ABOUT

Founded in 1993 by Eric Conger, Benton Technical Services has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Our team of experts have a proven track record of delivering on-time and cost-effective solutions in every aspect of fiber, coax, aerial, underground, and FTTH construction and build. Our customers have included many of the nation's largest MSOs and our markets have encompassed urban metro projects, rural communities, and everything between.

Benton is proud to be the first contractor in the nation to complete a Connect America Fund Build! We are honored to be a part of the FCCs's initiative to expand broadband service to underserved areas across the country.

 

We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to improve our service line. We're excited to offer our highly regarded, and one-of-a-kind, cloud based performance software; giving our customers real-time access to key metrics of the job. 

Meet the Team:

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PRESIDENT
Eric Conger

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As an owner-operated company, Eric takes a hands-on approach to our field operations. He personally oversees the ramp up of every project and routinely quality checks the work completed in the field. He can be called on to address any questions or concerns regarding field work and is committed to delivering best-on-class service to our customers.

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DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS
Josh Ciaramita

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Josh has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, starting in the field when he was 19. He has worked on a wide range of projects and environments including catastrophe re-construction, multi-system plant subscriber builds in rural areas, and large event WiFi network builds at motor speedways. With CATV system performance, FCC certifications, and 10 years of management experience, Josh plays a key supervisory role from construction to home installations.

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VP OF OPERATIONS
Sarah Phillips

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Sarah diligently manages internal operations and her office is relied on by clients to collaborate with across every department of the company. She is responsible for customer relations, on and off boarding, management and workflow liaison, staff relocation, resource allocation, customer billing, damage complaint resolution, procurement and acquisitions, and human resources.

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DIRECTOR OF INSTALLATIONS
Ryan Tooke

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Ryan has over 23 years of experience in the technology industry. He's helped engineer multiple telecom systems ranging from traditional telephony to the latest VOIP technologies, integrating IVR's that serviced over 10,000 customers. His wide range of software application and systems administration knowledge allows him to work personally with our customer's technology teams to bridge field operations and the customer's IT departments. He’s a well-rounded asset to our team, tackling multi-site projects across the USA, all while leading the charge for Benton’s Technology Department. 

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DIRECTOR OF OUTSIDE PLANT
Jeremy Kintz

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Jeremy has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, with 7 years specializing in Fiber Optic Infrastructure and networking. With his wealth of experience working on some of the nation's largest FTTH projects, he oversees our in-house crews and technicians. He is instrumental in the success of our projects, coordinating many moving parts, high volumes of crews, and workflow from issuance to completion. 

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Corporate Safety Manager
Tabbatha Schultz

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Tabbatha joined Benton in September 2022 and has been a safety influencer in various industries for over 14 years. Her success in building HSE programs is rooted in the solid relationships she forms with frontline workers and management of all levels. She balances education and compassion to drive an employee engagement, safety-first culture that ensures compliance standards are upheld. Tabbatha passionately serves our employees by ensuring a healthy and safe work environment that supports our high functioning teams. She is highly knowledgeable in effective and efficient safety solutions with a robust academic and personal background in OSHA regulated procedures and policies. 

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