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Liberty Towers, LLC (Liberty) is a Mid-Atlantic based communications tower company formed to develop, acquire and manage wireless communications sites and towers in the continental United States. Liberty’s well known and respected executives have over 80 years of combined experience in the wireless and communications tower industries. Currently, Liberty is actively developing tower sites in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. If you are a wireless carrier and have a build plan that requires the development of tower sites, please contact us to discuss your needs.

The senior staff of Liberty consists of:

Michael E. Hofe – President and Managing Member

Michael E. Hofe Mr. Hofe has been involved in wireless telecommunications, satellite and military communications and the tower industry for over 40 years. At Liberty, Mr. Hofe is the President and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, directing Marketing and Business Development activities, and due diligence for potential new tower site development.

Prior to co-founding Liberty in 2006, Mr. Hofe was a founder of Integrated Site Development Company (ISDC), a leading East Coast-based telecommunications engineering and construction firm. ISDC was sold to Clear Holdings, Inc. in 1997 where Mr. Hofe held several senior positions as the company grew to over 600 employees and held an Initial Public Offering. Additionally, Mr. Hofe was a founding management team member of Horizon Cellular Group, a highly successful cellular Rural Service Area (“RSA”) owner/operator backed by McCaw Cellular that was sold in 1997 in various transactions for value in excess of $570 million. At Horizon, Mr. Hofe was responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the company’s network assets, including the day-to-day operation of several hundred tower sites. In 2013, Liberty’s initial round of developed tower assets were sold to CIG Wireless where Mr. Hofe was named Chief Operating Officer and in 2015 CIG Wireless merged with Vertical Bridge, where Mr. Hofe conducted Business Development activities in the Northeast US.

In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Hofe is an industry consultant and President of Wireless Networks Group, Inc., a telecommunications consultancy. Mr. Hofe holds several Federal Communications Commission Licenses, including a Lifetime General Radiotelephone Operator license, in addition to being a past member of the National Association of Tower Erectors Safety and Education Committee and the Radio Club of America.

Samuel C. Kraus – Vice President – Development & Operations

Samuel C. Kraus Mr. Kraus has spent over 40 years in the communications industry in the areas of engineering, construction and program management. As the VP – Development & Operations for Liberty, he is responsible for overseeing all project management, construction, and engineering operations. In addition, he is responsible for the creation and monitoring of all company program management, construction management, engineering procedures and policies. Mr. Kraus also creates all project critical path method schedules and monitors the job costs on all company development projects.

A graduate civil engineer, Mr. Kraus has worked for Grasis Corporation; Wagner, Hohns & Inglis; Minerich, Inc., o2 Wireless Solutions, CIG Wireless and Vertical Bridge. He has managed the turnkey development of hundreds of communication sites in the US, as well as numerous communication projects in Saudi Arabia, Central America, and the north slope of Alaska. A partial list of Mr. Kraus’ previous clients includes: Aramco, Sprint, Xcel Energy, Cricket Communications, MCI, AT&T, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Motorola, Cingular, Santa Fe Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Cinergy, Union Electric, and the US Department of Energy. As a consultant he has worked closely with General Dynamics on several communication projects.

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