For six hours every weekend, Sullivan helps listeners build it up, tear it down, fix it or replace it.
Sullivan has dedicated his entire adult life to the home-improvement industry and has nearly 40 years of experience selling, using and talking about home improvement products.
At the age of 16, Sullivan began his career working in a hardware store as a stock boy. After attending the University of Cincinnati, he went to work for Cincinnati’s best-known hardware store chain, Hader Hardware.
Sullivan quickly rose through the management ranks and landed in the main office by 1980. He went on to become a limited partner in 1983, followed by majority owner/President of the 18-store chain in 1993. Sullivan sold the company in 1997, but remained President until 2001.
Sullivan’s 25-year career in broadcasting began in 1986 at WCKY while hosting a one-hour, home-improvement radio show. Due to popular demand, it quickly grew to a three-hour program. Sullivan’s media career expanded in 1990 when he began hosting a home improvement segment on a local CBS affiliate. Soon after, he created Hardware Store, which he hosted on HGTV for four years. In 1994, Sullivan’s radio show extended to the four-hour show available today, and in 2001, he joined Premiere Networks’ lineup of syndicated radio programs. In 2000, he created a TV show called Homeworx, which airs on the local CBS affiliate in Cincinnati. Now in its 15th year, the half hour program teaches viewers everything they need to know about their house.