Our Foundation is Built on Excellent People

About SODO Builders

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, SODO Builders is a commercial general contractor working to build better urban communities throughout America. SODO Builders works hand-in-hand with American Life, Inc, a company specializing in real estate development and EB-5 investments. Together, we develop prime real estate, manage properties, provide construction services and help our international clients meet their immigration goals. Sodo Builders also has a regional office located in Los Angeles, California.

Our Corporate Leadership

Gregory Steinhauer

Gregory Steinhauer is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1984) with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He has spent his entire working career in construction and real estate development. He currently directs all American Life largescale development projects and oversees SODO Builders, the company’s in-house construction company. A lifelong resident of Seattle, Greg served as president of a construction and residential development company for 15 years that specialized in urban infill mid-rise projects. Just prior to joining American Life, he was vice president of development for a billion-dollar institutional real estate investment firm in which he was active in acquiring and entitling several projects.

Greg currently serves on the board of the Seattle Police Foundation and is an active supporter of many local charities.

Bill Polis

Bill is responsible for all phases of the business development, marketing and sales cycle. Bill’s knowledge of building systems infrastructure allows him to consult with clients and insures that SODO Builders resources are utilized as needed.

Bill has broad experience in the construction industry, privileged to work over the years with many prominent developers, owners, and tenants facilitating team building and providing building solutions for many local high profile projects. He enjoys leadership roles and and getting others involved. Bill is known as an innovator and creative problem solver. He is a LEED professional and serves on several boards.

Troy Johnson

During his 26 years in architecture, development, and construction, Troy has earned a wealth of experience delivering a diverse range of technical building types.  These projects range from office to senior living, medical and acute care facilities and hospitals.  From K-12 and higher educational buildings to banks, condominiums, mixed use residential and shopping centers. A graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, he has had direct responsibility for the development of more than 50 building and development projects, representing construction in seven states across the west.

Troy’s mobility and upward growth in the construction industry provided him the opportunity to direct the regional business development activities for a large national general contractor, working with department directors and corporate leadership to maintain a strategic presence in the Pacific Northwest construction markets.  This regional leadership role has given Troy a refined appreciation for the overall development and construction process and afforded him the opportunity to foster and maintain long lasting relationships in the Puget Sound development arena.  Troy now brings this industry knowledge and expertise directly to SODO Builders projects.

Troy provides senior construction management leadership for SODO Builders projects in the Pacific Northwest.  His key responsibilities in delivering a wide range of specialized projects is to foster a collaborative, pro-active, team approach while negotiating and executing directly with the Owner, subcontractors, consultants, design team members and jurisdiction to ensure a culture of safety for all personnel involved, on-time delivery and a quality product at the best Value.

Terry Clark

Terry is a dynamic, hands-on Controller who keeps SODO’s finances in order and ensures that the company’s operations are running smoothly. She has over 30 years’ experience in Finance, Accounting, Administration, and Credit and Collections, both in the commercial and residential arenas. With her heart on the commercial side, she brings industry experience to lead finance and accounting teams to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

As Controller for SODO Builders, LLC she is responsible for financial reporting and budgeting and oversees the accounting and administration departments.

Michelle Spillman

Michelle has been in construction accounting, project administration, and human resources for 18 years, this combined with her previous commercial/residential mortgage financing experience has provided her with the necessary tools to deliver office management, accounting, and personnel services for projects in excess of $500 million. Michelle has extensive experience in preliminary lien laws, project insurance requirements, OCIP-CCIP administration, Certified Payroll Reporting, Community Redevelopment/Public Works reporting, and holds a SHRM-SCP certification.

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