News & Tips

The Evolution of the Family Kitchen

There was a time when the kitchen was just a confined space, small and to an extent, separated from the rest of the house. It was a space for mom (and in some cases dad) to prepare meals and then be closed off to hide all the cooking mess.  Over the course of the last few decades, the kitchen has evolved into the heart of one’s home.

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Is it time to update your old deck?

Is your deck beginning to show it’s age? Is it now looking faded and worn after years of use?  Maybe now is the time to take your old deck and give it a new lease on life.  If your original deck structure was built with sound building methods and materials, you could replace the worn wood decking and railing with new wood or with one of the many new low-maintenance composite products.  You can simply renovate the old structure with new decking, stairs and handrails with considerable savings in expenses needed to completely rebuild the deck.

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Designing Your Gourmet Kitchen

Any experienced cook can prepare a good meal in your average kitchen. However, a gourmet kitchen is designed with a layout and features to enhance ones cooking ability. So even your average cook can whip up their own culinary creations and feel like their own “Food Network Star”.

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JL Tippett Earns National Award


Chrysalis  J.L. Tippett Construction Wins National Award


Eighty one remodeling companies across the nation were named winners at the eighteenth annual Chrysalis Awards, which continues to set new standards of professionalism.  The winning projects were chosen from over 400 entries. Read more »

Three More Receive Certified Lead Carpenter Designation

J.L. Tippett Construction Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that three more of its employees – Mike Ludwig, Edwin Melgar, and Steve Tippett – have recently achieved the prestigious Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The CLC program is a designation available from NARI and it is the only education and certification program for carpenters in the industry.Read more »

Volunteers Participate in 17th Annual Summer Work

J.L. Tippett Construction company employees recently participated in the 17th Annual Arlington Diocese Summer Work Camp. This was the 15th consecutive year employees from Tippett Construction joined other area volunteers by donating time and experience to the week long camp, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese Office of Youth Activities. The work camp is designed for local high school youths, adults and contractor volunteers to work on “habitat for humanity” type repair projects for the needy. Read more »

Working With Your Contractor

Effective communications by you and your contractor can be the corner stone of a successful remodeling project. The fact is remodeling projects are challenging to the Homeowners and the Contractor under the best of circumstances.

The first step for opening and fostering positive lines of communication that you should consider is the contractor’s wish list. With this initial step, the goals in mind would be to make the contractor/homeowner  relationship run as smoothly as possible and for you to get the remodeling project you’ve always wanted.Read more »

Giving Your Bathroom a Facelift

Nothing dates a house more quickly than a bathroom that time has forgotten. Yet any drab or outdated bathroom can be dramatically revitalized. Bath products abound and can give you as lavish a bathroom as  you could possibly want. Many homeowners want the bathroom to be totally utilitarian, but others want a room in which to pamper themselves. How about you?Read more »