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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 started his career in the family business, RJ Schickler, working on tower construction projects. After completing his degree in Finance he returned to the business and founded Patriot Towers with a focus on telecommunications. Since then, Patriot has grown by more than 500% and is consistently 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.
Marie Orlando

Marie Orlando

Human Resources Manager
Marie is the Human Resources Manager for Patriot Towers and has been handling all the recruiting, employee engagement and development since 2017. Marie has 11 years of experience in her field and has a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. She currently holds Professional Human Resources certification (PHR). In her free time, Marie enjoys watching her two daughters conquer the field with their sports teams.
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.
Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Jessica is the Controller at Patriot Towers. Jessica has been involved in all aspects of accounting, finance and payroll since she began in October of 2007. Jessica holds a BS in Accounting from The College at Brockport. Her extensive experience has been a valuable asset in managing the accounting functions of Patriot Towers in the highly volatile Wireless Telecommunications Industry.
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