A Bit About Us

Creating truly unique spaces reflecting our exceptional attention to detail 

It’s not just building, it’s an intuitive process that unfolds into a unique story, where no two projects are alike. At Sullivan Building & Design Group, we maintain an intimate relationship with our materials; carefully selecting local sustainable hardwoods and environmentally friendly materials whenever possible. Whether it is restoring a 200 year-old stone farmhouse, or creating an innovative contemporary home, our experienced designers and skilled craftsmen are versed in all styles while keeping one thing constant – quality.

Why Choose Design-Build?

From the early design stages to the constructed end product, Sullivan Building & Design Group is an active partner in the process. As a design-build firm, all of our services are in-house – from our design team of licensed architects and designers, to our full service woodworking facility, and highly trained craftsmen working in the field. Some of the many benefits of choosing a design-build firm include open, faster communication, fully customizable projects, and a seamless project timeline. Maintaining a strong relationship between our designers, craftsmen, and clients is what sets us apart and allows each project to flow effectively and efficiently.

Since we save time in areas that are usually spent coordinating and communicating between numerous parties, we are able to spend more time focusing on refining our projects. This allows us to continue to achieve the highest standard in design through our outstanding attention to detail. 

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Neil Sullivan
Owner + President of SBDG Building Division

Neil has over 40 years of experience in construction and design. Since founding Sullivan Building and Design Group in 1980, he has built an impressive portfolio of projects ranging from new construction of residential and commercial projects, to renovation, historic preservation, and interiors. Many of these projects have been recognized with local and national awards in design, and have been featured in numerous publications.

Neil has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University. 

He enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids in Lake Placid, NY. You can always find him swimming, biking, or running as he trains for his next Ironman triathlon. 

Brad Sullivan
Owner + President of Cider Press Woodworks

Brad is a crucial part of the SBDG team with over 20 years of hands on experience in the design/build field. As the founding president of Cider Press Woodworks, he has collaborated with many renowned architects and designers on the design and implementation of numerous residential, commercial, and hospitality millwork and custom furniture projects. His extensive knowledge of woodworking and affinity for unique details are the qualities that consistently draw clients and creative collaborations.   

Brad’s philanthropic and sustainable ideals have recently led him to the rain forests of Ecuador where he has teamed up with Whole Forest, a community based forestry operation that is working to connect U.S. markets with sustainably harvested Ecuadorian hardwoods.

Mairi Schuler, RA, AIA, NCARB
Design Director + Architect
Secretary of AIA, Bucks County Chapter

As a licensed architect, Mairi plays an integral role at SBDG. In addition to her position as design lead, her tasks also include project procurement, business development, client relations, project management, and construction estimating and administration. She has extensive design experience starting from the beginning of her career at the most prominent firm in Philadelphia working for widely recognized clients on large commercial projects. Throughout her career, she spent time working in Washington DC before moving back to Bucks County, where she now keeps a portfolio of vast project types ranging from hospitality, retail, residential, interiors, and educational work. Mairi holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Philadelphia University. 

Outside the office, she also loves to travel and spend time with her son and dog.

Dennis Curry
Site Supervisor + Master Carpenter

Dennis has over 25 years of experience in construction and carpentry. His talent for communicating with clients to turn their goals into a reality make him an essential member of our team. Dennis simultaneously coordinates the requests of clients, contractors, designers, and vendors to produce cohesive projects. He is the person that can be found on site each day, ensuring that the high expectations about the project’s scope, budget, and schedule are properly aligned. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

Jason Calabrette
Site Supervisor + Master Carpenter

With over 20 years of experience, Jason’s ability to oversee teams in completing projects within budget, on time, and to the highest standard is invaluable to clients and SBDG as a whole. Jason is a key contributor throughout each project- from early meetings with the clients, drawing up a scope from plans, day-to-day work, and wrapping up all the final details. He consistently utilizes his vast knowledge of materials and woodworking to improve overall jobs and specific details while always keeping the end product and client’s expectations in mind. 

Outside of work, Jason can be found spending time with family and friends, as well as hunting and fishing.

Lauren Wick, AIA Assoc.
Project Designer

Growing up in Bucks County, Lauren has always had an appreciation for historic structures and preservation. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University in 2016 with a minor in Communications Studies. During her time at Clemson, she spent a semester abroad, studying at the Barcelona Architecture Center in Spain. Lauren currently splits her time as a designer for SBDG and as a graduate student at North Carolina State University. She plans to graduate with a Master of Architecture in December of 2019 with certificates in Public Interest Design and City Design with the intent to become a licensed architect.

In her free time Lauren can be found cheering for Clemson’s football team or on the beach with friends.

Brianna Kupervage, AIA Assoc.
Project Designer

Brianna holds a Master of Arts in Historical and Sustainable Architecture from New York University in London, where she specialized in adaptive reuse and completed a master thesis focused in industrial architecture. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Architecture and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Bri’s talent and experience are greatly valued as she is consistently invited as a design critic to review the work of architecture students at Marywood University. She is also currently in the process of becoming a licensed architect.

