Rockingham Construction Company was founded on February 5, 1937 in Rockingham County, Virginia, following the passage of the Rural Electrification Act (REA) in 1936. At that time we began contracting with the Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op and many other Co-ops in the Mid-Atlantic. During 1937-1938 Rockingham Construction brought the first electric service ever to around 2,000 homes and farms in Rockingham, Augusta, and Shenandoah Counties in Virginia. During this time we also built 478 miles of power lines.
Later, during the 1940s Rockingham Construction continued upgrading hundreds of homes from wall mount telephones to the "new" table top party-line phones. Significant expansion of power line operations continued in the 1950s. At this time we expanded to a multi state operation including the District of Columbia.
Our present day operations include Virginia, Maryland, and DC. We focus primarily on overhead distribution line maintenance & construction, plus underground distribution for electric utilities. We also perform low voltage heavy-up service and manhole conduit work. In addition we do underground work for communication and cable companies, fiber optic & cable pulling/instillation, and install manhole and conduit systems.