A well-built tower requires a strong foundation, one that's dug deep into the ground in order to hold up steel hundreds of feet toward the sky. Without a thoughtful design the success of the tower will be in jeopardy.
We see ourselves in our towers and their foundations. We've spent the better part of 15 years creating a dependable foundation by building a strong reputation and defining our core competencies.
Just as with the base of each of our towers, we've put the work into our own foundation. We started as Weston Group, LLC in August 1999, as project management contractors for Verizon Wireless. For the first few years, we chugged along, learning how best to meet our customers' needs and acquiring the flexibility required for the telecom business.
Eventually, we learned how to predict our customers' needs. Our expertise lead Towersource to become incorporated. By June of 2001, we grew to four project managers. In August 2002, we saw the opportunity to differentiate ourselves by bringing all A&E services in-house, allowing us to deliver the same high quality services on the design side as we deliver on the management side. Our reputation flourished.
Still, Doug and the rest of the directors were hesitant to expand. Though we grew, we reigned in the massive expansion purposely, as we sought to focus on our core competencies, improve our own processes, and learn from our competition's mistakes.
After a decade of honing our skills and building our foundation's strength, we knew it was time to expand. Between January and September of 2013, we tripled in size to almost 50 employees and installed our current leadership team. Confident in our abilities, the sky is now the limit as we expand throughout the Southeast into markets from Texas to the Carolinas. We now have several field offices in South Georgia, Alabama and Florida. We're able to conquer any telecom project, from a large-scale wireless market launch to a small architectural design solution.
Just like a tower, time and effort were poured into our design and foundation. We're ready to use the skills and expertise that we've honed over the last 15 years to better serve our clients.