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ADB Acquires Diversified Communications Services Expanding Wireless Presence to Southern California and Surrounding Regions

December 12th, 2023 - St. Louis, MO - ADB Companies LLC (“ADB”), a leading turnkey provider of telecommunications and utility infrastructure solutions, announced the successful acquisition of Diversified Communications Services (DCS), a prominent wireless telecommunications company based out of Brea, California. This strategic move marks a significant step forward in ADB’s commitment to expanding its reach and enhancing its capabilities in the dynamic wireless telecommunications market.

"Today marks a strategic milestone for our company as we announce the successful acquisition of DCS and entry into Southern California and surrounding regions. DCS’ dedication to safety, quality and customer-service completely aligns with ADB’s ALL IN culture. This move reaffirms our commitment to innovation and our dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions in the wireless technology landscape. As we welcome Diversified into our family, we look forward to combining our strengths and expertise. This acquisition is a testament to our commitment to providing turnkey solutions that address the evolving needs of our customers," said Chad Johnson, ADB Chief Executive Officer.

ADB Chief Operating Officer, Stacey Thompson, adds, “Our decision to acquire Diversified Communications is rooted in our vision for a seamlessly connected world. This strategic move empowers us to lead the way in shaping the future of wireless technology, driving innovation, and enhancing the overall customer experience. This acquisition is about building a foundation for a wireless ecosystem that will drive progress and empower our global community. Bill and Steve have built a strong organization with talented team members, rooted in a safety-first culture and customer service, and we are excited to join forces.”

Since its incorporation in 1988, DCS has been one of the leading and preferred contractors at the forefront of the construction, maintenance and upgrading of the Southwest’s cellular, wireless and microwave systems for many of the region’s cellular carriers, infrastructure owners, municipalities, and utility providers.  DCS is a full-service RF contractor specializing in PCS/Cellular, Microwave and In-building solutions, testing and maintenance. They have extensive experience working with commercial radio communications systems, personal communications services systems and cellular services systems. Steve Hurley and Bill Shields, former owners of DCS, will continue to lead DCS’ wireless operations as part of ADB’s West Region, and have become shareholders of ADB as part of the transaction. 

“We could not be more excited to join the ADB Family. We have established our reputation in the industry as a safety-first culture, with high-quality workmanship. ADB’s mission, vision, and core values are a perfect fit for our team. Finding a partner with aligned values and a shared vision was paramount to us moving in this direction. This partnership will allow us to support our customers and their build plans on an even greater level. Our entire team is excited for what the future holds,” said Steve Hurley, Partner & President of Diversified Communications Services.

“The partnership of ADB and Diversified provides great growth opportunity for our company and team members. We are eager to partner with ADB on both companies’ growth goals and enhance our turnkey Wireless services to bring exceptional quality and service to our customers. The resources and support ADB will bring to our team will amplify our capabilities in building out the nation’s networks. We are enthusiastic about what the future holds, and the value created by this partnership” said Bill Shields, Partner & Vice President of Diversified Communications Services.

The acquisition of DCS combines the strengths of both entities that will benefit employees, customers, and other stakeholders. ADB will leverage DCS’ expertise in wireless services throughout the Southwest to support its value proposition as a national turnkey provider and provide an even more comprehensive suite of services to both companies’ customers. The integration of wireless services, resources and highly experienced team members will result in enhanced capabilities, increased network reliability, and innovative solutions tailored to meet evolving market demands.


About ADB Companies

At ADB Companies (, we proudly build networks, connections, and partnerships nationwide within the telecommunications and utility industries. We provide utility, electrical & fiber optic infrastructure, wireless communications, and technology solutions. ADB services commercial clients, carrier service providers and local, state, and federal government organizations.  ADB is nationally recognized for its customer-centric philosophy backed by accountability and results. With a commitment to safety, people, and an ALL-IN culture, ADB sets itself apart as a leader in building careers and developing long-standing partnerships.


About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications Services (DCS) was established in 1988 and has served the wireless community throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada for over 25 years. As an RF contractor, DCS specializes in PCS/Cellular, Microwave and In-building solutions, testing, maintenance, commercial radio communications systems, personal communications services systems and cellular services systems. The DCS team is well- trained and equipped to assist in the construction, integration, and maintenance of any wireless system. 



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