Connected Real Estate Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 2 - 60
IN BUILDING & DAS
Gibson Technical Services Aims for
HIGH-QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS
BY KRISTEN BECKMAN
ibson Technical Services tells customers and potential clients not to ever expect to get the lowest bid
from the company.
"But we provide a level of quality that sets us
apart, with problem solving and experience that most other
folks can't bring to the table," said Blake Chapman, Director
of Wireless at GTS.
"There are a lot of groups out there now that have subcontracted for large companies like us, or in some way have
been linked to the industry, that are now claiming they've
got these capabilities," Chapman said. "They may be offering
the customer a lower price on a project, but they don't have
the capabilities, experience or qualified personnel to deliver a
'Cadillac' final product, which is what we do."
"You can't substitute for that kind of experience," said
Chapman. "You can just hire us."
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Founded in 1990, GTS has 25 years of experience dating
back to its early work providing design and consulting services
for cable system operators and equipment manufacturers. The
company's cable roots expanded into fiber optic splicing and
equipment installation as well as FCC proof testing, sweep
and plant construction.
In 2002, GTS created a wireless division and began working with carriers and vendors on cellular tower projects. GTS
has shifted along with the industry to in-building and small
cell work. The company's wireless division builds networks
that provide residential and small-business broadband internet access.
"In the past five years, it's been commercial in-building
heavy - such as hospitals, stadiums and arenas - but most
of those larger venues have been built out at this point," said