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About Us

The Story Behind Our Success

A Great Company to Work With. A Great Company to Work For.

A Great Company to Work With.
As one of the few full-service communications tower construction providers in the northeast, Patriot Towers offers it all, from site preparation and tower erection to structural modifications and emergency repairs. And, we offer it with an exceptional level of positivity and professionalism.

A Great Company to Work For.
At Patriot Towers our mission is also to care about our employees as much as we care about our customers. Because this business is about more than towers. It’s about people. And we believe our people are the very best around.

If you are considering a new tower service provider, we encourage you to call and speak with us today. We are dedicated to what we do, and we’re certain our team can help you address your current (and future) challenges, whatever they may be.

And if you think you have the attitude and ability it takes to be member of our exclusive team, please visit the Employment page. It’s a career where you can grow and thrive, and we’ll make sure you have all the training and tools you need to succeed.

Our success is built on three commitments we make every day:

• A COMMITMENT TO OUR WORK – We are not generalists. We’re a team of experienced, certified experts. Our training and screening process is rigorous and extensive, and it shows. Our biggest customers have been with us for many, many years, because they know they can count on Patriot Towers for quality work, exceptional service, and a true desire to get the job done right, first time, every time.

• A COMMITMENT TO OUR PEOPLE – When we say safety comes first, we mean it. We have designed all of our operations – how we manage projects, travel, shifts, training, everything – with our people as our priority. That’s because we truly care about the team we’ve assembled here. It’s a team that’s in this for the long-haul, and it’s a team we are continuing to build and grow.

• A COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS – Whether you are a tower owner, a wireless carrier, or a municipality installing its own communications systems, we want to be the first call you make for all your tower development, upgrade, and maintenance needs. Our entire organization is dedicated to this mission, and our combination of experience and responsiveness is unmatched in the industry.

Our Leadership Team

Rich Schickler

Rich Schickler

President and CEO
Rich is the President and CEO and oversees operations, manages projects, and spends a substantial amount of time as the lead salesman. While in college, Rich was employed by R.J. Schickler, Inc. as a construction tradesman on commercial construction and telecommunications sites. After graduating with his BA in Finance, enjoying courses in RIT's graduate program, and after being employed as a Sr. Financial Analyst for 7 years Rich started Patriot Towers in 2001 to broaden the scope of tower services offered to Schickler customers. Under Rich's direction, Patriot Towers has grown by more than 500% and is consistently listed as a Rochester Top 100 company. Rich and his wife Maureen have five children. He enjoys road racing cars, building racing motorcycles, and constructing other similar projects with his children.
Doug Harradine

Doug Harradine

Vice President
Doug is a co-owner of Patriot Towers, Inc. He started in 2001 with the founding of Patriot Towers. His experience and expertise have helped the company grow. He plays an integral role in managing every aspect from customer relations to job scheduling to managing tower climbing crews.
Debbie Congden

Debbie Congden

Debbie is the CFO of Patriot Towers, Inc. She has been an integral part of the strategic growth of the company since 2000. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with Honors from State University of New York at Brockport. Debbie is an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Debbie also volunteers her time for two nonprofit finance teams. Debbie enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and biking.
Jackson J Woika

Jackson J Woika

Operations Manager
Jackson is a Project Manager at Patriot Towers, Inc. he started in 2004 and after moving up through the ranks he now estimates jobs and manages special projects. Jack is a US Army veteran where he specialized in communications. Jack and his wife Kathie live in Genesee county and enjoy outdoor recreation and traveling.
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