an exhaustive COVID-19 risk assessment and response plan has been integrated on Shawmut sites nationwide since the onset of the pandemic, including Shawmut Vitals, a custom technology platform which allows team members to self-certify daily health screenings by scanning a job-specific QR code and completing a health survey.
Historically known as a luxury retail and restaurant builder in Southern California, Shawmut has steadily expanded share in new markets, and most recently launched a hotel division. The firm boasts an impressive portfolio of recent projects, including Silver Lake Pool & Inn, The Hoxton Hotel and Soho Warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Partnering with Wesely Thomas on healthcare, life science and education sectors represents the latest move in a series of successful growth and service offerings for the firm.
Wesely Thomas’ growth over three decades is founded on two important elements—focusing on the clients and projects they do best and excelling at delivering those projects to the most exacting standards of quality and safety. The firm’s focused approach on healthcare, life science, manufacturing and higher education has provided solid, steady growth year after year and has established Wesely Thomas as an important resource for both existing and new clients. This strategic partnership with Shawmut will bring their expertise to a broader range of projects.
About Shawmut Design and Construction:
Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.5 billion national construction management firm with a reputation for completing extremely complex and logistically challenging projects for the most high-profile clients in the industry. As an ESOP (employee-owned) company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution-making, and forward thinking. Eighty percent of its business comes from repeat clients, proving there is a strong focus on building lasting partnerships. Shawmut’s unique business model allows project teams to better service clients by focusing their specialized expertise within one of the following areas: Academic, Tenant Interiors, Cultural & Historic, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hotel, Luxury Homes, Restaurant, Retail, and Sports Venues. Shawmut has offices located in Boston, Providence, New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Irvine. For more information, please visit www.shawmut.com.
About Wesely Thomas
Since its founding in 1987, Wesely Thomas has grown to be one of the largest regional general contractors and has earned a reputation as a leader in providing construction services, especially in the Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing marketplace. Wesely Thomas is known for creative problem-solving, clear communication and has the expertise to provide a complete range of construction services for customers who require a total construction package from a project’s conception, through design, construction, start-up, and testing.
The firm has established a reputation as a reliable industry leader capable of meeting the most exacting standards of its clients in a safe, fair, honest and ethical manner, by experienced personnel who pride themselves on pre-planning all projects, no matter the size. For more information, please visit www.weselythomas.com.