Dave, along with his wife Jo, founded STS in 1983. Dave’s extensive experience and training in the telecommunications industry, including six years in the United States Air Force as a Telecommunications Systems Control Technician, laid the groundwork for this new company.
The very first job for STS involved relamping one 400′ tower and three 300′ towers. As Dave recounts that experience, he remembers being “really stiff and sore later that evening.”
Over the ensuing years, Dave has maintained his love for the tower business – the feel of the steel and the terrific views. More importantly however, Dave has a love for his employees and a high regard for his customers and the trust they place in him and Shenandoah Tower Service. These are two elements that continually help guide his day-to-day business decisions.
Dave is well known in his local community, but is also respected on a national level. He has served 5 terms on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).
“We strive to set a higher standard of conduct in our industry. When I started the company and many times since, I’ve heard lots of talk about inebriated tower hands. I want to help change this industry to one that is truly safe and professional. That is one of the main reasons we are a charter member of the National Association of Tower Erectors.”
The experience at STS does not end with Dave. We have over 35 years of experience between Josh Anthony (VP of Operations), Zach Johnson (Safety & Training Director), and Charles Brown (Project Manager). Likewise, the average experience for our Tower Crew Chiefs exceeds 5 years, while office support and management averages over 10 years.
Shenandoah Tower Service uses all of this experience to serve our customers and give them the best possible results. The trickle-down effect has certainly been successful here at STS, and Dave’s vision for providing personalized customer service by maintaining Safety Awareness First Everyday, Enduring Relationships, and Excellent Execution has been embraced by the entire company.