ABOUT VENTURESUM

OUR STORY

In the summer of 1993, “Bit Bi-Logic” sprang to life as a one person firm providing computer services and facility data collection for energy and telecommunications companies. Operating out of a home office that would later become his first daughter’s nursery, Joey Johnson listened through the squeaks and whirs of a 14.4k modem as it connected to his online CompuServe account. The evening had followed a day full of driving around looking at poles, then using a red ballpoint pen to draw symbols on paper maps that were provided by the local electric company. This was the beginning of what is now known as VentureSum Corporation.

Prior to starting VentureSum Corporation, Joey began his utility industry work while still attending high school. At only fourteen years of age, he began working for a communications contractor as a lineman. After graduation, he went to work for the newly formed TICS Corporation in Charlotte, NC. Following twelve years of working in management and engineering at TICS, Joey decided to resign and apply the lessons he had  learned to his own business.

From day one, the decision was made to go against industry standards and hire field workers into full-time positions with full benefits, company vehicles, and all expenses paid. The business  model called for professionally trained field auditors that could perform accurate data collection on a superior level. In addition, a “family environment” would provide better job satisfaction, less stress, and ultimately better service to our customers. After twenty-seven years, the VentureSum model continues to go strong. 

Since 1993, VentureSum has served over 35 electric utilities, 200 communications carriers, and inventoried over 40-million pole attachments. We have over twenty-five years of reliable data collection and customer service under our belt, and we aren’t planning on stopping any time soon. We strive to maintain a safe workplace for our field and office staff in which our culture of excellence and community thrives. 

In the summer of 1993, “Bit Bi-Logic” sprang to life as a one person firm providing computer services and facility data collection for energy and telecommunications companies. Operating out of a home office that would later become his first daughter’s nursery, Joey Johnson listened through the squeaks and whirs of a 14.4k modem as it connected to his online CompuServe account. The evening had followed a day full of driving around looking at poles, then using a red ballpoint pen to draw symbols on paper maps that were provided by the local electric company. This was the beginning of what is now known as VentureSum Corporation.

Prior to starting VentureSum Corporation, Joey began his utility industry work while still attending high school. At only fourteen years of age, he began working for a communications contractor as a lineman. After graduation, he went to work for the newly formed TICS Corporation in Charlotte, NC. Following twelve years of working in management and engineering at TICS, Joey decided to resign and apply the lessons he had  learned to his own business.

From day one, the decision was made to go against industry standards and hire field workers into full-time positions with full benefits, company vehicles, and all expenses paid. The business  model called for professionally trained field auditors that could perform accurate data collection on a superior level. In addition, a “family environment” would provide better job satisfaction, less stress, and ultimately better service to our customers. After twenty-seven years, the VentureSum model continues to go strong. 

Since 1993, VentureSum has served over 35 electric utilities, 200 communications carriers, and inventoried over 40-million pole attachments. We have over twenty-five years of reliable data collection and customer service under our belt, and we aren’t planning on stopping any time soon. We strive to maintain a safe workplace for our field and office staff in which our culture of excellence and community thrives. 

OUR VALUES

Quality

Ask your peers in the industry. We are well known for quality data collection, quality reports, quality service, and a quality place to work.

Reliability

You can count on us to complete the job when we say we will, and to complete it with accuracy.

Care

We care about our clients and we are genuinely concerned about your satisfaction with our product.

Integrity

We maintain industry competitive prices for the services we provide. We go the extra mile to deliver honest, thorough, and useful data. And if they happen, we own our mistakes and correct them free of charge for 2 years.

Safety

Our employees make us who we are. “Every Employee Safe” is our number one priority. It is so much more than a fancy tag-line for us. Our records, our people, our vehicles, and our procedures prove our commitment to safety.

VENTUERSUM BY THE NUMBERS

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OUR TEAM

Phillip L:aposser - VentureSum Client Liasion

Phillip
Loposser

Client Liaison

Eric Horne - VentureSum GIS Specialist

Eric
Horne

GIS Specialist

Gwyn Deane - VentureSum, Controller

Gwyn
Deane

Controller

Cindy Hendershot - VentureSum Administrative Assistant

Cindy
Hendershot

Admin Assistant

Wes Simineau - DIO Admin at VentureSum

Wes
Simineau

DIO Admin

Tom Ellis - Venturesum Project Manager

Tom
Ellis

Project Manager

SAm Marr - VentureSum Project Manager

Sam
Marr

Project Manager

Todd Doolittle - VentureSum Project Manager

Todd
Doolittle

Project Manager

Matt Frazier - VentureSum Project Manager

Matt
Frazier

Project Manager

Joey Johnson - CEO of VentureSum Corp

Joey
Johnson

Founder & CEO

About Venturesum - Field Team

VentureSum Field Team

Our most valuable team members who travel the Earth to look at a poles and collect the most accurate data the industry’s ever seen.

Phillip L:aposser - VentureSum Client Liasion

Phillip
Laposser

Client Liaison

Eric Horne - VentureSum GIS Specialist

Eric
Horne

GIS Specialist

Gwyn Deane - VentureSum, Controller

Gwyn
Deane

Controller

Cindy Hendershot - VentureSum Administrative Assistant

Cindy
Hendershot

Admin Assistant

Wes Simineau - DIO Admin at VentureSum

Wes
Simineau

DIO Admin

Tom Ellis - Venturesum Project Manager

Tom
Ellis

Project Manager

SAm Marr - VentureSum Project Manager

Sam
Marr

Project Manager

Todd Doolittle - VentureSum Project Manager

Todd
Doolittle

Project Manager

Matt Frazier - VentureSum Project Manager

Matt
Frazier

Project Manager

Joey Johnson - CEO of VentureSum Corp

Joey
Johnson

Founder & CEO

About Venturesum - Field Team

VentureSum Field Team

Our most valuable team members who travel the Earth to look at a poles and collect the most accurate data the industry’s ever seen.