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31st Annual Junior Achievement Pete Orr Memorial Golf Tournament

05-21-2024
S&N had the pleasure to be the lunch sponsor for the 31st Annual Junior Achievement Pete Orr Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20th at Roanoke Country Club sponsored by Steel Dynamics!
S&N’s world class chefs did a fabulous lunch that consisted of smoked ribs, barbecue chicken and sausage. And some of the best macaroni and cheese around!
One S&N golf team was fielded by Brian Morehouse and Todd Butcher with S&N, along with Steve Bennett with GloFiber and one of the championship hockey players from the Roanoke Railyard Dawgs Nick Divito. This team took 3rd place in their division. Our other fielded team was Sidney Tolley, Ewell Lester, Brendan Dalglish from S&N and Damon Bailey from Burgland Chevrolet. Great job teams and awesome support for a wonderful cause.
It may have been a Monday, but the weather was the best. ??

20th Annual Gaff & Go Rodeo

05-18-2024
The 20th Annual Gaff & Go Rodeo sponsored by @altecinc on May 17th and 18th, held at the Meadowview Events Park in Dosewell, VA brought teams from around the area to complete in many different events. Friday was sunny and a great day to watch lineman from different organizations compete. Saturday the sun didn’t shine and the rain was coming down, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and watching their co-workers or family members compete.
S&N was glad to be part of this event as a vendor and also having some of our team members be judge’s for different events. A big thank you to Mike Lilly, Chris Underwood, and Conner Burns for their time and efforts put forth to make this a successful event for all.

WIA Connect X 2024 in Atlanta, GA

05-15-2024
The WIA Connect X 2024 commenced this morning in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring a warm welcome to the city by Mayor Andre Dickens. Patrick Halley, President & CEO, kicked off the conference with an inspiring presentation highlighting the current status of the wireless industry. Among the attendees was our very own Joe Phillips, Director of Design Engineering at S&N, captured observing a cutting-edge splice on fiber connection utilized by both the Wireless and FTTX industries.

LRPC meeting at NC811 Headquarters

05-15-2024
While attending the LRPC meeting today at NC811 headquarters, Brian Morehouse with S&N and Ann Rushing, Education Manager with NC811, unveiled the partnership they have created in sponsoring the NC811 Mini-Ex for 2024 and 2025.
S&N is looking forward to attending many of the events that the mini-ex will be on display throughout the year in different regions of North Carolina.

SC/NC Joint UCC Conference in Charleston, SC

05-06-2024

S&N attended the SC/NC Joint UCC Conference held at the Marriott in Charleston, SC. This event brought those within the utility industry together between the two states. Great breakout sessions and guest speakers were on hand for this event. Also had some time for some fun team activities.

#nc811 #sc811 #wevegotthis


Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives E&O Conference in Virginia Beach

05-02-2024
We had a great time displaying, networking and having a little fun at the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives E&O Conference in Virginia Beach! Always a great time.

Congratulations to our Spring 2024 Fiber Broadband Association OpTIC Path Certification Class!

04-25-2024

Congratulations to our Spring 2024 Fiber Broadband Association OpTIC Path Certification Class! OpTIC certification is offered through a partnership of the Fiber Broadband Association , Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, and S&N Communications, Inc.

 

Graduating the class were Josh Memmolo and Ryan Campbell from BARC Electric Cooperative; John Pearce from Prince George Electric Cooperative ; Heather Jankowy, Ethan Powell, and Mike Powell from One Tone Telecom; Troy Walcott from People’s Choice Communications; Sara Gutierrez with RG UNDERGROUND ENGINEERING INC; and Cory Hall and Dwayne Pugh from S&N. Instructors were Andy Gibson and Joe Phillips from S&N, with additional presentations from Joy Yount and Terry Gillooly, also with S&N. The class was held at the VMDAEC Palmyra Training Center.
 
Looking forward to seeing your accomplishments, and to our next class! Thanks to the teams at FBA, VMDAEC, and S&N!
 

Brian Morehouse attended the Mecklenburg UCC in Charlotte, NC

04-24-2024
Brian Morehouse was able to attend the Mecklenburg UCC this morning in Charlotte, NC. As part of the program, they took the time to recognize all the locators that were in attendance for Locators Safety & Appreciation Week #LSAW. It was a g reat meeting with those in the utility industry. Brian took the time to talk with Ann Rushing, Education Manager for #NC811 and Roger Richards, Sanders Utilities, Chairman of the Mecklenburg UCC.
 
