Our History

Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services was first established with the pledge “Building Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” Founded by Shaun Egan and his late mother Phyllis, the company was built with sustainable development as its cornerstone; a central theme that has persisted over time. The name “Iron Woman” was selected in honor of Shaun’s great-great-great-grandmother, a full-blood Blackfeet Indian.

March 1999

Iron Woman signs first contract to perform trucking services in support of the redevelopment of the former Stapleton International Airport. The project included transporting more than 6,000,000 tons of concrete and asphalt rubble to an onsite recycling center for processing into usable aggregates for the redevelopment of the former airport.


The sixth runway project was part of the airport’s original master plan to provide a balanced airfield operation. The $166m north-south runway allows larger planes and planes with heavier loads or longer trans-oceanic distances to safely take off and land in Denver’s high-altitude environment. As a subcontractor, Iron Woman imported 500,000 tons of finished aggregates. The 6th Runway project was the winner of the 2004 Project Achievement Award by the Construction Management Association of America. The award category is for public projects valued at more than $100 million.


Iron Woman provided spec materials and transportation (trucking) for one of the most complex transportation projects in Colorado; the expansion of I-25, known as the TREX project. Our work supported construction of retaining walls and entrance and exit ramps, transportation of more than 1,000,000 cubic yards of excavation, 600,000 tons of asphalt paving, and more than 180,000 cubic yards of concrete paving.


The East Corridor, better known as the Eagle Project, part of RTD’s FasTracks initiative, marks Iron Woman’s entrance into the utilities construction business. The new service line included water, storm, and sanitary sewer construction and evolved through strategic hires that included key operational staff and field crews. This business line grew with the support of trucking to become Iron Woman’s largest profit center.


Iron Woman’s environmental capabilities were expanded, again through strategic hires. Capacity was expanded in 2018 to reflect the importance of this service area to Iron Woman’s future flexibility and growth.



Honored by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce as Corporation of the Year. President Shaun Egan honored with the Dee St Cyr/Colleen Honomichl Legacy of Service Award, given to those who truly exemplify the spirit of giving, standing for the under-served and contributing to improvements across Indian Communities. This marked the first time that a recipient won both awards in the same year.



Construction services in support of mining operations was added when Iron Woman Mining Services signs its first contract to build nine bulkheads at the Cleveland Salt Mine. These specialized construction services also served to expand the company’s geographic footprint, with new offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Elko, Nevada.



Iron Woman acquires Quality Pipe Services, Inc., adding considerable resources to enhance Iron Woman’s position as the go-to provider for underground infrastructure services. New services include closed circuit TV inspections, manhole inspection/rehabilitation/replacement, pipe repair and cleaning, and root and deposit removal.


Iron Woman earned first place in the 2019 Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) program, the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program for companies of all sizes and specialties.


 Enter into Mentor-Protégé agreement with The Sparrow Group, a 100% Navajo-owned construction company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through the MPA, Iron Woman and The Sparrow Group begin marketing projects in the Four Corners and desert Southwest region of the US.







Iron Woman announces an employee ownership program. Iron Woman Partners, LLC is formed.



Iron Woman celebrates 20 years in business with a Native American Pow Wow.