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Welcome to the brand-new Internet home for Riggs Drilling Solutions,
which is located online at www.RiggsDrilling.com! Riggs Drilling Solutions,
based in Norris City, Illinois, provides general excavation and directional
drilling services for any of your personal or corporate needs. Utilizing
a wealth of knowledge and years of experience, the family owned and
operated business specializes in land clearing, driveway work, spreading
rock, and dirt work, as well as installing underground conduit for
If you are interested in any of our services,
please click on the SERVICES OFFERED
page of the website or feel free to give us a call at 618-841-6780.
We look forward to meeting and exceeding your expectations!
Jason Riggs started his work career in Telecommunications for the
past 14 years with Clearwave Communications. Jason was responsible
for over 30 outside plant employees ranging from directional bore
to Outside Plant Maintenance. Jason was instrumental in building a
2,500-mile fiber optic infrastructure used for Middle Mile and Last
Today, Jason started his own Directional Boring Business and works
for several major Prime Contractors in Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana
and Missouri. Some of the Prime Contractors that RDS, INC. works
for are: Ervin Cable Company, Next Gen Cable, Kanaan Communications
LLC, QC Communications, Xfinity.
About Scott Riggs
Scott Riggs is a veteran with over twenty-five years of industry experience
throughout the various facets of the telecom sector. Mr. Riggs serves
as the Managing Partner-Fiber of Strategic Wireless Infrastructure
Fund ("SWIF") and is responsible for sourcing, analyzing,
structuring, financing and executing acquisition and operations on
behalf of the Fund. Throughout his career he has been directly involved
in approximately $4 billion of telecommunications acquisitions, dispositions
and financings and has been primarily responsible for all aspects
of infrastructure and operations applicable to the deployment and
ongoing management of numerous cellular, PCS, wireless broadband and
Prior to SWIF, Mr. Riggs Co-founded and served as
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Clearwave Communications,
a Regional Fiber Optic Company located in Illinois that has grown
as one of the fastest regionally operated Fiber Optic Companies
in the U.S as a startup with a market value of over $325 million.
He has also served on the Board of Directors and/or Board of Managers
of various companies including among others, Clearwave Communications,
Waterford Consultants and Strategic Wireless Infrastructure Fund.
Mr. Riggs previously served as Regional VP of Tritel,
Inc. (d/b/a SunCom) (formerly NASDAQ: TTEL), responsible for over
10 million pops in the states of Mississippi & Tennessee. He
was instrumental in developing this startup from inception to an
IPO with over $5 Billion in value. After IPO, Mr. Riggs was instrumental
in the execution of a transaction to TeleCorp Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:
TLCP) resulting in one of the most successful wireless affiliate
transactions in telecommunications history.
Additionally, he served as General Manager of Mercury
Communications, Inc. located in Jackson, MS a nationally recognized
cellular management company that began operations in the early 1990's.
He secured and advised on two transactions, OH-10 ($30 plus million)
and IL-9 ($35 plus million) as well as similar positions in various
cellular operating and/or holding companies.
Prior to his tenure in the telecommunications industry,
Mr. Riggs began his career in the Oil and Convenient Store business
with Ashland oil d/b/a Superamerica (NYSE: ASH). Mr. Riggs served
as Regional Manager over 50 properties that spanned over 15 states
that operated Convenient stores with the Superamerica label.
Mr. Riggs is involved in various advisory roles with
many telecommunication industry associations, local and state organizations,
private foundations as well as educational institutions and charities
including Southeastern Illinois College and Show Hope where he serves
as an advisor. He is an active member of Citipointe Church in Nashville,
TN. Mr. Riggs holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio University
in Athens, Ohio.