About Us

In the spring of 2011, the owners of Communication Consultants, Inc. and Communication Network Engineers, Inc. proposed selling their engineering firms to four of their key employees. They felt this would be in the best interest of the existing clients and employees. Selling to another engineering firm may lessen the commitment to the clients and jeopardize some of the staff's existing positions.

Communication Network Engineering, Inc. (CNE) was formed on December 29, 2011 in order to acquire the assets of the two former companies. CNE was formed by four long- term employees of these two firms. As a team, they have worked together for the past twelve years effectively serving their client base. The ownership group is comprised of the following

  • Blake T. Griffin – President
  • Glenn E. Otteson – Vice President
  • Bradley J. Feir – CFO
  • Steven D. Lewis – Operations Manager
Not only is the ownership group long-term employees of the two former firms, so is the staff. Consisting of a dedicated and experienced staff, CNE strives to keep our clients in the forefront of this fast-changing telecommunications industry.

Since their inception, and the inception of the former companies, the firms have been owned and operated by their key personnel, all of whom are active members of the firm. They feel this is important in order to provide quality services to their clients. A technical staff of 15 persons provides services to our clients. We currently provide services for clients in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

The staff is composed of expertly trained, technical people with "hands on" experience. Special attention is provided to the client through the cutover and implementation phases of a project. All personnel are kept abreast of current state of the art developments by periodic attendance at manufacturers’ schools and industry seminars.

The mission of Communication Network Engineering, Inc. is to keep our clients in the forefront of this fast-changing telecommunications industry. We wish to do so at affordable prices for our clients.