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Steve Meyer

Chief Executive Officer, Shaw Construction, LLC


A third generation Colorado native, Steve Meyer was born and raised in Greeley where he still has strong family roots. He attended the United States Naval Academy before transferring to Stanford University where he received a BS in Civil Engineering in 1975. After graduation, he worked for several large construction companies, both domestically and overseas, before returning to Colorado in 1978 to join a home building firm with operations in Western Colorado. That year he married Anne Bechtel, his high school sweetheart, and they moved to Grand Junction the following year.

Steve joined Shaw Construction (then only a Denver based company) as a project manager in 1983 and established its Western Slope Division in Grand Junction. He worked his way up through the company and became President (now CEO) and majority owner in 1995. Since 1995, Shaw Construction has grown to be one of the leading construction companies in the region with offices in Denver, Grand Junction and Jackson, Wyoming. It is ranked in the top 400 nationally. Shaw Construction is proud to have received four Eagle Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors for the best projects in the nation.

Steve is active in the community and is currently a board member of the University of Colorado Hospital and serves on a variety of committees and boards. Previous community involvement included being a Trustee for Colorado Mesa University and a Board member of Rocky Mountain PBS, the Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Grand Junction Chamber, Colorado Nation Bank, School District 51 Foundation and A.I.A Colorado West.

Steve is an active private pilot holding a multi-engine instrument rating.  He is an avid mountain biker and has a passion for mountaineering having climbed peaks on every continent.  He and his wife Anne have three children, Sam, Caroline and Will.