Greg Shaw

General Information

Education

Northwestern University

Affiliations

Member - Stoughton Chamber of Commerce

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Building on a Budget

"We try to find out early on what somebody needs," says Greg Shaw, owner of Shaw Building & Design in Stoughton, Wis. "We work on a strictly percentage basis and we show all the numbers.
When we do our due diligence, we can get pretty hard numbers. One of the things we take pride in is to be accurate with our prices." Cabins in particular often have special needs, like drilling a well. Even without knowing the exact requirements before breaking ground, Shaw consults well drillers in an area to find out what wells there tend to require. Greg Shaw knows first hand that spending more up front on some details can save money in the long run. Although he had requested a more expensive electrical panel for a home he was building for himself, the electrician installed a cheaper option. A few years later, Shaw was paying all over again when he had to upgrade the panel so it could accommodate the power needs of a new shop he was putting in. "It's a challenge," Shaw says. He has many experiences with potential customers telling him another builder has offered a lower cost. But builders are more likely to have to come in to fix "DIY" mistakes, Shaw says. But, we're seeing that people are trying to cut utility costs because it's something that's not going away," Shaw says.

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Building on a Budget

"We try to find out early on what somebody needs," says Greg Shaw, owner of Shaw Building & Design in Stoughton, Wis. "We work on a strictly percentage basis and we show all the numbers.
When we do our due diligence, we can get pretty hard numbers. One of the things we take pride in is to be accurate with our prices." Cabins in particular often have special needs, like drilling a well. Even without knowing the exact requirements before breaking ground, Shaw consults well drillers in an area to find out what wells there tend to require. Greg Shaw knows first hand that spending more up front on some details can save money in the long run. Although he had requested a more expensive electrical panel for a home he was building for himself, the electrician installed a cheaper option. A few years later, Shaw was paying all over again when he had to upgrade the panel so it could accommodate the power needs of a new shop he was putting in. "It's a challenge," Shaw says. He has many experiences with potential customers telling him another builder has offered a lower cost. But builders are more likely to have to come in to fix "DIY" mistakes, Shaw says. But, we're seeing that people are trying to cut utility costs because it's something that's not going away," Shaw

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Shaw Associates - Executive Search Consultants

239-410-4517 (Greg Shaw)
A. Gregory Shaw - President (click on name to send email)

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