Who we are is reflected in everything we do. We strive to deliver the best services by positioning ourselves beyond the goals of each of our clients—we don't just meet expectations; we exceed them.

Our swift analysis process helps us perform more than 3,000 tower evaluations each year. We rely on multiple quality control points and direct client contact to resolve project issues with speed and accuracy.

We provide sound engineering solutions for more than 750 towers annually. Our modification design and build services include structural analysis, modification design, construction management, post-construction inspection and reporting.

Each of our site design and development services is generated by a dedicated team supervised by experienced project managers. We utilize cutting edge technology and Cloud solutions to gather and transfer data back to the office in real time, enabling B+T Group to complete a high volume of reports and construction documents while maintaining a high level of quality, accuracy and timeliness.

What we do:

  • Site Audits / Assessment Surveys
  • Permit Drawings
  • Zoning Drawings
  • Construction Drawings
  • Shelter Audits / Layout Drawings
  • Raised Platform Design / Layout
  • Generator Installation Drawings
  • Photo Simulations

Outsourced:

  • Surveys (Topographical / Boundary)
  • Geotechnical Reports

We pay attention to details. Our experienced field personnel conduct climbed and ground-based inspections, audits and mappings for all towers and equipment, and convert mapping data from the field directly into reports.

B+T Group provides full-service structural design services for all types of buildings throughout the country. We collaborate with owners, architects, consultants and contractors to evaluate and analyze the best solutions for our projects and clients.

Our work includes:

  • Retail
  • Office
  • Hotel and Restaurant
  • Educational
  • Financial
  • Institutional
  • Religious
  • Residential
  • Retaining Structures
  • Governmental
  • Multi-unit Residential
  • Revit (BIM) Experience
  • Contractor Field Engineering Support Services
  • Structural Steel Connection Design
  • Special Inspection Services

Our industrial design and project management teams provide extensive investigation, renovation and new construction services. We also have experience in oil and gas, manufacturing and warehouse projects.

What we do:

  • Pipe supports and racks
  • Equipment foundations
  • Rooftop equipment stairs and platforms
  • Storage bin frame structures and foundations
  • Multi-story enclosure buildings
  • Equipment and operations buildings
  • Walk bridge support structures

B+T Group was founded on reliability, and that’s exactly what we deliver. We provide structural inspection and evaluation services for new and existing construction. In the event of an emergency, our on-site FEMA Structural Specialist is available at all times.

What we do:

  • Structural Investigation
  • Construction Inspections
  • Structure Evaluation and Rehabilitation
  • Spatial Equipment Survey
  • Reinforcement of Existing Structures
  • Structure Analysis and Reporting
  • Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports
  • Controlled Explosive Demolition Consulting

As the critical first step to getting a site built, site acquisition services drives the ability to get the carrier on-air whether it’s a new build or a collocation. B+T Group has established a reputation for being a go-to for these services. Our team is built around several industry veterans who have experience with every major carrier in the United States.

Whether we’re auditing a total install as a post-construction inspection or a simple collocation, our team of trained climbers and technicians provides detailed reporting and information for each completed audit.

Our mappings and inspections are performed by experienced technicians. We accurately capture data as it’s recorded, minimizing errors that may prove costly when evaluating structural integrity in the future.

The demand for national coverage is propelling the need for microwave installs to provide the necessary backhaul. Our certified technicians and microwave climb team work together to provide end-to-end installation services.

We recognize the ever-expanding marketplace for radio channels. We hire certified technicians to support radio, adds and base station installs. Our certifications include OEMs like Motorola, Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and Nortel.

Battery maintenance is necessary for complete function of any project. We recognize the importance of safety and regulations. That’s why we follow strict protocol for installing, removing and disposing of batteries from cell sites.

Carriers have shifted the way they are designing their macro networks by significantly increasing in-building DAS installations. At B+T Group, we recognized the trend and built a team of engineers and technicians to support this demand. We’re capable of partnering on the design component because of our vast engineering team experience, but we’ve also trained our technicians to install these systems since they greatly differ from tower installations. Combined, the services create a wealth of value to the carriers since we’re typically involved on the front end design.