Brianna is active in her community, teaching her passion for dance to kids at her local dance studio. 

Ryan Bender
Site Supervisor + Master Carpenter

In addition to having over 10 years of experience as a talented craftsman, Ryan also has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology and a Minor in Surveying from the University of Maine. He utilizes his skills on a daily basis to see that each project detail is successfully brought to fruition and every aspect of the job is running smoothly. In his free time, Ryan can be found working on trucks or machines and is often cutting firewood.

Sean Kirby
Carpenter

Sean has over 5 years of experience in carpentry. He is known for taking the initiative to seek solutions to various project challenges and for collaborating with both team members and clients. His passion for his work is evident because in his free time, he can also be found working on and improving his own home.

Ethan Waits
Carpenter

Joining the family business as Neil’s grandson, Ethan has become a valued craftsman at SBDG. Even though he has recently started out in the field, he has an affinity for construction and the details that Sullivan is known for. He appreciates the opportunity to gain new skills while working alongside the master craftsmen on our team.

Molly Hanisch
Vice President + Project Manager for Cider Press Woodworks

Our lead liaison between the architectural design and millwork divisions within SBDG. Her extensive knowledge of woodworking and furniture construction enables a cohesive process with our clients, allowing them to achieve the desired custom details that set SBDG projects apart.

Maura Costello
Sustainable Design Consultant
Creative Director at Whole Forest

Maura is currently collaborating with Whole Forest as their head designer and creative director. With a background in interiors, marketing, and craft, her designs inherently investigate the most holistic way to create a symbiotic space. Maura earned a BFA in furniture design and interior design from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in 2016. During her studies she explored the relationship between craftsmen and consumers, creating a collection of studio furniture intended to promote productive creativity in both parties. Now traveling between Quito and Philadelphia, Maura continues to design with consideration of interdependence and passion for creating a healthier future.

Bill Fisher
Office Manager

Bill is a valuable asset to the firm with his skills in organization and coordination. By assisting the needs of everyone, he keeps the office running smoothly. In his free time, Bill can be found cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chris Brough
IT Professional

Chris ensures that we have the right technology to always be functioning at the highest standard for our clients. 

Jodie
In-Office Morale Booster

Maura’s dog, Jodie, is also an integral member of the SBDG team. She can often be found searching for yellow tape in the wood shop and greeting visitors in our office.

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A Bit About Us

Creating truly unique spaces reflecting our exceptional attention to detail 

It’s not just building, it’s an intuitive process that unfolds into a unique story, where no two projects are alike. At Sullivan Building & Design Group, we maintain an intimate relationship with our materials; carefully selecting local sustainable hardwoods and environmentally friendly materials whenever possible. Whether it is restoring a 200 year-old stone farmhouse, or creating an innovative contemporary home, our experienced designers and skilled craftsmen are versed in all styles while keeping one thing constant – quality.

Why Choose Design-Build?

From the early design stages to the constructed end product, Sullivan Building & Design Group is an active partner in the process. As a design-build firm, all of our services are in-house - from our design team of licensed architects and designers, to our full service woodworking facility, and highly trained craftsmen working in the field. Some of the many benefits of choosing a design-build firm include open, faster communication, fully customizable projects, and a seamless project timeline. Maintaining a strong relationship between our designers, craftsmen, and clients is what sets us apart and allows each project flow effectively and efficiently.

Since we save time in areas that are usually spent coordinating and communicating between numerous parties, we are able to spend more time focusing on refining our projects - allowing us to continue to achieve the highest standard in design through our outstanding attention to detail. 

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Neil Sullivan Owner + President of SBDG Building Division

Neil has over 40 years of experience in construction and design. Since founding Sullivan Building and Design Group in 1980, he has built an impressive portfolio of projects ranging from new construction of residential and commercial projects, to renovation, historic preservation, and interiors. Many of these projects have been recognized with local and national awards in design, and have been featured in numerous publications. Neil has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University. He enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids in Lake Placid, NY. You can always find him swimming, biking, or running as he trains for his next Ironman triathlon.

Brad Sullivan Owner + President of Cider Press Woodworks

Brad is a crucial part of the SBDG team with over 20 years of hands on experience in the design/build field. As the founding president of Cider Press Woodworks, he has collaborated with many renowned architects and designers on the design and implementation of numerous residential, commercial, and hospitality millwork and custom furniture projects. His extensive knowledge of woodworking and affinity for unique details are the qualities that consistently draw clients and creative collaborations. Brad’s philanthropic and sustainable ideals have recently led him to the rain forests of Ecuador where he has teamed up with Whole Forest, a community based forestry operation that is working to connect U.S. markets with sustainably harvested Ecuadorian hardwoods.

