After several years in the real estate and telecommunications industries, Dave Helton began providing turnkey services in wireless site development for wireless telecommunication providers in 1998 under the company name, Land Acquisition Services (LAS). In April, 2004, the company became Dave Helton and Associates, Inc. (DHA).
The quality of service for which Dave Helton and Associates, Inc. is known has been built around our ability to be flexible, agile and effective in the ever-changing world of Wireless Telecommunication Site Development.
The top-caliber DHA teams consist of seasoned professionals including, but not limited to:
- Site development professionals
- Zoning regulations experts and building permit expeditors
- Right-of-way land acquisition professionals
- Project Managers
- A&E services
DHA is able to assist your organization with portions of a site acquisition and build out project or provide full service, turnkey site acquisition and construction of wireless communications facilities. Specialized DHA teams are experienced, prepared and adept at every aspect of the process to give you the results you want and need.
Dave Helton, President
For more than 25 years, Dave Helton has continually built expertise in wireless site development as an independent service provider. He has a solid foundation in every aspect of site acquisition and development for wireless communication facilities, understanding the evolution of the wireless industry and the potential to come. He has worked with industry giants, including Sprint, Nextel, AT&T, GTE, Verizon, Revol Wireless and Crown Castle to name a few, and on some of the highest profile events in the nation. His expertise and high standards set the tone for the teams of skilled professionals he assembles for his clients and their projects.
Dave Helton graduated from Indiana State University in 1984 and continued graduate work at DePauw University. In 1987 he became a licensed real estate broker in the state of Indiana. As an Indiana approved Right-of-Way Buyer, he has represented the state of Indiana, utility companies and other organizations in securing the necessary right of ways for roadways, bridges, water, sewer, redevelopment and utilities.
DeeAnn Helton, Vice President
Since 2004, DeeAnn Helton has managed the administrative needs of Dave Helton and Associates, Inc. In addition to handling the paperwork for the company, she acts as project coordinator in the office and helps to maintain communication and documentation for projects.
Timeline and Experience or Notable Achievements
1986 – 1991 State approved INDOT Right of Way Buyer. Project Manager for more than 100 projects and purchased the gamut of land rights for the State of Indiana and local public agencies.
1991 Initial build out for GTE Mobilnet/Verizon wireless network in Indiana and Ohio.
1995 Indiana Property Manager for Sprint PCS. Helton launched the Indianapolis market.
1997 Launch assistance for the second round build-out for Nextel in Indiana.
1998 Turnkey development of Verizon’s Cincinnati, Ohio second round build-out.
1999 Helton opened the Crown Castle office in Indianapolis and was Sales Manager & Site Acquisition Mgr.
2000 Turnkey development of more than 80 raw land sites for Crown Castle’s greenway project.
2001 Turnkey development of Sprint’s fill-in and capacity sites in Indiana and Ohio.
2002 Helton’s team co-launched AT&T Wireless Upstate New York launch of more than 300 sites.
2003 Site development of more than 40 sites for AT&T southern Indiana build out.
2005 – 2006 Responsible for co-launching of the Revol Wireless Communication network in Indiana.
2007 Turnkey Cinergy sites for Sprint Indiana.
2009 Turnkey site development work for Qualcomm’s FloTV Indiana/Ohio network.
2010 Turnkey Sprint fill in sites in Indiana.
2012 For the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis, Helton and Associates, Inc. was responsible for the site development and build-out of AT&T’s first nationwide WIFI hot zone network in downtown Indianapolis. They also provided turnkey site development of Sprint’s Super Bowl event build-out.
2013 EdgeConnex East Coast Real Estate Manager. (Contract Manager) Completed the site backhaul upgrade for more than 1,300 Sprint fiber upgrades in Ohio in nine months.
2014 – 2015 Turnkey site development services to Sprint’s Indiana and Ohio markets to complete the deployment to upgrade Sprint’s Non MLA sites. All site development services provided by top-notch local professionals, on time and under budget.