B+T Group equipped to handle virtually any kind of construction service. With access to the necessary training and tools, our team of technicians and climbers is capable of supporting the most complex projects.

With more than 1,000 PIM tests under our belt, we honed our skills to be able to identify all types of infrastructure problems. Our team tests, troubleshoots and fixes hundreds of cell sites, saving our customers time and money.

Quality doesn't just describe what we do; it defines the relationship we establish with each of our clients. B+T Group is trusted by the world's largest brands to provide the most reliable telecom and structural engineering services.

B+T Group was founded in 2000 by Dinesh Bhat and Chad Tuttle. As former consulting engineers in the telecommunications industry, Dinesh and Chad saw an opportunity to create their own company. In 10 years, a two-man operation grew into a full-service structural engineering firm.

B+T Group is a leading engineering, procurement and construction services firm. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, B+T Group holds professional engineering licenses in 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and provides structural engineering and telecommunications services to commercial, industrial and residential industries.


  • Chad E. Tuttle, P.E.
  • Brad R. Milanowski, P.E.
  • Carl Lampley, P.E.
  • David Reuter
  • Ellen Morphew
  • James Hash
  • Jeanette Evans
  • Jeff Roberts
  • Jeff Stach
  • John Kelly, P.E., S.E.
  • Johnny Bean
  • Kent Meyers
  • Kenton Wallace
  • Lori McNulty
  • Peter D. Smith, P.E.
  • Scott S. Vance, P.E.
  • Stephen L. Manuel

Chad E. Tuttle, P.E.

President + CEO

Chad graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in civil engineering, concentrating in structural engineering. He has more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a licensed engineer in 42 states. Chad is experienced in structural analysis, modification, design, and construction of telecommunication structures, foundations and facilities. He also has extensive experience reviewing structural analysis calculations and methodology as an Engineer of Record.

Brad R. Milanowski, P.E.

Vice President, Structural Services

Brad graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, concentrating in structural engineering. He has more than 23 years of experience in structural engineering design and project management for architectural, industrial and telecommunications projects. He is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states. Brad is experienced in structural analysis, modification, design, construction, structural inspections and demolition for a variety of new and existing structures. He also has experience with various building construction materials and structural systems for projects of varied sizes and scopes.

Carl Lampley, P.E.

Senior Engineer, Field Services

Carl graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in mechanical engineering and has 19 years of experience in the tower industry. He joined B+T in 2012 and brings considerable experience to tower construction, maintenance and modification projects. Carl acted as lead engineer for multiple national and international government-owned projects involving towers up to 1500 feet tall.

David Reuter

Executive Vice President, Business Development

David graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in finance and economics. He has more than 12 years of telecommunications experience as a finance and sales professional, and six years of business development experience in several facets of the wireless community. Before joining B+T, David worked as a senior financial analyst for a major wireless carrier. He was responsible for delivering key financial analysis and consulting to senior level management and managed more than $300 million in capital budgets during a national infrastructure rollout.

James Hash

Safety + Quality Assurance Administrator

James graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA. He has 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. James’ breadth of experience allows him to create, implement and manage B+T’s comprehensive employee health and safety program and quality management procedures and systems.

Jeff Roberts

Vice President, Tower Analysis

Jeff graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in mechanical engineering. He gained extensive experience in process improvement and engineering management from years of working in domestic and international manufacturing. Jeff has more than nine years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is experienced in the analysis of telecommunication structures and foundations, He is also experienced in managing field services.

Jeff Stach

Operations Manager, Field Services

Jeff graduated from Missouri Valley College with degrees in business administration and finance, and has more than 14 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Before joining B+T, he co-managed a project that included 120 rawland and collocation installations for a major wireless carrier. Jeff has extensive experience in telecommunications operations. He is a ComTrain Certified Trainer and has performed hundreds of tower inspections, mappings and installations.

John Kelly, P.E., S.E.

Vice President, Operations

John holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. He joined B+T in 2005 and has 16 years of experience in structural engineering design and project management for architectural, industrial and telecommunications projects; notable projects include the Morton Medical Center in Tulsa and the Oklahoma History Center Museum located across from the state capitol in Oklahoma City. John is licensed in the District of Columbia and 17 states, five of which are SE licenses.

