Daryl Sharp has been with Great Plains Communications
as a Broadband Technician for just shy of 20 years. He was raised on a farm in Enders, NE, 8 miles south of Imperial, NE and enjoys the support and kindness a rural community offers. “It is an experience that is hard to explain, other than I have much appreciation and thankfulness to be a part of and raise my family in the same community I grew up in, ” Daryl said. With his son, Jared recently starting college in Mooresville, NC attending NASCAR Technical Institute, he enjoys being able to work closely with his other son, Alex Sharp who has been with Great Plains Communications for a little over three years. Though Alex works in the community of McCook, NE, he and his wife only live 60 miles from Imperial, so Daryl is fortunate to see him at least once a week.
“When Alex showed interest in telecommunications, I was very much in support of his educational choice, ” Daryl said. “I was happy after he graduated college that he accepted a position at Great Plains Communications to pursue his career, as knowing the history of how they take care of their employees. I wouldn’t want anything less for him.”
Alex wasn’t always sure he wanted to pursue telecommunications but said, “Heading into college, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do yet. So during my 3 summers of college, I got the job to intern for Great Plains Communications in Imperial.” From there he changed his major to Information Technology at UNK and upon graduating, got the job in McCook as an Outside Plant Technician before becoming a Central Office Technician with Great Plains Communications.
Great Plains Communications prides itself on being a fourth-generation family owned business, but it is also families such as the Sharps that represent that quality throughout our communities. They are the faces customers see at their door for an install and in the stands next to them at the high school football game. As Daryl states, “I have seen numerous changes over the years in technology, but one thing that has never changed to me is the importance of true customer service.”