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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.

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Craftsmen Developers receives Award of Excellence

MBIA’s 2015 Land Development Awards Craftsmen Developers was recognized for Admirals Landing a 10.45 acre development of 108 new single family attached homes in Dundalk, MD.  Much of the existing site is covered by impervious surfaces from its prior use as a drive-in movie theater.  The property had been previously approved for development for big Read more…

Craftsmen Sells Touchard Meadows

Craftsmen Developers Completes Catonsville Residential Site, Sells to Richmond American Homes – Construction Now Underway for 22 Single-Family Homes After five years of a comprehensive entitlement and development process, the Catonsville site formerly known as Touchard Meadows is now complete. Craftsmen Developers first partnered with the Touchard Estate, located at N. Rolling Rd. and Rolling Read more…

Conor Gilligan Receives Urban Land Institute Baltimore’s 2014 Leadership Award

The Urban Land Institute of Baltimore gave its 2014 Leadership Award to Craftsmen Developers’ Vice President Conor Gilligan. Recognized as an outstanding steward in his field, Gilligan received the award during the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Baltimore’s WaveMaker awards ceremony. “Conor has been an active member in ULI for the past five years,” said Read more…

Craftsmen Developers Appoints Kristian Thompson as Partner

Craftsmen Developers, one of the region’s leading land development firms, has promoted its Vice President of Construction Kristian Thompson to Partner. A second-generation builder, Thompson has more than three decades of commercial and residential experience in the Baltimore/Washington area. In his new role he will oversee all project management for the company. “Kris is a Read more…

Craftsmen Developers Completes Sale of ‘Cromwell Ridge’ to Ryland Homes

Craftsmen Developers, one of the region’s leading land development firms, today announced that Ryland Homes has completed the purchase of Cromwell Ridge, a new residential development comprised of 31 single family homes in the Cromwood-Coventry community in Parkville, Md. The Cromwell Ridge neighborhood is situated on two cul-de-sacs at the end of Rushley Road, off Read more…

North Point Drive-In site sold, will become new community

The approved design plan for The Townes at North Point calls for 108 townhomes on the 11-acre former North Point Drive-In site. 108 townhomes to be built on 11-acre parcel by Nicole Rodman St. John Properties, Inc. announced the sale of most of the former North Point Drive-In site on North Point Boulevard to homebuilder Read more…

Craftsmen Developers Names Project Manager for Oliver Street Redevelopment

Craftsmen Developers, a land development firm headquartered in Glen Burnie, announces that Jay M. Yacobucci has been named  project manager of the firm’s redevelopment of Oliver Street, a Come Home Baltimore initiative, according to W. Dennis Gilligan, Craftsmen president and CEO.  Yacobucci, with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, received his Read more…

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