About SBT Contractors

SBT is a privately held multi-family construction firm that focuses on ground-up new construction in the Southeast and Southwest United States. We perform builds for both 3rd party clients as well as our own bought deals.

We focus on redevelopment opportunities where land use is not being utilized to its fullest potential or we will perform a full structural renovation if that fits the market need. SBT is really a hybrid construction firm in that we can perform both ground up or property rehab with the same skill and expertise one might expect from a competitor whom just focuses on one single type of construction.

Whether you are looking to build 20 townhomes or 250 apartment units, SBT can handle everything from initial design all the way through completion.

Executive Management Team

Charlie Tate

Principal/Business Development Southeast Region

Charlie spends his time looking for projects that fit the SBT model of success. This includes meeting with clients as well as purchasing land for the group to build on themselves.

Charlie is always open to meet with developers and land owners whom are looking for that qualified General Contractor to handle the entire project including sitework, or even just to discuss SBT handling the vertical construction aspect of the project.

In his personal time, Charlie likes to golf and spend time with his 2 boys. He is a proud graduate of the University of Florida and is an avid Gator fan to say the least.

Michael Strauss


Michael oversees all company operations in our Woodstock, GA main office. He is involved on a day to day basis with all financials of the company, and closely watches all accounting, insurance, and banking processes.

Michael also travels extensively to our office in the Washington, D.C area to oversee company proceedings in that market as well.

Michael is heavily involved in the community youth sports scene, and spends most of his free time with his 4 children. Michael is a graduate of Montclair State University and has many years of suffering as a diehard NY Jets fan.

Scott Barbour

Principal/Business Development Mid Atlantic Region

Scott oversees much of our State LLC business in the DC/Baltimore region. State LLC is our multifamily renovation company that does multi-million dollar rehabs for REITs in the mid atlantic area.

Scott meets daily with our current list of clients concerning both ongoing and future projects. Scott also finds new construction opportunities for SBT.

Scott spends most of his free time with his 3 boys and is heavily involved in their youth sports and school programs. Scott is a graduate of Penn State University and somehow is both a Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Bill Cushard

Principal/Construction Management

Bill oversees all of SBT’s construction projects, to include staffing and estimating oversight. Bill has over 30 years experience as a superintendent, Project Manager, head of construction services and any other role possible in terms of a large multi-family construction project.

Bill worked for Trammell Crow and Lane for years building over 5000 apartment and condominium units in the Atlanta area and across the Southeast. Bill’s expertise is unmatched in the industry, and his team of estimators, project managers, and superintendents are all trained extensively to become experts in their crucial role to SBT.

Bill spends a lot of his time with his grandchildren and other family. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Bill has called the Atlanta area home for 30 years now.