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OUR MISSION

  • Provide service that is above the expected.
  • Complete projects on time and under budget.
  • Leave workarea as undisturbed as possible.

We strongly believe that our company is only as good as our employees.

Chris Banning

President

Chris Banning is a Service Disabled Veteran who served in the United States Air Force. Chris brings over 16 years of Information Technology and Voice Communications experience as an Electrical Supervisor at a major United States Air Force Base and also served as a Telecommunication Instructor for Tulsa Technology in Fiber Optics and Copper Cabling. Chris has a Bachelor of Science, Business Management and an Associate of Electrical Systems degree from the Community College of the Air Force. By the age of 35, Chris sold his first company to a Fortune 500 global leading edge technology company. To find out more, contact Chris Banning.

Randy Holleman, RCDD

Director of Operations

Randy has successfully designed, performed, and closed various IT, Low Voltage, Fire Alarm, Wireless, Security, Maintenance and General Construction jobs since he entered the industry over seven years ago. He strives for excellence in communication with co-workers, stakeholders, customers, technicians and end users. He has closed jobs on time and under budget in several states across the country alongside the nation’s finest military/government employees and industry professionals.

Emily Ruggs, M.A.

Director of Sales and Marketing / Proposal Manager

Emily is a communications specialist with experience in business development, proposal management, public relations, strategic planning, research, and business operations. She is passionate about working with clients to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Tulsa. She is a result-driven team player, and she finds great satisfaction in seeing a project through to completion.

Kevin Knapp, Senior Project Manager - Banning Contracting Services

Kevin Knapp

Senior Project Manager

Kevin has over 10 years of experience in the LVS/construction industry with extensive commercial and Government work, as well as experience managing large, complex multi-use design, deployment and development projects. Kevin began his career as a field technician and evolved into a Senior Project Manager. Kevin fosters an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining morale. His strong technical, communication, and client service skills enhance Banning’s processes and customer satisfaction-driven management philosophy.

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Emil Hinkefent

Senior Project Manager

Emil is a management professional who has been involved in the Information Technology Industry since 2007. A majority of his career has been focused on management and support of enterprise wide end-users and I.T. infrastructure. Since 2016, he has shifted focus to low-voltage systems, working as a technician in the field before moving to a Sales and Estimation role. He currently holds his Oklahoma Commercial Fire, Burglar, Access Control, and CCTV licenses. He also possesses an Associate’s Degree in Business Marketing from Tulsa Community College and recently enrolled in project management classes to help BanningCS grow as a team. Emil has played a key role in large scale software deployments and hardware roll-outs and has personally estimated multiple multimillion dollar projects.

Robert Renfro - Low Voltage Systems Account Manager

Robert Renfro

Low Voltage Systems Account Manager

Robert Renfrow is an accomplished Low Voltage Systems Account Manager, holding industry and manufacturer's certifications, coupled with over 7 years of field installation, service, and installation management experience. Robert holds NICET Level II Certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology: Fire Alarm Systems, and holds multiple certifications in other disciplines including Enterprise Level Video Surveillance and Access Control Systems, Structured Cabling and Fiber Optic Systems. Mr. Renfro has over thirteen years of supervisory experience, and his current responsibilities with the Banning Team include systems design, drafting, sales and estimation, and project management.

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Asa Barrett

Installation Manager

Asa Barrett is a Purple Heart Medal and Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) recipient, having participated in Operation: Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. As Installation Manager at BanningCS, Asa provides leadership, planning/coordination, and logistics planning by managing the scheduling and delegation of daily duties on some of our biggest project. Further, he regularly coordinates with project stakeholders, including owners, general contractors, and all other trade contractors on the project.

John Hackleman

Sales and Estimating

John has over 22 years of experience in sales and estimating. He specializes in take-offs, project estimating, material procurement, and project management for low-voltage projects including security, cabling, access control, intrusion detection, CCTV, and ESS. John holds various certifications including Vivotek Product Expert, Axis, and Arecont Vision Partner. He also has a degree in Electronic Engineering and spent four years in the United States Marines.

Vadim Korolenko - Sales and Project Estimator

Vadim Korolenko

Sales and Project Estimator

Vadim has over 25 years of computer/software experience, as well as more than 15 years of surveillance hardware/software experience. He is responsible for estimating Low Voltage systems, including CCTV, Access Control, Intrusion, Paging, Nurse Call, Area of Rescue, Structured Cabling, WAPs, Switches, Sound masking, and more. He specializes in project estimating, material procurement, purchasing, and research. Vadim holds various certifications including CompTIA A+, CCTV/Access Control/Commercial Burg and Fire Alarm Licenses, Web Design, Web Programming, Radio/ Electronic equipment assembly, Allegion, Networking, IDS and CCTV, Fluidmesh, Primex clocks, Cambridge sound, OfficeServ, Xirrus.

Joe Banning

Project Manager

Joe Banning is a Service Disabled Veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps and is a student at Pennsylvania State University, where he's a candidate for his bachelors of science in finance. Joe joined the company in 2015 and has worked in all phases of the business, including serving as an install technician, sales manager, and project manager. Joe brings over seven years of supervising and project management experience to the company and is located in Washington, D.C. where he represents the company’s northeast region.

KP, Junior Foreman - Banning Contracting Services

KP

Junior Foreman

KP is an experienced fiber technician and quality engineer who is dedicated to superior workmanship. He is responsible the management of projects and work crews, as well as safety. KP works to create an efficient working environment while also maintaining the overall quality of workmanship, and he is responsible for training on a variety of systems and procedures.

Phillip Meek

Lead Technician

Phillip Meeks serves as a Lead Technician for BanningCS, experienced in the management and installation of Data, Telecommunications, Controls, Hardware, and Cabling. Phillip is responsible for leadership, planning, and coordination on many of our projects around the world and is leaned upon internally for his product knowledge and technical implementation expertise. He is adept in the installation and maintenance of nurse call systems, surveillance systems, access control, analog and IP cameras, and fire alarm systems, as well as fiber installation, termination, and testing.