About Us

20 Years Extraordinary Remodeling

J&F Specialties remodeling team

Founded in 1995, J&F Specialties, Inc. is a full-service remodeling firm. We offer design/build services to provide our clients a pleasant, stress free remodeling experience from concept to completion and beyond.

We take great pride in our many happy clients and are passionate about providing them with the highest quality remodeling service.

We specialize in:

We can assist you in adding space to your home and interior renovations to suit other areas of your home such as home offices and basements.

Home remodeling in Fairfax & Arlington counties

Cabinet Refacing Specialists in Northern Virginia

In 2013 J&F Specialties added Kitchen Solvers (a franchise dedicated to cabinet refacing) to our business. With this we have added very high-quality cabinet and cabinet refacing materials to our offerings.

We have been the recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, the Best of Houzz award, and the Guildmaster Award from Guild Quality. We’re members of the BBB, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

John Boynton


John has lived in the Springfield area since elementary school and has kept his roots there. Spending many years in the retail home center and wholesale building materials industry, he is well practiced at providing the best customer service with a broad knowledge of products and materials needed for home renovations. As the owner, John works with the client to determine their needs and investment goals. He oversees each design, providing creative solutions to help clients meet their project goals. He takes great pride in making sure changes and additions blend in seamlessly to the existing home.

Our Remodeling Services

We Offer:

  • Free Consultation at Your Home
  • Experienced Staff
  • Stress Free Remodeling
  • Remodeling Professionals Led by a Class A Contractor

Our Process for Your Northern Virginia Home’s Remodel

At J&F Specialties our number one priority is to provide a pleasant, stress free remodeling experience for our clients. We have the following processes in place to ensure that is the case for every project.

  • Home Consultation: Our first meeting is complimentary and will start you on the road toward achieving your dream remodel. John, the owner, will meet with you. During this meeting John will inquire about why you wish to remodel, the style or look you’re after, and other important project options.
  • Estimate range: John will, within a few days, provide a cost range for the scope of work discussed. The range is based on experience and similar projects completed. If the estimated cost is in line with the anticipated investment, then we will prepare a formal agreement to move forward.
  • Pre-Construction: The next step is to execute a Pre-Construction Agreement, which will detail the scope of work. With this agreement there will be a design fee/deposit. This fee will be applied to the contract cost and is included in the estimate cost for the project. We will then measure your space and begin to draw a concept or two based on the consultation. You will meet with our designer and she will show you drawings, floor plans, and elevations. With these plans, you will be able to see your dreams and ideas take shape. At this point you will begin selecting materials. Once the designs and material selections are finalized, we will determine the fixed cost for the project.
  • Contract: With the plans reviewed and materials selected, we’ll sign a Construction Contract, which will be a comprehensive fixed-price contract, so we can initiate planning and pre-construction activities at your home. This document will be the road map to your dream remodel! Unless you choose to change the scope of work or hidden conditions are found, this will be the final cost for the project—no surprises.
  • Project Planning: Once your contract is signed, you will have the pleasure of meeting the J&F Specialties staff and find out who will be responsible for the different aspects of your project. At this point we can begin to schedule your trade contractors and begin the project planning. The Project Manager will schedule meetings with you to keep you informed on the progress of the remodel.
  • Construction: As the project proceeds through completion, our process will include regularly scheduled meetings with you that will ensure a smooth and pleasant remodeling experience.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction is our top priority at J&F Specialties. To ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your project, we always schedule a follow up appointment shortly after completion of the project. We also gladly give you the opportunity to review our company on a number of review sites.
  • Payment Details:
    • Initial Consultation: Complimentary
    • Pre-Construction Agreement: $3000 to $6000 depending on scope of work (larger projects such as additions may be higher)
    • Construction: Progress payments as outlined in contract

Our Team

John BoyntonPresident
Mary Jane HillearyAdministrative Manager 6 years
Clyde BryantLead Carpenter 13 years
Chris HallFinish Carpenter 11 years
Michael JohnsonCarpenter 2 years
Kaki ErnstOur Designer

What Our Clients Say

“John Boynton and his crew updated my kitchen, including refacing my kitchen cabinets, completely remodeled my master bathroom and adjoining vanity area and repainted my master bedroom. I was, and remain, thrilled with the result and how accommodating and pleasant everyone at J&F was to work with.”

Carole P.

“John hung some cabinets and replaced some of our lower level windows. He was relaxed yet professional, prices were reasonable, and the work was first rate.”

Greg N.

“All of the staff are top of the line. I was prepared to move to a residential hotel because everything done was in the middle of the house. Not needed. Total kitchen demolition and renovation done. Screened porch beautifully done --I can keep the door open and sit outside without bugs! John and his crew were also very tolerant of my 4 year old standard poodle who is quite inquisitive and effusive with his affection.”

Linda H.

“We are very glad we found them, we interviewed several companies before and we are more than pleased with our kitchen. There was a lot more involved in refacing the cabinets, but John made a messy experience completely doable. John was on time, funny, and a total joy to be around. My husband and I had a really enjoyable experience with John and his crew. We are thrilled with the result!”

