Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.
Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. is located in the historic Berkley section of Norfolk, Virginia and is the oldest continuous family owned and operated private shipyard in the United States. Founded in 1875 by Charles J. Colonna, a 26 year old ship carpenter with limited resources, the early business was limited to pier-side repairs. Within 2 years, Charles had added his first marine railway powered by two horses that had a lift capacity of about 40 tons, and he was off and running.
Although over 140 years old, Colonna’s Shipyard continues to maintain its commitment to modernization, making the capital investments necessary for improvements in efficiency and productivity. Today, Colonna’s is a diverse industrial company with extensive capabilities in commercial and government ship repair, machining and large steel fabrication.
Colonna’s strength is our employees. We employ the best and the brightest in the shipyard industry and we are proud of all that they do. From welders and ship fitters to government contract specialists, we have the right people in place to make sure the job is completed to the highest standards.
Respect: Earned and Given
Have respect for yourself, for others, the community and the environment. Listen to each other and treat everyone with fairness and dignity. Show respect for your safety and the safety of your co-workers and our customers. Respect is golden: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Pride: Own It
Take pride in our work and our company. Our best is valued and we are committed to being productive, responsible and finishing what we start. We will deliver excellence, strive for improvement and respond openly to change. Pride: own it, earn it, and share it.
Truth: Character Matters
Tell the truth and expect it in return. Be honest and accountable for our actions and communicate openly. Truth: do the right thing always and remember that character matters.
Family: Stronger Together
We are committed to working together as a team, mutually supportive and are united through our commitment and purpose. Family: stronger together.