Homeland Towers is an innovative company that provides wireless infrastructure solutions to meet the needs of Municipalities, Communities, and Cellular Carriers. Homeland Towers maintains a proven track record of partnering with Municipalities, Private Landlords, and Organizations to maximize the value of their property. Our leadership has a combined 25 years experience in the Telecommunications industry having installed facilities (communications towers, antennas, and supporting equipment shelters and other infrastructure) in more than 4,000 locations.
Homeland Towers specializes in working directly for municipalities and providing comprehensive wireless solutions to municipalities by analyzing the municipality’s telecommunication needs and desires, designing a custom solution for the municipality, and interfacing directly with the telecommunications industry as a zealous advocate for the municipality. Our reputation depends on providing informative, insightful and honest advice to the municipality from the initial planning stage through the life of the installation of the telecommunications infrastructure to insure that the changing needs of the community and the technological advance of the industry remain in step.
Manuel J. Vicente, Founder and President of Homeland Towers, created Homeland Tower’s unique approach to wireless siting after working as an executive in the wireless industry for more than 10 years. Mr. Vicente held several positions at Nextel Communications and ended his tenure as Regional Director of Site Development where he was responsible for overall management and long-term planning for site acquisition, development, and construction of Nextel’s northeast wireless network. Mr. Vicente started his career with Sprint PCS and was involved in developing and launching the first all-digital CDMA network in the Nation. Mr. Vicente has managed the development of over 4,000 telecommunications facilities in his career and has been involved in the development of new wireless delivery technologies including in-building systems and DAS (distributed antenna systems). Mr. Vicente is a graduate of Pace University School of Law and State University of New York at Oneonta.
Eileen Tavolacci – Director of Operations
Eileen studied Finance and Management at Long Island University and pursued a career in Commercial Insurance for over two decades. After taking a brief hiatus from the corporate world to nurture the artist within her, she obtained her Masters of Fine Arts degree and has since been exhibiting her oil paintings and woodblock prints locally, in New York City and internationally. Eileen has worked with Homeland Towers for six years and combines her extensive business experience with creative thinking to manage the financial and day-to-day aspects of operations.
Christine Vergati – Project Manager Zoning and Entitlements
Christine Vergati has been working in the wireless telecommunications industry since 2003 and has been working with Homeland Towers since 2016. After spending over a decade as a Senior Paralegal for a mid-size Real Estate law firm in Westchester County, specializing in residential and commercial land use, zoning and telecommunications, Christine brings to Homeland Towers a broad range of experience and knowledge in all aspects of wireless telecommunication facility siting, zoning and permitting. She oversees all development of every one of Homeland Towers sites from start to finish. Christine holds a Paralegal Certificate from Dutchess Community College; 2004 and an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies, summa cum laude, from Westchester Business Institute; 1994.
Klaus Wimmer – Regional Manager
Klaus is active in the wireless industry since 1995 and has worked on major wireless projects and deployments throughout his carrier. His responsibilities include managing sites from acquisition through permitting and construction, working with and coordinating multiple vendors across core competences. Before his work in the wireless industry Klaus worked as a contractor in residential and commercial construction on various projects in the Tri-State area. With over 30 years of real estate experience, Klaus is an accomplished professional in all aspects of site development, permitting, construction and implementation of projects. Klaus graduated from University of Music & Arts Munich, Germany, BA 1979.
Vincent L. Xavier – Regional Manager
Vincent began working within the telecommunications industry in 2006 as a Paralegal/Financial Coordinator at General Dynamics. Upon Graduation from Brooklyn Law School in 2007 he took a position with HPC Wireless LLC as a Site Acquisition Agent and was placed on numerous projects. His largest project made him responsible for the rapid MetroPCS build out of over 100 sites between Route 287 in White Plains to Newburgh in New York. In 2010, Mr. Xavier began working exclusively with Homeland Towers LLC. Originally focused on Southern NY, he is now pursuing projects throughout New York State and New Jersey. In addition to developing privately owned properties, he specializes in working directly with Municipalities to provide infrastructure to historically underserved areas by guiding the local officials through the process. Mr. Xavier has played a significant role as part of the team that has constructed several sites on Municipal properties. Through these successes he has expanded Homeland Towers business opportunities by acting as a consultant for local governments. Homeland Towers has recently been tasked by Putnam County to analyze and develop a county wide infrastructure plan for local emergency services and additional municipalities are seeking to partner with HT in a similar way.
Raymond Vergati – Regional Manager
Mr. Vergati has been in the wireless telecommunications industry since 1997 and has been working with Homeland Towers since 2010. Mr. Vergati has managed full turnkey site development projects throughout the New England Market for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint/Nextel, General Dynamics, Bechtel, Black & Veatch as well as nationwide projects for microwave deployment for Advanced Radio Telecom. Mr. Vergati has extensive real estate knowledge and experience in testifying before state and municipal boards on raw land applications. Mr. Vergati graduated from Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business in 1989 and holds a BS in Finance.
Paul Saenz – Regional Manager
Paul provides exceptional site development skills with over 20 years of direct responsibility for the build out of network infrastructure for wireless telecommunications facilities. He has demonstrated strengths and fields of expertise in wireless telecommunications site development including Site Acquisition, Project Management/Implementation for Macro Cell, Small Cell, and Raw Land Strategic Planning and Analysis for Efficient Market Project Rollouts, Wireless Network Upgrades and Expansion, DAS, Special Projects (PIM/Fiber Testing, Tiger Team, Sirius XM), Decoms, T1 Microwave Backhaul and Cell Site Hardening.
Rebecca Hall – Executive Assistant
Rebecca’s well-rounded experience represents strong analytical skills, staff and office management, event coordination, informational counseling, and sales – all the while being a friendly team player. A highly reliable, efficient and dedicated multitasker with over 20 years’ experience in administrative roles, she has a vast understanding of the wireless industry and helps to maintain the day to day workings of Homeland Towers. All told, Rebecca brings a unique skill set, combining her dynamic organizational and administrative background with ongoing creativity. She holds a BA in English from Central Connecticut State University also holds and Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.