Our Team

Dave Savolainen Sr. has led the development of Range Corporation (dba Range Telecommunications) since it became a full-time business on April 1, 1974. Mr. Savolainen's technical expertise has allowed Range to offer industry-leading consumer and commercial electronic services including wireless, security, and telephonic services right here in the Upper Peninsula.

Under his leadership, Range has received many awards, both locally and nationally, including Marquette Business of the Year (1996) and the Shining Star Award (a State of Michigan award that recognized Range for providing pagers to people waiting for organ donations, 2010).

Mr. Savolainen has served as the President of SMR WON (a large, national wireless services association) and also has been seated on several technical advisory boards of major electronics manufacturers. In 2005, he was honored by the Radio Club of America during a reception at the NY Athletic Club for his development of personal communications in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His conferral of Sr. Fellow in the Radio Club distinguishes him as the first person in Michigan to receive such an honor.

Dave is proud of his Finnish heritage and has been passionately involved in the Finnish-American community. He is also a lifetime member of the American Legion.  Although officially retired from Range, he keeps a close eye on the company. He and his wife winter in Florida where, at 75 years of age, he can be seen playing 1st base in the Sr. Softball League of Englewood (and league manager, of course!).

Dave Jr. grew up around the electronic communications industry. His first tower job included helping build a 300' communications tower in Escanaba, Michigan - at 11 years of age! He has attended Northern Michigan University and received his Electronics Certification from E.F. Johnson Technical School in Owatonna, MN. As Range's Vice President, he enjoys working with the caring and dedicated employees here at Range.

Matt is the 3rd generation Savolainen to make Range his livelihood, and is currently the Operations Manager, specializing in tower services. During his 8 years here at Range, Matt attended NMU and earned a business degree. Matt enjoys the challenge of working on towers and that each site has it's own, unique problem to be solved.

Dave Savolainen Jr.  ~  Dave Savolainen Sr.  ~  Matt Savolainen

Vice President  ~  Founder / President  ~  Operations Manager

 

 

 

Dawn
Dawn
Bookkeeping
Dawn is part of our bookkeeping team here at Range. Of her 40 years of experience in this field, 23 have been here at Range. A part of her job that she especially enjoys are the relationships that she has with both her co-workers and her customers. Dawn's consistent emphasis on customer satisfaction makes her invaluable here at Range.
Our IT Team - Mike & Sam
Our IT Team - Mike & Sam
Integrated Technologies Gurus
Mike and Sam are our IT Support team at Range. Mike has been working here for 21 years and Sam has been with us for almost 3 years. Together, they have a combined experience of 44 years of IT experience! They both cited the opportunity to work with, and integrate into our systems, modern technologies as a rewarding part of their job
Cindy
Cindy
Accounts Payable
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Jeff
Jeff
Wireless Sales
Jeff is our Wireless Technology & Security Systems Manager. He specializes in 2-way radio systems, wireless networking, access control, security, surveillance and telephone systems. Of his 34 years of experience, 32 have been with Range. He especially enjoys the relationships that he has with his clients.
Joe
Joe
Sales
Joe is the Vice President in charge of Sound & Security Services. His specialties include security, CCTV, fire detection systems/monitoring, sound systems, networking, access control, automation systems, telephone systems and landscape lighting. He has been with Range for 28 years and has 32 years of experience in this field. Working with his customers, designing custom solutions for their project needs, and knowing that our staff will deliver a finished product of the highest quality are some of the things that he enjoys about his job here at Range.
Our Awesome Service Team
Ben, Josh, Sam, Mike and Matt
Through rain, sleet or snow, our dedicated team of professional technicians are here to help simplify your life. No job is too big or too small, too remote, or too high in the sky! From below ground work to 500' tower work, these guys have done it all... and done it well! Their combined years (and years!) of experience are brought to each job, ensuring that all of Range's products and services are backed up with the best possible support.

 

 

 

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