Shockey’s Richmond office continues steady growth

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., a 121-year-old construction firm, has been quietly expanding in downtown Richmond for the last five years to better serve its central Virginia clients and position itself for more growth.

The firm, which focuses on providing construction services to national and regional business owners, governments, and institutions, has accelerated its strategic hiring in its Richmond office over the last year.

Shockey’s office is located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom area.

“Our Richmond office is led by Gary Williams, who first began working for Shockey nearly 20 years ago,” says Jeff Boehm, President. “Shockey’s talented workforce is committed to building lasting partnerships with clients and owners; we’re already seeing the results of those good relationships in Richmond.”

While expansion of the Richmond office has been a long time goal for the privately-held company, it wasn’t until this past year, when Shockey completed construction of one of Richmond’s most exciting and visible projects, the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, that the firm’s name became more widely known. The Potterfield Bridge project instantly emerged as one of the most popular attractions in the city. It was selected as the 2017 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association and is the recipient of multiple other awards.

In the past year, Shockey has announced several new client partners in the Richmond area:

  • The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest comprehensive art museums in the United States. In September, VMFA announced its newest building initiative – the renovation and expansion of historic Robinson House. Shockey is collaborating with Richmond-based architect Glavé & Holmes on this project.
  • Shockey is also managing a large, multi-phased expansion of The Hermitage at Cedarfield for Pinnacle Living, the Henrico-based company that operates Cedarfield. The 90-acre Cedarfield campus, located off Three Chopt Road, first opened about 20 years ago. Shockey recently kicked off the first phase of a major renovation and expansion project for Cedarfield, which is expected to include five phases of construction over the next 12 months. On this project, Shockey is working with architect SFCS, Inc.
  • Bobcat of Richmond hired Shockey to renovate their 12,800 SF sales and service center in Ashland.

Last year, Shockey completed upgrades and renovations at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond. With 12,450 SF and a capacity of 450, the second-floor tenant space overlooks football fields on one side and the city skyline on the other.

Signature past projects in the Richmond area include construction of the award-winning GRTC Transit Center Headquarters and Martin Luther King Middle School.

In 2017, Shockey was named among the nation’s largest general contractors in terms of revenue by the construction industry magazine Engineering News-Record. Shockey is also consistently ranked by Virginia Business as one of Virginia’s “Top General Contractors.”

About Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

Shockey’s reputation, earned one project at a time, is for delivering excellent value, high quality craftsmanship, and unbeatable integrity. The 121-year old general contracting and construction management firm is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia and provides pre-construction and construction services on a broad range of education, healthcare, institutional, civic, and industrial projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, primarily in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. For more about Shockey, follow us at Twitter and LinkedIn.