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The history of Shade Construction Co., Inc. begins in 1977 in a small office on Belair Road. Founder Robert C. Shade and his son, current owner and President William J. Shade grew the company gradually from its humble roots to its present day success. Now located on East Joppa Road in Baltimore, Shade Construction is a staple in Maryland’s commercial construction industry with a bonding capacity in excess of $35 million. Co-owner and Executive Vice President Nicholas L. Verdis and Vice President Michael Drouin have been with Shade Construction for 36 years and 33 years respectively and provide a tried-and-true and stable approach to estimating, project managing, and general contracting. Senior project managers have an average tenure of over 30 years with the company. Third generation family members are learning the business and taking full advantage of the plethora of knowledge and experience available to continue the tradition of quality service and craftsmanship well into the future.

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