"Erecting a wireless world, one tower at a time"
A L I T T L E A B O U T US!
My name is Charles Richardson lll. I am a 27 year old, 8 year Telecommunications Tower Technician. Born on the beautiful archipelago of The Bahamas, nearly 80 miles off The coast of Florida.
In 2015 under the umbrella of The CARR Group Ltd, I founded my company, Cee- MAR Telecoms. It functions as a tower erection, maintenance, and repair company. The sizes of our towers range from 40 feet up to 350 feet high. Since its inception, Cee- MAR Telecoms has branched into small scale wireless installs and commissioning, DC power installation, equipment decommissioning, tower demolition, tower audits, and inspections.
WHAT IS A TOWER RIGGER?!
A tower rigger, or tower technician is a specialized worker often contracted by telecommunications companies to maintain, repair, erect, demolish, or decommission cellular towers. There are hundreds of thousands of towers world wide and that number continues to grow daily. The heights of these towers range from 40 feet all the way up to 1,800 feet high! Tower riggers climb these towers daily to preform essential maintenance work on cellular networks to ensure cell service is active and often upgraded.
We entered the telecoms market as a small capable team of competent climbers and have grown into teams of trained and certified professional teams of diverse and multi- faceted tower technicians and telecoms experts. Our clients BTC, LIME, URCA and The Tribune have continued to return to Cee- MAR, as we have made expanded the range of our services- a priority in this ever shifting telecommunications market.
I was able to start Cee-MAR with the bare minimum, utilizing funds saved from work completed as an independent contractor. The majority of our first projects I was forced to complete on my own because of the lack of finances. We were loaned old tower harnesses, rope, and tools by seasoned veterans, of which we are eternally grateful!
Now that we are seeking to expand, our hopes are to build CEE-MAR to a recognizable entity with a standard of quality, ethics and professionalism.
We are seeking funds for the following
- CITCA Tower training, to expand our teams $14,893 USD
- Tower Kits (For training and professional use) $7,488 USD
- Purchase of professional equipment* $15,000 USD
- Office Space Rental $14,400 USD (1 Year)
- Marketing and Branding $3,219 USD
- 4 Months of working capital (In order to start new projects, capital is needed) $50,000 USD
*LIST OF PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT:
- RF (RADIO FREQUENCY) SPECTRUM ANALYZER
- RF SAFETY GEAR
- CABLE SAFE CLIMB SYSTEMS
- TWO WAY RADIOS
- CAPSTAN HOIST
- CADWELD GROUNDING EQUIPMENT
- ADDITIONAL INDEPENDENT HARNESSES, ROPE GRABS, ROPE, PULLEYS,LANYARDS
- TOWER BAGS AND BUCKETS
We were issued our first project in 2016 by BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company). Since then, we have increased our clientele to 5 additional Bahamian companies. However, the nature of telecoms is extremely cyclical, and we are often waiting months for the next project to surface. We now plan to branch out into the Caribbean, where there is a much larger market. Our region is often prone to intense hurricanes that devastate islands from east to west. Telecoms is almost always affected by these natural disasters and there remains a dire need for our services.
Currently, our Bahamian government has been slow to their approach with assisting small businesses. This has led to many young companies closing their doors, and ceasing operations, however, we are more determined and committed than ever to provide the best professional services despite our lack of finances, tools and equipment.
2018 -2019 Plan
- Purchase multi-use equipment so that rentals are mitigated Evaluate and adjust pricing strategy
- After initial analysis of pricing we have determined that an increase in pricing is necessary, however, we will maintain our goal of competitive pricing
- We can secure projects that run simultaneously if we have the man- power therefore we have made training and hiring of new staff a priority
Low fixed costs
Excellent communication and relationship with BTC, GBPC, and Tribune
Over four years of experience in the Telecoms industry Extensive list of contacts in the industry
An executive board with over 15 years of business management experience combined
Industry- High barriers to entry Industry- Strong industry regulations
Limited local competition Further expand offerings
Cee- MAR Telecoms can become an industry leader by implementing international standards in The Bahamas via its dedication to keeping up with training and certifications
Help further develop an industry that employs young Bahamian men/ Introduce young Bahamian men to a new industry ( To date Cee- MAR Telecoms has helped 3 young men gain experience in Tower rigging)
Secure other projects in the Caribbean region
Cyclical nature of Telecoms business
Instances in which financial backing is necessary to complete large projects that require significant cash injection prior to commencement of project
Market tendency to outsource- Foreign/ International companies entering the market
Any amount you donate to us is critical to our growth, development and success. It would be a new beginning for CEE-MAR Telecoms, a start of a new era in The Bahamas of young companies developing into MAJOR corporations.
Your donation impacts us greatly with
- Recruiting young Bahamian tower riggers, allowing them to experience this exciting new career
- Obtaining a professional office space
- New tools , equipment and safety gear
- Working capital for larger projects
- Essential tower training and certification for new hires