 

Brian Morehouse took part in the Jackson-Macon-Swain UCC in Sylva, NC

04-22-2024
Director Brian Morehouse took part in the Jackson-Macon-Swain UCC meeting held at Tuckasegee Water & Sewer Authority in Sylva, North Carolina today. S&N is rapidly expanding their presence in North Carolina.
 
Brian is pictured here with UCC Chairwoman Barbara Lacy of RK Consulting.
 

The CGA Conference & Expo 2024 in Colorado Springs was a major success!

04-19-2024

We had the pleasure of displaying a booth and communicated our capabilities and best practices. Plenty of networking and learning along with a little bit of fun.

#damageprevention #CGA #coloradosprings #wevegotthis


National Lineman Appreciation Day

04-18-2024

It’s National Lineman Appreciation Day! Make sure to #thankalineman. They do the dangerous work to keep everyone powered and connected. #wevegotthis


VMDAEC Training the Next Generation of Lineman.

04-17-2024

Second-year apprentices (Step 4) complete training on a beautiful day in Palmyra, VA at the Association’s Training Center.

#ThankALineworker #ThankALineman #wevegotthis


S&N and NC 811 Display a New Tailgate Wrap With a Friendly Reminder

04-02-2024
To further broaden awareness when it comes to damage prevention, S&N teamed up with @northcarolina811 to display a tailgate wrap. The wrap is a reminder to the general public to call in dig tickets for excavations. This wrap will also be visible on our job sites throughout North Carolina, and will be a subtle reminder to our construction crews to prevent damage to underground utilities.

CGA Conference & Expo 2024

03-28-2024

Come visit us in Colorado Springs April 14-18 for the CGA Conference & Expo 2024!

We’ll be in booth 401.

#cga #commongroundalliance #damageprevention #wevegotthis

 


Women in Construction Week

03-06-2024
This week is Women in Construction Week. We would like to highlight two of our Directors, Joy Yount (Left) and Tracie Deane (Right). Their skillsets and leadership are invaluable to our team and the company’s continued success. Pictured here, they are climbing utility poles for Girl Power Day in Palmyra, VA. They spent the day volunteering to speak to young women coming out of high school to consider a career in the industry. They showcased their individual and collective accomplishments, along with discussing day to day tasks and responsibilities to the young women. We appreciate you Joy and Tracie along with all the other women that make our team a cut above the rest!

Informative event today highlighting the success of rolling out Firefly Fiber Broadband to Louisa County residents

02-23-2024

Informative event today highlighting the success of rolling out Firefly Fiber Broadband to Louisa County residents. A lot of progress made with more to follow! #ruralbroadband #wevegotthis

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Great job Tim! Awesome to know our partners with Virginia 811 are out there promoting damage prevention awareness

02-06-2024

Great job Tim! Awesome to know our partners with Virginia 811 are out there promoting damage prevention awareness and education daily. Here at S&N Locating Services, we know the importance of partnership, and our number one responsibility is protecting all stake holders with reliable and accurate, underground facility locating. #DamagePrevention #Virginia811 #wevegotthis


Exciting times ahead for S&N

12-05-2023

Tower Arch Capital Forms S&N Infrastructure Services and Completes Recapitalization of S&N Communications


Congratulations Firefly Fiber Broadband!

11-21-2023

What an awesome milestone serving rural Virginia communities. ?? #ruralbroadband


S&N brings on Todd Butcher as our Vice President of Power Distribution, Great Things to Come!

11-18-2023
S&N is pleased to announce we have made a selection for our Vice President of Power Distribution position after a thorough search.
Welcome to the team Todd Butcher!
We have the upmost confidence he will take our power division to the next level. His attributes include, but are not limited to, his overall contributions to the power industry for the past 35 years. He has served as a line worker, various management roles, safety instruction, has nurtured relationships within the industry, a personable nature, and positive attitude.
Todd comes to us from great hands as well, currently serving over the past four years as Manager of Safety Training for the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. We’re looking forward to working with Todd and his support of the S&N vision to set the standard for integrity, safety and quality within the power space.

S&N is thrilled to welcome home Steve Roark as our Vice President of Business Development!

11-06-2023
S&N is thrilled to welcome home Steve Roark as our Vice President of Business Development! Steve comes with an extensive background to include 6 years as a reserve in the Marine Corps, over 16 in the construction industry and over 23 years in the locate industry.
We’re just as excited as you are for our future growth together with you at the helm! Welcome home buddy, welcome home!

