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Serving our industry for over 20 years

The primary mission of Rainbow Design Services is to provide our customers with products and services that are consistently equal to or better than the high standards we set for ourselves, while ensuring that our employees are constantly motivated and trained to meet the ever-changing needs in our business.

Rainbow Design Services is a privately-owned company founded by Jeff Mardis and located in Louisville, Kentucky. Jeff got his start in early 1994 in Paris, Tennessee, where he began utilizing his extensive background in cable television in order to do CATV design for other larger regional contractors.

In late 1995, Jeff made a family decision to return to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Reluctant to work under another MSO, Jeff took a chance and leveraged his knowledge of cable television into what would ultimately become a long-standing career in the TeleCom industry. Although very difficult at times, he quickly realized that in order to establish long-term security for the company, he would have to procure work directly from his customers – initially, MSOs – and offer a competitive, broader range of services.

Jeff’s dedication paid off. In April of 1996, Rainbow Design Services secured its first contract with Viacom Cable of Nashville in the midst of their 750MHz rebuild. Facing aggressive deadlines and dissatisfaction with their current contractor, Viacom hired Rainbow for the project. Our design team was able to finish the final 1100 miles of design within some very tight time constraints. As the Nashville project was nearing completion, InterMedia Partners, which owned the surrounding systems, purchased Viacom. This led to additional work in the Middle Tennessee region.

At Rainbow Design Services, we believe we have a duty to be good corporate citizens. Whether it’s through contributing to a nationally-recognized charity or organizing a local food drive, we are committed to being involved and giving back to our community.
Case Study

We are revolutionizing Network Engineering.

We are revolutionizing GIS Software Products.

Our Services

Data Construction/Network Mapping

We are experts in the use of most industry standard CAD, Mapping, Engineering & GIS software products for data construction and network mapping documentation and services.

Outside Plant Design

Outside Plant Design is the core of our business. We are leaders in the industry when it comes to designing efficient and cost-effective project prints in various platforms and architectures.

Inside Plant Documentation

Rainbow Design Services has extensive experience in helping customers in the MSO market with documenting Cable headends & Inside Plant infrastructures.

Desktop and Field Surveys

We offer a variety of services for verifying and locating current network availability. Commercial/Residential desktop surveys, field verifications, and field surveys (audits) are all a main focus of our business.

Wireless Applications

We provide a multitude of services for the Wireless community. We are experts in cell sites, backhaul, core transport networks, and wifi tap designs among others.

Emergency Outage/Storm Restoration

Is there an unknown outage causing your network to fail? Let us help you. We can offer 24/7 assistance with locating outages in your network and help you get the system back into working condition quickly.

Training and Development

Look into our top-notch Training and Development classes and how they may benefit your company’s needs. A full list of courses offered, pricing information, and anything else related to the enhancement of knowledge in the field of telecommunications is available upon request.

Software Development

We provide solutions to the real world GIS problems by leveraging our years of experience, understanding of GIS, and API/Data model knowledge.

Special Projects/Other Services

We offer many other services and special requests for the telecommunications field. All you have to do is ask.

Our Skills

Our Skills are excellent
  • Microstation & BentleyComms
  • SpatialNet
  • AutoCAD
  • FME
  • GIS Development

Our Team

Our Executive Team averages 25 years of experience in CATV/GIS/Networking/Programming

Jeff Mardis

Jeff Mardis

Founder-Owner-President

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Renee Mardis

Renee Mardis

Director, Human Resources

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Randall Riggs

Randall Riggs

Director, Technology

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Mike Traughber

Mike Traughber

Director, Platform Development

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Mike Atcher

Mike Atcher

Director, OSP

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Brian Shosten

Brian Shosten

Director, OSP

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Katie Beasley

Katie Beasley

Manager, Support Services

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Amy Jordan

Amy Jordan

Manager, Training

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Rob Miles

Rob Miles

Field Survey Group Manager

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Mike Russell

Michael Russell

Field Survey Group Manager

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Jason Ryan

Jason Ryan

Manager, Hiring-Retention

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Bobbie Traughber

Bobbie Traughber

Accounting Manager

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Our Clients & Partners

We Are Hiring Creative People

A large percentage of our hiring is to fill Technical positions; drafting and design positions that typically require demonstrable CAD experience (MicroStation or AutoCAD). If you have Geospatial, CAD, Outside Plant Telecom, CaTV Engineering, Field Construction, Permitting, GIS Software Development or similar experience then your application and experience is likely in demand

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Main Office:

2307 Watterson Trail

Louisville, KY 40299

1-502-266-5357

Secondary Office:

10172 Linn Station Rd

Louisville, KY 40223

1-502-266-5357

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