Jay Panozzo has worked on radio towers since 1981. His foundation in the tower business began as a part-time employee for his father who was a full time fireman and part-time house painter. After completing high school Jay quickly entered the labor force working as a mechanic, painter and a lineman.The opportunity to climb towers happened during a chance met with a neighborhood friend who was working for the Andrew Corporation as a tower climber. Once hearing of this exciting job opportunity Jay began as an entry level tower climber quickly moving into promoted positions ultimately into management. In 1989, realizing the future needs of more tower climbers and businesses who could build cellular systems Jay started MidAmerica Communications Specialists, Inc. MCS quickly became a go to contractor in the Northern IL market. In 1995 MCS was sold and MidAmerica Towers, Inc. was formed to concentrate on site design, development & management.