Metro Earthworks

A Site Development and Earth Moving Company

Metro Earthworks, a division of Shirley Contracting Company, LLC, was established in 1999
and is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier excavation contractors. Headquartered in Lorton, VA, Metro Earthworks is well known as a multi-faceted excavation contractor and performs site development in the Mid-Atlantic area. Metro Earthworks has the workforce and extensive fleet of equipment that enables us to provide a broad scope of services to a variety of clients both in the public and private sectors. As a true service organization, Metro Earthworks prides itself on client owner satisfaction, teamwork, creativity, and ability to provide quality projects. Our goal is to comply with the highest safety standards in the industry while exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Company Overview

Metro Earthworks services include:

  • Foundation Excavations
  • Site Development
  • Demolition
  • Clearing
  • Earthwork
  • Utilities
  • Grading
  • Footing Excavation
  • Material Brokerage

Metro Earthworks has built a reputation as being a true service provider offering a unique service package to our clients. Our team has a diverse background bringing knowledge and experience to all areas of earthwork and site development. Our ability to build trusting relationships and unmatched construction services provide for the future growth of our company. Our communication between projects, our corporate office, and our clients allow us to adapt and adjust to different site requirements, locations, and schedules allowing us to complete projects on time and within budget.

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Capabilities - Portfolio / Sectors:


  • Armature Works Hotel
  • EZ Storage – College Park
  • Innovation Center South
  • Project Speedway
  • Project Clover


  • PEPCO Harvard Substation
  • Crystal Substation
  • VRE Lifecycle Overhaul
  • US Army Museum
  • Goose Creek


  • Chesterfield Condominiums
  • Ft. Belvoir Family Housing
  • Hoffman Town Center
  • NOBE East Village Phase 1

Project Management

  • Turn Key – Project Management
  • Estimating
  • Value Engineering
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Dirt Brokerage
  • Schedule Development


  • Erosion and Sediment Controls
  • Mass Excavation
  • Deep “Hole” Excavation
  • Import & Export of Earthwork
  • Demolition
  • Trucking
  • Storm Systems
  • Water Quality and Bio-retention Systems
  • Water Systems
  • Sanitary Systems
  • Roadwork

Contact Metro Earthworks

Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information about Metro Earthworks and our services.

Main Office:
8435 Backlick Road
Lorton, Virginia 22079

Phone: (703) 550-8100
Fax: (703) 550-1987
Email[email protected]