Craftsmen Developers

Creating Timeless Communities

Craftsmen Developers – Our Story

Craftsmen Developers serves the needs of both the residential and commercial building industry within Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and has earned the reputation as one of the region’s most experienced developers.  As commercial and residential land developers and consultants, we are fully committed to environmentally responsible development. Our long established relationships coupled with our high level of professionalism and integrity have allowed us to succeed where others have not.

Our Latest Projects

With four decades of experience in real estate, our knowledge and involvement as homebuilders and land developers has enabled us to produce economically viable, environmentally responsive and sustainable residential neighborhoods and commercial centers throughout the Mid Atlantic region.

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Principals

Executive Leadership of Craftsmen Developers, LLC – A Green Land Development Company

Conor O. Gilligan

Vice President of Land Management

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Conor O. Gilligan

Vice President of Land Management

Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Conor started a full-service landscape company at the age of eighteen in Pasadena, Maryland.  In 2001, he sold his company to join the family business Gilligan Development Inc.  During his tenure with Gilligan Development as its Land Development coordinator, Conor managed and directed land development and entitlement processes.  Following the sale of Gilligan Development to Technical Olympic USA, Conor was promoted to Director of Land Development for the company’s Baltimore division, where he oversaw fifteen new development communities spanning three states. Conor co-founded Craftsmen Developers in 2007 with his father Dennis and their associate Bob Schultz. He is an active member of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, the United States Green Building Council, an Urban Land Institute Young Leaders of Baltimore Chair, and proud recipient of ULI Baltimore’s 2014 Leadership Award. Conor is also an active board member with The Providence Center, and the Foundation Board at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

W. Dennis Gilligan

President

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W. Dennis Gilligan

President

In 1983 Dennis founded Gilligan Development Incorporated, a local development and home building company.  Over a period of twenty years, Gilligan Development Inc. grew to a well-respected regional developer and homebuilder with communities throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.   In late 2004, his $50 million-company was purchased by Technical Olympic USA, a publicly traded home building company based in Hollywood, Florida. After fulfilling his contractual obligations as Technical Olympic’s Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, Land, Dennis founded Craftsmen Developers, LLC with long-time colleague Bob Schultz and his son, Conor, in May 2007. Dennis holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Maryland in Economics and Urban Studies.  Dennis was the proud recipient of Home Builders Association of Maryland 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.  He is also an active board member with Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Bob Schultz

Vice President of Finance

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Bob Schultz

Vice President of Finance

Bob Shultz has devoted the past 15 years of his career as a corporate accountant to the home building and development industries. As the former Chief Financial Officer of Gilligan Development, Bob directed and oversaw the companies accounting and financial requirements.  In September 2004, Bob facilitated the multimillion-dollar sale of Gilligan Development to Technical Olympic USA.  Following the closing he held the position of Vice President of Finance and Operations for Technical Olympic USA, Baltimore Division.  Three years later, he departed Technical Olympic to become one of the founding partners of Craftsmen Developers where he has served since the company’s inception as the Vice President of Finance and Operations.  Bob graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Kristian L. Thompson

Vice President of Construction

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Kristian L. Thompson

Vice President of Construction

A second-generation builder, Kris has more than three decades of commercial and residential experience in the Baltimore/Washington area.  In 1996, he joined Gilligan Development as Vice President of Construction overseeing commercial construction and land development operations. Kris was part of the senior management team that organized Gilligan Development’s sale to Technical Olympic USA, and became VP of Land Development for the Baltimore Division. In 2009 Kris rejoined Craftsmen Developers and in addition to his other duties, oversaw all of the company’s field operations. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and is a LEED Accredited Professional and member of USGBC.

Services

 

Land Development

Land Development: Craftsmen Developers has four decades of experience in the land development industry as homebuilders and land developers, spanning three states and several municipalities. Different from our competitors, we not only procure entitlements but also reshape the ground. Our company assembles a professional development team, negotiates with surrounding communities and works directly with government Read more…

Investments

Investments: We combine our capital with private and commercial equity and debt. This formula allows us to pursue a long-term outlook and economic stability within the confines of a cyclical industry. In order to satisfy our own need for growth in the real estate market and general home development, we remain flexible as to structure Read more…

National Homebuilding Partnerships

Land Management and Development for National Homebuilders: Common in today’s market, national homebuilders have devoted more and more of their resources into vertical construction and focused less on the process of land development and management. At Craftsmen Developers, we have a strong tradition of accommodating this new trend in the construction community. We work closely Read more…

Real Estate Consulting

Real Estate Consulting:    Craftsmen’s owners have over forty years of experience in land acquisition, land development, and homebuilding in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. A regular component of Craftsmen’s business is to share its experiences with other builders, equity providers and lenders. Craftsmen is often called upon to provide development completion/housing completion, market analysis, Read more…

Green Certified

Green Certified: Operating under the principle that we can improve the environment by creating “green neighborhoods,” our firm strives to lead an industry-wide commitment to green development, maintaining existing and building new partnering relationships with those who share our mission, and ensuring the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism. We proudly boast that Craftsmen Developers Read more…

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