S&N Glad to Be Involved with the Annual Girl Power Day in Palmyra

11-03-2023
High School students from across Central Virginia came to the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives training center in Palmyra VA today to participate in their annual Girl Power Day. The goal of the event is to give access to the power and fiber industry to women who are entertaining a career in the field. This year had four times as many students as last year which is a blessing to see.
We were so pleased to be a small part of this event. From our instructors Joy Yount, Tracie Deane, Corey Hall, Andy Gibson and to our fabulous cook team DJ Thomas, Chris Grant, Zach Grant, and Isaiah Cross.

Now This is How you Micro-Trench

10-17-2023

We’re excited to finally kickoff this micro-trenching project in Northern Virginia. After a couple months of cleaning up a prior prime-contractor’s quality issues, we’re going to show the customer and city how it’s done safely and properly. Great work Andrew Powell, Cody Sherron, Chris Smith, and AAP Construction team getting this project rolling! #wevegotthis #aapstrong #microtrenching


S&N out Supporting a Great Cause the Yellow Door Foundation

10-09-2023

Always a great time sponsoring and participating in events like these! Yellow Door Foundation raises funds to lodge and feed families of patients receiving care from UVA Children’s Hospital. Truly a worthy cause and a fantastic event! #communitymatters

The event raised over $91,000 in support of families fighting life-threatening pediatric illness at UVA Health Children’s!


S&N Receives a Heartfelt Thank You for the Work our Line Crews did to support the Buchanan, VA “Hometown Hero’s” project

09-25-2023

Commander Charles E. Alphin (American Legion Post 93) sent his heartfelt thoughts for our crews hanging the Hometown Hero Banners in Buchanan, VA. #communitymatters


S&N Out Networking with our Friends at Virginia 811.

09-23-2023
S&N was honored to sponsor, speak and display at the #Virginia #811 General Membership meeting in Norfolk VA. Thanks Tracie Deane and Silvio Sigismondi for supporting this effort.
 

S&N pleased to support the Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad in their efforts in obtaining a specialized Stryker Xpedition powered chair

09-22-2023

The Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad received a Stryker Xpedition powered chair on Friday.

According to a release, the chair was purchased using money donated by the owners and employees of S&N Communications and AAP Construction.

The chair, valued at $16,500, can assist in moving patients, up to 400 pounds, up or down stairs or over certain terrain.

It uses a flexible belt track to increase traction and minimize any damage to stairways and surfaces.
 
S&N was pleased to support the Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad  in their efforts to get the chair they needed. #communitymatters #wevegotthis

S&N joins discussions on Workforce Development Issues within the infrastructure community.

09-15-2023

Important conversation this morning at the Rural Fiber Expo discussing the growing workforce development issue as fiber builds expand. Speakers Todd Butcher, Andy Gibson and John Lee did a fantastic job while being led by Karen Jackson. #ruralbroadband #workforcedevelopment #fiberoptics


Great panel discussion at the Rural Fiber Expo regarding Underground Utility Locates

09-14-2023

Great discussion today at the Rural Fiber Expo with Scott Crawford, President & CEO of Virginia 811 and Ewell Lester, Director of Locating of S&N Communications, Inc.

They discussed challenges the locate industry is facing and the impacts on rural broadband deployment. #ruralbroadband #fiberoptic #wevegotthis


S&N Out in Greene Country Just Doing What We Do!

09-12-2023

From our partners at Firefly Fiber Broadband…

“Construction work continues in Greene County where fiber is being lashed to the poles by telecommunication lineworkers from S&N Communications, Inc. . Many rural areas have poles that can’t be reached by bucket truck and lineworkers must climb each pole to attach the fiber. It is taxing work, especially on these hot summer days, but the payout of connection for our neighbors in these rural areas makes it all worth it.”


Thanks to U.S. Representative Bob Good and Louisa County Supervisor Duane Adams

08-30-2023

S&N was visited by U.S. Representative Bob Good and Louisa County Supervisor Duane Adams, to discuss an array of topics that affect local companies and the community. It’s always beneficial when elected officials take time out of their busy schedules to discuss current events that are helping or negatively impacting the local businesses and surrounding communities. Thank you to both of them for spending the time to travel to our office and have a positive discussion.

From left to right: Sean Davis (S&N CEO), Bob Good (U.S. Rep – VA 5th District), Allen Powell (S&N Chairman), Duane Adams (Louisa County Sup)

USDA article featuring the work we have done thus far in Rural America

08-23-2023

Transforming Lives and Livelihoods One Connection at a Time…

A Great write up highlighting the work of a great partnership, Central Virginia Electric Coop, Firefly, and S&N!

