Shannon Square is a family owned business, started in 1978 by Tom Plymale and his wife Sherry. Tom moved from his native West Virginia to Pompano Beach in 1964, and then to Stuart in 1974 after finishing his education at the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University.
The initial idea for a warehouse and retail center came from his father-in-law, who had built similar facilities in Ft. Lauderdale. The first building, B, was completed in 1980, followed by buildings C, D and E in 1984 and 1988. The late 90’s saw buildings F and G completed, and the front retail and professional offices were opened for occupancy in 2006.
Tom and Sherry have two children, Shannon and Shaun, the former for which the complex was named. Sherry enjoys being actively involved with local and state education and politics while Tom, when he has the time, would rather be boating or water skiing.