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Company History

Following their father and grandfather in the family general contracting business, brothers Josh and James Pennington learned the solid principles that built the foundation of their business today… work ethic, integrity and delivery on promise.

James and Josh recognized the need for specialized Dust & Debris Containment after completing a large roof replacement project requiring interior protection for a major automotive manufacturer in Central Kentucky. They successfully protected over 4,000,000
sq. ft. of production space and were inspired to depart from the General Contracting Market to form Morgan Hayden LLC, in March of 2006. The newly formed company quickly developed the materials and methodology to provide an effective answer to the long-standing problem of dust & debris infiltration during roof replacement and other construction renovation processes.
Soon their business expanded nationally and included a number of Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S.

Today, as ShieldWorks, James and Josh, along with their team of dedicated employees, continue to rely on the same core principles of integrity and dedication with each and every customer, while offering the best possible solution for their project needs.

Mission Statement

At ShieldWorks we take pride in delivering the safest and highest quality protection systems for our clients. Our purpose is to help you navigate the process and find the right answers for your unique containment and protection needs. Using our experience and knowledge of general contracting, we work side by side with architects, consultants and roofing professionals to give you the best possible solutions.

  • Creating long-term relationships with our customers by consistently meeting/exceeding their expectations, while working to become a valued partner in helping them address all their interior protection needs.
  • Continuing to encourage a culture of service, honesty, quality and respect for our customers and our associates.
  • Provide all our associates with professional growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Continue to support the advancement of the Interior Protection Industry.

Safety Mission Statement

Meeting OSHA minimum requirements is just the beginning of ShieldWorks emphasis on Safety. We continually strive to exceed those standards by encouraging a culture of “Safety First” throughout the project life cycle. ShieldWorks has an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of .77

Safety is practiced every day. Before an interior protection project begins, a site-specific job hazard analysis is conducted with our crew leader to identify exposures and address specific job site concerns. Additionally, our on-site crew leaders conduct daily (job site) Tool Box Safety talks to discuss daily job site areas of focus.

Safety Training is conducted regularly at our office and include…

  • First -Aid
  • Lift Certification
  • Fall Protection
  • CPR
  • Blood-Born Pathogens
  • Electrical Hazards

ShieldWorks is committed to providing the highest quality of education, training and site specific tools to enable every employee to perform their duties safely while protecting themselves and our clients.

Meet Our Team

When you hire ShieldWorks to handle your interior protection needs, you get 100% ShieldWorks employees.. No subs or labor outsourcing. ShieldWorks recognizes that the installers job is critical to our success and your satisfaction. They are provided the training, appropriate certifications and tools to insure a level of quality, integrity and professionalism throughout the project.

James Pennington
James PenningtonOwner
James, along with his brother Josh, continue to oversee the day to day activities of ShieldWorks, while continuing to develop an organization based on the principles taught to them by their Father and Grandfather. Although surrounded by key management employees who help implement those core principles, James & Josh still utilize an “hands on” approach to the day to day demands and encourage open and direct contact with both employees and customers.
Josh Pennington
Josh PenningtonOwner
Since joining his brother James, Josh personally lead hundreds of projects in the early years of the company and from time to time, still gets his hands dirty, if that’s what it takes to exceed customer expectations. More often than not though, Josh balances his time between building and strengthening relationships with new and existing clients and relentless development of a culture that values integrity, service, safety and teamwork above all else. When he’s not on the road or at his desk, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife of 23 years and their still growing family…. He just became a grandpa in November of 2017!
Bill Tierney
Bill TierneyVice President
Having joined ShieldWorks in January 2017, Bill plays a crucial role in helping to manage the company’s sales and marketing effort. As a 14-year veteran of the Interior Protection Industry he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping Josh & James Pennington (Co-Owners) oversee day to day operations, assist in Key Account Management, build customer relations and enhance brand awareness.
Rob McCready
Rob McCreadySouth Central Regional Manager
Rob joined the company in November of 2019. He serves as our South Central Regional Manager. Representing New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and the great state of Texas. Rob has over 20 years of outside sales experience. His main goal will be to increase ShieldWorks presence in the South Central Region by building relationships within the industry and increasing sales by providing customers with outstanding products and amazing customer service. Reach out to Rob today and see how he can help you.
Alex Pennington
Alex PenningtonSales/Estimating
After over 6 years of working in the field as an installer, Alex has joined the sales and marketing effort in Sales/Estimating Department. Alex brings a wealth of “hands on” installation experience and will be valued addition in helping us estimate projects and grow the ShieldWorks brand.

Alex’s primary focus will be to help build brand awareness in the General Contracting Category with emphasis promoting IndustraShield, our line of Dust & Debris Containment Partitions. We encourage you to reach out to Alex should you have any questions pertaining to dust & debris containment.

Mary Darnell
Mary DarnellOffice Manager
Mary started with Pennington General Contracting some 18 years ago and transitioned with James & Josh as they started their journey in the Interior Protection Business. Mary manages all financial issues along with the day to day office/administrative functions.
Randy Ford
Randy FordProject & Logistics Coordinator
Randy serves as Special Projects Manager and helps coordinate crew travel/lodging. Randy brings with him a wealth of engineering expertise along with the technical acumen to help ShieldWorks develop new products and successfully launch them into the marketplace.

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