Focused on telephone cooperatives and independents

We’ve always taken pride in specializing in the needs of telecom independents and cooperatives. We have core values and resources that allow us to listen and respond in a manner that achieves the client’s priorities. You take pride in your local community, and your pride becomes our priority.

Your Goals = Our Goals

The leadership team at Banner have a shared desire of satisfying our customers. We believe that when we are in your community, we serve your local subscribers, as well as all of those who have vested interest in the local telecommunications infrastructure. Our number one priority is to make sure the customer is successful.

Luke Spalj

Luke T. Spalj


Luke was born and raised in the construction business. He worked as a youth and into adulthood for the family owned and operated Spalj Construction Company until its sale to Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) in 1997.

He worked for Quanta Services, eventually becoming the president of its telecommunication and specialty services division, until his departure in 2004. From 2004 to 2017, Luke was the chairman of Rice Lake Construction Group. Currently, Luke is the CEO of Water Resources Group, one of the nation’s largest firms serving the Water Treatment and Utility markets.

Luke was also employed with S.J. Groves Construction and Austin P. Keller Construction after college. While at Groves he was a field engineer on a $1 billion Melvin Price Lock and Dam construction project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alton, IL.

Luke is a registered Professional Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech.

To Contact Luke, Call: 218-546-1919 or eMail:

TC Trawick Banner Utilities

TC Trawick


TC started his career in telecommunications construction in 1987, when he began working for his family in north Florida at Trawick Construction. He grew up in the business, and gained valuable experience serving a variety of telecom customers, varying from Master Service Agreements, to long haul fiber projects, as well as RUS 515 projects. TC previously served as a Vice-President at two construction firms prior to the beginning of Banner Utility Services.
To Contact TC, eMail:

Thomas Warnock Banner Utilities

Thomas Warnock

Vice President, Field Operations and Asset Management

Thomas began serving telephone companies by burying service drops in Georgia in the late 1990’s. By 2001, he started his own construction business, and served as its owner-operator. He has also been a Project Manager for a telecommunications construction firm for the past four years. In the fall of 2018, Thomas brought his extensive experience to Banner Utility Services, serving as our Vice-President of Operations and Assets.
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Banner Utility Services, LLC
360 Mesa Grande Dr, Unit 106
Ft. Worth, TX 76108
Office: 817-900-3585
Fax: 817-900-7368

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