Shawn Gallant

Family Man | Hockey Enthusiast | Homebody

"I travel a total of 100 miles each day to work at Columbia because I truly love being part of the team. It is rewarding to work for a company that provides the daily challenges and opportunities to keep you focused and driven, all while having fun at a place where you feel more like a family member than an employee!"

Shawn Gallant

Senior Vice President

Joined Columbia in 2001   

Shawn has been a member of the Columbia family for twenty years, starting as a Project Manager in the Interiors Division focusing on high end, fast-track projects in and around Boston. He has also served as a leader in Columbia’s Life Science Division, working on complex laboratories and manufacturing buildings as well as large scale corporate fit outs and he previously led the Interiors Division as Vice President. Shawn’s current role is Senior Vice President, in which he provides a consistent experience for our employees and to our clients. His main goal is to utilize tools and controls to create a team of employees that empower themselves and grow every day. Known for his sense of humor and competitive drive, Shawn is a perfect example of the ‘work hard, but have fun’ atmosphere at Columbia.

When not spending time with his family, Shawn’s free time is focused on all things hockey. Between playing in men’s leagues, coaching his son’s team and following the Bruins, it’s a lifestyle! It’s no surprise that his dream career as a kid was to play for the NHL, or that his motto is ‘second place is the first loser’ (we weren’t kidding earlier about the competitive drive). However, it may be a surprise to many that although he appears to be a very outgoing person, he is actually an introvert and homebody. He credits all of his time playing sports to his understanding of the worth of a cohesive team; that each member is an important part of any success.