Hay Runner is a real estate service company dedicated to simplifying the sales and property improvement processes.


Founded on the belief that we connect through experience and the environment we occupy and share, we are, in part, where we are... in MAINE.

Finally, we believe that good design leads all important change, and it cannot be done alone. We support these changes and transitions with a circle of creatives and problem solvers.

Shannon Richards - Founder


Born and bred in Maine, I have been an artist and entrepreneur since I was young, and I have spent the last 20+ years in the practice of designing and building.  I have manifested a life centered around creation, and I have had the privilege of being a part of producing hundreds of custom homes, commercial spaces, pieces of furniture and fixtures. I began Hay Runner because for many of us, it is hard to separate what we do from who we are. What we do is make something from nothing and that is very hard to do, certainly hard to do well. Who we are is not just business people, designers and builders. We are problem solvers. We seek the chance to do exceptional work and be outstanding. Shannon’s EMAIL


Shannon passionately supports artists in Maine as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Crafts Association, which has more than 600 artist members and offers retail, educational and marketing support to artists and craftspeople in Maine.

Shannon passionately supports conservation in Maine as an advisor to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, which ensures public access to some of Maines most beautiful coastline.

Shannon passionately supports the economic stability as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Real Estate and Developers Association to bring thoughtful and important issues to the stage, as a part of the MEREDA events committee.

Shannon is a part of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors, the Maine Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.


Megan Bliss - Operations Coordinator


Megan is a creative problem solver, with expertise in boat building and picture framing. She is exceptionally helpful and thoughtful, self-motivated and attentive to detail. And, she has her own tools. You can find her with her family, friends, dogs and building custom frames when she’s not working with Hay Runner. Megan’s EMAIL

Isaac Beaupre - Sales + Client Service


Isaac is available to kick-off all new Hay Runner relationships, and looks forward to meeting you. He is friendly, courteous and always helpful. You can find him meditating while fly fishing and coaching hockey when he’s not at work. Call or email him anytime to discuss your project. Isaac’s EMAIL


Jessica Janson - Accounting and Billing

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Jessica is a brilliant bean counter, and we are grateful to have her skills supporting our systems. When she is not here she is managing her own book keeping company - and counting beans for a slew of other small businesses. Jessica’s EMAIL



In addition to our staff, we work with a pool of talented creatives. Our success comes from creative collaboration with exceptional designers, craftsmen, artists, builders, makers and problem solvers, as well as effective planning and deep knowledge of the Maine real estate, design and construction market. These are professionals we work with in order to bring our projects to life.

Clockwise - Alexandra Angle, Kazeem Lawal, Sadie Bliss, Adam Rogers

Clockwise - Alexandra Angle, Kazeem Lawal, Sadie Bliss, Adam Rogers



Architect Caleb Johnson Studio, Photography Trent Bell

Architect Caleb Johnson Studio, Photography Trent Bell