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President, Northwest

ANDREW WATKINS

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 the 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.

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Vice President, Project Division

JUSTIN GRANT

Justin serves as the Vice President, Project Division 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.

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Vice President, Construction

RON RYAN

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.

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Joint Trench Division Manager

ELIAS LAZO

Elias serves as Joint Trench Division Manager where he is responsible for the Idaho State Joint Utilities contract.


Elias began his utility career in 1998 as a laborer in the Treasure Valley. In 1999, he was promoted to an operator in the joint trench division. In 2001, he transferred to the telecommunications division as a foreman working day to day projects installing communication lines to residential and commercial customers. Elias transferred back to the joint trench division in 2004 as a foreman. In 2013, Elias was promoted to supervisor and in 2014 was promoted to manager. A majority of his career has been spent installing/managing contracts with natural gas, power, and telecommunications providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with several key customers.

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Senior Project Manager

PATCHES WILLIAMSON

Patches serves as Senior Project Manager where he serves as an operator and on-site supervisor and is responsible for working with local agencies to ensure all work is being performed to specifications and is accurately accounted for and red-lined.


Patches began his utility career in Twin Falls, Idaho. Starting as a foreman and operator, he led a team of crews in various utility installation projects. In 2008, Patches joined the Idaho National Guard as a heavy equipment operator responsible for installing underground and aerial cable. Between 2003 and 2010, Patches was also actively enlisted overseas in Iraq in 2005 and helped patrol, train the Iraqi Police, and conduct battalion raids. Patches returned to southern Idaho as an operator, installing telecommunications and transmission lines via directional drill, cable plow, backhoe, and large excavators. He was promoted to Project Manager in 2017 and oversaw several large-scale RUS fiber builds. In 2019 he co-founded Elite Utilities and Trenching which was sold to Revive Holdings in January 2022.

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Fleet Manager

RALPH KORN

Ralph serves as Fleet Manager where he is responsible for all aspects of Crown’s fleet division, ranging from equipment maintenance to capital expenditures.


Ralph has more than 50 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, beginning his career as a laborer in 1970. Ralph has held various roles during his career, most notably, as a foreman on large-scale projects, then moving into a project management role. He has held different supervisor roles ranging from regional manager to joint trench manager and worked simultaneously with all large utility providers in the Treasure Valley. In 2018, Ralph went back into the field and trained and managed a new era of project managers and operators. In 2019 Ron co-founded Elite Utilities and Trenching which was sold to Revive Holdings in January 2022.

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Controller

MICHAEL MELHORN

Michael serves as Controller where he is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of Crown, including financial reporting, budgeting, and asset management.


Michael has more than ten years of financial management experience and has worked for various construction and engineering firms in roles ranging from accounting to data analysis. In 2019 he co-founded Crown Utilities which was sold to Revive Holdings in December 2021. Michael holds a BA in Economics from the University of Washington.

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Senior Advisor

KEN KILLINGBECK

Ken serves as Senior Advisor 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.