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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 […]

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Meet SAM: Robotics On The Job Site

SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, has been hard at work helping us build Shenandoah University’s new 80,000-square-foot James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center in Winchester, Va. When Manassas-based JD Long Companies was hired as Shockey’s masonry subcontractor for this brick-intensive project, it decided to use SAM as a test run. SAM is one of […]

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Construction Robots Are Coming Online | Construction Observer

Winchester, Va. — SAM is the construction worker who never takes a break. SAM never gets sick. SAM can lay approximately 100,000 bricks in a single month. Just don’t ask SAM to do corners. Earlier this year, SAM—or a “semi-automated mason”—showed up at the construction site of Shenandoah University’s new 80,000-square-foot James R. Wilkins Jr. […]

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VMFA To Renovate and Expand Robinson House

Richmond, Va. — Construction to expand and reclaim interior spaces of the historic Robinson House on grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will begin in September 2017. Once reopened, in late 2018, the building will house a regional tourism center and VMFA’s Human Resources Division—providing a new front door both to Richmond visitors […]

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Fast-Growing Loudoun Co. Opens Brambleton Middle School | WTOP News

Loudoun County, Va. — Loudoun County, one of the fastest growing in the country, has built several dozen new buildings since 2000 to accommodate the explosion of new families and the expansion of its full-day kindergarten program. Brambleton Middle School opens this week to welcome students from the booming Dulles South area. The design is […]

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Shockey Wins Two Best Project Awards from ENR Mid-Atlantic

On August 8th, ENR MidAtlantic revealed the winning entries in the 2017 Best Projects Awards. This competition honors the top projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is pleased to announce that it took top honors in not one but two categories: 2017 Landscape/Urban […]

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