Who We Are
David R. Meek
Dave is responsible for the business and financial operations of the Housley Group, Inc. These responsibilities include construction services, financial results, insurance, risk management and overall customer satisfaction. Dave has oversight responsibilities for all Housley Group, Inc. telecommunication and utility construction activities which take place across the company’s multi-state operation.
Since 1974, Dave has been personally involved in many phases of the telecommunications utility construction industry which includes Outside Plant Engineering, aerial and buried cable placing, installation and repair, field operations management and the managerial responsibilities for building several major telecommunications and private fiber optic network projects.
Dave has been with Housley Communications since 1986 and was recently promoted from the position of Executive Vice-President where he directed the daily operations of the company. As president of the Housley Group, Dave is now responsible for the overall growth, direction, and operation of the company. Dave has been and will continue to be a steadfast supporter of the four basic principles: Honesty, Integrity, Quality, and Professionalism the company was founded upon over forty (40) years ago.
On an international level, Dave led a very successful construction project in Mexico City where the Housley Group, Inc. planned and engineered 125 central office conversions. Dave also managed an extensive international project where HCI engineered and provided oversight for the Telkom of South Africa’s first remote wireless network.
Dave can be contacted at our Carrollton or San Angelo, Texas office.
Ana A. Hudson
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ana’s responsibilities include Human Resources, Payroll, Travel & Expenditures, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Development of Personal and Business Policies, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Collections Management and oversight of the company’s Risk Management Programs.
Ana has worked in various accounting areas since 1982. She is currently responsible for all aspects of Housley Communications, Inc. financial operation. Ana takes an active role in refining and streamlining financial processes to improve efficiency and overall company productivity. She works regularly with senior and middle management to support and enhance financial results, employee productivity and business growth.
Ana joined Housley Communications, Inc. in 2000. Ana brought an extensive background in executive level financial accounting management. She has also worked in the field of executive management development and developmental consultation for several Fortune 500 companies. Ana completed Finance and Accounting degree programs at Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University.
Ana can be contacted at our San Angelo, Texas office.
Joseph H. Jackson
Vice President - Buried Service Wire
Joe has worked in the Telecommunications Industry, serving in numerous key OSP Construction and Customer Service Operations managerial positions, since 1978.
While assigned the position of Customer Operations Local Manager for the Dallas/Metroplex North Central division, Joe and his Customer Operations team produced outstanding customer service results that resulted in Joe’s work group being awarded the Verizon Excellence Award for the Best Preventive Maintenance Program throughout the State of Texas.
Joe was selected to plan and implement Verizon’s first Outside Plant Facility Training Center for Texas which was established to provide extensive and practical hands-on training for Cable Splicers and Customer Operations Technicians assigned to the construction and maintenance of fiber and copper cable facilities. Joe developed the curriculum, hired the instructors, and personally designed the various full-size facility mock-ups for teaching and demonstrations. This specialized training facility has functioned efficiently and effectively for many years and is responsible for the training of hundreds of Verizon employees.
While working as an Area Manager for Verizon Construction, Joe was assigned the responsibility for constructing the initial Fiber to the Premise Network throughout Verizon’s eastern serving area in the Dallas Metroplex. This project required the placing of twenty-one million feet of fiber cable, the passing of two hundred seventy thousand households and one hundred and twenty thousand apartments while at the same time maintaining reliable and uninterrupted customer service in adjacent working copper networks serving ninety-six telephone exchanges.
Joe, and the construction/service operations teams working under his direction successfully completed this major project in such a timely and quality manner that they received the Verizon Excellence Award for Best in Nation Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) implementation. This same team received a second national award the following year for producing Verizon’s Highest FTTP Implementation Productivity.
Joe joined the Housley Group in 2010. His responsibilities have included business oversight and technical field support for several major OSP construction projects. He has also been instrumental in performing complex bid unit evaluations and assisting in the preparation of numerous project bid submissions.
Joe was recently given the responsibility for daily oversight and management of the Housley Group’s five state Buried Service Wire (BSW) operation.
Joe can be contacted at our Carrollton, Texas office.
Vice President - Construction
Brandon brings to his current executive level position over 24 years of Telecommunications Outside Plant Facility Construction experience. He joined the Housley Group, Inc. in 2003. His broad construction experience, managerial skills and consistent focus on customer service afforded him a career path that traversed ever increasing roles and responsibilities over the next 18 years.
Brandon’s managerial responsibilities include oversight of the Housley Group’s Outside Plant construction work contracted from three of the nation’s largest Telecommunications companies serving the Central and Western regions of Texas.
In addition to Telecommunications aerial, buried and underground projects our Housley Group construction crews regularly perform major utility relocations associated with State and Federally funded road moves as well as FTTH (Fiber to the Home) buildouts.
Housley Group Construction crews, under Brandon’s direction, recently completed construction of a high-capacity 350-mile fiber optic network for the Brazos Valley Council of Governments designed with two interconnected fiber optic rings to provide affordable and reliable high-speed internet to rural Brazos Valley health care providers. To enhance signal strength the network design required the installation of 11 regeneration sites which housed electronic equipment in secure pre-constructed concrete buildings. Over 400 splicing vaults were required along the 350-mile cable route of this network.
