About Us

In 1970, SBW’s three founders—Marc Schuldt, Michael Baker, and Ben Wildman—met at a big-name engineering school in the Midwest. After graduating, their hippie-era, save-the-world idealism and technical mindset led them to a variety of ventures together ranging from solar furnaces to pedal-powered home appliances to a cooperative deli/live music venue. After individual stints in other industries, they came together once again in 1990 to establish SBW Consulting, Inc. Here, their lifelong passion for social good, technical excellence, and innovative thinking found expression in a firm that, over a quarter of a century later, continues to exemplify their ideals.

In recent years, long-time employees Bing Tso and Faith DeBolt joined founder Michael Baker to lead SBW into its third decade in the ever-changing energy efficiency industry. Our management team’s nearly 80 years of combined experience, coupled with a seasoned, diverse technical and administrative staff, enable SBW to consistently provide top-notch service to our clients. SBW prides itself on its core values of integrity, collaboration, and work/life balance—which, simply put, means we love doing great work together, and we make sure we have fun doing it.

SBW is a certified minority-owned small business enterprise.