The Executive, Operations, Field Management and Support personnel of Select Building Systems, Inc. (“SBS”) are a collection of highly trained and skilled professionals. In addition to their many years of commitment to SBS, they all have years of experience in their respective areas of responsibility. It is the common practice of SBS to assign a representative of all departments to work with each client and each individual project to ensure the highest levels of quality, safety, and efficiency are brought to each project site.
Stephen Schiffman, President
Steve has over 40 years of experience in the operations, supervision, management and ownership of a variety of successful business ventures. After studying Engineering Management at Louisiana State University, Steve began his formal career with the construction and development of residential homes in the Greater New Orleans, Louisiana area. Upon his relocation to San Antonio, Texas in 1971, Steve has managed and/or owned several construction businesses providing construction management services in residential homes, restaurant construction and management, commercial construction and a variety of real estate development operations. One of the original founders of SBS, Steve oversees all construction operations of the Company.
David Morgan, Executive Vice President
An Honors Graduate from Louisiana State University-New Orleans in 1974 with dual degrees in Accounting and Philosophy, David has more than 35 years of business operations, executive management and ownership experience, mostly in the New Orleans area. David obtained his CPA Certificate in 1975. After working in the field of public accounting for an international accounting firm, David held various management and ownership positions with firms in advertising, oil & gas and structural engineering. David moved to Texas and joined his business partner, Stephen Schiffman, in 1994 and both were the original principals in the formation on SBS. David manages all aspects of the Company’s operations.
John Maywald, Vice President of Finance
A 1990 graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio with a degree in Accounting, John has accumulated a vast knowledge of business and accounting procedures and practices during his career. Prior to joining SBS in 1995 as one of the original founders of the Company, John worked at a variety of small businesses in San Antonio and Albuquerque, NM. A computer technology expert, John has developed the extensive computer system that is the backbone of SBS’s day-to-day operations. John is responsible for the oversight of SBS’s accounting, insurance and human resource personnel.
Ted J. Culbreth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
A 1988 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in Agriculture and Economics, Ted is a member of the SBS Executive Management group. An experienced professional with over 20 years of management experience, Ted has taken over responsibility for the sales and marketing efforts of SBS Construction. Based on his combined experience with NCI Building Systems and the Alert Building System division of Centurion Industries, Ted brings specific knowledge of the metal building and storage industry aspects of SBS’s current operations. Besides his oversight of the day-to-day marketing aspects for SBS, Ted focuses on managing the long-term growth of SBS and in developing additional lines of business.
Danny Montelepre, Vice President of Louisiana Region
Danny obtained his BS – Construction Management from Louisiana State University in 2002. During college, he worked in various construction-related positions with an electrical contractor and a residential contractor in the Greater Baton Rouge, LA area. Upon completion of college, Danny transferred to Atlanta, GA and joined America’s Home Place, a residential developer and contractor, as a Construction Superintendent and Subcontractor Coordinator. In 2004, Danny returned to Louisiana and joined SBS Construction as a Project Manager. Danny has managed all construction projects for SBS in Louisiana and Mississippi and is the Company’s Regional Operations Manager working out of SBS’s Baton Rouge Regional Office. Danny has extensive experience in all types of commercial construction from single story to multi-story developments over 100,000 square feet. Danny has coordinated several million square feet of commercial construction since joining SBS and has developed an extensive network of subcontractors, vendors and suppliers in his operating area. Danny is a member of the Executive Committee of SBS and provides input on strategic relationships with clients and subcontractors in our Louisiana and Mississippi operating areas.
Harlan F. Schiffman, Lead Estimator
A 1969 graduate from Louisiana State University – New Orleans, Harlan worked in the chemical and insurance industries in Louisiana until his relocation to San Antonio in 1979 to begin his career in construction. Starting in remodeling, Harlan’s continual advancement to Construction Superintendent on both residential and commercial projects throughout Texas allowed him to gain valuable experience in all aspect of the construction industry. Harlan’s overall knowledge of construction methods and procedures, along with his years of actual construction supervision, provided him with the experience to manage the estimating department of SBS Construction.
Larry Watts, Project Manager
Joining SBS in 2014, Larry brings 30 years of extensive construction experience in many differing fields including schools, self-storage, chemical plants, retail, residential and commercial projects. Recently specializing in site work and underground utilities, Larry’s expertise in this area significantly enhances SBS’s ability to handle complex and challenging projects. His technical understanding of construction procedures and processes allows him to efficiently manage vendors, suppliers and subcontractors as well as effectively communicating with clients, architects and engineers.
Harold Liles, Project Manager
With 25 years of construction management experience, Harold’s addition to the SBS Project Management team in 2014 further demonstrates the company’s commitment to building a highly skilled network of construction managers. Harold has an excellent track record of completing project from $2-100 million dollars within budgets and established time frames. Harold possesses the organizational skills and technical understanding to control costs; maintain schedules; manage superintendents; communicate with clients, architects and engineers; and to ensure projects exceed quality standards and operate in a safe manner.