Began working part time and summers for his father when he was a teenager as a laborer on all aspects of new home building and renovation work. He attended Penn State and received his business degree with honors in 1990. He went on to Villanova Law School (Juris Doctor 1993), passed the bar exam and practiced for a large Philadelphia litigation firm. In 1995, his grandfather expressed his dying wish that the family business would continue, so he joined the company with his father and returned to Penn State Ogontz for several building technology courses at night. In 2001 his father fully retired and the company has continued to grow and prosper.
Began working in the construction field continuously since his teenage years. In 1993 he began working for Bill Worthington and quickly rose up the ranks as a skilled carpenter and also as a leader and manager of the job sites he was on. In 1998 he was officially elevated to Lead Project Supervisor. In 2002 he was then named Vice President and directly responsible for all field operations. Steve is now a Principal and part owner of the company. He has had extensive experience with complex designs, aggressive schedules and successful owner/ contractor relationships. Steve and his team have directly managed all of our firm’s ambitious projects.
I worked with Worthington & Shagen on a residence that I designed. What sets WS apart from many builders and contractors I work with is their unfaltering involvement on a project from the very beginning in dealing with permitting and the approval process, all the way through to post-completion. Any successful project must have strong collaboration between builder, designer, and owner. This is another area where WS sets themselves apart. I particularly enjoyed the passion their finish carpenters shared with me in fine-tuning the details that set a grand home apart from the ordinary. They were up to any task. Working with Worthington and Shagen was a pleasure.
I have had the pleasure of working with Chance Worthington and Steve Shagen in a prior design position that I held. They are extremely professional and very easy to work with. Their craftsmanship is top notch and their attention to detail is impeccable. I would highly recommend this company if you are looking to build a custom home!
Their team and management style is efficient and productive. Recently I had the pleasure to call on them again working on a historic property. Their resources and ability to provide highly skilled work has once again made working with Worthington & Shagen an extreme pleasure. I would highly recommend them for your new construction and renovation projects.