Michael W. Solebello - Principal
Michael has almost 30 years of experience in the
construction industry. In the early 1980ís he
began working on his own projects as an
independent contractor. Deciding to develop a
full-service company was a big step and in 1999
Sawbucks Contracting LLC was established to take
on larger building and remodeling projects.
Michael realized that in addition to quality
craftsmanship clients hungered for
professionalism that was sorely lacking in other
companies. His hands-on experience has proven
invaluable when addressing issues with actual
construction, design, schedules, estimating and
finance. He also has proven experience in real
estate investing and the work required for
condominium conversion and custom home
design/build. Michaelís designs have won many
Beersheba awards and he has been a part of many
award winning projects throughout the New Jersey
shore region. He lives in Ocean Grove and is married to Susan. Together they
have two grown children, Michael and Meagan.
Kathleen Price-Ancona - Project Manager
Kathleen joined Sawbucks Contracting LLC in 2012 after spending 22 years with IBM where she gained experience across many functional areas of the company. Kathleen is an avid fan of design and renovation shows on PBS and HGTV, including "This Old House." After managing renovation projects for herself and her family, she discovered a passion for good design and quality renovations; so, she studied to become certified as a Project Manager. With Sawbucks, Kathleen maintains one-on-one contact with the homeowner throughout the process and assists in product selection. Sawbucks has designed a process to ensure that the homeowner is kept informed throughout the entire project. Kathleen manages this process with an easy to read Work Calendar that keeps the clients up-to-date on the progress of their project. Kathleen and her husband, Bill, moved to the Jersey Shore in 2006 and enjoy living and working along the small coastal towns.
Steve Twidle – Estimator/Sales
Steve joined Sawbucks Contracting LLC in 2002 as
a Site Manager. He was selected for
his position based upon his excellent customer
service skills and outstanding relationship with
sub-contractors. For the past several decades Steve has
worked in all areas of the construction and home
improvement business. He is a master carpenter
and is highly acknowledged for his close
attention to detail. His estimating is detailed, accurate and easy to understand. He is known for his ability to listen to the homeowners desires and concerns and turn it into a proposal that meets their vision and budget. Steve is a lifetime resident of Ocean Grove who designed and built his own home. He is very active in the Ocean Grove community. Steve is married to Susan and has two grown children, Samantha and Clayton.
Mary Pat Sweeney – Office Manager
Mary Pat joined Sawbucks Contracting LLC in 2001
after spending 20 years in the international
banking industry in New York City. The bank she
worked for was bought by another and she was
ready for a change of pace. She gave up her
full-time apartment in the city and moved
full-time to her weekend home in
Ocean Grove. After taking an extended vacation
she began to look for local work. Having known
Mike and Sue from her years in Ocean Grove, they
approached her about working a few hours a week.
As their business grew, so did Mary Pat’s hours
and responsibilities. She is now in their office
four days a week as their Office Manager.