About Us

Welcome to Flippo Construction Company, Inc.

Flippo Construction Company, Inc. (FCCI) is an “EMPLOYEE OWNED” general and heavy construction business operating primarily in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Baltimore MD areas. The company was founded in 1971 by B. Earl Flippo and in our years of operation has grown from a small utility concern to one of the major players in our area’s heavy construction industry.

On January 1, 2000, the employees of FCCI purchased the Company from Mr. Flippo thus transferring the Company to its new owners…”THE EMPLOYEES.” Today Flippo Construction Company is a full service General Contractor with 250 employees, 44 trucks and 60 pieces of heavy equipment, providing a safe and quality product to our customers.

Flippo’s Operational services consists of Heavy Construction, including Bridges, Concrete Structures, Roadway and Site Work. We also provide utility installation, repairs, and long-term service/maintenance contracts for the major utility providers in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Our typical customer and revenue profile generates a mix of about 45% public works, 40% quasi-private contacts and 15% private respectively. We consistently self-perform 70% of our work, and have the capability of performing Heavy Demolition and Earthwork. Our Estimating Department currently has the bonding capacity to bid or negotiate jobs as a Prime Contractor, Subcontractor, Design-Build Contractor and Construction Manager.

We believe strongly in both our motto and our mission statement, which is the reason for their prominent display. Our team concept of management is successful because our employees understand that their contributions are fully recognized and rewarded. Our concern for their safety and having the best resources available for the professional completion of our projects is paramount in management’s oversight of the company’s progress. Our Human Resources Department plays a major role in obtaining the best-qualified employees, training them and looking out for their safety by constant evaluation of our field operations and job sites.

We are proud of our company, its people and our past performance and we look forward to a successful future.

Management Profiles

John Morgan

President / Chief Executive Officer

John Graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Structural Design and Construction Engineering, as well as an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Flippo in 1997, and worked as an Estimator before advancing to Senior Estimator in 2006. In 2009 John served as Senior Project Manager of Flippo’s Heavy and Concrete Construction Division. During this time John worked on projects such as the Route 15/29 Bridge for VDOT, (this was the first rapid replacement bridge project in Northern Virginia which successfully reduced the impact on drivers by 80%), the 11th Street Bridge Reconstruction in SW, Washington, DC, and many others. John was promoted in 2012 to Vice President where he oversaw the field operations and project management functions relating to our utility, bridge, and heavy construction areas. In October 2017, John took on the position of President and Chief Operating Officer where he oversees the day to day operations of the company.

“For over 45 years Flippo Construction Company has been providing our clients with safe and quality construction projects. One of our biggest attributes as a company is our employee’s attention to detail. This enables us to provide the best service on even the most difficult types of work. We are very fortunate to have many versatile and experienced employees who are up for any challenge that is presented to them.”

Lorraine Pender

Vice President / Treasurer / Secretary

Lorraine has over 30 years of experience in construction accounting and computer IT. Prior to Flippo, Lorraine helped a small company start from scratch and grow into a $10 million company. She joined the Flippo team in 1997 as a Sr. Staff Accountant in charge of Payroll and Accounts Receivable. She was promoted to Accounting Manager in 2000 and ran all aspects of our everyday operations of the accounting department. She became Treasurer in 2011 and added Secretary to her titles in 2017. In 2020 she was promoted to Vice President in charge of Accounting and Human Resources.

“I love being part of such a great team of hard working, dedicated employees. I most enjoy the everyday challenges at Flippo and helping our team grow for the better of the shareholders of the company.”

Josh Flippo

Vice President, Service Division

Josh has over 11 years of project management experience. Josh joined Flippo in 2014 as a Project Manager, was promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2019, Division Manager in 2020, and his current position as Vice President in 2022. Josh is responsible for overseeing projects that include clients such as the City of Alexandria, the University of Maryland, Washington Gas and Pepco. The Service Division is responsible for performing emergency water/sewer/storm drain repairs; snow removal; hydrant maintenance and repair; task order sewer and storm drain replacement projects; steam, chill and hot water return system replacement and re-pair projects; large scale conduit installation; cast-in-place manhole construction and manhole setting and cleaning.

Mark Edsall

Vice President, Heavy Civil and Utility Divisions

Mark has over 30 years of experience in estimating and project management in the construction industry. Mark joined Flippo in early 2021. He manages the Heavy Construction and Utility Divisions, which includes utility installation, sitework, bridges and concrete structures. Mark reviews all contract schedules and monitors production to ensure that all project issues are resolved in a timely manner. Mark attended both Salisbury State University and the University of Maryland with a major in Accounting and Business Management

Brian Flippo

Consultant Manager/ Board of Directors Member

Brian started with the company in 1974 working part time before attending the University of Maryland. He began working in estimating and project management, was promoted to Senior Estimator in 1988, and to Chief Estimator in 1990. In 1992 he was promoted to Vice President, and in 1999 to Executive Vice President. In 2011 he became the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Brian retired this position at Flippo in 2017 but remains an important part of the company as a Consultant Manager and member of the Board of Directors. Brian describes Flippo as a customer service oriented company: “We think that’s one of the biggest reasons for our success. We’re sensitive to our customers’ needs; we build safe, productive, quality projects, delivering them within budget and on time.”

Jeff Flippo

Consultant Manager / Board of Directors Member

Jeff started working part time with Flippo Construction in 1975 and then full time in 1977. He worked in Operations holding various crew and supervisory positions. He was promoted to Equipment Manager in 1992 and became responsible for developing the companies first long term plans for equipment and facility repair and replacement. In 1995 he was promoted to Vice President and Executive Vice President in 2011. Jeff retired this position at Flippo in 2017 but remains an important part of the company as a Consultant Manager and member of the Board of Directors. He has always believed strongly that “Flippo’s people are its greatest asset and Flippo Construction has always been blessed with good people.”

Steve Sowinski

Board of Directors Member

Steve was elected to Flippo’s Board of Directors in 2020. Steve is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Business Administration/Accounting Degree, in addition to Certification in the Managerial Leadership Program from the renowned Emory Goizueta Business School. He brings 37 years of experience with United Parcel Service (UPS) where he served as Vice President of Finance for Corporate Transportation responsible for a 12 billion dollar annual budget. He is also a Board member for the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund Trust and Allen Community Outreach. Steve retired from UPS in 2018, is married and a father of five.