Our History

Tower Inspection, Inc. (TII), incorporated in 1962, has been performing inspection, maintenance and installation of towers and related antennas on a worldwide basis since its inception. End customers include the US Navy, the US Coast Guard, the US Air Force, and NOAA, among others. Our crews work from coast to coast and overseas on all types of towers from 15′ transmisometer towers at airports to 1500′ VLF towers used for submarine communications. Our firm holds a QP1 certification through the SSPC and we are members of the National Association of Tower Erectors and participants in the NATE Star safety initiative. We are very well equipped with all equipment necessary to perform maintenance and inspection on towers of all heights.


Our Mission

To enhance the safety, performance, and reliability of our customer’s operations by providing the highest quality installation, inspection and maintenance services for all types of towers and support structures

 Provision of a complete safety program with the highest precedence given to the safety and health of our employees

Commitment to protection of the environment achieved through compliance with applicable regulations and research and implementation of work practices minimizing environmental impact

Gary G. Lehman, PMP


Mr. Lehman joined Tower Inspection, Inc. in 1982 and became President in 1993. His extensive experience consists of inspection, maintenance, and construction of towers across North and South America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Lehman is skilled at, and accustomed to, working with both civilian and government organizations. And he is Tower Inspection’s contract administrator for all government communication and defense projects.

Neal Bayless

Vice President

Mr. Bayless joined Tower Inspection, Inc. in 1988. As a vice president, Mr. Bayless shoulders a wide range of responsibilities, some of which include: generating new business, estimating, managing ongoing construction and repairs, and inspecting completed projects. Mr. Bayless’s background also includes extensive experience in drafting, production, customer service, and inventory and materials management.

Philip Nickels, PCS

Vice President / Quality Control Manager / Project Manager / Protective Coating Specialist

Philip joined TII in 1993 while attending Oklahoma State University. Upon completing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1996, he became a full-time employee working to inspect and test cellular antenna systems and their ground systems. Gradually his work turned toward more specialized structures and he has considerable field experience with

  • USN VLF antennas
  • FAA RTR, RCAG towers
  • Power transmission towers
  • Various HF antennas (Spiracones, RLPAs, Log Periodic, etc.)

Philip has extensive knowledge of coatings related to hot-dipped galvanized substrates in marine environments and maintains a SSPC PCS and a PCI Level 3 certification. Philip is one of two TII’s in house competent climber and rescue trainers certified through ComTrain and holds an OSHA 30.

Philip is one of TII’s senior inspector / report writers with over two decades of knowledge related to tower structures including their marking requirements, grounding systems, safety related devices, antennas, and other appurtenances.



Sarah Moore

Vice President / Project Manager

Mrs. Moore joined Tower Inspection in April 2010 as an Administrative Assistant,receiving a promotion to Project Manager in May 2011. She has since managed various tower inspection and maintenance projects for the United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and United States Air Force. Sarah prepares proposal documents and was instrumental in obtaining a multi-year IDIQ contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for inspection and maintenance of NEXRAD towers worldwide. Sarah has also managed logistics for overseas shipments of tools and materials.

Mike L. Kirby

Superintendent / Journeyman Ironworker

Mr. Kirby has over 30 years of ironworking experience and specializes in the use of cranes and gin poles for building and repairing towers. His supervisory experience is also impressive and includes towers for worldwide communication companies, antenna support structures up to 1,500′ tall, repair and maintenance projects for top government agencies.

Mark Cantrell


Mr. Cantrell joined our team in 2000 and is our foundations expert. He has installed, inspected and overseen construction, repair and maintenance of cellular and microwave towers for the world’s leading telecommunication companies and government agencies. His work can be found across North America, Puerto Rico, Guam and more.

Davi Siqueira, P.E.

Vice President / Project Engineer

Davi joined Tower Inspection in May of 2015. He has over 14 years of experience in the US and Brazil and graduated from Universidade Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has diversified skills in structural and steel design, concrete design, foundations and pre-stressed concrete. Davi has experience in design and consulting services in the telecommunications industry as well as development of new products and software for design of steel structures. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Russell Edwards

Assistant Quality Control Manager

Mr. Edwards joined the Tower Inspection team in October of 2014. Mr. Edwards has played a key role in our Quality Control Program. Prior to joining our team, Russell received a degree in Residential & Commercial Construction from Meridian Technology Center. He then attended Oklahoma State University, securing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After graduating from OSU in 2012, he started working in the telecommunications industry. Although relatively new to Quality Control, Russell has received various certifications in the field, and is eager to contribute to our excellent reputation.

Raymond Collins

Tower Climber/Tower Worker

Mr. Collins first started working for Tower Inspection, Inc. in May of 2003. Raymond has been erecting towers for sixteen years. He has extensive experience in erection, demolition, painting, inspection and maintenance of guyed and self-supporting towers and monopoles.

Bryan Hays

Safety & Environmental Manager

Mr. Hays joined the Tower Inspection, Inc. team in January of 2017 and serves as our Safety and Environmental Manager.  He came to us from the United States Army where he displayed a performance driven track record in a variety of disciplines and environments, which is further supported by his Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health.  Bryan has both domestic and International experience managing all aspects of the Safety and Environmental Program for our tower crews worldwide.

One Company For All Your Tower Needs



Our standard site inspection is designed for safety and your peace of mind. Site inspection should make you feel secure, not nervous, and we’re here to help.


The engineers at Tower Inspection use the most widely accepted tower design software, including finite element analysis, from Tnx Tower and STAAD pro.


We provide installation services including site preparation, foundations and ground plane installation, tower erection, antenna and transmission line installation and testing.

High Tower Services Pty. Ltd.

Dedicated to the maintenance, particularly painting, of high towers in Australia, HTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tower Inspection, Inc. The Australian director of HTS, Mr. Ross Gardam, has years of experience as an advanced rigger and intimate familiarity with tall towers.

The HTS mission is to provide Australian labor, with training and safety and environmental compliance with an emphasis on Australian standards and regulations.

High Tower Services Pty. Ltd.

Dedicated to the maintenance, particularly painting, of high towers in Australia, HTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tower Inspection, Inc. The Australian director of HTS, Mr. Ross Gardam, has years of experience as an advanced rigger and intimate familiarity with tall towers.

The HTS mission is to provide Australian labor, with training and safety and environmental compliance with an emphasis on Australian standards and regulations.

Tower Inspection


I’ve ever worked with anyone more prepared and willing than Mike and Pat. They hit the ground running, had everything we needed, worked rings around one of our crews, worked long hours, (half the time in cold rain), without complaint, and then had to drive 40 miles to a motel. Tom Elkins

Project Inspector

As a firm completes an engineering effort for us, we formally evaluate their technical and management performance. We are pleased to inform you that your firm received exemplary ratings for the engineering services you provided for the referenced contract. Your cooperation and responsiveness made it a pleasure to work with your firm. In recognition of our appreciation for your performance, enclosure forwards a copy of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Certificate of appreciation. The original certificate will be presented at our planned A&E Recognition Day scheduled to be help on 18 October 1996. Gordon J. Bosch

Director, Public Works Support Division by direction of the commander, Department of the Navy

I have enjoyed a pleasant and productive working relationship with you these past several years. Our work together was effortless with regard to problem solving and negotiations. Your responsiveness and genuine concern for the Coast Guard’s projects is greatly appreciated. Robert J. Kruzewski

Contracting Officer for the US Coast Guard CEU Providence

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