Mastering the art of master-planned communities.


Shawn Reed | Principal

Shawn built Abbott | Reed team from the ground up. Twenty-six years in the field make him a veteran leader in construction management. A perfectionist with passion for the craft, he’s proud our team conducts business with integrity. Shawn leads Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo and serves on the Construction Management Advisory Council at Cal Poly. He also participates in the community as a board member of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast. Collaborators describe him as hard working and down to earth, with a great sense of humor. His ability to manage multiple disciplines is well respected by colleagues and clients. Shawn appreciates any excuse to adventure outdoors.


Aaryn Abbott | Vice President

Aaryn is an avid trail runner who appreciates local craft beer and BBQ. He joined Abbott | Reed in 2010. Today, he’s an owner whose expertise of complex construction operations, finance and legal matters are respected among the team. A Cal Poly alum, he earned a Masters of Real Estate Development degree at USC before becoming a licensed California Real Estate Broker. As a dynamic member of the SLO Association of Realtors, Aaryn is driven to make housing more accessible and sustainable here on the Central Coast.


Tayler Simpson | Development Manager and Strategist

To say Tayler loves hockey is an understatement — he’s Canadian after all. His experience in the construction industry spans nearly a decade. Tayler earned a Masters of Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland after graduating from Niagra University with a degree in Finance and Economics. His ability to listen makes him a standout partner to work with. Tayler trusts his instincts and embraces new challenges. He thrives on creating value-add strategies to demanding projects and builds on success.


Ted Darby | Construction Manager

Ted has been at Abbott | Reed since the beginning. Raised in a developer family, he started working construction as a high school student before serving in the Navy as a Deep Sea Diver. Ted’s exceptional experience allows him to execute projects with precision and keep calm under pressure. In his extensive experience he has proven to be loyal and knowledgeable. He is passionate about training team members to build the highest quality homes through proven practices. Ted is an avid motorcyclist and self-described “Sherpa” for his wife’s photography hobby.


Mike Walker | Field Manager

Mike appreciates the SLO life. Over two decades in the field separate him from the pack. Colleagues define Mike as a meticulous man who values getting the job done right on time. He simply won’t stop until a client is satisfied. Respected and approachable, Mike is admired by the entire team. Mike is happiest working out in the yard, listening to music or camping with his wife.


Steve Griggs | Construction Manager

Steve is determined and thrives when faced with a challenge. Seventeen years in the construction industry and six years with Abbott | Reed add up to valuable leadership experience. He appreciates that everyday in the field is different. Colleagues and friends alike admire his passion for building. Steve’s optimistic attitude serves him well whether he is diving into a new project or traversing the globe.