Business Spotlight: Sullivan Woodwork
If you are looking for some inspired, handcrafted décor for your home –or the perfect (custom) gift for a friend, look no further than Sullivan Woodwork. Gahanna residents and owners Tony & Angie Sullivan combined their talents (he’s a landscape craftsman; she’s a graphic designer) to start a Gahanna business specializing in handcrafted items you won’t find elsewhere. We posed a few questions to Tony to learn more about their story:
Tell us about your business (mission/goal) and how it came about?
I have always been in the tree and landscape business, working with all types of wood. My family business is Sullivan Tree Service. We have extra wood from landscape jobs, so I decided to start milling my own wood, which led to making wood signs. My wife is a graphic designer, so we decided to combine the graphics with the wood products, using CNC and laser carving.
Initially we sold at festivals and fairs around town, and have always sold through our website. Gahanna’s Herb Day Festival was one of our first events. Now we also have a shop at Creekside Plaza. My goal is to share thoughtful and inspirational words and allow people to put custom quotes on our wood products for their homes and businesses.
What is your specialty?
Over the years, we have been able to add a variety of products. They include large and small wood signs, coasters, magnets, keychains and much more. Our products make great souvenirs, holiday & special occasion gifts.
What do you like about doing business in Gahanna?
I have lived in Gahanna since 2002 and have seen my family and the community grow in many ways. My hope is that Sullivan Woodwork can add to the diversity of businesses in Gahanna and become a community gift shop. I am always adding new products, and now adding epoxy “river” art (which combines glossy colors with natural wood) and other unique styles.
Where can people learn more about your company?
Customers can visit our website at www.SullivanWoodworkOhio.com or visit our store at Creekside Plaza (hours are currently Sat. & Sun. 12-5 pm).