About us

Intelligent Design Solutions

With hundreds of clients served across the world, SBS provides proven, effective solutions for designing the world’s critical infrastructure.

SINCE 2002

About SBS

SBS intelligent design solutions help utility and telecom organizations leverage the power of their investments in utility networks, GIS, CAD, and enterprise systems. The company has helped hundreds of utility, telecommunications, and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) firms achieve real benefits with dramatic increases in productivity. With offices in Denver, Colorado and Melbourne, Australia, SBS provides expert-level consulting skills and extensive experience in working with the unique engineering aspects of critical, networked infrastructure.

Intelligent design solutions involve much more than the outstanding visual graphics we deliver to our clients. SBS solutions create real-world models, often referred to as digital twins, to power the critical applications that manage interconnected network grids. Our intelligent designs enable better, safer construction and optimized asset operations. SBS also provides product-level, configurable integration to enterprise systems that empowers our clients to achieve optimal returns on the billions of dollars of infrastructure assets they manage.

Our Team

SBS has been offering first class solutions to our customers all over the world since 2002.

  • Dennis Beck
    President and CEO
    Dennis Beck is a co-founder of SBS. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in engineering design, geospatial systems implementation, software systems consultancy, business analysis, and systems engineering. He specializes in the use of advanced technologies to solve the challenges of managing critical infrastructure information.

     

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  • Andrew Street
    Vice President of Technology
    Andy Street, a founding partner of SBS, has more than thirty years of experience in the GIS marketplace. Andy is recognized throughout the GIS industry as one of the most experienced implementers and integrators of object-oriented GIS technologies for the management of critical infrastructure in the utility, telecommunications, and government market segments. 
  • Ben Lord
    Chief Financial Officer
    Ben Lord joined SBS as Director of Finance and Human Resources in August 2009. He manages the finance, accounting, and human resources departments. 
  • Patrick Reid
    Chief Operating Officer
    Pat Reid joined SBS as the Director of Delivery in November 2011. He brings over thirty years of experience in project management and sales to the SBS team. Pat oversees all aspects of the SBS integration services group.
  • Ryan Cauffman
    Director of Customer Experience
    Ryan Cauffman joined SBS in September 2009. He leads and manages all marketing activities for SBS as well as the SBS FME practice and software division. As business unit leader, Ryan manages the sales and accounts of SBS and Safe Software developed software and services.
  • Joey Baker
    Director of Substation Solutions
    Joey Baker leads the SBS Substation Solutions team and oversees the product and service delivery of this business unit.  Joey is a twenty-year veteran of the substation industry and has been actively involved in moving the industry from legacy, CAD-based design to advanced 3D modeling systems. 
  • Trevor Scullion
    Director of Emerging Technologies
    Trevor leads SBS in the research of the latest technologies SBS customers can leverage to transform engineering and design processes into digital solutions. He has spent more than twenty years researching, building, and selling two software startups, one of which was the Substation Design Suite products acquired by SBS. 
  • Serguei Sokolov
    Director of Strategic Consulting
    Serguei is an Enterprise Architect and subject matter expert for Utilities. He supports the delivery of major projects, business development, and customer relations. Working with SBS consulting and third-party teams, Serguei advises on enterprise and cloud technologies, industry implementation best practices, and SBS products direction to ensure sustainability and repeatability of solutions. 
  • Greg House
    General Manager, SBS Australia
    Greg House leads the Asia-Pacific office, which opened in 2007, in Melbourne, Australia, to serve the growing client base in that region. Greg is a veteran with more than forty years of experience in the Australian geospatial and utility industries, managing GIS project and support services from an internal utility perspective and as an external service provider.  
  • Jim Lucas
    Executive Consultant
    Jim Lucas has twenty years of experience as a utility design professional and software project manager. Jim provides executive consulting and guidance for SBS customers in the implementation of integrated design solutions. He also advises the SBS product development team on utility design trends and best practices.
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    Our Partners

    SBS Partners With Industry-Leading Organizations

    SBS is committed to delivering best-of-breed distribution and substation design solutions to the utility and telecommunications industries. To meet the needs of our customers, SBS has established proven methodologies, industry templates, configuration tools, and a network of third-party partners. SBS continually works with its customers, delivery teams, and partners to continuously improve these solutions. 

    SBS design solutions seamlessly integrate with a variety of systems that are part of an overall design workflow including asset management, work order management, GIS, engineering analysis, and mobile computing. SBS has technical expertise and strategic partnerships with leading industry solution providers: Autodesk, Esri, Oracle, Safe Software, SPIDA Software, and others. 

    Autodesk Consulting System Integrator

    SBS is a strategic partner of Autodesk, having acquired their portfolio of utility products, Substation Design Suite and AutoCAD Utility Design. SBS also acquired Autodesk’s utility consulting team as part of the strategic alliance. These highly skilled staff members have deep technical expertise in many of Autodesk’s core products including AutoCAD, Map3D, Inventor, Vault and others. SBS is an Autodesk Consulting System Integrator and has developed product-level integration solutions that support GIS, engineering, and ERP workflow integration via the Utility DataHub™ platform.

    Esri Silver Partner

    As the global leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Esri is a key partner with SBS in providing a geographic context to our Intelligent Design Solutions. SBS is a renowned leader in the integration of Esri geospatial products including advanced support for the Esri Utility Network Model Extension. SBS also provides Esri-based interoperability solutions to support coexistence with CAD and alternate GIS products. With over one hundred Esri-based engagements in place, SBS provides the unique skills to make geographic information an integral part of utility design workflows.

    Safe Software Silver Partner

    Safe Software’s FME product is the market leader ETL for geospatial information. SBS leverages FME in many of our spatial integration offerings, enabling our clients to exchange data between different applications without the limitations of proprietary formats and systems. SBS is a member of the Silver VAR Partner Program for Safe Software and has developed several FME extensions that support a variety of different platforms. Working with SBS products, these FME offerings support advanced capabilities such as two-way interoperability and network model extraction.

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    SBS Company Values

    Flexibility

    Always adapting to the needs of our customers and the business environment.

    Innovation

    Always looking at new and better ways to do things for our customers.

    A Passion for Customer Service

    Always doing those extra things that turn a good job into a masterful performance.

    Join a Dynamic Organization in a Fast-Paced Industry

    SBS provides a rewarding and exciting environment promoting flexibility, innovation, and commitment. We strive to employ the best people in our industry and encourage innovation, leadership, and achievement to provide employees the opportunity to make a real difference.

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    Are you a fit?

    We’re always looking to connect with the most talented individuals in the industry. If you think you have something to contribute, please feel free to get in touch!

    Please send resume and cover letter to hr@spatialbiz.com.

    SBS offers competitive salaries, performance incentives, paid holidays, a comprehensive insurance package, an outstanding 401k plan, and tuition reimbursement.

    Please contact our human resources department if you would like to send us your qualifications or receive further information: hr@spatialbiz.com.