Shawn began his career in the pre-engineered metal building industry on the fabrication floor in 1992. He has held several positions in the industry, working his way up to quality assurance/customer service manager for a PEMB manufacturer. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve the quality and functionality of the end product. Shawn became an AWS-Certified welding inspector in 2005 and has been part of several quality organizations. He has a strong background in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles.

Since 1992, Shawn has taken on several roles in the industry to expand his skill set. Working as a field service representative for many years, he learned how to remedy common problems faced by building erectors. He taught building erector certification classes and served as an Inspector for all standing seam installations. With his transition to the construction side of the industry in 2014, Shawn is better able to appreciate and communicate the customers’ requirements.

Shawn has been a Project Manager on several building projects for many of the large gas producers. He has further developed his skill set allowing him to manage complete turnkey building systems. With an effort toward promoting a better building purchasing experience, he works closely and coordinates the team effort among customers and Steel Nation personnel. Shawn has been heavily involved with all aspects of the construction process.

His well-rounded background and experience in fabrication, building erection, and construction gives Shawn the perspective and expertise to take a customer’s plan from inception to a high quality functional building project.

Certifications: AWS CWI


Shawn Omer

Vice President of Operations