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 Bernie Niemeier, President of Virginia Business.

Out of 42 companies that participated in the general contractor survey, Shockey came in at number 7 with $264.5 million in total revenues, and $215.5 million in billings in Virginia.

“We were pleased to learn that Shockey is ranked among Virginia’s top 10 in this impressive list,” says Jennifer Macks, Vice President at Howard Shockey & Sons, adding that the company is continuing to see strong results from its ongoing expansion in the Northern Virginia and the Richmond markets.

“We are continuing to build on the momentum generated over the last few years, and are anticipating robust construction activity in the areas of health care, manufacturing, and parking” says Macks.

According to Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, Shockey’s forecast for the coming year is inline with national expectations. “Contractors have relatively high expectations for 2017 as they predict the economy and demands for all types of construction will grow,” said Sandherr.

Shockey primarily serves healthcare, education, senior living, commercial, parking, municipal, and manufacturing clients.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is a member of The Shockey Companies, a diversified construction company. Sales figures reported for 2016 are inclusive of Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. (general contractor, construction manager) and Shockey Precast Group (precast design/build).

About Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is a 120-year old general contracting and construction management firm headquartered in Winchester, Virginia. The firm 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 information, visit