About Collins


In 1964 Collins Communications began as a small two-way radio shop. Since then we have developed into a communications company providing solutions to everything from security and surveillance systems, telephone systems, two-way radios, managed IT services, business and residential internet services and so much more.

Collins Begins Radio

December 1, 1964
Collins Begins Radio

Oil exploration in the Powder River Basin resulted in the need for mobile radio services for customers in the area. In December of 1964, Clarence E.. (Ed) Collins established a two-way radio shop in Gillette, Wyoming.

Collins Begins Voice Department

January 1, 1973
Collins Begins Voice Department

In 1973, Collins added their Voice Department and the business also incorporated when it purchased byEmil Pendleton, Larry Tanner and Rod Thorton.

Collins Adds Security Department

February 25, 1986
Collins Adds Security Department

Collins Purchases Rosenbaum Alarms and adds a Security Department to our Team.

Collins Celebrates 25years

December 1, 1989
Collins Celebrates 25years

Collins celebrates 25th anniversary, December of 1989.

Addition of Cellular Services

July 15, 1991
Addition of Cellular Services

In the 1990’s came cellular. Collins Communications became the premier cellular sales group in northeast Wyoming, thereby putting themselves out of the RCC business.

Surveillance Department Added

August 8, 1993
Surveillance Department Added

Collins expands their Security Department to add a Surveillance Department

Collins Celebrates 30 years of service

December 15, 1994
Collins Celebrates 30 years of service

Collins celebrated 30 years of service in 1994 with the current owners, Cheryl Dittus and Rick Murray, as employees.

Collins Adds Fire & Life Safety

March 25, 1996
Collins Adds Fire & Life Safety

In 1996 Collins added the fire and burglar alarm operations.

New Building is Built

November 28, 2001
New Building is Built

The decision was made that the old building needed to be replaced and construction for our current building began in November of 2001.

Became Internet Service Provider

July 28, 2002
Became Internet Service Provider

By July of 2002, Collins was firmly in control as a diversified electronics firm when it also started to provided wireless internet service in Gillette.

Collins Creates an IT Team

May 12, 2005
Collins Creates an IT Team

Collins continues to grow and creates an IT team providing IT support to business in Gillette and surrounding areas.

Collins Rebrands & Celebrates 50 Years

November 28, 2014
Collins Rebrands & Celebrates 50 Years

Collins celebrated their 50 years in business with a fresh new look and rebrandcv

Top Level Certification is Obtained

February 20, 2017
Top Level Certification is Obtained

Technicians continue to train and obtain Fire Protection Engineering Technology Fire Alarm Systems, Level: IV through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.

Today

January 1, 2019
Today

Today, Collins continues to stay up to date with the changing technology and services.

Collins Begins Radio

December 1, 1964
Collins Begins Radio

Oil exploration in the Powder River Basin resulted in the need for mobile radio services for customers in the area. In December of 1964, Clarence E.. (Ed) Collins established a two-way radio shop in Gillette, Wyoming.

Collins Begins Voice Department

January 1, 1973
Collins Begins Voice Department

In 1973, Collins added their Voice Department and the business also incorporated when it purchased byEmil Pendleton, Larry Tanner and Rod Thorton.

Collins Adds Security Department

February 25, 1986
Collins Adds Security Department

Collins Purchases Rosenbaum Alarms and adds a Security Department to our Team.

Collins Celebrates 25years

December 1, 1989
Collins Celebrates 25years

Collins celebrates 25th anniversary, December of 1989.

Addition of Cellular Services

July 15, 1991
Addition of Cellular Services

In the 1990’s came cellular. Collins Communications became the premier cellular sales group in northeast Wyoming, thereby putting themselves out of the RCC business.

Surveillance Department Added

August 8, 1993
Surveillance Department Added

Collins expands their Security Department to add a Surveillance Department

Collins Celebrates 30 years of service

December 15, 1994
Collins Celebrates 30 years of service

Collins celebrated 30 years of service in 1994 with the current owners, Cheryl Dittus and Rick Murray, as employees.

Collins Adds Fire & Life Safety

March 25, 1996
Collins Adds Fire & Life Safety

In 1996 Collins added the fire and burglar alarm operations.

New Building is Built

November 28, 2001
New Building is Built

The decision was made that the old building needed to be replaced and construction for our current building began in November of 2001.

Became Internet Service Provider

July 28, 2002
Became Internet Service Provider

By July of 2002, Collins was firmly in control as a diversified electronics firm when it also started to provided wireless internet service in Gillette.

Collins Creates an IT Team

May 12, 2005
Collins Creates an IT Team

Collins continues to grow and creates an IT team providing IT support to business in Gillette and surrounding areas.

Collins Rebrands & Celebrates 50 Years

November 28, 2014
Collins Rebrands & Celebrates 50 Years

Collins celebrated their 50 years in business with a fresh new look and rebrandcv

Top Level Certification is Obtained

February 20, 2017
Top Level Certification is Obtained

Technicians continue to train and obtain Fire Protection Engineering Technology Fire Alarm Systems, Level: IV through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.

Today

January 1, 2019
Today

Today, Collins continues to stay up to date with the changing technology and services.

Custom Business Technology Solutions

When you choose Collins Business, you’ll enjoy the benefits of working with the leading network and technology services provider in Northeastern Wyoming. Partner with Collins Business, and our dedicated team of leading experts will be committed to helping your business succeed.

Bringing Broadband to Hometowns

At Collins, we’re dedicated to innovating for, empowering and inspiring the people of Northeastern Wyoming. Since Collins started in 1964, we’ve been looking ahead and investing in the next big thing. Are you ready for what’s next in connectivity and entertainment? Connect your life with Collins!

Let’s Talk

Looking for an in-depth conversation about your business technology needs?
We’re happy to help.

At Collins, we are committed to providing state of the art communications technology and innovative solutions to our customers while providing industry leading customer service and support.

Our Commitment

We strive to locate and employ a highly diversified team of professionally trained sales and service technicians.  We provide our customers with cutting edge technology and quality technical service.

Customer Service

Our customer service division is your direct link to scheduling, technical support and effective customer concern resolution.  In order to meet your needs we utilize our sales and technical service departments to accommodate your busy schedules.  A product and labor warranty consisting of ninety-day parts and labor on all systems sold and installed by Collins.

Customer Relations

When a customer contacts Collins, a member of our highly qualified Customer Relations Team will perform an on site survey and evaluation of the customer’s needs.  Upon customer approval technical services will design and install the product.

Technical Services & Support

Our lead technicians are your single point of contact for the entire project. They coordinate and oversee all aspects of installation and technical support to insure customer satisfaction.  All of our technicians are trained and kept up to date on the
latest products and technology.

Still Have More Questions?

Because there is no one-size-fits-all solution, we’re here to help you determine what your needs might be. Contact our Customer Account Executive today.

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Working for You 24/7

We understand that your operations are a top priority. Our support services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are always just a phone call away.

Reach Us

Your experience with Collins matters to us. We want to help you get the most out of your services. Have a question? Reach out to us:

3795 Collins Road
Gillette, WY 82718

Phone (307) 682-5193
Fax (307) 686-2145

 

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