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Andrew Watkins

Executive Vice President and

President, Northwest

Andrew serves as the President of Revive’s Northwest division, Crown Utilities, where he is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Crown. Previously, Andrew served as Director of Operations for Crown, which he co-founded in 2019, and was sold to Revive Holdings in December 2021.


Andrew started his telecommunications career in 2007 as a laborer in Twin Falls, Idaho and has extensive experience managing large-scale master service agreements throughout Idaho and has forged strong relationships with several key customers. Additionally, Andrew has been part of many RUS projects in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, California, and Washington and has supervised several large-scale line builds throughout the mountain west.

Ken Killingbeck

Executive Vice President

Ken serves as Executive Vice President where he is responsible for estimating and training of management. Previously, Ken served as President of Crown, which he co-founded in 2019, and was sold to Revive Holdings in December 2021.


Ken has nearly 40 years of experience in the utility industry, beginning his career in 1983 in California. Ken has held numerous positions during the course of his career, including laborer, operator, foreman, supervisor, safety director, Idaho State Manager, Vice President, and co-founder and President of Crown Utilities. He has a wealth of knowledge ranging from RUS, long line fiber projects, MSA work, and Design Builds. Ken is an expert at bidding and performing RUS projects and MSA contracts.

Justin Grant

Vice President, Projects

Justin serves as Vice President, Projects where he is responsible for all Magic Valley operations using his experience and strong working relationships with local utility providers.


Justin has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked for various customers across the country, including using his knowledge to help them complete multiple government contracts. Justin began his career as a laborer in 1996. In 2015, Justin was named the general manager of bid projects and successfully delivered multiple large-scale RUS projects acting as an estimator, operator, and on-site manager. In 2019, Justin co-founded Elite Utilities and Trenching which was sold to Revive Holdings in January 2022.

Ron Ryan

Vice President, Construction

Ron serves as Vice President, Construction where he is responsible for large projects and MSA work.


Ron started in the telecommunications industry in 1995 as a laborer working line extension projects for several telecommunications customers. He worked his way up the ladder and held the position of foreman & supervisor for ten years. In 2005 Ron transitioned to oversee master service agreements with telecommunications customers based in the Treasure Valley. Ron has supervised many large-scale telecommunications projects across the western United States and possesses a deep knowledge of underground and aerial construction. In 2019 Ron co-founded Crown Utilities which was sold to Revive Holdings in December 2021.

Mike Shalz

Vice President and Controller

Mike serves as Controller where he is responsible for leading Crown’s finance and accounting functions.

Mike has over 35 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Crown, Mike was Founder and President of Gem State Fiber, a fiber pulling and splicing company which he sold to Revive Holdings in May 2023. Mike has more than 12 years of experience in the utility construction industry and has also worked in the grocery and manufacturing industries, as well as with several startup companies. Mike has a BA in Finance from Boise State University.

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