Shirley Contracting Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 22, 2014

LORTON, Va. – This year, Shirley Contracting celebrates forty years in business. Founded in 1974, Shirley has been building the capital's infrastructure and has constructed some of the area’s most heavily-traveled roadways, bridges, and interchanges.

After completing the original Shirley Highway adjacent to the Pentagon, industry veteran Robert E. Post, current president Mike Post's father, founded a heavy-highway construction company with many members of the project team. Mr. Post took inspiration from the project for the company's name, and Shirley Contracting Company was born. In 1993, Shirley became a part of the Clark family.

Throughout the last four decades, Shirley has re-defined many of the highways and roadways in Northern Virginia, including the Springfield Interchange, Battlefield Parkway in Leesburg, I-66 and Route 29 interchange in Gainesville, and the Monroe Avenue Bridge in Alexandria. Shirley also revitalized the Route 28 Corridor, building over 10 interchanges on this crowded highway alone.

Over the last two decades, Clark and Shirley have partnered on some of the D.C. area's most iconic projects, including the Intercounty Connector, NGA Campus East, DoD/BRAC 133, and the recently-awarded Dulles Metrorail Silver Line, Phase 2 project.

With 40 years of experience, one thing has become apparent, Shirley's people are its greatest asset. "With this year being our 40th Anniversary, we took the opportunity to show our appreciation to all the people who have helped us achieve this milestone — our employees and our business partners. It was an honor to celebrate our anniversary with the people who have made us who we are today. They are, and continue to be, integral to the success of our organization," said Mike Post.