News & Tips

Giving Back to the Community –WorkCamp 2017

Arlington Diocesan WorkCamp is an international Christian Community, which provides approximately 800 youths the experience of direct service for the needy within the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  Each summer, local high school students come together for an intensive learningRead more »

Basement Flooring Options

The Pros and Cons of Floating Wood Floors in Basements

Most would agree that hardwood flooring would be one of the more preferred floor covering options for basements.  Recent studies in residential remodeling support this trend.  The look of hardwood has a traditional look of luxury and beauty that offers a long lasting classic floor treatment.

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Aging in Place

Our country’s population is aging and the baby boomers are looking to enjoy their retirement years.  Many of these retiring seniors desire to continue living independently in their current home and avoid an assistance living residence as long as possible.

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Spring Home Exterior Maintenance Tips


Spring is here!  Seriously.  While we did not have the usual winter weather this year, and there is currently snow on the ground,  it is still really important to inspect  the exteriors of our homes and property for any significant change or damage since last fall.  Read more »

Bathroom Remodel

Designing Your New Sanctuary

Bathroom Remodel

In the realm of residential remodeling projects, bathroom projects lead the charge.  There is a never ending list of new features and products you can add to your bathroom to upgrade the space.

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Kitchen Renovation

Is Your Kitchen Stuck in the 1980’s?


Is your kitchen dating itself; in a desperate need of a makeover or complete overhaul?


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Spring Home Maintenance Tips


  1. Replace your furnace/AC air filter; set up an ongoing schedule to replace on a monthly or bi monthly schedule. Maintaining a clean filter is a sure way to extend the life of your furnace/ AC unit, reduce energy cost and reduce household dust and pollen.
  1. Inspect appliance & light fixture cords and extension cords for frayed wires or exposed wiring.  Replace any suspicious cords.

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Welcome to the Gang, Lucas Matthew!

We at J.L. Tippett Construction are absolutely over the moon in announcing to you the latest addition to one of our employees family.  We are proud to share with you the latest member to the Tippett clan.  Steve and Christina Tippett welcomed their third child, Lucas Matthew Tippett, who was born on February 4th, at 10:56 am, in Reston, VA.  A healthy and happy baby, he weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces at birth and 21-1/2 inches long.  The entire family is doing great and big brother Joshua, and big sis, Mackenzie seem to be adjusting well.  Lucas is the 8th grandchild of Jay and Cherie Tippett.

Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

  1. PLAN AHEAD- As you plan to redesign your kitchen, you should make functionality the #1 priority.
  1. SET PRIORITIES – The list of things you may want to do in your kitchen may be quite long. That’s fine if you have an unlimited budget.  Or, you can split your remodeling goals into “needs” and “wants”.  Once you get your needs included into the budget, then try to incorporate as many of your wants list with the remaining budget funds.

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