Robert Kulp Bio

Learn more about Robert Kulp of Salvage Dawgs.
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Robert Kulp (L) and Mike Whiteside with a door panel coffee table created at Black Dog Salvage, as seen on DIY Network's original series Salvage Dawgs.

Photo by: Sam Dean/ Getty Images ©2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sam Dean/ Getty Images, 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As the guy carrying the clipboard, Robert Kulp is always the one to crunch the numbers and focus on the bottom line. In contrast to his business partner and Black Dog Salvage co-owner Mike Whiteside, Robert often uses slightly smaller tools to work on the more detailed-oriented projects of a salvage. With a degree from Virginia Tech in Building Construction, Robert is the team’s resident textbook when it comes to understanding architectural design. His extensive knowledge in structural engineering allows him to carefully and accurately dismantle pieces on a salvage.

As a former Naval Officer, Robert is all about “attention to detail” and “running a tight ship,” a source of pain and entertainment for the rest of the Black Dog crew.  In his spare time, Robert can be found cheering on the Hokies, kite boarding, navigating behind the wheel of “Damn Skippy” (Mike and Robert’s vintage cabin cruiser), or simply navigating the busy schedules of his three teenage daughters.

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