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.

Edward Kirk

Edward is a 27 year veteran in the Design, Construction and Development of real estate projects. He is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. His career started in civil engineering where he learned the design basics for street, grading, site and utility plans. He eventually found his way into the construction trades working his way up the supervisory ladder from Carpenter to Superintendent. The knowledge he gained in the field aided his successful transition to Project Management where he used his field skills to master estimating, contract administration and negotiating. This foundation of experience was earned while working for a leading structural concrete subcontractor in California. His resume includes building and managing projects that vary from Parking Garages, Hotels, High-rise Residential, Office, Mixed-Use, Seismic Retrofits to Stadiums.

During the early 2000’s a successful move to a General Contractor provided opportunity to round out his experience and expanded his understanding and depth of knowledge to the whole building process. This is where Edward’s value driven approach for his clients and their projects really provided the greatest impact to the owner’s bottom line.

In a further period of growth, he was given an opportunity to sharpen his skills when he moved from contracting over to real estate development. The highest achievement for him during this time was the successful entitlement, design, budgeting, contracting, construction, completion and stabilization of a $600 Million Mixed Use Development in Hollywood, California. The Project included a 305 Room Hotel, 375 Luxury Apartments, 143 Luxury Condominiums, 800 Car Parking Facility, 60,000 sf of Retail Space, Public Transit Terminal Improvements and the Replacement/Repair of more than 16,000 sf of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His current role with SODO Builders, LA LLC holds him responsible for forming and leading a team in the design, bidding, contracting and construction of a 393 unit high-rise hotel for SODO Builders LA, LLC in Los Angeles.

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.

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.

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