Sean Gavin has taken the acclaimed family-operated construction business, Gavin Construction in a new direction. He chose to move the business into the commercial, design and construct sector and, in 1996, opted to take the business into the commercial and industrial sector. He later decided to cut off the company’s residential section, a major money earner, in order to make the commercial sector of the business viable. It was a tough, yet ultimately good, decision. Gavin Construction won the 2002 MBA Excellence in Construction and was a 2002 Family Business Awards finalist.