I went to woodshop classes in high school, and was always drawn to the creativity
of art and painting, before getting into building homes. All these different interests
had one common factor, and that was that I liked working with tools.
From my high school wood shop classes, to my attraction to the creativity of art
and painting, I've always considered myself a tool guy. Meshing all these passions
into one allows me to express myself through my work. Because I strive to make sure
my work stands above my competitions, I'm always looking for the best tools. Saws
that can cut precisely straight cuts through multiple sheets at once, vacuums that
create a dustless work area, sanders with longer lasting pads — Festool tools.
It's hard to put a finger on my favorite one because they all provide multiple benefits,
not only my personal work, but also my business. When a dust extractor is going
to allow my crew to save 25-30 minutes in clean up time at the end of everyday,
while allowing them to work inside a client's home, I'm going to be sold on that
Lately, I've had the opportunity to use the Planex, not only on new construction,
but also homes where the client is already living. The Planex enables us to work
in this living space and do the sanding with one worker. In the past, that type
of work was something I would have two guys work on, but now I take that second
guy and have him help me out with a different part of the project.
Keeping the job site clean for when the client comes around shows professionalism
in our company's work and it's what differentiates us from our competitors who'll
leave the site messy. At O'Shea Construction, we we'll continue to seek and use
the best tools possible to keep us performing at our top level. There are many models
of every single tool out there, but the products I've tried from Festool are the
best ones, so we'll stick with those.
The responsibility a client places on me to be creative is something I appreciate.
It gives me great pleasure to know that I am being trusted to figure out a problem
that will make someone happy. My company has built its reputation through our attention
to detail, emphasis on integrity and client relationships, and ability to exceed
the expectations of those we work with. My name is Shaun O'Shea and I'm the owner
of O'Shea Construction.