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New Middle School Nears Completion | NV Daily

FRONT ROYAL – The new Warren County Middle School is nearing completion, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 9:oo a.m. on July 31. The new middle school cost a total of $32,820,000, and is scheduled to open on August 15. Melody Sheppard, assistant superintendent of administration for Warren County Public Schools, said the building will […]

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Shockey Ranked Among Nation’s Largest In Construction Magazine | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. in Frederick County has been named one of the nation’s largest general contractors in terms of revenue by the construction industry magazine Engineering News-Record. The 121-year-old general contracting and construction management firm ranks 390th on a list of the Top 400 Contractors in the magazine’s May issue. Shockey […]

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A Bird’s Eye View: The Village at Orchard Ridge

The Village at Orchard Ridge, a National Lutheran Community, is a nationally accredited, non-profit, continuing care retirement facility located in Winchester, Virginia. Built on a 132-acre campus over planned phases of construction, the senior living community now houses more than 300 residents. Life revolves around the village green, the town chapel, and the friendship of close neighbors. […]

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Athletics and Events Center Construction Continues | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER, Va. — Construction workers apply bricks to the exterior of Shenandoah University’s James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center. Bricks will cover the precast concrete panels used to construct the $24.5 million, 77,000-square-foot facility, which is being built next to the university’s Shentel Stadium. Winchester-based Howard Shockey & Sons is the project’s general […]

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ENR Names Shockey Among Largest General Contractors in the USA

WINCHESTER, Virginia, June 1, 2017 – Engineering News-Record (ENR) released its “Top 400” contractor rankings on Thursday. Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. has again been listed as one of the largest general contractors based in the United States. With revenues of $175 million last year, Shockey was ranked #390 on the “ENR Top 400” list.  Shockey […]

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T. Tyler Potterfield Bridge Wins Engineering Award

The City of Richmond’s new pedestrian span across the James River, the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, has been recognized with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC Virginia) Engineering Excellence Merit Award in the Special Projects – Recreational Facilities category. The bridge provides a non-motorized, universally accessible route across the James River […]

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University Athletics and Events Center Officially Named | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University’s new athletics complex is nameless no more.  During a lunchtime ceremony Friday next to Goodson Chapel on SU’s main campus, officials announced the $24.5 million, 77,000-square-foot facility being built across from the university on the other side of Interstate 81 will be the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center. […]

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Virginia Business Names Top General Contractors in Commonwealth

WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA — The Big Book is an expanded, special issue of Virginia Business magazine that is published each March that ranks Virginia’s largest companies by industry sector. “The Big Book is a compendium of facts about the commonwealth — who’s who, who’s influential and who’s, well — BIG — when it comes to business,” says […]

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