January 2017 | Business View Magazine

178 179 looked at opportunities as far west as California.We’re centered in the South Central part of the United States; we do the majority of our services work in Oklahoma and Texas,”Branch explains. In addition to owning over 300 cell towers constructed or in development, Branch Communications manages more than 575 cell sites across the country. The company is organized as follow: n Branch Acquisitions acquires exist- ing sites or those in development from independent owners and developers. It can manage the entire ground, tower, and amendment leasing process, in- cluding: Due Diligence Review; Lease and/or Amendment Negotiations; Site- Walk Coordination; Structural Analysis; and Zoning and Permitting. n Branch Services offers a broad array of turnkey site development for third parties. They include: Site Survey/ Assessment Survey; Shelter Audits; Photo Sims; Site Plans; Lease Exhibits; Zoning Drawings; Construction Drawings; Generator Installation Drawings; Tower Mapping; Geotechnical Studies; Surveys; Antenna Mount Mapping; Tower Analysis; Tower Modification Analysis; and Tower Modification Drawings. branch communications n Branch Towers is a separately-held, joint venture of Branch Communications and Pep- pertree Capital. It develops, owns and manages sites in 20 states. “We also include asset management as one of our service offerings,” Branch adds. “Those include billboard companies, commercial real estate holding companies, and REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that have assets and are trying to modify undeveloped land to cre- ate another revenue stream through wireless companies. They’re not traditional carriers, per se, but they are clients of ours and we would market their assets to the carriers. Increas- ingly, wireless carriers are taking advantage of the regular spacing of outdoor advertising branch communications tower sites AT A GLANCE Branch Communications WHAT: A full service solutions provider to the wireless industry WHERE: Tulsa, Oklahoma WEBSITE: www. branchcomm.net Licenses: Oklahoma State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors License Type: Professional Engineers, Number 5499 Based in Oklahoma City, with licensure in several other states, we provide consulting services focused in the following areas: n Civil/Environmental Engineering n Structural Engineering n Electrical Engineering n Drafting and Design n Data Center Design, Peering n Broadband & Wireless Network Design, Cloud n FTTH Solutions n RF Analysis n Managed Services n VOIP n Grant Writing n USDA Loan Applications n Management Consulting n Expert Witness Support & Patent Law 13431 Broadway Extension Suite 120 Oklahoma City, OK 73114 info@stsllc.org www.stsllc.org 405-753-7167 SPECIALTY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES S O L U T I O N S I believe, undoubtedly, the foundation of our business is our relationships. When we walk into a carrier’s office, our con- versation isn’t ‘How many towers are you going to build this year?’ Our talking points include: ‘What keeps you up at night?’ What are some things we can help you provide a solution to?’ And, I think our creativity, our flexibility to adapt to circumstances, and the experience that we bring to the table are real key differen- tiators. CURTIS BRANCH CEO