About us

Platte Valley is truly your Communication Solutions Company.

Platte Valley Communications takes pride in our comprehensive approach to communication solutions. Our technical teams continually evolve with advancing technology to offer our customers a wide variety of services for businesses of all sizes.  

Whether you’re in the consulting stage of a project, seeking specific services and installation, or needing routine maintenance, our team of professionals are here to see you through every phase. 

Roots as a humble repair shop.

Platte Valley Communications recently celebrated 50 years in business, dating back to June of 1968 when founder, Howard Nispel, and his bride Carla, first opened their doors. While this was certainly a momentous day, their roots run nearly two decades deeper. In the 1950s, Dale and Howard Nispel, then teenagers, began repairing neighbors TVs and radios for extra money to help support themselves and their mother after the death of their father. What began as a part-time job to support their family evolved into what would eventually become their lives’ work. Following high school, the brothers grew their part-time job and knack for repair into a small business, quickly catching the eyes of the well-established company, Motorola. Partnerships evolved, opportunities unfolded, hard work abounded, and the rest is history.

Decades later, Platte Valley Communication has grown into a prosperous company with locations in Grand Island, Kearney and Lexington, with a service area covering all of greater Nebraska, and northern Kansas. But the heart of the company is rooted in the same values Howard and Dale established nearly seven decades ago. When you choose Platte Valley Communications, you’re choosing more than a service team, you’re choosing a reputable family business truly built from the ground up.

Meet the Founders

Howard Nispel


Dale Nispel

1940 – 2021

Our team

Our team is made up of highly trained and experienced professionals based across the state. With an average of 20 years of experience per team member, you can be certain that the job will be done right with quality products and service.

Meet the leadership

Mike Hoffman

Grand Island area manager
27 years with Platte Valley Communications

Michael Epley

Kearney area manager
32 years with Platte Valley Communications

Tim Wozny

Lexington area manager
39 years with Platte Valley Communications

Our featured services

Platte Valley Communications provides two way radio equipment, system designs, sales, and services, along with FCC licensing assistance, tower construction and maintenance

We design, sell, and service emergency center consoles and 911 call answering & dispatch positions and offer emergency vehicle up-fitting.

 Our IT experts offer computer software sales and services and network hardware.

 Our top notch security team designs, installs, and maintains custom security, surveillance, and access control systems for homes and businesses. 

 We also design, install, and maintain commercial audio and paging systems for all size facilities.  

 Platte Valley Communications is an authorized Dish Network retailer and Rise Broadband Dealer offering local, friendly and reliable sales and service.

Located in Lexington, Kearney, Oneill, and Grand Island.

With four convenient locations that cover the greater Nebraska area, our services extend all across the state.