Brandon can be contacted at our Hutto or San Angelo, Texas office.
Stacy L. Elms
Vice President - Risk Management
Stacy has worked for over twenty-five years in the telecommunications industry. He joined Housley Communications over seventeen years ago. His managerial responsibilities at Housley Communications, Inc. included placing of buried service wire, fiber and copper cable construction, fleet/equipment acquisition and maintenance.
Stacy also founded the company’s initial quality, safety, OSHA compliance and damage investigation/prevention programs.
Stacy was instrumental in developing and negotiating the majority of the insurance compliance processes currently in use today by Housley Communications, Inc. Stacy is currently responsible to administer all of the company’s employee safety, loss prevention and OSHA compliance programs on a company-wide basis.
Stacy can be contacted at our Carrollton, Texas office.
Linda G. Binns
Vice President - Information Services
Linda started her career with the Housley Group in 1990 working as a Financial Bookkeeper. She was responsible to ensure the accuracy of financial documents, as well as their compliance with relevant State and Federal laws and regulations. Her job responsibilities were soon expanded to include the design, installation and support of the financial and accounting software systems used to prepare the company’s monthly and yearly financial reports.
As the company began to grow, Linda’s job responsibilities started to focus on the coordination of new business system projects. She soon became responsible for the introduction and training of employees using the company’s financial systems and specialized business applications in the normal course of their work.
Serving as Vice President of Information Services, Linda is responsible for coordinating the design, development, and implementation of new business and financial system applications and the preparation of specialized reports requested by the company’s financial and operations managers.
Linda graduated from Texas A&M University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.
Linda can be contacted at our San Angelo Office.
Vice President - Contracts
Melinda began her career with Housley Group in 1995 working in the Dispatch Department. She was responsible for importing orders from customers and ensuring the accuracy of the information before the orders were dispatched to the subcontractor workforce. Melinda’s responsibilities soon expanded as she became the administrator for one of the growing Outside Plant Construction departments. Her expertise in many of Housley’s core functions has allowed her to excel in a variety of job functions including managing the Carrollton, Texas office, overseeing and coordinating the company’s monthly financial meetings and supervising the administrators in Carrollton, Hutto, and Lubbock.
As Vice President of Contract Services, Melinda will be responsible for coordinating all contracts company-wide. This fits with her current job duties of coordinating new subcontractor agreements and associated documents.
Before joining Housley, Melinda studied at Amarillo College and worked in law enforcement.
Melinda can be contacted at our Carrolton, Texas office.
Heidi L. Williams
Heidi’s corporate responsibilities include management oversight of preparation and retention of financial and accounting records. Her responsibilities also include management of the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for accurate accounting of consolidated business results and the preparation of internal and external financial statements.
Heidi is responsible to oversee the daily work activities of the Housley Group Construction Accounting Administrators. She is also responsible to ensure compliance with all applicable State and Federal tax laws and regulations.
Heidi works closely with the Housley Group’s Vice President & Chief Financial Officer to develop and implement streamlined financial processes that improve the efficiency and productivity of the company. In the normal course of her duties Heidi works on a regular basis with senior and middle management employees to assist and support their ability to produce expected financial results and promote new business growth.
Heidi joined the Housley Group in 2002 working as an Accounting Administrator performing a variety of accounting functions such as invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Over time, Heidi advanced through several increasingly challenging Senior Accounting roles in 2021 she was named as the Housley Group, Inc. Controller.
Heidi can be contacted at our San Angelo, Texas office.
Our Employees Are Key To The Ongoing Success Of The Company
All of these senior managers are responsible for the development and implementation of the long-term vision and goals of Housley Communications, Inc. that will ensure the company’s continued success.
There is another group of operations managers at Housley Communications, Inc. that are responsible for management of the day-to-day business. They are empowered and responsible to ensure that our quality, workmanship, productivity and adherence to schedules is upheld and completed to the satisfaction of our customers.
Several of our managers have extensive OSP construction and municipal utility experience. This group of managers and their construction supervisors, assigned to specific geographic areas, work closely with large Telecommunications and Municipal Utility customers on a daily basis. Our field management structure allows us to maintain the closest possible contact with our customers on a regular basis. This level of managerial commitment is a key part of our commitment to provide quality services at a fair price. Maintaining close contact with our customers has served Housley Communications well. Our company was named the Outstanding OSP Contractor in 1996 by one of the industry’s largest telecommunications companies.
Housley Communications, Inc. business commitment also extends to the communities where we live and work. We actively encourage all employees to be involved in the support of community activities. We are proud that our employees regularly support organizations such as the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, West Texas Boys Ranch, The 4H Club of America, The Salvation Army and United Way.
In addition to encouraging community involvement, we encourage continuing education both for industry specific training as well as post secondary education. Housley Communications, Inc. also participates in trade organizations in order to better our industry and further our employees’ ability to work safely. These trade organizations include the National Utility Contractors Association and the Texas 811.