#transforminglives #ruralbroadband #usda #wevegotthis

 


Fiber Broadband Association Awards S&N Communications for Advancing OpTIC Path™ Fiber Technician Workforce Development

08-23-2023

“It is an honor to present S&N Communications with the Gene Scott Education Award. Gene was a long-time advocate for community broadband, workforce development, and the fiber broadband industry, and we see those same qualities in the work that S&N Communications is showcasing every day” – Ashley Schulte
Connect2 Communications for FBA


Andy Gibson & Team Receive The 2023 Gene Scott Award

08-22-2023
Congratulations to Andy Gibson and team for receiving the 2023 Gene Scott award at the #fiberconnect2023 conference in Orlando! The award was presented to Andy by the Fiber Broadband Association. The award recognizes a person, community, or institution that has provided significant impact on the advancement of education in the fiber industry.
We appreciate the lengths Andy and his team have gone through to create multiple training programs to educate industry partners on everything related to #fiber. Well done!!!
If you want to learn more about the educational programs Andy and his team provide, reach out to us or his team directly. Joy Yount Joe Phillips

It’s BBQ Time At The Fluvanna County Fair!!!

08-18-2023

AAP Construction and S&N Communications, Inc. are all set up a ready to go at the Fluvanna County Fair! 100% of food sale proceeds will go towards the Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad efforts to purchase new equipment needed. Make sure to come by and see us for some great food for a great cause! Thanks Heather Whitcomb Powell and Danny Thomas Jr. for setting it up! #wevegotthis


National 811 Day – Call Before You Dig

08-11-2023
It’s National 811 Day! Call before you dig! Protect yourself and the community by knowing what utilities are beneath your feet before any excavation project. Then #digwithcare

S&N & AAP Support UVA Children’s “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament

06-27-2023

S&N & AAP had a great time supporting the UVA Children’s Fore The Kids Golf Tournament. It’s always a great event supporting the amazing work they do for children!


S&N Teams Up With Performance Signs to Outfit Our Newest Drill with a Custom Wrap

06-23-2023

Just in time for the 4th. Great work Performance Signs! The patriotism is dripping with this one. ??


CVEC Connects 20,000 Customers in 52 Months

05-16-2023

The co-op’s fiber network now is available to 40,000 homes and businesses, 90% of which lack other options for broadband service, said Bruce Maurhoff, Firefly’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

“We placed 14.5 million feet of strand and lash fiber on poles and another 3 million feet in conduit underground,” he said. “That is enough fiber to reach from the first pole where we began in Appomattox all the way to Anchorage, Alaska. And we did it in 52 months.”


S&N featured in North American Outlook Magazine

05-16-2023

Following the onset of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global lockdowns, the need for reliable broadband and increased wireless bandwidth across the world became more urgent than ever. 

From companies embracing remote work, to online schooling and telehealth, the need to get every home in North America connected became a necessity. Subsequently, there has been a massive influx of funds necessary to complete these significant projects from federal, state, and local governments to RUS grants, RDOF Funding, CARES Act Funding, ReConnect, VATI, as well as numerous others.

This impact has now finally allowed rural America to compete with urban America in both business and educational opportunities. Helping to carry out this vast transformation is S&N Communications (S&N).

With the diverse utility industry currently booming, it has become fruitful with opportunities in every corner of business, including ever-expanding wireless networks, power distribution upgrades, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and rural broadband buildouts. 

However, along with those opportunities comes a set of challenges, such as workforce shortages, material delays, and equipment shortages.

Putting challenges aside, Sean Davis, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of S&N, believes that the rural broadband push is perhaps the most exciting development to occur in recent history.

“During the past few decades in the telecom world, last-mile residents, businesses and schools were often overlooked by major telecom companies due to lower returns on their investments,” he opens.

“I have always been interested in this field mainly because of my father’s experience in the industry. I remember many of his interesting stories throughout his career. While it can be challenging, it can also be rewarding,” Davis adds.

 


CVEC & Firefly Celebrate connecting 20K customers

05-16-2023

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) recently celebrated the conclusion of its rural broadband project and reaching the milestone of 20,000 connections. CVEC launched its fiber project in 2018 and offers internet and phone service through Firefly Fiber Broadband SM, its wholly-owned subsidiary.

CVEC and Firefly accelerated their efforts to make broadband service available to all 39,000 CVEC members

and completed mainline fiber construction of over 4,000 miles of fiber at the end of 2022 for a project total of $150 million.

The project was scheduled to be completed at the end of 2023, but construction concluded a full year early.

S&N is proud to be a partner with such a great group like CVEC and look forward to working together in the future.

 


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