John O’Dell started O’Dell Construction, Inc. in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1989; two years later, his son Shawn joined him in the business. Over the years, O’Dell Construction has grown into one of the area’s largest general contracting firms, providing service as General Contractor, CMAR (Construction Manager at Risk), or Design Builder for both residential and commercial projects. In and around Sheridan, O’Dell Construction has built and/or remodeled over 70 custom homes, as well as schools, banks, retirement facilities, medical facilities, retail establishments, fast-food establishments, government buildings, and even a carwash. Many of our customers, both residential and commercial, are repeat customers who, based on their experience with us, come back whenever they need construction work.
President of O’Dell Construction, Shawn has over 30 years of experience in construction, more than 20 of which have been as Principal of O’Dell Construction where he performs the duties of Chief Operating Officer, Estimator, Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Scheduler. He has overseen countless residential and commercial projects as either General Contractor, Design Builder, or Construction Manager at Risk. His hands-on knowledge of the industry allows him to accurately estimate costs and timelines, prepare and coordinate project schedules, troubleshoot along the way, etc. His natural talent for design allows him to hear and understand owners’ visions and translate them into workable plans. Shawn maintains healthy professional relationships with a myriad of subcontractors and suppliers, understands their strengths and weaknesses, and can knowledgably guide owners through the subcontractor selection process.
It’s Shawn’s name on the door of O’Dell Construction, which means it’s his name on the line when O’Dell performs: You can rest assured that Shawn O’Dell is committed to excellence.
As a Project Manager, John brings 10 years experience in residential and commercial building to every project, 10 of those with our firm. He has a broad knowledge of building materials and methods and is skilled in daily management of multiple subcontractors. John has successfully supervised multi-phase, multimillion-dollar facility improvements.
Shawn’s son Will joined the business as a Project Manager in 2021. Will graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Petroleum Engineering degree in 2018. He worked as a carpenter with O’Dell Construction into 2020. He now handles project management for the company, which includes scheduling, proposals, bidding/estimates, and overseeing day-to-day operations in the field. Will also handles communications between owners, architects, and subcontractors on projects he manages. He has been heavily involved in the construction industry for more than 10 years and is familiar with every step of the construction process.
In 2013, Shawn’s daughter Becca joined the business. Over the years she has taken on office coordination, company safety, and project coordination.