About Us

 

A History of High Values

 

In 1930, R.D. Shaw and Rudy Kauth formed  Shaw & Kauth Electrical Contractors, with the idea of providing the best electrical contracting service that Michigan’s lower peninsula had ever seen. We’ve been working in metropolitan Detroit ever since.

We became Shaw Electric Co. in 1950 and incorporated on March 9, 1955.  We signed the I.B.E.W. inside agreement on our first day and joined the National Electrical Contractors Association in 1938. The current management team has been in place since 1995. All owners of the company are active employees involved with the daily operation of the business.

 In 1998, we started Shaw Fire Detection Services to increase our presence in the fire alarm and security systems market. That subsidiary is today Shaw Systems & Integration, a low voltage business that installs technology infrastructure including security systems, audio visual systems, structured cabling networks, and of course life safety systems.

Our business outlook is long term. Many of our clients have returned to Shaw for electrical services for thirty years or more. We simply will not jeopardize a long-term relationship for a short-term benefit. This is what drives our mission statement:

Grow electrical and low voltage market share while enhancing customer satisfaction and total value.

We will accomplish this within a framework of values that governs the way we conduct business:

We Do The Right Thing

We Work As A Team

We Deliver On Our Promises

We Take Pride In Our Work

We recognize that our employees are our greatest asset and ultimately define how the community views our company. We resolve to support their continued growth and development, both personal and professional, thus ensuring the future growth of our company as a market leader in Total Value Solutions.

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