About Us

Our Story

Our History

Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative was incorporated on May 25, 1950 to provide telephone service to small towns and rural areas. Many small exchanges were started in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that eventually comprised our cooperative.

Cedric Ray, who was one of the charter members and a member of the first Board of Directors, was also the first General Manager of Endeavor Communications, and served in that capacity from 1950 to 1980. Other charter members and members on the first Board of Directors were Virgil Telgemeyer, Lloyd Chastain, Walter Meyer, Eugene Anderson, Oral McCullough, Ray Larkin, and Frederick L. Adamson.

Many area men and women volunteered countless hours to “sign up” their neighbors as members. Between 1955 and 1980, we acquired nine exchanges in an eight county area. We have grown to currently provide service to approximately 9,000 members. We also offer High Speed Internet, Television, IT Services, Security Solutions, Business Phone Solutions, and Wireless. These new additions prompted a name change to reflect our wide variety of services and our extended territories. In 2007 we became Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative doing business as Endeavor Communications.

We’re Here To Serve You

Darin LaCoursiere

Darin LaCoursiere
President & Chief Executive Officer

Justin Clark

Justin Clark
Executive Vice President of Operations

Jodie Latham

Jodie Latham
Senior Manager of Finance and Customer Service

Elizabeth Cheatham

Elizabeth Cheatham
People Services Manager

Jay Watkins

Jay Watkins
Senior Manager of Strategic Planning and Engineering

Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson
Senior Manager of Broadband Services

Kurt Spelbring

Kurt Spelbring
Director of Engineering and Construction

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Steve Hurley
Director of Network Services

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Elizabeth Meyer
Senior Manager of Marketing and Sales


Matt Emmerich
Engineering Supervisor


Stacey Garrison
Customer Support Representative Supervisor

Community Involvement

How Can We Help?

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