Who We Are
After graduating from Gonzaga School of Law, Todd J. Sullivan started Sullivan Homes Inc. with the design and construction of his grandmother's home in Spokane, Washington. That first house, built in 1993, was the start of a company that has built over 700 homes in the greater Spokane, Coeur d' Alene, Hayden Lake and Sandpoint, Idaho regions.
By 2007, the Sullivan Homes family consisted of Sullivan Homes Washington, Sullivan Homes Idaho and Flagstone Development. Although the Sullivan Homes Companies posted $52 million in sales that year, the ethics and commitment to our clients, subcontractors and employees never waivered.
With the colllapse of the banking and construction industries in 2008 and 2009, the Companies were dissolved until 2014 when Todd J. Sullivan returned to Spokane, Washington. With the help of his new partner, Jack Kestell, they restarted Sullivan Homes LLC and commenced full operations in 2015.
Sullivan Homes LLC currently builds in the greater Spokane, Washington, Coeur d' Alene and Hayden Lake, Idaho. As one of the few "design/build" firms in the region, Sullivan Homes offers its clients the complete custom design through construction program with it's "in-house" design team and construction staff.
Todd J. Sullivan JD
Growing up in Spokane, Washington, Todd J. Sullivan was always the entrepreneur. After graduating from Gonzaga School of Law and working for a local judge, Todd realized that his true passion was residential home design and construction.
Todd left law and joined his father's construction firm, Sullivan Rowell Homes, where he learned the science of entry level, high volume home construction in central Washington. With several hundred homes under his belt, one day his grandmother called and asked the family if Todd could build her a new home. Grandma wanted to move back home.
That was the beginning of Sullivan Homes.
Through the years with Sullivan Homes and Flagstone Development, Todd and his family were very active in the greater Spokane, Washington region in charitable and community events.
In 2006, ABC contacted Todd to build an Extreme Makeover Home with Ty Pennington in Sandpoint, Idaho. In 99.2 hours, Todd and his crew with over 1,200 volunteers demolished and constructed a beautiful 3,600 s.f. home for the Hebert family on national live television.
After the Extreme Makeover project, Todd and Mark Peterson from KXLY decided to continue giving back to the community and started Extreme Team. Extreme Team helped deserving families and non-profits with makeover projects over the next two years. After 24 episodes and the recession hitting hard, Todd resigned from the Extreme Team and moved his family to Arizona. In 2014, Todd moved back to Spokane, Washington with his youngest son to start a new chapter in life. By 2015, Todd and Jack Kestell restarted Sullivan Homes and are rebuilding it, one house at a time.
Monte "Jack" Kestell
Jack is a Spokane, Washington resident and attended Gonzaga Prep. After graduating from Ferris H.S., Jack obtained his real estate license within 2 weeks of his 18th birthday and started work for his father's real estate company, "Kestell Company".
In 1981, Jack bought the Kestell Company from his father and not only grew the Company to over 30 seasoned agents, but weathered every financial storm over the last 35 years. Not only did Jack buy his Company from his dad, but Jack's wife, son, daughter and nephew all work closely at Kestell Company, creating a family rich environmnet that is based on principals of community, help and family.
Jack's business acumen and experience over the years has brought a wealth of knowledge to the real estate community. With thousands of residential and commercial real estate transactions over the years, Jack has also developed a number of high profile residential developments for leading builders along with commerical developments spread throughout the city.
From past president of the Spokane Association of Realtors, Jack is very involved in local and state real estate associations, the Independent Borkers Association and the National Association of Homebuilders.