The giant that is now J.F. Shea Co. started in 1881 with a plumbing business in Portland, OR. Now the Shea Family portfolio includes some of the West’s most iconic infrastructure—the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam, and San Francisco’s beloved BART. J.F. Shea Co., now based in LA, includes construction, venture capital, home mortgages (Shea Mortgages), materials (the Redding Division) and manufacturing (Reed Manufacturing). CEO Peter O. Shea Jr. (fourth generation Shea) is one of some 20 family members with a stake in the business.