WEST CAROLINA RURAL TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE INC

Address
PO BOX 610
ABBEVILLE, SC 29620
Contact
Website: http://wctelephone.com
Phone: +1 (864) 446-2111
Nonprofit
EIN: 57-0336544
Year formed: 1952

Mission

Rural telephone cooperative providing the best telecommunications service to its members at the lowest price possible
 20152014201320122011
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$1,109,395.00$1,228,418.00$1,624,638.00$1,031,572.00$974,016.00
Number of employees6464595960
Number of people compensated >$100k57755
Number of volunteers00000
Number of highly compensated contractors355  
Personnel
Bauman, William
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personWilliam BaumanWilliam BaumanWilliam Bauman  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$34,109.00$31,592.00$4,975.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Bussey, Talmadge
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorVice PresidentVice President
Name of key/compensated personTalmadge BusseyTalmadge BusseyTalmadge BusseyTalmadge BusseyTalmadge Bussey
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$33,594.00$32,702.00$34,184.00$31,452.00$30,505.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Butler, E
Title Former Industry Affairs ManagerIndustry Affairs MangerIndustry Affairs MangerIndustry Affairs Manger
Name of key/compensated person E Shannon ButlerE Shannon ButlerE Shannon ButlerE Shannon Butler
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)  TrueTrueTrue
Former officers, key employees, highest compensated employees, directors or trustees True   
Average hours per week working for org 40.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org $109,205.00$129,224.00$126,374.00$115,113.00
Retirement and other deferred compensation $0.00$0.00$0.00$12,024.00
Nontaxable benefits from org $93,603.00$30,636.00$223,532.00$23,583.00
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $93,603.00$30,636.00$223,532.00$35,607.00
Sum of all compensation from org $202,808.00$159,860.00$349,906.00$150,720.00
Clark, Russell
TitleDirector of Network OperatDirector of Network OperationsPlant Operations ManagerPlant Operations ManagerPlant Operations Manager
Name of key/compensated personRussell ClarkRussell ClarkRussell ClarkRussell ClarkRussell Clark
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)TrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$136,938.00$131,746.00$128,944.00$125,548.00$116,796.00
Retirement and other deferred compensation $0.00 $0.00 
Nontaxable benefits from org $64,781.00 $81,457.00 
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred $0.00 $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$11,784.00$64,781.00$15,182.00$81,457.00$11,196.00
Sum of all compensation from org $196,527.00 $207,005.00 
Gilliam, Samuel
Title  DirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person  Samuel G GilliamSamuel G GilliamSamuel G Gilliam
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $19,489.00$23,420.00$25,349.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Herron, David
Title  CEO/General ManagerCEO/General ManagerCEO/General Manager
Name of key/compensated person  David J HerronDavid J HerronDavid J Herron
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $543,913.00$253,628.00$232,393.00
Retirement and other deferred compensation  $0.00$0.00$90,919.00
Nontaxable benefits from org  $73,637.00$312,336.00$19,770.00
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $73,637.00$312,336.00$110,689.00
Sum of all compensation from org  $617,550.00$565,964.00$343,082.00
Hester, James
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJames T HesterJames T HesterJames T HesterJames T HesterJames T Hester
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$27,607.00$25,643.00$27,187.00$23,831.00$26,337.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Keaton, Stanley
TitleVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personStanley H KeatonStanley H KeatonStanley H KeatonStanley H KeatonStanley H Keaton
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$12,022.00$28,347.00$27,170.00$24,021.00$22,448.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Logan, Lee
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personLee W LoganLee W LoganLee W LoganLee W LoganLee W Logan
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$15,374.00$13,489.00$13,871.00$13,135.00$13,097.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McAllister, Westley
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personWestley D McAllisterWestley D McAllisterWestley D McAllisterWestley D McAllisterWestley D McAllister
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$33,573.00$32,448.00$33,144.00$29,755.00$27,931.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McGill, L
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personL Ned McGillL Ned McGillL Ned McGillL Ned McGillL Ned McGill
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$10,322.00$26,947.00$27,470.00$23,032.00$22,261.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Nash, Chuck
TitleDirector of Commercial Ope    
Name of key/compensated personChuck Nash    
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)True    
Average hours per week working for org40.00    
