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Jennifer Bargerstock
By Jen Bargerstock, Curb Appeal Your Community Blogger

Jennifer Bargerstock (Scott, Lafoon) grew up  in McLean, VA in the 70's and 80's; graduating from McLean HS in 1986. After graduating from Longwood University (then College) in Farmville, VA , Jen spent an amazing year teaching in southwest Virginia before moving to Montgomery County, MD and starting a consulting business. While Jen's son's were infants, she also operated a home child care and "Mom's Morning Out" nursery program from home for children ages infant through 14. Believing that she could do whatever she could learn, Jen helped small and disadvantaged construction companies comply with Federal and State regulations, from construction safety and labor management to proposal and project management. Growing from that experience, Jen started J.S. Lafoon Company, Inc.; a general contractor focused on federal construction. A turn-key company, Jen completed projects from ground up construction and historical renovations to lab and hospital renovations all over the Washington Metro Area from Fort AP Hill to Port Tobacco, MD.

In 2002, Jen decided to move her kids back to the McLean schools she was familiar with and loved so much in her youth.  Five years later, after spending almost 15 years in the construction industry  (with her oldest getting ready to start High School) Jen decided to sell her company and become a full time Real Estate Professional to be able to work from home and be more available during her boy's teen years. Jumping in with both feet, within 3 months she was the McLean HS Freshman Football parent, starting her part-time career in volunteering. 

Currently, Jen is enjoying working with her clients in real estate, and has found that being creative helping people define and achieve thier home dreams is personally inspiring and rewarding. In addition, Jen has graduated from "Freshman Team Parent" to McLean HS Athletic Booster President, as well as pitching in wherever she sees an opportunity to give back to the community that she grew up and and that her kids are growing up in. "Curb Appeal Your Community" is her day-to-day mantra, recognizing that we all benefit from having a strong, supportive community in which to live. Opportunities for community members to join together for sports, activities, enjoyment of nature, childhood development and recreation keeps us healthy, keeps our property values up, and opens our minds and hearts to our neighbors. Combining her passion for learning, home ownership, and community has made blogging a joyful outlet for Jen.