This month, General Contractors Magazine published a list of the “Best Middle School and High School Contractors In the U.S.” Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is featured as the Best Middle & High School Contractor in Virginia.
In the last 15 years, the Shockey team has built nearly five million square feet of space for educational clients. A collaborative, transparent delivery process is what sets Shockey apart. While Shockey often works within the traditional design/bid/build model (where the construction award goes to the lowest responsive bidder), Shockey also excels as a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) procurement option, where the builder is retained through a careful examination of best value. Shockey has also delivered numerous schools via public-private partnership — wherein Shockey serves as a partner to the local school district, delivering high-quality educational facilities under a design-build model.
From the article:
Educational programs, teachers, and technology have a great impact on a student’s learning experience. However, these are not the only factors that can enhance a student’s school life. According to many studies, a school’s design and architecture play a significant role in affecting a student’s performance. This list exhibits firms that have built middle schools and high schools that exhibit unique and modern designs. The best schools display great outdoor views that make natural light abundant, and wide spaces that enable greater mobility and movement. Following modern designs, the most capable firms on this list construct eco-friendly schools without compromising durability or strength. The firms on this list are ranked highly on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of The Top 400 Contractors. They are also featured in industry magazines such as Building Design + Construction and Business Times, as well as in other popular magazines such as Forbes and Architectural Record. In addition, these firms have received numerous awards, including Excellence in Construction Awards and Safety Awards. – General Contractor Magazine
Source: GC Magazine, July 19, 2021. https://www.generalcontractors.org/the-best-middle-school-and-high-school-contractors-in-the-u-s/