Reportable compensation from org$103,973.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$16,350.00    
Robinson, Jeff
TitleEngineering ManagerEngineering ManagerEngineering Manager  
Name of key/compensated personJeff RobinsonJeff RobinsonJeff Robinson  
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)TrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$128,298.00$107,946.00$103,762.00  
Retirement and other deferred compensation$0.00$0.00   
Nontaxable benefits from org$21,910.00$64,919.00   
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$21,910.00$64,919.00$29,572.00  
Sum of all compensation from org$150,208.00$172,865.00   
Stone, Jane
TitleSecretary/TreasurerSecretary/TreasurerSecretary/TreasurerSecretary/TreasurerSecretary/Treasurer
Name of key/compensated personJane U StoneJane U StoneJane U StoneJane U StoneJane U Stone
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$13,977.00$21,084.00$20,988.00$19,751.00$18,816.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tade, Lance
TitleChief Financial OfficerChief Financial Officer   
Name of key/compensated personLance TadeLance Tade   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00   
Reportable compensation from org$234,095.00$127,741.00   
Retirement and other deferred compensation$0.00$0.00   
Nontaxable benefits from org$26,774.00$26,870.00   
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$26,774.00$26,870.00   
Sum of all compensation from org$260,869.00$154,611.00   
Thomas, Michael
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMichael ThomasMichael ThomasMichael Thomas  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$22,521.00$10,049.00$3,051.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Thomas, Walter
Title  DirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person  Walter ThomasWalter ThomasWalter Thomas
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $18,524.00$25,626.00$30,344.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Tilley, Gary
Title Director of Commercial OperationsCommercial Operations ManaCommercial Operations ManaCommercial Operations Mana
Name of key/compensated person Gary TilleyGary TilleyGary TilleyGary Tilley
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k) TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 40.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org $136,019.00$128,955.00$125,437.00$117,532.00
Retirement and other deferred compensation $0.00$0.00$0.00$54,694.00
Nontaxable benefits from org $154,194.00$46,239.00$151,773.00$18,072.00
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $154,194.00$46,239.00$151,773.00$72,766.00
Sum of all compensation from org $290,213.00$175,194.00$277,210.00$190,298.00
Wilson, Jeff
TitleCEO/General ManagerCEO/General ManagerCEO/General Manager  
Name of key/compensated personJeff T WilsonJeff T WilsonJeff T Wilson  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$302,992.00$278,869.00$170,636.00  
Retirement and other deferred compensation$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Nontaxable benefits from org$25,558.00$148,473.00$68,220.00  
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,558.00$148,473.00$68,220.00  
Sum of all compensation from org$328,550.00$427,342.00$238,856.00  
Wolf, Michael
Title  Chief Financial OfficerChief Financial OfficerChief Financial Officer
Name of key/compensated person  Michael L WolfMichael L WolfMichael L Wolf
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $189,151.00$186,562.00$175,094.00
Retirement and other deferred compensation  $0.00$0.00$46,311.00
Nontaxable benefits from org  $63,451.00$100,937.00$19,384.00
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $63,451.00$100,937.00$65,695.00
Sum of all compensation from org  $252,602.00$287,499.00$240,789.00
Wolf, Mike
Title Former Chief Financial Officer   
Name of key/compensated person Mike Wolf   
Position of compensated person
Former officers, key employees, highest compensated employees, directors or trustees True   
Average hours per week working for org 40.00   
Reportable compensation from org $114,591.00   
Retirement and other deferred compensation $0.00   
Nontaxable benefits from org $51,143.00   
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $51,143.00   
Sum of all compensation from org $165,734.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo deliver exceptional quality telecommunication and customer service through a cost-effective manner that embodies the cooperative philosophy.To deliver exceptional quality telecommunication and customer service through a cost-effective manner that embodies the cooperative philosophy.To deliver exceptional quality telecommunication and customer service every day, in a cost-effective manner that embodies the cooperative philosophy.To deliver exceptional quality telecommunication and customer service every day, in a cost-effective manner that embodies the cooperative philosophy.To deliver exceptional quality telecommunication and customer service every day, in a cost-effective manner that embodies the cooperative philosophy.
Program service expenses, total$28,389,205.00$28,289,011.00$27,158,162.00$25,510,539.00$26,067,914.00
Programs, including revenue & expense
West Carolina Telephone Cooperative, Inc. makes telecommunication service and facilities available to the widest practical number of users on a non-profit, cooperative basis.
