Murphy Tower Service rolls into the Dakotas with the acquisition of East River Tower

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The acquisition will complement Murphy Tower Services reach and add to its workforce of 160 employees.

The acquisition will complement Murphy Tower Service’s footprint and add to its workforce of 160 employees.

Murphy Tower Service, a leading provider of wireless and wireline infrastructure services based in Carlisle, IA, has acquired East River Tower of Gary, SD, allowing the company to broaden its service region into the Dakotas and western Nebraska regions.

Murphy Tower has additional locations in Cedar Rapids, IA; Omaha, NE; the Twin Cities, MN; and Springfield, MO.

“We’re very excited for the East River team to join us,” said Murphy Tower CEO Pat Murphy.

“They bring a wide range of experience in wireless construction services and have developed a reputation for quality and safety in a geographic market in which we were actively looking to grow.”

“We were not planning to sell, but after getting to know the Murphy team and seeing the opportunities they could bring to our employees and overall organization, this was an easy and natural decision for our ownership group,” said East River Tower owner Joe Pejsa. The East River Tower team will join Murphy Tower Service, assuming the Murphy Tower name effective immediately.

Murphy Tower’s core services include new cellular tower construction and maintenance, small cell installation and maintenance, in-building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), broadband and fiber installation, horizontal directional drilling and commercial electric. The tower service company, now with over 160 employees, was founded in 2004 by siblings Pat Murphy, Clyde Murphy and Lin (Murphy) Sheehey.