Cumberland Design and Building Company, Inc.

Meet Our Team

W.R. Unger

W.R. Unger
President

Richard E. Murphy, P.E.

Richard E. Murphy, P.E.
Vice President

Todd Thumma

Todd Thumma
Project Manager

Stacy Durbin

Stacy Durbin
Project Manager

W.R. Unger

President

W.R. Unger

Bob joined the Cumberland Buildings Company in 1978.  A Carlisle native, he attended the University of Virginia and then worked in construction for several years while residing in Charlottesville.  When he moved back to Pennsylvania, he was hired by Cumberland as an Assistant Project Manager.  His first project with the company was the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company facility in Ephrata. Bob became Project Manager on Weyerhauser after just 3 months on the job.

During his tenure at Cumberland Buildings Company, Inc., Bob worked in the engineering and surveying department, as an assistant construction manager, and as the sales and business development manager. In 1988 he became the Vice-President of the company. When the previous owner, Dave Rogers, decided to retire in 1992, Bob took over the company.

Today his responsibilities include business development, review and maintenance of current customer accounts, and general project oversight. Bob recently completed a three year term on the fourteen member Advisory Council for Butler Manufacturing Company of North America. Locally, he is a board member of the Carlisle Area Economic Development Corporation (C.A.E.D.C.) and is a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. He also serves the Borough of Carlisle by sitting on the Board of Appeals which reviews construction code issues.

In addition, Bob devotes a significant amount of time to the community he lives and works in. Bob has completed his 4th (3 year) term on the Carlisle Family YMCA Board of Directors. He was presented the Doris Condit Award and the Adult Service Award for 2010.  He continues to be very active in helping the YMCA complete their strategic plan for a new facility.  He also is one of the co-chairs of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County.

"The reason I'm in this business is that I love seeing the fruits of my labor on a daily basis. It is a great feeling to be able to sit down with a customer, hear what they want and need, and go get the job done. It is so rewarding to come back to that customer at project completion and hear them say 'Thanks for making my vision a reality.'"