President – Gardner Telecommunications
Steve is President of Gardner Telecommunications, which he founded in 1997. Steve brings over 35 years’ experience in the cable television industry where he worked his way through the ranks early in his career from technical supervision and managerial roles to technical analyst and commercial operations management positions. He later opened his own business, which he ran out of his garage, and performed technical work for the local cable company he previously worked. As business grew, Steve upgraded facilities and expanded services to include aerial and underground communication construction, allowing his company to expand into fiber optic splicing, testing, and repair. In late 2014, Gardner Telecommunications joined with Future Infrastructure where the company has experienced additional growth. Today, GTI employs approximately 180 employees with annual revenue of over $37 million.