Shannon Sapp, President and stockholder of Merit Construction, first joined the company in 1996 after graduating from Auburn University in 1994 with a Building Construction degree. Shannon has been engaged in all facets of Merit projects including medical facilities, schools, historic renovations, churches, condominiums, and retail office buildings.

As president of the firm, Shannon focuses his attention on the overall operations of the organization including finances, human resources, and administration. Merit currently has almost 70 employees.

He is also engaged in project management and was the lead on ProvisionCARES Center for Proton Therapy centers in Knoxville, Franklin, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, all of which are cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

Professionally, Shannon is actively involved with the Associated General Contractors of America, AGC Education and Research Foundation as well as the local Knoxville AGC Chapter. He has served as AGC Chapter President.

Shannon lives in Knoxville with his wife Karen. They have two college-age sons, Collin and Parker. The family attends Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.