Welcome to Owner Impacts, a series dedicated to showcasing innovations, solutions, and leadership driven by our employee-owners—and powered by our people-first culture.

As a 100% employee-owned firm, we’re endlessly proud of the talented, driven people who make up our company. They are also the reason Shawmut continuously receives accolades for being a world-class workplace.

Most recently, Shawmut was named a 2020 Best Workplace for Millennials by Fortune Magazine, following on the heels of an already impressive list of accolades from the prestigious publication—including being named 2020 Best Workplace in New York and Best Workplace for Women.

Representing 56% of our workforce, millennials are a core part of Shawmut’s culture, so we asked some of our employee owners why they believe Shawmut is a Best Workplace. From a people-first culture and flexibility to career development opportunities and unique, industry-leading mentorships, here’s what they said.

Brandon Bowman - Assistant Superintendent, Boston

“What I like most about working at Shawmut is that I’m part of a dynamic company within a dynamic industry. Because we are continuously changing and adapting to both client and industry standards, Shawmut’s people-first culture promotes an open environment of learning. With opportunities to learn from folks with decades of experience to simultaneously teaching others about the latest technologies, I’m continuously on both sides of the equation. As employee-owners, we take pride in this level of collaboration and willingness to help—and it is what makes Shawmut so unique.”

Leslie Colunga - Assistant Superintendent, Irvine

“I joined Shawmut out of college as part of the CMST program. This multi-role rotation has served as the perfect start as I begin my career—providing an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment. With a culture that promotes career development, Shawmut understands the importance of strong leadership and impactful mentorship. Following two internships and a full year within the CMST program at Shawmut, I strongly believe my skills have grown tremendously—and I’m thankful for the many mentors I’ve had so far.”

Julian Campanella - Project Manager, New York

“Shawmut has cultivated a true collaborative, team-based environment that is key to the success of our projects. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry at Shawmut—and having that experience is invaluable for my own career development. I am also proud to work for a company that prioritizes work/life balance—and the support and flexibility Shawmut offers has made this balance a breeze.”