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About S&B


Williston Family

Created in 2015 by Chris Carmack, Clayton Carmack and John Lisle, S&B Drilling is located in Williston, the Heart of the Bakken. Later that year, Chris left to pursue work overseas and left 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 Drilling joined API Williston Chapter, the Williston Chamber of Commerce as well as many other local committees and organizations. Our goal is to give back to the place we call home. We are committed to being the premier installer of helical piers by outperforming our competitors.


Clayton Carmack

Clayton Carmack – Co-Owner/President

Serving as the General Manager for S&B Drilling, Clayton Carmack sets the tone for the company direction by managing the financial and strategic planning. Further, 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 Drilling. He resides in Midland, TX with his wife and children.


John Lisle – Co-Owner/Chief Sales Officer

John Lisle oversees projects for both our North and South locations. He leads the company in making sure that projects are acquired, logistics are managed and personnel are ready to tend to the job safely and efficiently. Further, his strategic planning ensures that priorities are set, energy and resources are focused and operations are working at their full strength.

Before investing with S&B Drilling, 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. He resides in Williston, ND with his wife and children.

John Lisle


Tim Miller

Tim Miller – Chief Executive Officer

Tim Miller joined the S&B team in August of 2018 as our Chief Financial Officer. 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 2014 with a focus on finance and education. His previous experience includes commercial lending, financial advising, budgeting, and operational management. He currently resides in Midland, Texas with his wife and four children.


Casey Palenshus – Chief Operations Officer

Casey Palenshus leads the West Texas region 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 7 years. Casey's experience, dedication to his job, and success in the industry has landed him this position with S&B Drilling. Casey resides in Midland, TX with his wife and children.

Casey Palenshus