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Firm Profile


Established in 1983, expansion of services/name change in 2001

Controlling Ownership

John Shales, Mike Shales, John McNutt, Josh Campanelli


All key personnel are OSHA 30 hour certified

Firm History

Our organization has been in continuous operation as a construction manager and general contractor since 1983. Founded as Seagren/Shales, Inc., we became Shales McNutt LLC in 2001 when we switched from a corporation to a limited liability company, and to reflect the elevation of John McNutt to a partnership role.

Core Values

The core values of our company and each team member are –
Integrity: We will do what is right, every time
Determination: We are detailed and relentless in completing our projects
Dedication: We are committed to meeting and exceeding our clients' objectives


92% of volume delivered as a Construction Manager

80% of volume for publicly funded clients

76% of projects include renovations in or additions to occupied facilities

69% of volume in the education sector

$67 Million—largest single contract

0.75%—our average project final cost is 0.75% lower than initial cost