Shawmut 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.