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Our People Perform

Unique aesthetic design, nuanced project project management approach and commitment to creative thinking and going the extra mile.

Our People Do the Right Thing

For the last 7 years, we have been a proud supporter and sponsor of Team River Runner USA, an innovative paddling program designed to assist with the recovery of those injured while serving our country. Learn more about the organization and their impact around the country here. 


Did you know that S&D is a proud V3 Certified Company? We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining our veterans. On Veterans Day, Shapiro & Duncan hosted a breakfast in honor of our Veterans and Apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week in Bethesda, MD. We had 40 apprentices and 5 veterans in attendance.

Our People Take Pride in Their Work

Read short stories on how our people landed  Employee of the Month

Meet the First Female Professional Professional Engineer at S&D:

Amanda Whitaker (top left) joined the S&D team as an intern in 2011 and graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering in 2014. To become a Professional Engineer (P.E), she had to complete a 4 year degree in engineering; pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam; and compete 4 years as an Engineer in Training under a PE. She then passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam. Only a Professional Engineer can prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings. Amanda is one out of 4 PEs in our company and currently the only woman P.E. at Shapiro & Duncan.
Our People Drive Innovation  
For the past year, we have been collaborating on a "Workflow Mapping" process to help improve production and communications internally. With a need for a consistent format of information to execute the work, workflow mapping:

- Reduces rework by gaining timely and accurate submittal information;
- Achieves better management of materials and major equipment through ordering, shipping and storing;
- Improves cash flow through timely billing;
- Provides best value of materials;
- Enhances our internal communications between client, foremen, VDC/BIM, and project management;
- Renews our client's construction schedule and;
- Meets the performance measures of the engineers, which allows the building to perform as intended. 
Our People Serve the Community    

  • Educated 7,000 middle school students, parents and teachers about apprenticeship programs and the variety of jobs in the trades. The students learned about mentorship opportunities, company-paid apprenticeships and internships.
  • Welcomed over 3,000 visitors at the Washington Building Museum's BIG BUILD event. See entire album here.
  • Celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by raising awareness of the contributions that employees with disabilities can make to meet the needs of employers during the 4th Annual Employer Networking and Recognition Breakfast at United Therapeutics .
  • Spoke to 100+ 8th grade students about careers in construction. With the help of ABC Metro Washington's "Building a Bright Future" presentation, 33 students will now consider a career in construction. 
  • Collected over 300 lbs for Capital Area Food Bank.
  • Hosted a diverse group of high school students pursuing Carpentry, Masonry, Electric, HVAC and Plumbing at our fabrication shop in Landover, MD.  They had the opportunity to learn about our FAB PRO pipe software, and tour the entire facility.
S&D in the News

Stacey Holsinger, Marketing Manager | (301) 315-6260 | sholsinger@s hapiroandduncan.com