Meet The Team

Grant Dummer, Manager, NYECOM
Grant Dummer

General Manager

I started with the company in 2004, where I worked as the Technical Services Manager, and moved to the Manager position in 2016.

I am the Vice President of the Hwy 20 Hot Rod Association, active with the Plainview Chamber of Commerce, on the Plainview Development Company Board, and also a board member of the Plainview Country Club.

I enjoy spending time with my wife, son, and daughter. I also spend a lot of time working on cars, hunting and fishing.

Lynn Spatz, Customer Service, NYECOM
Lynn Spatz

Customer Care Representative

I am responsible for assisting customers with all aspects of their service and directing them to the personnel who can best resolve their problems. I receive and post payments and maintain various databases for the company. I also help develop and teach Tech Center Classes and can help customers there in a one-to-one setting.

I began my employment March 1, 2006 and have been with the company 12 years.

Outside of my job I also farm with my husband, Tim, and I am the bookkeeper for Trinity Lutheran Church in Foster.

Lisa Stark, Customer Service, NYECOM
Lisa Stark

Customer Care Representative

I assist customers with questions about phone and Internet service. I process service orders and update billing files. I also work at the Tech Center teaching classes and assisting customers there.

I started with Plainview Telephone in 2005 and have been with the company 13 years.

My husband and I enjoy spending time with our children and grandson. I have been a TeamMates mentor for eight years, and served on their Board of Directors. I enjoy crafts, gardening, and reading. 

Teresa, Office-Accounting Manager, NYECOM

Office/Accounting Manager

I started as a customer service representative in 1984, later was promoted to office manager and eventually also took on the accounting duties. I have been with the company for 34 years. 

I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I also enjoy being outside in the garden, watching the birds, and hanging out with my groupies (aka the family pets).

Dana Greco, Technical Services Manager, NYECOM
Dana Greeno

Technical Services Manager

I am responsible for completing modifications and repairs of various telecommunications services and systems.

I have 36 years of telecommunications experience and have been with Plainview Telephone Co. for over 4 years.

I enjoy camping, aviation and playing golf at Plainview Country Club with my wife, LeAnn, and spending as much time as we can with our grandchildren.

Blake Nincehelser, Plant Manager, NYECOM
Blake Nincehelser

Plant Manager

I started with Plainview Telephone in August of 2011. My job includes doing locates and installing surveillance cameras, telephone systems, and other equipment for our customers. 

I am the president of the Ballbackers (youth baseball/softball).

My hobbies include hunting/fishing, spending time with my wife and four kids, and woodworking.


Our History

Plainview Telephone Company got its start in 1903. Merchants in town were provided with primitive telephone service using a switchboard and operator. Within a year or two, several rural farm lines were connected by overhead wires (sometimes strung on existing fence posts) to the central office.
In those days, seven or eight neighbors shared a "party line." The switchboard was manned 24 hours a day. The operators connected callers and searched house to house for one of the doctors if they were needed, as they knew the doctors' schedules and habits, as well as most everything else that was going on in Plainview.
By 1910 F.W. Hansen, the owner, employed three switchboard operators, one lineman, and the company claimed 235 town lines as well as 102 farm subscribers.
In 1912 C.W. Smith purchased the company. His only daughter, Hildred, married GF "Doc" Nye. Their descendants have operated the company ever since.
1961 marked the end of an era. The traditional operator and switchboard were converted to dial telephones. Also, by 1961 Plainview Telephone had achieved an all-buried wire and cable system, replacing the old pole and wire construction, which was so susceptible to weather-related interruptions.
By the early 1980s, rural party line service was converted to all-private lines. Fiber optic cable was buried to supply high-demand areas such as schools and the town hospital.
In 1990 the entire system was changed to digital switching, which allowed "equal access" for long-distance carriers and new features such as call waiting, caller ID, and call forwarding.
In 1997 Nyecom/Plainview Telephone was able to offer local Internet access to its customers. By 1999 high-speed access or DSL was offered to town subscribers. In 1999 a new building was erected at the same location on South Main Street.
In 2005 Plainview Telephone began laying fiber optic cable to each home and business in Plainview. The new Fiber to the Home Project offered the capability of higher Internet speeds and new opportunities for business expansion in the city of Plainview.
2008 saw the expansion of the fiber optic project to rural areas of the Plainview Telephone exchange, thus allowing rural subscribers the same services and high-speed Internet access as town subscribers.


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