We are Jay Holcombe, Joe Mendez, Rick Overman and Jim Potts. We were all born and raised in West Texas. We are the owners and principals of our new business. We all share the same culture of integrity and work ethic. Those values are the same as held by the rural clients we serve.
As you will see by our summaries, we are highly experienced and qualified to execute this business. In total we have worked in this specific business for over 75 years. We strategically selected each other to include expertise, character and skill sets to assure success of our business.
Vice President - Engineering Field Services
Over 22 years of experience in Telecommunications Engineering consulting, planning, design, implementation and management services. Jay has assisted many rural independent telephone companies through evaluation, feasibility, design and implementation of next generation broadband networks.
Jay’s primary focus in OSP Telecommunications Engineering services include the following: detailed project pre-planning, design and feasibility studies; ‘paperless’ field verification (staking) services; public Right-of-Way (ROW) permitting; assembly of Plans & Specifications and construction contracts; competitive bidding process; construction management services utilizing electronic paperless processes and project documentation; acceptance testing; ‘as-built’ records and operational records integration assistance.
Jay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Vice President - CAD/GIS
Over 20 years experience in the Telecom Industry.
Joe is responsible for the creation and development of CAD drawings from the design stage to the final product. Utilizing aerial photography, data files and geosynchronous data, Joe integrates information within CAD mapping software to provide real world solutions. With the use of AutoCAD attributes Joe is able to create ‘smart’ maps, converting imbedded information ranging from client customer databases, design and field staking operations to create a solution from the construction phase to an operational records deliverable. Joe is in high demand by our clients to assist with their mapping and software needs.
Specialties: AutoCAD Map 3D, SQL Databases, ESRI, IS Map, EXCEL, ACCESS, WORD.
Rick Overman, P.E.
Over 37 years of successful telecom engineering, strategic planning and business development, with strong engineering and industry leadership. As a professional engineer and a trusted business advisor Rick has helped guide many independent communication companies through the successful evaluation and ultimate deployment of all major network technologies of the past three decades.
Registered Professional Engineering Registration in Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech. In 1999 Rick was honored as an inductee into the Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Academy, an organization which recognizes Texas Tech EE graduates for outstanding professional achievements and significant contributions and support to Texas Tech, the college of Engineering and the Electrical Engineering Department.
James D. Potts, PMP
Vice President - Program/Project Management
Over 20 years of engineering experience.
Jim is responsible for comprehensive oversight of multiple engineering client relationships and programs with the goal of ensuring client satisfaction while maximizing profitability. The program elements include strategic and implementation planning as well as deployment and construction projects.