“If you would have asked me 30 years ago if there would be a market for used towers and shelters, I would have said no way […] with the amount of site de-commissions taking place, used makes total sense.” Owner and founder of Telecom Product Profiles, LLC, Dana Lemmerman, reflected on the ways his company has evolved over the years to meet the needs of their clients. The business provides new, new surplus, and used towers, monopoles, COW’s, shelters, cabinets, coax and fiber, batteries, and generators for their clients in over 120 different countries.
Lemmerman was quick to point out the international scope of the company, which includes Tower Direct www.towerdirect.net and Wire Direct www.wiredirect.net, featuring fellow family members Oak Lemmerman and Josh Hughbanks. TP Pro is especially popular with companies working with a limited budget. “We typically save our buyers 30-50% compared to the cost of new,” Lemmerman shared. Used concrete shelters can be a significant source for savings for developers. “They are made of steel, reinforced concrete built to last forever” and “used shelters are about one third the cost of a new one.”
When asked what sets them apart from other businesses offering similar services, Lemmerman explained their vast amount of product experience easily sets them apart. Lemmerman worked for ROHN Manufacturing for 23 years before Telecom Product Profiles, LLC was formed in 1999. “There is no substitute for experience, especially concerning the right product fit for our customers and especially when it comes to safety.” TP Pro asserts customers can save thousands of dollars, while meeting safety requirements and obtaining an engineered fit. In addition, customers can benefit from their wide array of product selections, and an established inventory at hand across the globe.
Getting to their current status was not an easy task, but Lemmerman said it was filled with the average challenges most companies in the industry face. Local political issues can slow progress, and sometimes questions regarding zoning do appear. In his words, “a more open approach to tower construction is needed to keep competitive with technology.” In the meantime, the company will continue maintaining the honest, professional methods of doing business which has made it successful.
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By Braden Hall
December 22, 2016