Our History

James and Josh Pennington learned the solid principles of work ethic, integrity, and delivery on promise that built the foundation of their business from their father and grandfather and their expertise in the General Contracting business.

After completing a large roof replacement project requiring interior protection for a major automotive manufacturer in Central Kentucky, James and Josh recognized the need for specialized Dust & Debris Containment. This 4,000,000 sq. ft. project inspired them 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. Now 5 generations of the Pennington family have poured their knowledge, skill and passion into the creation and growth of this business.

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.

Our Mission

Harnessing the power of teamwork, experience, and expertise, we deliver peace of mind to our customers through unsurpassed service and exceptional quality.

Our Vision

ShieldWorks will become the most trusted name in the temporary containment industry. Extraordinary customer service and unparalleled quality will be the hallmarks of our success.

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James Pennington


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Josh Pennington


Shane Clark

General Manager

Alex Pennington

Chief Estimator

Mary Darnell

Mary Darnell

Office Manager

Kevin Teschner

Kevin Teschner

South Central Regional Manager

Kylie Hirchak

Kylie Hirchak

Regional Sales Manager

Brandon Gaunce

Project Manager

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Project Manager

Nick Murdy

Nick Murdie

Project Manager

Zach Pennington

Zach Pennington

Project Estimator

Vincent Garcia

Operations Support Coordinator

Our Commitment to Safety

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Meet and exceed OSHA requirements

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Encourage a culture of “Safety First”

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Hold and improve our Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of .77

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All sites have a site-specific job hazard analysis conducted with a crew leader

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On-site crew leaders conduct daily (job site) Tool Box Safety talks

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Provide the highest quality of education, training, and specific tools to empower employees

Our Safety Trainings Include:

  • First-Aid
  • Lift Certification
  • Fall Protection
  • CPR
  • Blood-Born Pathogens
  • Electrical Hazards
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30
  • Articulating Boom Lift and Scissor Lift Training
  • Fall Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ladder Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout: Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Driving Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Workplace Safety
  • Ramset Training

Our Promise to Our Customers


We recognize the critical role of safety in our lives, the lives of our families, and the lives of our customers. We are committed to building safety into all aspects of our jobs.


We approach each project as an opportunity to design, innovate, and deliver the most effective solution for our customers. We don’t offer the “stock” answers to your dust and debris containment needs. Instead, we rely on a company culture of integrity and honesty while drawing on our experience and knowledge to meet customer expectations.


Our strength lies in doing the small things that others may consider unnecessary while using a team approach to problem-solving. We commit to doing the job right by drawing on 20 years of field experience.


Family is where it all started…

Family is what we strive to be daily…

Shield Your People, Property and Production

Our team of dust and debris containment experts will develop a solution that keeps your business safe and operational. Rest easy knowing that your business is protected by a ShieldWorks system.

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