Mary S.

“John showed up on time, made suggestions, was willing to take whatever time was needed to explain, discuss changes, alterations and options. The work that he contracted had many different facets to it including electrical and carpentry. He explained steps that were needed next, what might be holding things up in one case that had to do with waiting for equipment to be delivered and when the work would resume. The work was skilled and creative. Everything works and looks good. He made sure that I was happy with the final product. I remain a satisfied customer and will contact him again, and would recommend him and his business to others. ”

Happy Customer

“You can be assured that when we are ready to remodel our home, that John and his solid team will be the first that we contact.”

Joan and Jacob D. | Alexandria, VA

“We wanted to thank you so much for the work you did on our kitchen and hallway. Your quality of dedication with the cabinets and woodworking was outstanding. Whatever I asked, you made it happen. I truly appreciate the responsiveness you demonstrated throughout the project. I also wanted to let you know how impressed we were with your team. The results were better than we could have imagined. We absolutely love our new kitchen and hallway. Thank you for your talents, sense of humor and professionalism. It was a joy to work with you and hope to in the future.”

Kay and Robert H. | Springfield, VA

“Our renovation project was rather large, involving the kitchen, powder room, foyer as well as a basement media room and office. The craftsmanship and attention to details were outstanding and we are extremely pleased with our “new” rooms. Not only is John Boynton an excellent builder; he is also an excellent communicator. John spent a lot of time and effort before the project started listening to our ideas and dreams and focusing on the details that made our rooms special.”

Judi and Dave L.

“J&F Specialities was recommended by a friend and I am very happy that i retained the services of the company. They designed and completed a new room that was built over the garage and did and exceptional job. Employees are professional, polite, reliable and stick to the construction schedule. Most importantly, John Boyton was personally involved in all phases of he project and quickly responded to any of my questions and request for changes in the project.”

Martin D.

“We contracted with John for a complete kitchen remodel. Not only was he extremely personal, professional, and knowledgeable, he was also extremely helpful with design ideas and aware of our budget. His crew were great, courteous, and clean. We were extremely satisfied with our decision to hire J&F Specialties. ”

Justin O.

“J&F Specialties, Inc. did an extremely professional job remodeling our kitchen. They patiently worked with us from the planning stage to the final outcome. J&F has a high quality and organized team of workers that ensures each phase is completed either on time or ahead of schedule. They communicated well with each other and also kept us in the loop of what was being done at all times. We would highly recommend J&F to anyone seeking quality work. To say that we are happy with the outcome is an understatement! ”

Rose S.

“We were completely satisfied with the renovation that John Boynton's company did on our bathroom. The work was completed on time, neatly, and at a reasonable price. When one of their suppliers measured a mirror incorrectly, they sent one of their installers to get the piece re-cut so that the work could be completed that day. I recommend him and his company wholeheartedly.”

Miriam O.

“J&F remodeled our kitchen 18 months ago. Then last month they installed a utility closet for us. Each time the work was professionally completed to our satisfaction. The staff is professional in every way. The workmanship and attention to detail is the best. I highly recommend J&F.”

Judy P.

“We have used J&F Specialities for 12 years, and would highly recommend John and his team. John's ability to develop designs for different rooms with unique characteristics, puts J&F as our one and only contractor. The J&F team is always on time, on budget, and delivers first class workmanship.”

M. Griggs

“John and his team helped us plan, design and then executed a first-class finished basement. He came in on budget, and checked with us each step of the way to make sure we knew what to expect. His team was friendly and professional. We have and will plan to use J&F Specialties again. Highly recommended. ”

Stef Z.

“We learned of J&F Specialties by word of mouth through a close friend. J&F Specialties subsequently has remodeled our kitchen and three of our bathrooms as well as a number of other miscellaneous projects for us. We are exceedingly pleased and satisfied with the results. Excellent work! I highly recommend J&F Specialties.”

Paul K.

“J&F has provided outstanding service on a variety of our homeowner projects - plumbing, remodeling/renovation, general maintenance, and more. Their workmanship is beyond reproach, and we've found John's suggestions to be innovative and well thought out. J&F Specialties is the ONLY company we will use for out home improvements.”

John E.

“Outstanding work and great team. We had a difficult project, trying to get a house through final inspections on permits the prior owner had started but not closed out. John was able to get us through the process and past final inspections. We can't thank him enough.”

Hugo T.

“John Boynton and the rest of the crew at J&F were top-notch. They helped us with an enormous renovation and stuck through to finish the littlest details. They were careful to respect our choices and they were responsive to feedback.”

Sarah M.

“We had three bathrooms renovated by John and his team. They were very professional and worked with us to make sure we got everything the way we wanted it. Highly recommend J&F Specialties.”

Lee F.

“J&F Specialties has done a outstanding job on several projects in our home. They have finished our basement, tiled our shower and replaced drywall and each project was done professionally, on time and has impressed many. We just sold our house and received many compliments from potential buyers on the quality of work in our finished basement.”

Melissa B.
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