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.
  • Steve Largent
  • Brad R. Milanowski, P.E.
  • Carl Lampley, P.E.
  • David Reuter
  • Ellen Morphew
  • James Hash
  • Jeff Roberts
  • Jeff Stach
  • John Kelly, P.E., S.E.
  • Johnny Bean
  • 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.

Steve Largent

Chairman of the Board

Steve Largent joined B+T Group as Chairman of the Board following an investment from Gladstone Investment Corporation and its affiliate Gladstone Capital Corporation (“Gladstone”). As Chairman, Steve brings industry expertise from 10 years as President & CEO of CTIA – The Wireless Association and serving on the Telecommunications Subcommittee during his seven years as a Member of the United States Congress (R-OK).

Steve played 14 years as a record-setting wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa. Following his retirement from professional football, he managed his own advertising & marketing firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country.

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, Construction + Field Services

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.

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.

Director, DAS/Small Cell Engineering

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, 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.

Lori McNulty

Director, 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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B+T Group is guided by a few “easy to say and hard to do” values:
  • We know our business exists to create and keep customers.
  • We know economic opportunities don’t happen unless we provide value for others – particularly
    by offering something no one else can match.
  • We always show up on time, do what we say we’re going to do and we always—always –finish
    what we start.
  • We remember to always say, “Please” and “Thank you”.
  • We always aim for “no surprises” and we never make excuses.

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CAD Manager

Position Summary

The CAD Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, creating vision and building a cohesive unit to a newly centralized CAD Department that supports multiple business departments. This will include overseeing the planning, scheduling, and production of quality drawings completed on time and within budget for all disciplines within the Department. The CAD Manager will rely on CAD Leads to oversee the day-to-day functions of each department. The CAD Manager will ensure full utilization of staff and facilitate continuous learning/development within the department.

Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with field offices to establish consistency and procedures.
  • Facilitate communications and resolve critical issues within the CAD Department.
  • Standardize CAD files to optimize efficiency and consistency.
  • Develop processes to efficiently direct and monitor all CAD activities.
  • Establish priorities and standards for maintaining quality, cost, and project schedules.
  • Research industry advancements to keep the department on the cutting-edge.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Coordinate with field offices to establish consistency and procedures.
  • Facilitate communications and resolve critical issues within the CAD Department.
  • Standardize CAD files to optimize efficiency and consistency.
  • Develop processes to efficiently direct and monitor all CAD activities.
  • Establish priorities and standards for maintaining quality, cost, and project schedules.
  • Research industry advancements to keep the department on the cutting-edge.

Candidate Profile

  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions and take responsibility with confidence.
  • Searching for repeatable results through a demand for high quality drawings.
  • Ability to thrive in a workplace that may experience a rapid shift in priorities to meet
     customer demands.
  • Has a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent people and process management skills.
  • Capable of success in a varied working environment.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

LOCATION
Tulsa, OK
If you meet the above position requirements, please forward your resume and cover letter to
jobs@btgrp.com

CAD Technician

Position Summary

Work every day with our Core Values in mind. The CAD Technician prepares civil engineering construction drawings as well as reads and understands site plans, cell tower drawings, grounding plans and electrical schematics. Design of site grading, site utilities, grounding systems and incidental landscape and irrigation. 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. Communicate and work with the design team members within as well as outside of B+T Group. We strive to hire hard-working, dedicated people that are looking to make a real difference, and know that what they do matters.

Specific Tasks and Duties

New Construction (CD’s)
  • Compile information into new folders created on server.
  • Utilize templates as a starting point to produce modification drawings. Drawings to include elevations, plans, schedules and section details based on schematic information provided by engineers.
  • Utilize and incorporate additional information from manufacturer’s drawing or mappings to accurately depict existing conditions.

Revisions/As-built
  • Make necessary corrections to drawings as per redlines or engineering notes
  • Revise computer-aided designs and plans to comply with changes made during actual construction.

Quality Control
  • Maintain the quality, accuracy and security of the computer based data.
  • Make recommendations based on efficiency and expediency.

Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent, vocational technology certification in computer-aided drafting.
  • At least two years’ experience performing computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD preferably).
  • Civil drafting experience.
  • Experience in an engineering firm preferred.
  • Drafting experience in the wireless / telecom industry highly preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Detailed-orientated with ability to multi-task.
  • Use of standard computer equipment and CADD software, plotters, scanners and other various types of office equipment.

Candidate Profile
  • Want a visible role where they can come in and make an immediate impact.
  • Enjoy a mixture of autonomous and collaborative work.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with tons of upside potential.
  • Have a passion and pride for the work they perform.
  • Promptness and dependability.

Location
Tulsa, OK
Atlanta, GA

If you meet the above position requirements, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@btgrp.com

Project Coordinator

Position Summary

The project coordinator is generally responsible for the setup and/or closeout of telecom engineering jobs including structural analysis, structural letters and other job types handled by the telecom engineering department. The Project Coordinator is responsible to create project tasks by inputting data into B+T’s project management system (Vision), gather and verify site information required to perform the required task, compile the information into project folders (both electronic and physical) and post the information to the engineering staff. The coordinator will utilize web based client systems to gather data and to upload deliverables upon job completion. The project coordinator communicates extensively with clients and the engineering team both orally and through email. Efficient and effective implementation of tasks should be accomplished with minimal supervision. Duties also include, but are not limited to: general office system operations; email correspondence with clients; projects tracking and close-out; filing; copy and scan functions.

Specific Tasks and Duties
» Project Diligence
  • Set up tasks in project management system
  • Gather project information from clients and verify by examination and comparison of drawings, previous analyses, specification sheets, client applications, photos, etc
  • Upload deliverables into client system
  • Close out projects in client systems and Vision
» Interface
  • Communicate with clients both orally and via e-mail
  • Update clients as to project status, place and remove projects, from hold per client instructions
  • Interface with engineering staff regarding project status/ priority and project information
  • Work Distribution
  • Create electronic and physical job folders and distribute to engineering staff
  • Create, review and update Excel spreadsheets

Requirements
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, experience is a plus.
  • Microsoft operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to print AutoCAD documents preferred.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Quick Leaner.
  • Experience in engineering firm or construction background preferred.

Candidate Profile
  • Capable of thriving in a workplace that may experience a rapid shift in priorities to meet customer demands.
  • Has a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to solve problems and be collaborative to achieve success of common goal.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Other
  • Work Days: Monday-Friday
  • Work Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location
Tulsa, OK

If you meet the above position requirements, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@btgrp.com