United Control Service opened its doors 1979 in Sandy Utah by Dick Betenes. UCS Wireless was a Motorola Service Provider for companies like Kennecott copper. Dick was able to expand to service a wider area of companies and hire on a few employees to help handle the repairs and service while adding a front office. Dick became know as Johnny on the Spot when it came to his can do spirit to provide outstanding customer support.
Dick’s son Brent Betenes had graduated college with a Communications Degree from the University of Utah in 1986. After graduating Brent went to work for Motorola Solutions directly as a local sales representative. Spending 9 years at Motorola and learning their products from the inside he decided to part ways with Motorola and join his Dads company. After joining UCS in 1994 Brent was able to secure becoming a Channel Partner with Motorola. Brent was able to establish a strong relationship with local businesses providing solutions to their communication problems. Brent built the business upon a few strict policies that he believed would set himself up for many years of success. Fair and consistent pricing with dependable service. He believes if he could keep those promises he would be able to provide solutions that any company would be happy to work with.
Together Dick and Brent were able to grow UCS Wireless in to the premier local Motorola dealer in Utah and the surrounding states. Dick eventually retired in 2004, spending his remaining years split between San Diego and Salt Lake City. Brent still operates UCS Wireless with the same core beliefs he had in 1994.