Mairi Schuler, RA, AIA, NCARB Design Director + Architect Secretary of AIA, Bucks County Chapter

As a licensed architect, Mairi plays an integral role at SBDG. In addition to her position as design lead, her tasks also include project procurement, business development, client relations, project management, and construction estimating and administration. She has extensive design experience starting from the beginning of her career at the most prominent firm in Philadelphia working for widely recognized clients on large commercial projects. Throughout her career, she spent time working in Washington DC before moving back to Bucks County, where she now keeps a portfolio of vast project types ranging from hospitality, retail, residential, interiors, and educational work. Mairi holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Philadelphia University. Outside the office, she also loves to travel and spend time with her son and dog.

Dennis Curry Site Supervisor + Master Carpenter

Dennis has over 25 years of experience in construction and carpentry. His talent for communicating with clients to turn their goals into a reality make him an essential member of our team. Dennis simultaneously coordinates the requests of clients, contractors, designers, and vendors to produce cohesive projects. He is the person that can be found on site each day, ensuring that the high expectations about the project’s scope, budget, and schedule are properly aligned. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

Jason Calabrette Site Supervisor + Master Carpenter

With over 20 years of experience, Jason’s ability to oversee teams in completing projects within budget, on time, and to the highest standard is invaluable to clients and SBDG as a whole. Jason is a key contributor throughout each project- from early meetings with the clients, drawing up a scope from plans, day-to-day work, and wrapping up all the final details. He consistently utilizes his vast knowledge of materials and woodworking to improve overall jobs and specific details while always keeping the end product and client’s expectations in mind. Outside of work, Jason can be found spending time with family and friends, as well as hunting and fishing.

Lauren Wick, AIA Assoc. Project Designer

Growing up in Bucks County, Lauren has always had an appreciation for historic structures and preservation. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University in 2016 with a minor in Communications Studies. During her time at Clemson, she spent a semester abroad, studying at the Barcelona Architecture Center in Spain. Lauren currently splits her time as a designer for SBDG and as a graduate student at North Carolina State University. She plans to graduate with a Master of Architecture in December of 2019 with certificates in Public Interest Design and City Design with the intent to become a licensed architect. In her free time Lauren can be found cheering for Clemson’s football team or on the beach with friends.

Brianna Kupervage, AIA Assoc. Project Designer

Brianna holds a Master of Arts in Historical and Sustainable Architecture from New York University in London, where she specialized in adaptive reuse and completed a master thesis focused in industrial architecture. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Architecture and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Bri’s talent and experience are greatly valued as she is consistently invited as a design critic to review the work of architecture students at Marywood University. She is also currently in the process of becoming a licensed architect. Brianna is active in her community, teaching her passion for dance to kids at her local dance studio.

Ryan Bender Site Supervisor + Master Carpenter

In addition to having over 10 years of experience as a talented craftsman, Ryan also has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology and a Minor in Surveying from the University of Maine. He utilizes his skills on a daily basis to see that each project detail is successfully brought to fruition and every aspect of the job is running smoothly. In his free time, Ryan can be found working on trucks or machines and is often cutting firewood.

Sean Kirby Carpenter

Sean has over 5 years of experience in carpentry. He is known for taking the initiative to seek solutions to various project challenges and for collaborating with both team members and clients. His passion for his work is evident because in his free time, he can also be found working on and improving his own home.

Ethan Waits Carpenter

Joining the family business as Neil’s grandson, Ethan has become a valued craftsman at SBDG. Even though he has recently started out in the field, he has an affinity for construction and the details that Sullivan is known for. He appreciates the opportunity to gain new skills while working alongside the master craftsmen on our team.

Molly Hanisch Vice President + Project Manager for Cider Press Woodworks

Our lead liaison between the architectural design and millwork divisions within SBDG. Her extensive knowledge of woodworking and furniture construction enables a cohesive process with our clients, allowing them to achieve the desired custom details that set SBDG projects apart.

Maura Costello Sustainable Design Consultant Creative Director at Whole Forest

Maura is currently collaborating with Whole Forest as their head designer and creative director. With a background in interiors, marketing, and craft, her designs inherently investigate the most holistic way to create a symbiotic space. Maura earned a BFA in furniture design and interior design from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in 2016. During her studies she explored the relationship between craftsmen and consumers, creating a collection of studio furniture intended to promote productive creativity in both parties. Now traveling between Quito and Philadelphia, Maura continues to design with consideration of interdependence and passion for creating a healthier future.

Bill Fisher Office Manager

Bill is a valuable asset to the firm with his skills in organization and coordination. By assisting the needs of everyone, he keeps the office running smoothly. In his free time, Bill can be found cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chris Brough IT Professional

Chris ensures that we have the right technology to always be functioning at the highest standard for our clients.

Jodie In-Office Morale Booster

Maura’s dog, Jodie, is also an integral member of the SBDG team. She can often be found searching for yellow tape in the wood shop and greeting visitors in our office.
EXPLORE OUR WORK

Ready to Talk?

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