As a sixth grader in the 1950s, Charlie Hayes began pursuing his interests in radio communications as a ham radio operator in the basement of his parents' home. Purchasing World War II surplus parts and equipment he would build radio transmitters and communicate with other ham radio operators throughout the world. 

Since that time, his education and career have revolved around the intersection of business and engineering. Charlie graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1965 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After working as a trader at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, he moved his family back to South Bend and bought and operated a local radio station.  From there, he founded a beeper company, Alert Paging, and in 1987 he built his first radio communications tower, a 400' tower in Warsaw, Indiana.  Since that time, Charlie and his experienced team have built and managed over 100 towers in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. 
Hayes Towers Corporate Headquarters

814 Marietta St.
South Bend, IN 46601

574-233-1296 ph
574-232-4609 fax
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Turnkey: Site Selection and Aquisition, Engineering, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance
Privately Owned, Locally Maintained
A communications base, central South Bend location
Towers within Indiana and Michigan
Anne serves as President and Director of Business Development for Hayes Towers.  She builds and maintains relationships with clients, and is involved with all aspects of tower development from initial site acquisition to the management and operation of completed towers.

Candy joined Hayes Towers in 2020, and brings over 35 years of experience in accounting and project management. While helping to oversee all accounting and financial matters, Candy also administers the Notice to Proceed application process, and is available to answer inquiries  regarding all of our sites.

As Facilities Manager, Katrina Marquardt is responsible for performing the site due diligence and construction management of telecommunication facilities. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that the upkeep and safety standards are maintained at all of Hayes towers locations.  Katrina is also responsible for company compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.