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Shawmut Design and Construction Expands South Florida Presence with New Office in West Palm Beach

Dan Paulus
Dan Paulus
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — In response to growing client and market demand, Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces the establishment of its newest office, located in The Square in the heart of West Palm Beach. The new office marks the firm’s second office in South Florida and 11th nationwide.

“West Palm Beach is booming, and Shawmut’s market share is increasing in tandem,” said Tim Barges, Director - South Florida, Shawmut Design and Construction. “With a decades-long presence in the region, we have had the opportunity to work on countless signature projects, and we look forward to continued growth with new and existing clients in the region.”

Shawmut has been active in South Florida for the last 25 years and opened its first office in Miami in 2015. The firm played a role in developing the Miami Design District, and its growing regional portfolio also includes Lucid Motors Studios at Rosemary Square and Brickell City Centre, work at the Southeast Financial Center plaza, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach penthouse renovation, and current construction is underway for Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina’s new event center. Additional key clients include Jones Lang Lasalle; Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom Miami; Baccarat; and Sanitas Medical Centers.

The new Shawmut office will offer a full suite of services for clients across sectors — spanning from hospitality to retail to commercial interiors. Shawmut’s expertise and history in South Florida lays a foundation for this new outpost as the city experiences significant commercial leasing activity and development, coupled with renovations and enhancements to existing centers. Shawmut is well-positioned to deliver on increasing demand from both new and long-standing clients.

In addition to the new office, Shawmut has also welcomed Dan Paulus to the firm to lead business development efforts in South Florida. Paulus brings nearly 20 years of industry experience to Shawmut and will play a fundamental role in cultivating relationships and bringing in new opportunities.

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In addition to his industry experience, Paulus is an active member of the South Florida community and AEC industry, serving as a Board Member for the Eda and Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation and the Associated Builders and Contractors Institute; an Advisory Board Member of the College of Design & Construction at Florida Atlantic University; and is active with the Girls Go Build program. Paulus is the Founder of the Renegades of Real Estate Classic, uniting Florida State University alumni to raise scholarship money for the FSU Real Estate Center, providing students with internships, career shadowing opportunities, mentorships, and more.

“We are happy to have Dan join us as our new Director of Business Development during this exciting time in South Florida,” Barges said. “As we continue to grow our business in the region and expand further into the commercial and interiors sectors, Dan's experience and reputation will be vital as we strive to provide our clients a better building experience.”

This announcement comes as Shawmut celebrates its 40th anniversary and embarks on a strategic 10-year growth plan. The firm has taken deliberate steps to prepare for a growth trajectory driven by an increase in the market share of projects with substantial scope and complexity. This 10-year growth is being driven in part by opening the West Palm Beach office to serve growing market demand better, as well as focusing on larger work, assembling a team of skilled large-project builders, and adding expertise in the commercial, education, health care, and life science sectors nationwide.

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