PROTO Profiles: Sean Shover


Get to know PROTO Construction’s Field Superintendent, Sean Shover!

My name is Sean Shover.

I have worked at PROTO since December 2015.

Something you’ll always find in my truck is a phone charger.

My favorite lunch is the Dagwood from Pita Pit.

The coolest PROTO project I worked on was our home office on West James Street and the current project I’m on now which is a private residence in Lancaster.

On a Saturday afternoon you’ll find me in the pool with my kiddos.

My most important tool is my tape measure and a construction calculator.

Something useful I learned from my parents is the power of positivity.

PROTO is where I work because TONO Group is unlike any design-build company around and I want to be a part of it—and I believe in Hunter.

I’m currently working on an extremely custom-built private residence in Lancaster.

Q&A with Sean

Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your 13 years of experience?

A: To always give your best and trust your decisions.


Q: How are you known to the PROTO team?

A: I would think I’m known for my positive attitude (most days!) and being punctual.


Q: What’s your construction background?

A: I started framing houses at age nineteen before joining a local construction company and worked there for nine years. That job provided me with a great foundation for many of the things I know today. After accepting another job at a different construction company, I met Hunter and the rest is history!


Q: What has working at PROTO taught you?

A: To remain flexible and be open to new ideas.


Q: While on the job, I can most often be found/heard/seen?

A: Working with all of the trades to be sure we are putting out a high quality project.


Q: What hobbies do you have? How do you spend time outside of work?

A: My hobbies are hanging out with my kids, swimming, and weekly date nights with my wife Jessie.


Q: What’s an achievement (personal or professional) that makes you proud?

A: Being a good father and husband.


Q: If you could pass on one bit of knowledge (#protoscollegeofknowledge) to someone who might not respect or understand the work you do, what would you tell them?

A: The success of every job comes down to the people who work on it. I’ve found that relationships and the way you treat others have a huge effect on the outcome on the overall project and what people or other workers are willing to do for you and the company. Treating my sub-contractors well has kept them willing to go the extra mile for me.