About The Shockey Companies

In 1896, a master carpenter named Howard Shockey went into business repairing wagons. His reputation for quality construction and his “do-it-right-the-first-time” attitude soon placed him in demand for custom home building in and around the small town of Winchester, VA. Howard quickly became known for his integrity, industriousness and craftsmanship.

By 1947, the growing company had expanded into commercial work, added Howard’s two sons, and was operating as Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. A ready-mixed concrete operation, Crider & Shockey, Inc., was established in the 1940s (which was sold in 2008) and a precast concrete manufacturing division was added in the 1950s, which continues to operate today (under new ownership) as The Shockey Precast Group.

A real estate development company with build-to-suit capabilities was added in 1970, and today Shockey Properties now owns and manages more than four million square feet of prime commercial property in the mid-Atlantic region.

Today, Howard Shockey & Sons is known for building large, complex and multi-phased commercial projects across a wide spectrum of construction markets. In 2020, Shockey was listed on the annual list of  Top 10 Contractors in the state by Virginia Business magazine. ENR MidAtlantic magazine ranked Shockey among the Top 400 Contractors in the United States. In 2021, Shockey’s contracting arm is celebrating its 125th year.

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