Johnny Bean

Operations Project Manager, Field Services

Johnny has more than 13 years experience in the telecommunications industry and a long list of managed projects on his resume. He was responsible for managing a $600,000 tower modification site and both in-house and subcontracted tower crews for large multi-site buildouts. He is a ComTrain Certified Climber and has a strong understanding of daily operations, bidding, customer communication, documentation and closeout packages. Johnny was also a member of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division.

Kent Meyers

Senior Project Manager, Telecom A&E

Kent studied accounting at Rose State College and has a degree from Star Training Institute. He has more than 16 years experience in structural drafting and design, 12 years in sales and marketing, and eight years in the telecommunications industry. As Senior Project Manager, Kent manages a vast number of projects for several major carriers.

Kenton Wallace

Vice President, Business Development

Kenton graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. In his 17+ years of telecommunications site development experience, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining B+T, Kenton served as the National Contract and Vendor Manager at AT&T. Kenton is currently the President of the Georgia Wireless Association.

Peter D. Smith, P.E.

Vice President, Structural Services

Peter graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering. He is a licensed, professional engineer with more than 18 years of experience in structural engineering. His education also includes FEMA Structural Specialist Training, which he uses as a member of Oklahoma Task Force 1, Urban Search and Rescue Team. Peter has experience in structural design and analysis, project management, construction, demolition and structural inspections. He served as Engineer of Record on hundreds of projects ranging in size and scope from residential construction to multi-million-dollar, multistory construction.

Scott S. Vance, P.E.

Vice President, Tower Modifications

Scott graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering. He has more than 15 years of structural engineering experience and five years in the telecommunications industry. Scott is experienced in structural analysis, modification design, construction and inspection of telecommunication structures, sports and recreation complexes, commercial retail and industrial facilities. A licensed engineer in the state of Oklahoma, he has worked on a variety of projects, including both new and existing structures in multiple locations across the United States.

Stephen L. Manuel

Director, Telecom Site Development

Steve graduated from Platt College with a certificate in architectural-interior design and has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining B+T, Steve served in the U.S. Air Force as an Electronics Installations Specialist and as Regional Construction Manager for Cricket Wireless. He has more than 16 years of drafting and design experience and has managed the A&E Department for the past eight years.

Ellen Morphew

Director of Real Estate + Construction

Ellen has been involved in the wireless communications field for over 23 years. Throughout this time, she has developed expertise in all phases of approval and development of tower properties, ranging from title requirements and required document preparation and execution to compliance with all governmental regulations and filings. Ellen has continued to maintain relationships with several major carriers and service providers through site acquisition, real estate management and A&E coordination.

Jeanette Evans

Vice President of Business Development, Staffing

Jeanette graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology and has 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. She has worked for both the carrier and the vendor and has a wide range of wireless experience including collocation, site acquisition/land use, project management and business development in site development and staffing. She has spent the majority of her time dedicated to working in business development and has an exceptional rapport with carriers, tower companies and vendors from coast to coast.

Lori McNulty

Director of Human Resources

Lori joined B+T Group as Director of Human Resources in October 2011. Lori has 25 years of Human Resources experience in several industries, including telecommunications, oil & gas and background checks. She is responsible for all HR activities including Employment, Recruitment, Benefit & Compensation, Labor & Employee Relations. Lori graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Personnel Administration from the University of Kansas.

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Value Statements

  • Great is our starting point.

    We take pride in our company and our work. Whether we’re solving a problem we’ve mastered or one that forces us to learn and evolve, we’re reliable, resourceful and committed to doing the job right. Great gets us in the game; outstanding wins it every time.

  • We strive toward great achievement and have fun doing it.

    We believe the best ideas are created outside the box. Whether we’re in the office, on the golf course or around the ping-pong table, we work collaboratively with our team and clients to generate creative solutions in any environment.

  • Be nimble, reliable and resourceful.

    We’re problem solvers. We go to great lengths to provide dynamic, cost-effective solutions for our clients. Our extensive networking database can be tapped to find reliable resources to solve any problem.

