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About Us

We specialize in the rural justice market, where needs differ from urban justice markets. The SouthBuild Team is an easy to remember label for this special group effort by Smith-Doyle Contractors and the SpiritArchitecture Group, LLC.  Each member is an independent company connected by a common goal—a pleased clientele.  SpiritArchitecture carries out the design role.  Then, Smith-Doyle Contractors, Inc. executes the construction management role.

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Our Process

Our BuildTrue Process recognizes the need for timely construction-side input to provide cost control expertise.  The process also recognizes the need for timely design-side input to provide tailored design solutions.  Finally, the client provides key direction for the entire team.  This interactive approach from the outset allows for scope control AND cost control.

Your Project

Projects are publicly bid with sealed bids opened at the client’s location.  Local participation is highly encouraged with approximately 70 to 80 percent of the trades being from the project's region.

The BuildTrue Process has proven to be very successful at accurate budgeting.  In fact, the SB Team has a 100% track record of staying within budget.  Further, all savings remain with the client.

An important key is the work session, we interact with the law enforcement staff to ensure a design that minimizes the need for additional staff.

Common Sense Application

The SB Team is knowledgeable of many justice issues from funding challenges to inmate management approaches. We also apply ‘common sense’ Needs Assessments to arrive at practical solutions which allows the team to build new or convert other types of buildings into justice facilities.

James S. Langford A.I.A

Mr. Langford has over 42 years of experience. He has specialized in justice planning and design for over 25 years. Mr. Langford has designed over 12,000 detention beds and over $500,000,000 worth of justice projects in multiple states.  These projects have ranged from small 25 bed jails to 800 beds plus—averaging around 200 to 300 beds per facility in approximately 70 projects.

Scott R. Rozanski A.I.A

Mr. Rozanski has over 35 years of experience guiding projects from conceptual design thru construction including programming, site design, and numerous facility/space utilization studies. The past two decades have included extensive judicial and institutional project experiences ranging from $500,000 alterations to $20,000,000 criminal justice complexes.

Mike Kelley

Mike has over 40 years of experience with all aspects of construction, including 20 years of owner relations with justice clients spanning more than 50 detention projects encompassing jails, courts and juvenile facilities.

Andy Legg

Andy has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry.  He has 12 years of experience serving as President of his own Construction related business.  His other duties include purchasing, business development, estimating, project management, logistics, new product development, marketing and sales management.

Steve Littleton A.I.A.

Steve Littleton has over 20 years of experience with SpiritArchitecture. His involvement with facility design has included all aspects of architecture, from initial concept design, master planning, detailed production, project management and construction administration.

Mark Hammer R.A.

Mr. Hammer has over 25 years of experience in project management, production, construction administration, and design. His experience includes initial concept design, master planning, detail development, production supervision and quality control.

Ed Brooks

Ed Brooks has over 20 years of experience with SpiritArchitecture, his responsibilities including site design, building design, planning, production, project management, construction administration & rendering.

Curtis Sigler

Mr. Sigler has over 31 years of architectural experience in commercial retail project management. His involvement included site selection, schematic design, detailed production, including project management and monitoring construction throughout all phases.

Donald H. Abernathy, Jr.

Mr. Abernathy is Vice President of Smith-Doyle Contractors and has over 25 years of experience in project management, construction administration, and estimating.

Robert A. Barrett

Mr. Barrett is President of Smith-Doyle Contractors and has over 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, and estimating.

Jack F. Robinson, Jr.

Mr. Robinson is Vice President of Smith-Doyle Contractors and has over 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, and estimating. Responsibilities include cost estimating, project management, scheduling, and project development and coordination with Owner, Contractors, and Consultants.

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