Innovating and Communicating Since 1950

Royale and Eleanor Arvig started this company with the intention of being the best, most trouble-free telephone company in the nation. Staying true to our founders’ vision, we’re leaders today in the telecommunications industry—diverse, independent and committed to the best service.

Our Story

Since our start as a small telephone company in eastern Otter Tail County, Minn., Arvig has grown into one of the largest independent telecommunications companies in the nation. But we didn’t get here by staying put. Through the decades, we’ve embraced change, taken risks and found opportunities to grow and improve. 

Today, we’re a technology leader, providing business and residential solutions for internet, television, phone, security, Hosted PBX and fiber transport.

Common Purpose

We enhance lives by creating solutions that connect people to their world. For us, that means a robust and reliable network that our customers can depend on. Every day, homes and businesses across our growing service area rely on our services to do their jobs, run their businesses and enjoy the benefits of the internet at home. As we grow more connected, Arvig is moving step for step with our advancing world, creating innovative, broadband-powered solutions for homes and businesses. From fiber internet, to IP phone systems, to streaming television, IT and security, it’s all here, and it’s backed by a commitment to the best service and a powerful, accessible and always-dependable network.

Our Leadership Team

The Arvig directors set the strategic direction for the company and guide its progress.

David Arvig

David Arvig

Vice President and COO Arvig Enterprises, Inc.

Staci Malikowski

Staci Malikowski

Chief Financial Officer

Dave Schornack

Dave Schornack

Director of Business Development and Sales

Andy Klinnert

Andy Klinnert

Director of Network Operations

Mark Birkholz

Mark Birkholz

Director of Customer Operations and Southern Markets

Ben Wiechman

Ben Wiechman

Director of IP Strategy and Engineering

Lori Meader

Lori Meader

Director of Human Resources

Shaun Carlson

Shaun Carlson

Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation

Lisa Greene

Lisa Greene

Director of Marketing

Ashley Arvig

Ashley Arvig

Vice President/COO Time Communications

About Our Team

We’re nearly 900 people strong with 40% of the company owned by employees. And though we’re growing, we’ve never lost touch with our family owned, local roots. We’re proud to live, work and make connections in the communities Arvig serves.