Lou Shanks
"I'm excited to work with such an intelligent and hardworking group that challenges me to do better everyday, and also greatly values each individual and their contributions that make this a great environment."

Lou Shanks

Senior Project Manager

Joined Columbia in 2019   

Lou is an experienced Senior Project Manager in Columbia’s Interiors Division. Drawing on his two decades of experience, Lou works directly with the project team to expertly plan, direct, and manage all project assignments. Having spent a decade in the field as a Superintendent before moving to project management, Lou’s diverse experience allows him to see projects from many angles. Lou draws on his insightful problem-solving skills to provide successful project direction and guidance. A graduate of Boise State University with a BS in Construction Management, Lou is known for his steadfast integrity and accountability. He has provided construction coordination expertise on a variety of project types, including large-scale office renovations and lobbies.

Outside of the office, Lou enjoys spending time with his family. A dedicated dad to his two boys, he can be found most weekend enjoying their sporting events. A few times a year Lou and his wife carve out the time to take their boys on vacation and have found a favorite destination in Mexico. A native of Idaho, Lou is looking forward to crossing a family trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho off of his travel bucket list someday.