About Us



BES D/B was ranked #20 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list, #1 for Top Engineering Companies in America, and #1 for Top Companies in Alabama.

BES Design/Build

Founded in 2007, BES Design/Build, LLC (BES D/B) is a Service‐Disabled Veteran‐Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and has been verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE). BES D/B has offices in Fairhope, AL; Charleston, SC; and Johnson City, TN. BES D/B offers architecture, engineering, design/build, general contracting, cost estimating, scheduling, construction management, as well as energy and alternative energy services. The Principals of BES D/B, Joseph L. Banach, PE, and Wm. Walter Bolton, PE, have over 40 years of combined experience in the architecture, engineering, design/build and construction industries. Mr. Banach and Mr. Bolton are both Professional Engineers and bring exemplary leadership and management skills from their tenure as military officers. BES D/B’s philosophy is based on cooperativeness; we work with the client to provide safe, quality solutions that fit within their budgets and schedules. Our #1 goal is always client success. Mr. Banach and Mr. Bolton are hands‐on owners as they also are involved in all the projects supporting the project management roles.



Mr. Banach and Mr. Bolton are hands‐on owners as they also are involved in all the projects
supporting the project management roles.

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Wm. Walter Bolton

Founder & CEO

Wm. Walter Bolton, PE, GC, GGP, LEED AP BD+C has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Multidisciplinary Program Certificate in Bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts from Oglethorpe University. Mr. Bolton served as an Officer in both the Infantry and Intelligence Branches of the Army. He was honorably discharged in 2001 after 10 years of service. He is also a Member of Oglethorpe University’s President Advisory Committee, and a Member of the City of Fairhope’s Mayor’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Bolton has 20 years of experience managing and providing mechanical engineering on a wide-range of design and construction projects. His background includes successfully managing and coordinating 5 multi-year, multi-million dollar IDIQ contracts. Mr. Bolton is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Vermont. He is also a Licensed General Contractor (GC) in Alabama and South Carolina, a Certified Green Globes Professional (GGP), and a LEED Accredited Professional Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C).


Joesph Banach


Joseph L. Banach, PE, CCM, PMP, LEED AP, CEM, CEA, GBE, CBCP has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel. Mr. Banach retired in 2004 as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer from the US Navy after 22 years of service. He has extensive experience in the design/build arena with the programming, design, quality assurance and program management of various projects. He is an expert in program/construction management and design/build methods for large and complex government projects. As BES D/B’s Managing Partner, Mr. Banach plays an integral role in the delivery of projects, providing operational oversight of assigned resources, scheduling, cost control and cost estimating for various design and construction projects. Mr. Banach has 18 years of experience and is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer and holds certifications as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Program Management Professional (PMP), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Green Building Engineer (GBE), and a Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP).

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