March 22, 2016 — Centerline Solutions, which designs, builds, modifies and maintains wireless infrastructure projects, has expanded into a new geographic region, the Southeast, with the purchase of Florida-based UCI Construction Services. The wireless services provider now has offices in Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, New York and Hawaii.
“We are also very excited to be able to offer our full suite of services—RF, structural and electrical engineering, site acquisition, program management—to UCI’s customers. Together, we will offer the wireless industry more precise scheduling and better quality control,” said Benjamin Little, CEO of Centerline Solutions.
The acquisition, which is the wireless services provider’s eighth, brings with it an additional 45 employees for a total of 411 company-wide. Centerline Solutions has doubled its employees in the last 18 months with purchases of Washington-based Cascadia PM, IDC Joint Venture, Hawaii; Wireless Limited, Colorado; and Idaho-based KbarM Consulting.
Because of its expansion, Centerline Solutions provides services throughout North American, including Canada and Mexico, as well as abroad in Malaysia and China.
Little believes in running an operation that encompasses “all things wireless,” including consulting enterprises and carriers on optimizing their spectrum from a regulatory standpoint. Centerline handles a broad array of wireless deployments, including DAS, small cells and macrocells, as well as fiber optics. Its DAS work includes commercial office buildings and sports stadiums.
“Centerline focuses on revenue diversification, ensuring that it is not oversubscribed to any one particular area in case of a market downturn in that area,” Little said.
What really sets Centerline apart from some companies is its desire to keep complete projects in-house, from the site acquisition to A and E, construction, optimization and maintenance.
“Being able to keep all that work cohesively through in one company provides economies,” Little said. “The result for the client is they get to work with one company that can assemble all the people working on the project in one room to solve a problem if one arises and we keep the project moving forward.”
A requirement of keeping projects in-house is maintaining a workforce with a deep knowledge of technology from legacy to leading edge.
“Having everyone together under one roof allows us to encourage sharing of knowledge and best practices,” Little said. “We use cross training between individuals so they all become masters of all the current and future technologies.”
Newly acquired UCI Construction Services should fit right into the Little’s holistic philosophy. It also brings a wide array of services to the table, including site acquisition, engineering, project management, wireless site construction, equipment installation, commissioning and integration, microwave installation, and generator installation.