Shea History

What’s your story?

May 23, 2013




Everyone has a story, a history of who they are, where they’ve been, and who and what they have invested their time, love and passion in. At Shea Homes, we’ve chosen to invest in you. In young professionals. In grandparents. In kids. In teachers. In stay-at-home moms. In journalists. In construction workers. In blue collar. […]

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The Mortgage Meltdown Explained…

March 15, 2013




This week we featured the first episode of our new mini-series, The Homebuyer’s Seminar.  Though a scary subject, we feel it is important to help you understand how the “mortgage meltdown” happened and how our housing market is currently recovering from that downfall.  This photo is a visual explanation of the process, and if it […]

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The History of J.F. Shea Co., Part 4

September 6, 2012




As the J.F. Shea Co expanded and grew, they continually searched for new opportunities to better the company as a whole. In 1968 Shea made its most bold and influential move yet by moving into home building. PBS Corporation, Shea Homes’ predecessor, was a joint effort between John Parker, Glen Brengle and John, Peter and […]

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The History of J. F. Shea, Part 3

August 29, 2012




As the Shea family of companies expanded into California they also gained access to larger, more prominent, jobs. They landed one of their biggest jobs to date, a large dam in Nevada, called the Hoover Dam. This job led to the Six Companies, a partnering of several men who would work together to build the bridge. […]

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The History of J.F. Shea, Part 2

August 21, 2012




In the early 1900’s Charlie Shea, John Shea’s eldest son, set out to remake his father’s business. While plumbing had been the focus of John’s business ventures, Charlie transitioned the company to underground piping and tunnel work in hopes of acquiring large jobs rather than focus on small contracts. Over the next 10 years the […]

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The History of Shea, Part 1

August 13, 2012




The Shea family of companies have been passed down through the generations of the Shea family since 1881. They have a rich history deeply rooted in making quality products, pursuing customer satisfaction, and maintaining integrity throughout the company as a whole. In 1846, Austin Shea emigrated with his family from Ireland to America, and in […]

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Shea Homes Celebrates the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary

June 8, 2012




  On May 27th, the Golden Gate celebrated its 75th anniversary. This is an especially poignant celebration for Shea Homes, part of the J.F. Shea Company who was one of the key builders of this American landmark. During the 1930’s, travel in the Bay Area was primarily done by ferry. Seeking to increase transportation opportunities […]

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Who will you build your history with?

October 19, 2011




Everyone has a story, a history of who they are, where they’ve been, and who and what they have invested their time, love and passion in.  At Shea Homes, we’ve chosen to invest in you. In young professionals. In grandparents. In kids. In teachers. In stay-at-home moms. In journalists. In construction workers. In blue collar. […]

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Six Steps to a Beautiful Pool – Care for your pool like an expert

September 21, 2011




With over 130 years in construction, at Shea Homes, we consider ourselves experts in the field of building science and energy efficient homes. However, when it comes to backyard living, we tip our hats to Shasta Pools, another family owned company in Arizona who has been building master pools since 1968. We got to spend […]

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T – Find out what it means to Shea

May 17, 2011




“Men are respectable only as they respect” -Ralph Waldo Emerson   The World English Dictionary defines respect as “an attitude of admiration, or esteem; regard.”  At Shea Homes part of our mission is to be the most respected home builder in the country.  However, we know that part of earning admiration and regard involves giving it to everyone we […]

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