We have been contractors for 26 years, and have installed literally tens-of-thousands of ISP fiber optic circuits in commercial applications. In 2013 we came to the conclusion that we should build and install our own brand of panels. This was after many years of installing product that was frankly, junk, and insanely overpriced, or worse… both.
So, we designed and produced our own line up. We tested them in the field, refined them, and then field-tested them again. We now sell thousands each year.
The difference is in the small details that matter to professionals. Where other brands were thought up by engineers with good intentions, it is doubtful any of those engineers worked in the field on a daily basis, if ever at all. That is our advantage: because we are installing them as well as designing and producing the panels, we fixed the aggravating issues to make installations easy.
Rack mount panel hardware with Robertson screws? Check. Same screw also fits the racks themselves? Check. Slot in the mount of the strain relief for the day you need to relocate a splice but don’t want to redo the whole job? Check. On and on, with hundreds of small details. That’s why installers love them.
And our price tag is lower, about 10 – 20% in most cases.
Today, we are proud to tell our story: these are fiber optic panels that are designed by contractors, for contractors. By making an installer’s job easier and more efficient, procurement officers can have confidence that they are getting the best value, not only on the panels themselves, but also by making their fiber optic installations and upgrades more efficient.
At OPTI-pro Fiber Optic Panels, we create fiber panels that make installations faster, easier and less expensive – because they are designed by contractors, for contractors.
Our mission is supported by our core values, as follows:
- Design driven: We want to supply fiber optic panels that make installations easy. We work with our customers and installers to ensure our unique designs are as user-friendly as possible.
- Quality materials: We source the top-quality materials because we understand what it means to stand behind your work.
- Service: Our products are supported by fast, friendly service. We ensure everything you need for your installation comes in one box, assembling each panel kit for you in advance.
- A distribution chain that works: We work with our customers to ensure they can access our products quickly, in convenient quantities.
CHRIS TROY, FOUNDER AND CEO
A master electrician himself, Chris founded his own commercial electric service, Granite Electric, in 1993, and shortly thereafter took specialized training to take advantage of the growing demand for fiber optic installation. Building his company to over 30 staff with projects all around Alberta, Granite’s experience with panel products is what initiated the need to engineer a new set of panels that would make installations more logical and efficient. Chris is responsible for designing and overseeing the manufacturing and assembly of all OPTI-pro’s product line.
DARWIN LEACOCK, TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER
Darwin joined Granite Electric in 2000 and worked as a senior fiber optic technician for many years before joining the OPTI-pro side of the business in 2019. A journeyman electrician himself, Darwin personally understands the importance of the design and features of OPTI-pro panels, works with our installer and telecommunications clients to facilitate their experience with our products.