Upland Design group has provided architectural services for Ben Lomand Communications for 5 different projects throughout their multi-county service area. The Operations Center is the construction, vehicle and warehousing hub for the Company. This project utilized a precast concrete exterior for the office portion of the building and polished block, single wythe walls in the vehicle service bays and warehouse areas. The site is fully developed and fenced. A large vehicle storage shed is a part of the fenced site area.

Ben Lomand Communications provides high speed data, telephone and video service to customers over a 4 county area. This Operations Center consolidated facilities from three sites and enabled the existing Headquarters site to be redesigned for administrative use.

The preplanning included study of geothermal heating and cooling, but was found a marginal consideration due to underground voids encountered. Design decisions were driven by providing an efficient building envelope while selecting materials that would hold up to the heavy use over the years. The design also represents the solid history of the company with a well planned vision for the future.

Ben Lomand Rural Telephone CO-OP Operations Center

McMinnville, Tennessee

Phone: 931-484-7541
Fax: 931-484-2351
CROSSVILLE OFFICE: 362 Industrial Blvd. Crossville, TN 38555
COOKEVILLE OFFICE: 1080 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501