Craig Antenna Service, Inc. was established by Larry Craig in 1963 following an ice storm, hence the name of the company. In 1969, Craig Antenna Service, Inc. became an E.F. Johnson two way radio dealer and in 1972, we went full time in the two way communications business.
In 1990, we became an authorized Kenwood sales and service center and in 2015, we became a Vertex sales and service center. We have received awards from E.F. Johnson for outstanding service three times and top volume dealer twice.
As technology has changed, we have also changed with the times. In the mid 1970’s, we began adding repeater service to increase the range of our systems. In the 1980’s, we added area wide systems to further increase range. At present our area wide systems cover all or parts of 24 counties in central and southern Illinois. Over the last few years, we have begun to migrate toward digital communications. This is the next step in the industry. We have all become used to the clarity of digital television and as we move into the digital radio world, that same clarity will be evident in our communications. Many of the radios that we sell now will work in both analog and digital systems. This allows for the digital migration to be done over a period of time, thus helping keep customers costs down. Our customers’ satisfaction has always been our number one priority!
Besides radio communications, we also offer phone systems, security camera systems, wireless computer connection, cell phone boosters, tower and antenna installation, IT consulting, and outdoor warning systems.
We provide quality, state of the art sales and service to farmers, police and fire departments, trucking companies, concrete companies, factories, or anyone who needs private or commercial communications.
Our employees are highly trained professional people who put our customers first and go the extra mile to help them. Our office hours are 8-12 and 1-5 Monday through Friday, but we are always available for emergency situations day or night.
Customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority!!! We are not a huge company, but our track record speaks for itself. We take pride in our commitment to our customers and appreciate them putting their trust in us!