Women of Nate Profile: Lesley Liarikos

March 31, 2021

Volume 3, Issue 3: Lesley Liarikos

Lesley Liarikos is the Vice President of Tower Systems South, Inc. She is an active NATE Member, serving as a Florida State Liaison for the Wireless Industry Network. Lesley is also very active serving on the NATE Workforce Development Committee. Lesley was born and raised in New York City. She has been working in the construction industry for over 28 years.

  • I hold General Contractor licenses in seven states. It was a hard task to undergo and I am still working on more.
  • In my role I enjoy contributing to the growth of the company and establishing healthy relationships with our employees. Our employees are our most valued asset and I take pride in the relationships I have formed with them in the last few years.
  • Tower Systems is the business that Bill Carlson started over 40 years ago and it remains a family environment. I enjoy working in a family environment where we come together as a team, share ideas, and continue to build on his legacy.
  • I aspire to continue to grow Tower Systems and foster new relationships with employees, customers, and vendors, continuing to do so with the Bill Carlson integrity and hopefully, making him proud.
  • I am also very dedicated to spreading awareness of our industry. I am passionate about helping to build up the workforce in our industry and am currently working to make this a reality.
  • My hopes are that people become more aware of our industry. As technology advances, I hope people will understand how the telecommunication industry works. This past year we have learned how critical our communications infrastructure has become in the world with virtual classrooms, business meetings and telehealth appointments. From RF engineers to tower technicians, all are equally important for building and deploying our communication networks, which are vital in keeping us connected. I am very proud to work for an industry that is so critical and essential.
  • The Pope. I am a person of Faith. Being raised Catholic, visiting Rome was on my bucket list. I was fortunate to visit Rome a few years ago and felt mesmerized by the beautiful Churches and The Vatican.
  • I love to travel. Whether it is a short weekend getaway to explore a nearby town or an international trip. 2020 has been a hard year for the travel industry and I am crossing my fingers that the new normal will include some travel plans for myself and my family.
  • My parents were born in Ecuador, which is in South America. I had the privilege of visiting Ecuador in July of 2019. I had not visited the country since I was a teenager. Being able to reconnect with many family members and learn about our culture was truly a blessing. My Tia Gricelda (98 years old at the time) was a doll!
  • My Father. I have great respect and admiration for my Father. I truly admire how he immigrated to our magnificent country. He met my Mother after arriving here and alongside her, they built a beautiful family. He started from scratch, without even knowing the language, and was able to successfully provide for his family. He instilled in me the importance of a strong work ethic and I am forever grateful to have inherited this trait from him.
  • My family.
  • My husband, Frank.
  • My children, Eric, Jason and Alyssa. My parents, Carlos and Edith.
  • My grandson, Julian (3 months).
  • My husband and I are very proud of our children, and now our new grandson. We look forward to our family’s continued to growth.

To view this Women of Nate (WON) Profile Feature in Volume 3, Issue 3, click here.

Women of Nate Profile: Lesley Liarikos

Volume 3, Issue 3: Lesley Liarikos

Liarikos, Lesley #1

Lesley Liarikos is the Vice President of Tower Systems South, Inc. She is an active NATE Member, serving as a Florida State Liaison for the Wireless Industry Network. Lesley is also very active serving on the NATE Workforce Development Committee. Lesley was born and raised in New York City. She has been working in the construction industry for over 28 years.

  • I hold General Contractor licenses in seven states. It was a hard task to undergo and I am still working on more.
  • In my role I enjoy contributing to the growth of the company and establishing healthy relationships with our employees. Our employees are our most valued asset and I take pride in the relationships I have formed with them in the last few years.
  • Tower Systems is the business that Bill Carlson started over 40 years ago and it remains a family environment. I enjoy working in a family environment where we come together as a team, share ideas, and continue to build on his legacy.
  • I aspire to continue to grow Tower Systems and foster new relationships with employees, customers, and vendors, continuing to do so with the Bill Carlson integrity and hopefully, making him proud.
  • I am also very dedicated to spreading awareness of our industry. I am passionate about helping to build up the workforce in our industry and am currently working to make this a reality.
  • My hopes are that people become more aware of our industry. As technology advances, I hope people will understand how the telecommunication industry works. This past year we have learned how critical our communications infrastructure has become in the world with virtual classrooms, business meetings and telehealth appointments. From RF engineers to tower technicians, all are equally important for building and deploying our communication networks, which are vital in keeping us connected. I am very proud to work for an industry that is so critical and essential.
  • The Pope. I am a person of Faith. Being raised Catholic, visiting Rome was on my bucket list. I was fortunate to visit Rome a few years ago and felt mesmerized by the beautiful Churches and The Vatican.
  • I love to travel. Whether it is a short weekend getaway to explore a nearby town or an international trip. 2020 has been a hard year for the travel industry and I am crossing my fingers that the new normal will include some travel plans for myself and my family.
  • My parents were born in Ecuador, which is in South America. I had the privilege of visiting Ecuador in July of 2019. I had not visited the country since I was a teenager. Being able to reconnect with many family members and learn about our culture was truly a blessing. My Tia Gricelda (98 years old at the time) was a doll!
  • My Father. I have great respect and admiration for my Father. I truly admire how he immigrated to our magnificent country. He met my Mother after arriving here and alongside her, they built a beautiful family. He started from scratch, without even knowing the language, and was able to successfully provide for his family. He instilled in me the importance of a strong work ethic and I am forever grateful to have inherited this trait from him.
  • My family.
  • My husband, Frank.
  • My children, Eric, Jason and Alyssa. My parents, Carlos and Edith.
  • My grandson, Julian (3 months).
  • My husband and I are very proud of our children, and now our new grandson. We look forward to our family’s continued to growth.

To view this Women of Nate (WON) Profile Feature in Volume 3, Issue 3, click here.