Our breadth of knowledge and experience, combined with our passion for the industry, are some of the main reasons clients choose us over the competition. Whether you are looking for Fiber Optics, Voice & Data, Data Centers, Fire Alarms, Sound Systems, Security Systems or Riser Management, NTI has the team and the capabilities to get the job done!
Certifications: RCDD Certified, BICSI Installer, Amp Certified, Comscope Uniprise Certified, FOA Certified, OSHA 30, OSHA Confined Spaces, as well as many other Data/Communication/Fiber Certifications.
Brian James has over 20 years of experience as a low voltage union electrician specializing in fiber optics. He excelled as an apprentice quickly moving up the ranks. He was entrusted by a multimillion dollar electrical company to start a low voltage division from the ground up. After successfully fulfilling his obligations, in 2009, he started his own company currently holding the role as Owner/Vice President of National Technologies NTI. Brian is also a certified teacher who currently teaches fiber optic for IBEW Local 701. Because of his dedication to fiber optics, he is always furthering his education. In 2008 he earned RCDD recognition, the highest design credentials in the information technology systems (ITS) industry. His work ethic and dedication to his customers, employees and business surpass none other.
When Brian is not working, he spends most of this time with his wife and 4 children. He especially enjoys watching them play in their many different sports and activities. Brian also likes to travel with family, play poker and is an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Al Franzen is an operational expert with decades of experience at the management level in a variety of fields. His current title as General Manager of Operations at NTI Fiber Optics takes advantage of the skills he’s mastered in his previous roles as an Inventory Control Manager, Risk Management Specialist, Regional Trainer, Customer Solutions Manager, Human Resource Expert and Supply Chain Specialist. Al is best described as a highly motivated, self-starter with a bar-none work ethic and a passion for creating efficiencies to help businesses run better. In 2014, he was recognized nationally for Inventory Control and Operational Excellence with Best Buy before making his transition to NTI Fiber Optics.
When not working, Al enjoys spending time with his finance’ Susan and his 9 year old Pomeranian, Titus. New to the DC Area, Al has spent the past 27 years in various parts of Texas but is looking forward to the changes in season he enjoyed as a child while growing up in Illinois and Wisconsin. With family spread out in states all over the country he enjoys travel and also keeps in touch with everyone using Skype, Google Hangouts, email and, occasionally, just a simple phone call. His other hobbies include avid reading, movie-going and exercise.
William Lough has over 17 years of experience in the Fiber Optic telecommunication Industry. He started his career in the early 90’s in Metro DC area with a national engineering company. He later continued his career with MFS-NT (Worldcom) to further his knowledge and expertise in the telecommunication industry. During his tenure there, William was responsible for the implementation and completion of major Fiber Optic projects. Before his employment with NTI, William was with AboveNet where he expanded Field Engineering skills. Since 2012, William has been with NTI as the DC Metro Area Manager.
Rick Danca is a Project Manager for NTI Fiber Optics, a division of National Technologies. Rick entered the Telecommunications field in 1998. He started out installing several miles of fiber optic cable from state to state. He eventually moved on to OSP Construction Management and eventually into Project Management for fiber optic splicing.
Rick’s hobbies are, playing golf, occasionally picking up his bass guitar, entertaining and hanging out with friend’s family.
Born and raised in Illinois, Rick still resides there with his wife and daughter. In his time off, he likes to take family trips, usually somewhere with water and warm weather.
Tenesha James has over 15 years of experience in the accounting field. She started working for a small business as Reception/Account Payable. Because of her work ethic and dedication to the company, she was quickly promoted to in-house Accountant, where some of her duties included accounts receivable, payroll, month and year ends. She was offered a new position with a general contractor. Tenesha was not only the in-house Accountant but the Office Manager, overseeing all aspects of the business. This position taught her the ins and out of how to successfully run a business. In 2009, along with her husband, she ventured out and started her own low voltage union electrical company. She currently holds the role as Owner/President of National Technologies NTI. Tenesha is committed to National Technologies NTI, working hard to make it run smoothly and successfully.
When Tenesha is not working, she is a devoted wife and mother to her husband and 4 children. She spends most of her free time running her household and managing her children’s activities. She loves to travel with family, watch movies and take long bike rides.
NTI specializes in fiber optics with a division dedicated to this field, with more than 30 employees available 24/7. We are here to support your every need, any time, day or night.
More information can be found at: NTIfiber.com
We understand that fiber optics are the backbone of many network systems and that speed, latency and bandwidth are important to any business. We offer premier service with the most qualified and trained employees in the industry.
We will use our experience and expertise to install fiber optic cabling, splicing and testing using the latest equipment for businesses, small and large. NTI can tailor any job to fit your business model.
NTI offers unparalleled service and uses only the finest, most updated equipment. We will work to make sure your network is first class and within your budget.
Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to revamp your current voice and data offerings, NTI is here and interested in providing the best solutions for your business with technicians who are certified on many different systems.
NTI begins by assigning a BICI RCDD employee to evaluate your current services and by analyzing your future needs. We then develop a plan based on the size of your company, your budget and the latest voice and data technologies available.
At NTI, we hope to design and build a voice and data plan that is right for you in the present and can grow with you in the future. Our commitment is evident by our 24-hour emergency service. We're here for you at all times!
Data Centers are an integral part of keeping your infrastructure running smoothly and continuously. Our expertise lies in designing, installing and servicing advanced communication systems with the least amount of interruption to your business.
We specialize in data center and cage buildouts which include the installation of cable ties (fiber and copper), server cabinets, relay racks, fiber tray, ladder rack and grounding of the system. We also provide equipment and DC power installations. Our experience ensures that your data center will be a synergistic environment.
That is why we recommend the best fire alarm systems available to fit your location and budget. National Technologies will analyze your facility and design a plan that suits both your building and the codes of your local municipality
Once installation is complete, we will work with representatives from the municipality to test your system and address any concerns that are presented.
What makes us different from the others is that at National Technologies, we aren’t under contract with any one supplier of fire alarm equipment. You’ll get a system designed specifically for you, not a system we have to install to make sales quotas. We’ll do what’s right! The safety of your employees and/or products depend on it.
This is why we offer premium audio systems for your business. We also offer sound masking systems if privacy is what you desire.
If you are looking for overhead paging systems or a sound system to pump music through the building, our technicians can find a package that will suit your needs. We pride ourselves on quality and affordability because of our connections with the best manufacturers of audio equipment.
Be assured your sound system will be installed accurately by our expert sound technicians. Key members of your team will be provided training on all NTI systems so they can be used most effectively. That's our commitment. That's National Technologies Inc.
If you have sensitive information that cannot be divulged to the rest of the world, you're working on a new product or service that you don't want to share with the competition or you are looking to provide a safer workplace for your employees, NTI has a solution.
Our relationship with a variety of vendors ensures that you will not only be getting the best equipment, but also at the best value. At NTI, we strive to keep your business secure while keeping your budget on track.
Riser management is an essential part of your building's IT and overall communication strategies.
NTI is also committed to getting the most out of your telecommunication providers with a thorough review of your current services. We are capable of reworking out-of-date systems, working with existing network connections and adding additional cabling you may need to get your telecommunications systems in the best working order.