Providing Quality Craftsmanship Since 1981
  • Our Mission

    Incorporated in the Midwest in 1981, Lipps & Son is committed to the principles the company was founded on over 30 years ago - quality construction and superior client service.

    Lipps & Son offers preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design=build and development services.


    Our Mission

    We seek to fulfill -even surpass- our clients' expectations and requirements, provide meaningful and safe professional opportunities for our employees, and commit to a high level of performance and workmanship. We take pride in our long-standing relationships with our clients and subcontractors. Our mission to provide clients with superior service and quality craftsmanship has resulted in over 90% repeat client business.

    We work with our clients as a team. We are proactive in finding solutions and providing the best value for our customers. Lasting relationships are critical to our success. 

  • Principals

    Mark Stephens


    Mark has over twenty-five years of commercial construction experience in the Midwest. His expertise is in high end retail installations, custom millwork installations, and overall project management.

    Mark Link

    VP, Field Operations
    Mark has over thirteen years of commercial construction experience working in eleven states. Mark's expertise is in custom finishing, carpentry, and overall project management to retail, commercial, and institutional clients.

    Carolyn Stephens

    VP, Marketing & Communications
    Carolyn is a marketing and sales professional with over 20 years experience in the tri-state B2B market. Prior to joining Lipps and Son, she was affiliated with the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau for eight years. In addition to working with clients and vendors, Carolyn is responsible for strategic planning for the company.
  • References

    "Without exception, your firm has provided quality work and met very aggressive time schedules. Your most difficult task was the multi-million dollar improvement of seven stores in five cities simultaneously. We could not have been more satisfied with the outcome of each of the projects.

    Your firm is considered one of our first choice contractors and we look forward to working with you and your entire staff in the future."
    ~Tom McLaughlin
    Director of Construction

    "You and your team made a stressful task less so, and at times you made it downright fun! I would be honored to be considered as a reference for your company.

    Thank you again for this beautiful space. It has made an amazing difference to so many people."
    ~Jocile Ehrlich
    President & CEO
    Better Business Bureau

    "Your reputation in the stores as well as this Construction Department is without match.

    Many times over the years we have worked on projects that had very tight budgets and extremely aggressive schedules. These issues didn't cause your organization to skip a beat."
    ~Steve Aultman
    Senior Project Manager

    "We have the greatest admiration for your company and employees. It is with pleasure that I can give you a reference with the highest regard."

    ~Larry Allen
    Vice President
    Meyer Tool Company

    "Everyone in the stores love you. They are always asking that your company do the work. The reason is because you communicate with them, honor your committments, keep the work place neat and safe, and look after our customers."

    ~Susan Simmons
    VP Store Planning & Construction

    "Over the past 10+ years AGI has worked with Lipps & Son and has had an excellent basis for evaluating their performance, management and craftsmanship.

    Projects have gone well. Budgets and schedules have been maintained. Surprises minimized and the quality of services sustained at the highest level. Thus, I extend you a sincere appreciation for the years of good work and should any of your potential clients wish to contact me, I will be more than happy to talk with them."
    ~Harry M. Sparks
    A.I.A. & Founder

    "Our clients often require the installation of our product.  We needed to have a firm we could trust.  We knew the quality of work and customer service provided by LIpps & Son wold be representative of the standards of Custom Millcraft on the job site."

    ~Jody Corbett

    Custom Millcraft


  • Awards

    Historic Preservation Award

    In 2006, Lipps & Son was honored with a Preservation Award by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for the rehabilitation of the Covington Sears, Roebuck & Company Store.

  • Community Involvement

    During our twenty-eight year history, Lipps & Son has provided support to dozens of charitable causes. We believe in giving back to our communities and helping those who are less fortunate. Below are a few examples of the organizations & programs that we are currently involved with.

    Habitat for Humanity

    We partnered in building a home in Cincinnati, Ohio

    University of Cincinnati DAAP

    We build a stage for their "fashion show" held at the University of Cincinnati and continually sponsor and help facilitate the annual Macy's / Rudy Javosky Golf Classic that directly benefits DAAP.

    People Working Cooperatively

    Lipps & Son has enjoyed playing a role in the Annual Repair Affair with this partner non-profit.  Residential home projects are completed for the clientele of PWC, with the goal of keeping the homeowner safe and comfortable in their home, despite disadvantages of age or income.

  • Affiliations

    Better Business Bureau



    Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce



    Allied Construction Industries



    U.S. Green Building Council


  • Our Partners

    Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with many fine architectural, engineering, and design firms along with our fantastic subcontractors (several of whom we have worked with for over twenty-five years).

8070 Reading Road, Suite 5    Cincinnati, Ohio 45237    513.353.0331    513.353.0334 (fax)