We are a professional design firm specializing in sub-surface telecommunications engineering, construction support services, permitting, and acquisition services.
At W.K. Ross, LLC, our mission is to provide the highest quality services supporting design and development, construction, maintenance, and upgrade of telecommunications network infrastructure – all under one roof. Our commitment to our clients’ total satisfaction is reflected in literally thousands of miles of successful projects and installations. This commitment, together with more than 260 years of combined staff experience in telecommunications outside plant design and development, forms the foundation upon which we continue building W.K. Ross, LLC’s reputation as an industry leader.
W.K. Ross, LLC is held under the sole ownership of its founder and President, Mr. William K. Ross. Mr. Ross began his career in telecommunications network development in 1985 when the first fiber optic networks were just being planned; from the very beginning, he was heavily involved in their development.
Working primarily throughout the eastern United States in the earlier part of his career, he eventually became instrumental in developing and expanding the major networks across the western states. Over nearly fifteen years Mr. Ross held a variety of construction, technical and engineering roles, rising through various management and directive positions and thereby gaining expert knowledge of every phase of network development – from planning and construction to lighting-up the fiber and bringing systems on-line. In the later 1990’s, he recognized a trend toward development and expansion of proprietary internal communications networks among other major industrial concerns.
In response, he made the strategic decision to form his own company specifically targeted to meeting the needs of Class I railroads. Ross Railroad Consulting formally began operations on June 1, 1999.
During the past ten years our work has been focused primarily within railroad Rights-of-Way, an inherently challenging and hazardous work environment. Ross Railroad Consulting has been instrumental in system-wide development, construction, upgrade, and maintenance of state-of-the-art and operations-critical communication networks supporting America’s largest freight railroads. At the same time, we have played a key role in facilitating and coordinating development, construction, maintenance, and upgrades of digital transmission networks owned and operated by Common Carriers, but located within railroad Rights-of-Way.
In our first decade we helped build some of the best designed, most reliable and robust communications networks in North America. Our commitment to our clients’ total satisfaction has resulted in positive long-lasting relationships and solid partnerships. As our company’s success has driven its growth, we’ve increased the scope of services we offer, and our client base—along with our reputation for excellent service—has grown both within as well as outside the railroad industry.
Today we see a new wave of fiber optic network expansion on the horizon. Recognizing new opportunities to build upon the successes of our first ten years, we’re forging ahead into our second decade under a new banner that better reflects our increasingly diverse clientele: we are now W.K. Ross, LLC.
Only our name has changed: W.K. Ross, LLC continues to deliver the same excellent services our clients expect. We are still the same team of highly experienced and talented individuals working together toward the common goal of ensuring our clients’ complete satisfaction. Keeping in-step with the latest technological advances while maintaining a traditional hard work ethic, we are committed to the highest attention to detail and unwavering vigilance regarding safety: these continue to drive our success.
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