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    Mulhern+Kulp Through The Years

    Mike & Joe's Story

    THE EARLY YEARS
    While eating lunch one fateful summer day in 2000, Mike revealed that he wanted to start his own firm someday. Joe enthusiastically responded, “Me too!”. They both realized that by combining their efforts, their dreams could be realized quickly. Summer vacations were spent renovating their basements into office space, and Mulhern+Kulp officially opened for business in October of that same year. With no customers and newly re-mortgaged houses to cover the start-up costs, they acted in faith and with a strong belief in each other.

    A PHILOSOPHY FOR SUCCESS
    From the beginning, they were confident that delivering value-engineered, easy to build designs – coupled with good old fashioned service – would be a simple, yet effective, philosophy that would generate long-term client relatoinships with enthusiastic referrals (raving fans). As the company grew, they understood that hiring good people and creating an exceptional workplace culture – one that was built on positivity and treating people right – would be key for continued growth. Over the years that philosophy has paid off … Mike and Joe’s relationship is stronger than ever.

    A PERFECT PARTNERSHIP
    Along the way, their strengths have continued to compliment each other, helping them address the needs of the company. Mike is the creative strategist, the technical excellence leader, and the visionary behind M+K’s research partnership with Villanova University. Joe is the company’s insightful organizer, the leader of the administrative department, and the driver of our award-winning culture. Both are deeply involved in advancing M+K’s vision to be industry leaders, as well as the development of a strategy for continued growth of existing and new offices nationally – all while keeping their finger on the pulse of the company, providing mentorship to the project management team, and cultivating future leaders of the firm.

     

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    2000

    M+K is incorporated

    Mike & Joe inspecting an Early Job Site

    From the beginning, Mike and Joe were confident that their philosophy of value engineering, builder friendly designs, and good old-fashioned service would promote success.

    2002

    First Employee hired

    Steve Ives, our first employee, then and now. Still going strong, Steve, Associate Owner + Senior Project Manager, oversees many of our largest Production and Custom Home clients in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

    M+K moves to First Office Space in Blue Bell, PA

    2004

    1,000th project

    10 Employees

    An early group shot at our company picnic.

    2008

    M+K Receives First BFTWF Award

    This was the first time we placed among the award-winners and were therefore recognized by The Zweig Group for our Workplace Culture.

    M+K Weathers Great Recession

    While the Great Recession affected most all businesses in all sectors, we tightened our belts and made some tough decisions that helped us weather the financial storm.

    2013

    10,000th project

    This milestone indicated continued growth of our business in both Single-Family and Multifamily sectors.

    2016

    50 employees

    As our business continued to grow, so did our staff!

    2017

    M+K Places First in National ‘Best Firm To Work For’ Competition!

    Building a great workplace culture was one of our founding principles. To be voted #1 BFTWF in the nation was both a great honor and a true validation of lot of hard work by our entire staff.

    New Brand Identity Launched

    While maintaining the equity of our brand, we redesigned the logo to project a more contemporary look. The revised logo is more impactful, readable, and production-friendly.

    2018

    M+K Relocates to New Headquarters

    As our staff and our business continued to grow, we needed to move to new space that would accommodate current needs and future expansion. We relocated to a dramatically renovated industrial space in Ambler Yards, an adaptive reuse project that transformed an old BASF plant into a 21st century office campus.

    2019

    New Office Opens in Myrtle Beach

    The time had come to open an office to service a rapidly expanding base of business throughout the Carolinas and Georgia coastal regions.

    2020

    New Office Opens in San Diego

    Based on the strength of a growing base of business west of the Rockies, we were thrilled to open an office on the West Coast which established M+K as a national firm.

    Covid 19 Tops the Headlines

    As Covid hit, we were not caught on our heels - our previous investments in tech paid off, making the transition to a WFH model relatively seamless.

    2021

    M+K Keeps the Winning Streak Going!

    This marked the 10th year in a row that we were ranked among the Top 10 ‘Best Firms to Work For’ in the nation by the Zweig Group. During this 10 year time period we consistently ranked in the top 5 [ranking 3rd in 2021].

    M+K Celebrates 20th Anniversary @ Historic Franklin Institute

    While we were a year late in celebrating this major milestone due to Covid, nothing could get in the way of a good time! All employees and their families were flown to Philadelphia from our other offices. We all had a blast!!

    M+K Places 1st in National Marketing Competition for New Corporate Brochure Design

    We were thrilled to win first place in the Zweig Group’s National Marketing Excellence awards for our new corporate capabilities brochure!

    2022

    M+K’s Number of Employees Hits the Century Mark!

    Without question, we could not possibly have accomplished all that we have over the course of our nearly 23 years in business without the greatest employees in the business!

    2023

    Boston Office Opens

    We’re excited to be growing our base of business in the New England Region!