City-based contractor Shockey among top revenue producers

Posted: March 15, 2013

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — City-based Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. is one of the top general contractors in the state, according to Virginia Business magazine.

In terms of in-state revenue, Shockey was ranked 11th in the state — at $101.2 million in 2012, according to the magazine’s March edition.

Shockey’s total 2012 revenue was $112.4 million.

The company was the only general contractor from the Winchester area on the magazine’s list of 18.

Shockey Vice President Jeff Boehm said in a Tuesday press release that Shockey’s ranking is “due to the hard work and sustained performance of our many employees who work hard every day to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Shockey — listed among the top general contractors of 2011 in last year’s Virginia Business listings — has recently begun to plant a firmer foothold in the central region of the state.

The company has worked on projects in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas for years, but in December added more efforts there, as its officials see central Virginia becoming more of a long-term market.

Among other local projects, Shockey is involved in construction plans or work for the new Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, a continuing-care retirement community in Frederick County and a Georgetown University retreat in Clarke County.

The top-ranked general contractor firm was Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., with $431 million of in-state revenue in 2012. The national company has Virginia offices in Chantilly, Richmond and Norfolk.

Harrisonburg-based Nielsen Builders was the only other general contractor from the Shenandoah Valley on the list, with $54.45 million in Virginia revenue last year.

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