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About Us

Drilling Company - Williston, ND

Created in 2015 by Chris Carmack, Clayton Carmack, and John Lisle, S&B is a helical pier company. Later that year, Chris left to pursue work overseas and passed on the company operations to Clayton and John. As a result, in early 2016, their families moved to Williston to plant and grow roots. Wanting to become part of the community, S&B joined the API Williston Chapter, the Williston Chamber of Commerce, as well as many other local committees and organizations. In 2018, we were excited to open our new location  in Midland, Texas, which serves as our corporate headquarters. There, we also joined the Midland Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations that work closely with the Midland community. We are committed to being the premier installer of helical piers by outperforming our competitors.


Clayton Carmack – Co-Founder/President

Clayton Carmack sets the tone for the company direction by managing financial and strategic planning. Furthermore, he coordinates efforts between all of the departments within S&B, such as future projects, budgets, contracts, and creating relationships with clients, companies, and communities.

Clayton earned a BBA degree from Mesa State College as well as served in the United States Army, deploying to Iraq in 2003-2004. He worked as a company man for various oil companies and, in a joint venture in 2015, started S&B. Clayton has four children; his oldest proudly serve in the United States Air Force and the Colorado National Guard, respectively.  He resides in Magnolia TX, with his wife and children.

Tim Miller

Tim Miller – Vice President of Finance 

Tim Miller joined the S&B team in August of 2018 as our Vice President of Finance. He oversees a system of internal controls that include evaluating and implementing financial policies. These controls focus on driving the company's financial planning and cost analysis. Tim actively investigates and safeguards the company's financial growth.

Tim earned his MBA from Colorado State University in 2014 with a focus on finance and education. His previous experience includes commercial lending, financial advising, budgeting, and operational management. He currently resides in Magnolia, Texas, with his wife and four children.

John Lisle – Co-Founder/Vice President of Sales 

John Lisle is tasked with identifying and overseeing partnerships and strategic business initiatives and opportunities. Additionally, he works to make sure that projects are acquired, and every client need is met from beginning to well after completion. He actively works within our communities to understand the pulse of the market and maintain positive relationships within our industry. 

Before investing with S&B, John served in the United States Army, deploying to Iraq in 2004-2005. He worked as a police officer for the Houston Police Department, a firefighter with the Spring Volunteer Fire Department, and graduated summa cum laude from Mountain State University with a BS in Criminal Justice. Currently, he  volunteers and enjoys working with several veteran non-profit organizations. He resides in Severance, CO, with his wife and children.

John Lisle

Casey Palenshus – Vice President of Operations 

Casey Palenshus joined S&B in June of 2018. He leads company operations by creating a productive work environment, hiring experienced, skilled employees, and completing projects safely and efficiently. Casey is a team player who works to follow the company's vision by being the premier installer of foundation solutions in energy, industrial and commercial areas.

Casey began working in the Bakken after graduating high-school in early 2011. He began building his resume working as a roustabout constructing dirt foundations for pump units and tank batteries. He began working in the helical pier business soon after and worked his way up to supervising projects for complex deep steel foundations in multiple oil and gas projects for seven years. Casey's experience, dedication to his job, and success in the industry have landed him this position with S&B. Casey resides in Magnolia, TX, with his wife and children.

Casey Palenshus