Our Process

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.

In-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 Remodeling Costs:

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.


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 design team who will show you perspective 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 are finalized and all material selections are made, we will determine the fixed cost for the project.

Remodeling 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.

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"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,…"

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"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…"

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"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…"

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"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…"

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"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…"

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"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…"

Judy P.

"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…"

Miriam 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…"

Rose S.

"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…"

Justin O.

"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…"

Martin D.

"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…"

Judi and Dave L.

"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…"

Kay and Robert H. | Springfield, VA

"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

"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…"

Happy Customer

"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…"

Mary S.

"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.…"

Linda H.

"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.

"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…"

Carole P.

Remodeling 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.


As the project proceeds through completion, our process will include regularly scheduled meetings with you that will ensure a smooth and pleasant remodeling experience.

Virginia Homeowner 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.

Check out some of our projects in our remodel gallery!

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