W.B. Hopke Co. Timeline

  • 1956

    Company Founded

    William B. Hopke Sr. founded the company in Arlington, VA.

  • 1959

    Company Transitions

    The company transitions to its second generation as William B. Hopke Jr. was named president of the company and the company’s office moved from Columbia Pike in Arlington to Wheeler Ave in Alexandria.

  • 1961

    Company Incorporated

    W.B. Hopke Co. was incorporated in the state of VA.

  • 1965

    Company Relocates

    The company’s office was moved to Vine St in Alexandria, VA, which has served as the company’s headquarters for 50+ years.

  • 1979

    Third Generation

    The business enters its third generation as Mike Hopke joins the business.

  • 1984

    Family Joins The Company

    Frank Hopke, Mike’s brother, joins the business.

  • 1991

    Mr. Hopke Retires

    William B. Hopke Jr. retires turning the business over to Mike and Frank to run the company as partners.

  • 2004

    Service Area Expansion

    Hopke expands service beyond Virginia to perform work in Maryland and DC.

  • 2006

    Company Recoginition

    Hopke was recognized by ABC Washington as the Subcontractor of the Year.

  • 2008

    Service Range Addition

    Hopke adds to its range of services and begins installing dry utilities as well.

  • 2018

    Fourth Generation

    Hopke becomes a fourth-generation family business, as Matt Hopke joins the team. 

About Us

Officially started in 1956, W.B. Hopke Co. traces its roots back through projects at Bolling/Andrews AFB, the Pentagon, Ft Belvoir, through the Great Depression to Fairmont WV in the 1920s. Currently, the company is in its fourth generation of family management.

The 60’s marked a period of unprecedented growth for the company. Roads and sewers for Fairfax County and City of Alexandria were a few of its major projects, as well as various projects for the Southern Railroad. The 70’s saw continued growth and prosperity. Clean water initiatives gave rise to opportunities for sewer and water work for the company. Work for developers and general contractors was mixed with the traditional public sector work. A major project of this decade was Sterling Park. The 80’s and 90’s were notable for a rapid rise in office construction projects for Hopke across Northern Virginia. A significant project during this era was Kingstowne mixed use development.

The Millennium has brought growth to the company, especially in the urban residential market. We have partnered with key earthmoving contractors in the area to provide total site development. Expanding geographically into Maryland and Washington, D.C. has allowed the company to service its customers in all parts of the D.C. market. The company continues to work with general contractors, developers and home builders in every type of ongoing construction project.

After more than 60 years of service to the D.C. area, William B Hopke Co brings an experienced team to local projects to service its customers with quality work.

 

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