Mr. Shaw began his career in 2002 as a Commissioned Officer from the United States Military Academy (West Point) with a degree in System Engineering. Serving as the Battalions Operations Officer, Jason proved himself as a motivated and competent Infantry Captain. Jason also served his country as an Infantry Platoon Leader and later as a Mortar Platoon Leader during an overseas deployment to Iraq. In 2008 he resigned from the military and began working in commercial construction as a project manager, estimator, and in the operations office of his father’s business. In 2013, with the goal of providing clients with a more personalized building experience focused on craftsmanship and oversight never seen in the small commercial industry, Jason started The Shaw Company LLC. Chris Mergler joined the company in 2015, and the business name was changed to Central Pillar Group LLC.
Mr. Mergler is a licensed professional engineer in New York state, who began his 13 year career in the automotive industry with the Delphi Corporation. After graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he rotated through a series of assignments within engineering and program management, living in Seoul, South Korea, Rochester, NY, and Shanghai, China. Chris left Delphi as the Global Director of Program Management for the Powertrain division for the exciting opportunity to apply his leadership experience towards growing a respected regional construction firm in his partnership with Jason Shaw at Central Pillar Group LLC.