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

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

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.