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About us

Our Team

Shape Development is built around an experienced team, allowing our company to confidently take on and complete technically challenging and complex projects.

Key Personnel

Rege Makowski - Chief Executive Officer/ Owner Rege and Josh co-founded Shape in 2017, with a mission of creating sustainable urban development in and around the city of Pittsburgh. As a third generation carpenter, Rege started in the construction field in 2002 as an apprentice union carpenter. He quickly worked his way to foreman, to field superintendent and then project manager. As a natural motivator, Rege enjoys managing the day to day operations of the company.

Josh Kazar - Chief Financial Officer/ Co-Owner Co founder of Shape 2017. Josh started as an apprentice in the Allied Craft Workers Union in 2001 and quickly worked his way up to a project management and estimating role. For Shape, Josh  manages the construction supervisors and oversees the site labor, quality control and project safety as well as the financial oversight.

Doug Van Haitsma – Chief Operating Officer. With a passion for sustainable urban development  and 25+ year background in sales, management, and real estate development, Doug enjoys assisting our clients in finding creative solutions for their real estate projects. Doug has played instrumental roles in developing over $45 million in real estate in the Pittsburgh region, from single family rehabs to large multifamily developments utilizing complex public and private financing. 


R Kyndall Development Group would like to take this opportunity to let you know how thankful we are for choosing Shape Development Group as our builder on our new construction project. We received so much more than just a quality product in this process. They followed our thoughts and understood our ideas perfectly. Rege and his team are masters of resourcefulness and keeping everyone on task and on time. Every suggestion along the way led us to a more efficient or better design in the end. Our expectations were exceeded every step of the way! We know that to accomplish what they did for us, requires extra hard work and many sacrifices on their part. We are grateful to the team at Shape Development. Thank you for a job well done! 

R Kyndall Development Group

I was extremely happy with my new open concept kitchen. All the work was done on schedule and in a timely manner. After getting a few quotes their price was unbeatable! They do beautiful work with an attention to detail! I couldn't be more pleased and can't wait to have them do future remodeling when finances permits. One step at a time and Shape Development Group can make your dreams come true! - Chrstine

This business is more than a business they have amazing hearts and souls and truly care about people in general! They take pride in their work and in everything they do in general! -Jessica

Shape Development did an amazing job on our bathrooms last year! They have great attention to detail and the tile work is perfect!!! I love both our bathrooms... thank you. Would use again in a heartbeat. We may need a kitchen facelift next! - Kate

The work they did was amazing and got the job done very quick. I couldn't be more happier. The drop ceiling is just perfect! - Jillan

Hardworking, dependable, honest. I wouldn't call anyone else for my home work. - Paula