About Howard Shockey & Sons

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. has stood the test of time. With more than 125 years of building experience, we are one of Virginia’s oldest and largest commercial construction companies. As the Partner of Choice®, we deliver construction services of exceptional value to our clients.

The company’s sustained growth — from its humble beginnings in 1896 as a one-man carpentry shop to its regional and national presence today — speaks volumes about the level of service we’ve given for more than a century. We provide comprehensive construction services including general contracting, construction management (agency and CM@R), preconstruction, and design-build, as well as expertise about VDC and public-private partnerships.

Shockey Builds.®

When you build with Shockey, our team becomes YOURS.

Shockey is known for building large, complex, and multi-phased projects in the education, healthcare, senior living, industrial, and municipal markets. We also offer a small projects division that is set up to provide the highest caliber of customer service and quality construction for small and mid-sized jobs in the civic and cultural, correctional, religious, commercial, parking, and historic renovation markets.

Founded in 1896 and still privately held, Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is a member of The Shockey Companies, a diversified construction group. We serve clients throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. The firm is also licensed in North Carolina.

The Shockey organization also provides real estate development with build-to-suit capabilities through Shockey Properties, which was established in 1970. Today, Shockey Properties owns and manages four million square feet of prime commercial space in the mid-Atlantic region, working with a broad range of national and international companies.

In 2019, General Contractors magazine named Shockey the top K-12 school builder and top university contractor in Virginia. In 2021, ENR MidAtlantic magazine ranked the company among the Top 400 Contractors in the United States. In 2022 and 2023, the firm was named one of the Top 200 Performers by ABC National.

Shockey’s organizational and financial strength, combined with our reputation and capabilities, offer the stability you are looking for in a construction partner.