THE BUILDING PROCESS ISN’T EASY. WE JUST MAKE IT FEEL THAT WAY.

No two buildings are exactly alike — and the same is true for the building process. From site planning to design to construction, there are options to consider, decisions to make — and pitfalls to avoid — every step of the way.

Fortunately, Sullivan designBUILD (SdB) has the experience (80 years and counting), expertise and innovative spirit to provide just what you’re looking for: A partner you can trust to guide you through the project, work in your best interests, and deliver a building — and a building experience — that are second to none.

We start by listening — getting to know you, your business and your goals for the project — and identifying the SdB process that matches that vision. SdB OneSourceTM provides comprehensive in-house designBUILD services from concept thru completion, while SdB FusionTM pairs our team with your own, playing to each other’s strengths and collaborating at key points in the process.

Whichever path you opt for, trust SdB to deliver a result that’s sure to meet your budget, your goals and your timeline — and more than exceed your expectations.


The Sullivan designBuild Process

Start up / Project Planning

The Sullivan designBuild process begins by gathering information about your goals, vision and expectations for the project. We listen, learn and combine these vital insights and our expertise to craft a prelimenary design, build plan and budget.

To ensure clear communications and a smooth-running project, we involve our entire team from the start, assign the ideal mix of skills, creativity and nuts-and-bolts know-how, and collaborate on the best process (OneSource or Fusion - see below) to see your project through to completion.

This combination of enthusiastic teamwork and thorough research allows us to create preliminary designs and cost-modelling - and make necessary course corrections - very early in the process, resulting in great efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

design and Development

Every detail is considered and incorporated in this phase, from schedules, site engineering and mechanicals to 3D renderings, interior finishes and floor plans - all streamlined and accelerated by utilizing our team approach.

Through cost impact assessments, your SdB team has the ability to suggest project modifications that will enhance both efficiencies and end results. This value engineering ensures that every dollar applied to your project will provide a maximum return on investment.

Strategically-placed checkpoints throughout the process allow for timely reviews of our project's progress, helping to minimize any risk of requiring time-and-budget-consuming design modifications.

Build / Construction Phase

Your Sullivan team's ability to self-preform five major trades - combined with long-standing relationships with trusted, proven project partners - positively impace everything from timelines and communications to bids, budgets and quality of the build.

To ensure clear communications and a smooth-running project, we involve our entire team from the start, assign the ideal mix of skills, creativity and nuts-and-bolts know-how, and collaborate on the best process (OneSource or Fusion - see below) to see your project through.

This combination of enthusiastic teamwork and thorough research allows us to create preliminary designs and cost-modelling - and make necessary course corrections - very early in the process, resulting in great efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

SdB OneSource provides you with comprehensive in-house designBuild
SdB Fusion pairs our team with your own, playing to each other's strengths and collaborating at key points in the process