Shawn Pnacek, 49, co-owns Great Lakes Bay Construction, Inc. with his partner and uncle Patrick Pnacek. Its principal place of business is at 2525 N. Eastman Road in Monroe, Midland. They provide design-build and general contracting for the commercial and industrial markets, serving customers in five states. They have 55 employees. Recent examples of their work on site include two design/build projects: the Records Retention Center for Dow on James Savage Road and the Early Explorers Day Care Facility and offices for Dr. Jackson and Dr. Bigelow, Ophthalmologists, on Joseph Drive near the football complex. They have also worked at the Vascular Health Research Center on Main Street in downtown Midland.
Pnacek and his wife Kari have been married for 23 years. She is the company’s Human Resources Director. They have two daughters, Megan and Abby. Pnacek is a graduate of HH Dow High School. He earned an associate’s degree in industrial management from Delta College and a bachelor’s degree in construction management from CMU.