  • We rely on technology to deliver the best solutions.

    We don’t just rely on technology, we provide it. Whether we’re providing speed to market or just a speedier approach to accomplishing a task, we maximize the potential of technology to deliver the best performance to our clients.

  • We don’t always have the lowest prices, but we always do the best work.

    Our prices are competitive, but our success has been built on quality rather than price.  We strive to provide the best engineering and construction services in the country. Our commitment to quality is reflected in everything we do.

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Memberships + Certifications

           
        

CAD Designer

Roles & Responsibilities
A full-time CAD Designer prepares civil engineering construction drawings as well as reads & understands site plans, cell tower drawings, grounding plans & electrical schematics.

This person is also responsible for the design of site grading, site utilities, grounding systems and incidental landscape and irrigation.

A successful CAD Designer communicates and works effectively with the design team members within as well as outside of B+T Group.

Locations
Alpharetta, GA
Phoenix, AZ
Tulsa, OK

Position requirements:
• Vocational Technology certification in computer-aided drafting
• At least two years’ experience performing computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD preferably)
• Work experience within the wireless / cell tower industry / ability to do walk tower sites
• Civil drafting
• Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task

Structural Engineer

Roles & Responsibilities
A full-time Project Engineer produces engineering designs and represents B+T Group in all communications with the client from initial contact throughout completion of the project.
A successful Project Engineer communicates and works effectively with the design team members within as well as outside of B+T Group.
B+T Group provides on-the-job training and a comprehensive benefits package.

Location
Tulsa, OK

Position requirements:
• Bachelor degree in a Structural Engineering related field (Civil, Structural, Radio Frequency and Architectural Engineering)
• Curriculum emphasis in structures design courses (Concrete, steel, timber, masonry, foundations, structural analysis)
• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Preferred)
• Prior experience with an engineering firm is desirable but not a requirement
• Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task

Account Executive

Roles & Responsibilities
This individual will be directly responsible for the success in outside selling, leading and developing leads and opportunities within a defined region. The ability to deliver results in a fast-paced changing landscape within the wireless telecom industry is essential. This individual will be customer and team focused, competitive, open-minded, responsible, and highly motivated demeanor in this position. The position reports to the Vice President of Sales.

Objectives:
• Develop a list of new accounts within the defined region while increasing revenues from existing clients
• Develop and foster relationships in the region to meet sales objectives of the business for all of B+T’s service offerings
• Manage relationships with key customers, business partners, vendors and sub-contractors that support the initiative to build upon core competencies

Responsibilities:
• Further establish market presence and develop key customer relationships.
• Set and meet revenue and market share objectives.
• Develop a sales strategy in the assigned region with a target prospect list and a regional sales plan.
• Prospect qualification, development and execution of new sales opportunities and ongoing revenue streams.
• Pipeline management, sales process management including effective forecasting and opportunity closure using CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
• Arrange and conduct collaborative meetings with our internal production teams and clients to ensure scope of the project, timing, pricing, and responsibilities are outlined prior to the project start.
• Ongoing account management to ensure customer satisfaction and to drive additional revenue streams.
• Being the trusted advisor to the customer by understanding their existing and future build plans and road map to drive B+T’s service offerings across all verticals (engineering, construction, site acquisition, DAS).

In all areas of responsibilities, candidate must demonstrate the:
• Ability to quickly establish trust/relationships with customers in the region.
• Financial Acumen – Apply financial reason to any and every new business opportunity to increase the probability of higher profits by project sold; View the business from a financial perspective to truly evaluate profit and loss.

Candidate Requirements:
• Three to Five plus years of experience in sales
• Knowledge of wireless telecom (i.e. build plans for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
• One to two plus years of experience as a regional sales manager(preferred)
• Proficiency with MS Office products

Education:
• Bachelor degree or equivalent

Location and Travel:
• The position will be located in Phoenix, AZ
• Ability to travel up to 50+% required

Benefits:
• Medical/Dental benefits
• Personal time off (PTO)/ 8 Paid Holidays
• 401K with company matching
• Credit Union Membership