& Waller History
Steve Shook and Ed Waller met in high school and have been friends
ever since. Having both come from families in the construction industry,
they gained experience by working weekends and summers with Ed's father.
After graduating from El Molino High School in 1972, they began working
in the construction industry full-time.
They worked for Ed Sr. for several years and in 1978 obtained their contractor's
license and went into business for themselves. They continued working in
Sonoma County until 1979 when interest rates skyrocketed and the demand
for new homes in the county began declining. At that time, they made
the move to Truckee, California and constructed numerous homes for speculation
as well as custom homes for individuals.
They returned to Sonoma County in 1981 just as the housing market began
to boom. For many years, their focus was in framing homes, apartments,
commercial buildings, and subdivisions. Ed Waller Sr. became a partner
in 1988, and remained an important part of the company until he passed
away in 1998.
In most recent years Shook and Waller Construction has expanded into custom
homes and subdivision developments
Shook and Waller Construction's employee base has grown from 1 in 1979
to over 300 in 2004. Steve and Ed take pride in their quality of workmanship
and a great part of their growth is due to the high demand of the exceptional
work they provide. In addition, they have established a company where honesty
and integrity come first, paving the way for the great success they have
experienced over the last two decades.