Program expenses$28,389,205.00$28,289,011.00$27,158,162.00$25,510,539.00$26,067,914.00
Program revenue$33,605,240.00    
Program descriptionWest Carolina Telephone Cooperative, Inc. makes telecommunication service and facilities available to the widest practical number of users on a non-profit, cooperative basis.West Carolina Telephone Cooperative, Inc. makes telecommunication service and facilities available to the widest practical number of users on a non-profit, cooperative basis.West Carolina Telephone Cooperative, Inc. makes telecommunication service and facilities available to the widest practical number of users on a non-profit, cooperative basis.West Carolina Telephone Cooperative, Inc. makes telecommunication service and facilities available to the widest practical number of users on a non-profit, cooperative basis.West Carolina Telephone Cooperative, Inc. makes telecommunication service and facilities available to the widest practical number of users on a non-profit, cooperative basis.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue, current year$33,636,551.00$33,527,682.00$31,684,171.00$33,565,374.00$30,970,385.00
Program service revenue, current year$31,582,652.00$30,968,427.00$29,986,144.00$32,029,514.00$29,658,717.00
Investment income, current year$1,307,103.00$1,562,437.00$997,961.00$843,904.00$408,249.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current year$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total unrelated business revenue   $29,626.00$43,999.00
Other revenue, current year$746,796.00$996,818.00$700,066.00$691,956.00$903,419.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$30,311.00$29,880.00$31,954.00$28,626.00$42,999.00
Program service revenue (total)$31,582,652.00$30,968,427.00$29,986,144.00$32,029,514.00$29,658,717.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$746,796.00$996,818.00$700,066.00$691,956.00$903,419.00
Investment income$1,307,103.00$1,562,437.00$997,961.00$843,904.00$408,249.00
Net rental income    $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total expenses, current year$28,389,205.00$28,289,011.00$27,158,162.00$25,510,539.00$26,067,914.00
Total functional expenses: program service $28,389,205.00$28,289,011.00$27,158,162.00$25,510,539.00$26,067,914.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets, end of year$129,617,911.00$130,916,250.00$131,369,595.00$128,548,449.00$124,795,250.00
Total assets, beginning of current year$130,916,250.00$131,369,595.00$128,548,449.00$124,795,250.00$121,929,683.00
Total liabilities, end of year$39,440,092.00$43,088,251.00$47,282,254.00$48,581,194.00$51,543,436.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$43,088,251.00$47,282,254.00$48,581,194.00$51,543,436.00$51,377,537.00
Net assets, end of year$90,177,819.00$87,827,999.00$84,087,341.00$79,967,255.00$73,251,814.00
Net assets, beginning of current year$87,827,999.00$84,087,341.00$79,967,255.00$73,251,814.00$70,552,146.00
Other liabilities$4,009,103.00$3,372,778.00$3,502,506.00$3,254,976.00$3,003,979.00
Intangible assets$1,049,081.00$1,072,631.00$1,126,818.00$1,176,839.00$1,219,460.00
Other assets$767,525.00$765,546.00$312,599.00$583,606.00$545,060.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$41,493,535.00$40,596,485.00$36,307,887.00$30,116,141.00$21,245,240.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, end of year$10,408,240.00$7,036,916.00$6,317,661.00$7,424,514.00$10,633,175.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$7,036,916.00$6,317,661.00$7,424,514.00$6,632,440.00$11,424,960.00
Inventories for sale or use, end of year$425,536.00$345,419.00$292,539.00$478,023.00$927,688.00
Gross receipts$33,636,551.00$33,527,682.00$31,684,171.00$33,565,374.00$30,970,385.00
Revenue less expenses, current year$5,247,346.00$5,238,671.00$4,526,009.00$8,054,835.00$4,902,471.00
Savings & temp cash invest $4,743,950.00$6,040,562.00$3,009,399.00 
Accounts receivable, net$788,440.00$496,925.00$722,952.00$701,500.00$1,084,991.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$260,428.00$226,839.00$238,827.00$220,942.00$211,980.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$546,749.00$2,373,650.00$2,497,342.00$1,715,490.00$2,333,476.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable, end of year$34,884,240.00$37,341,823.00$41,282,406.00$43,610,728.00$46,205,981.00
Total net assets or fund balances, end of year$90,177,819.00$87,827,999.00$84,087,341.00$79,967,255.00$73,251,814.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$6,909,519.00$6,813,424.00$6,310,397.00$6,120,863.00$8,331,990.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members99999
Number of independent voting members99999
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Financial sheets were auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audit on consolidated basisTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-012011-01-01
Tax year end date2015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-012011-12-01
Metadata about the filing
Return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
IRS schema version2015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.12011v1.2
Filing identifier201621249349301067201511329349303506201441299349301424201301269349301070201231369349302853
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