About Stone’s Mobile Radio

Neil E. Stone founded Stone’s Mobile Radio in 1954, servicing radios in his garage in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. In 1956 Stone’s became a Motorola Service Shop (MSS). Today, we are a Full Line Authorized Dealer, a Manufacturers Representative (MR), a Select System Dealer and a Federal Agent for Motorola. We are authorized to sell and service all Radius radios, all Motorola Branded radios and all Astro Digital equipment. We are authorized to service all Dispatch Centers and Federal Accounts requiring GSA pricing.

In May of 2002, Chris Ranisate and Paul Haen purchased Stone’s. Their experience and dedication to new ideas have brought Stone’s diversified success in the new millennium.

Most recently, Stone’s has built a reputation as a leader in the sales, management and installation of GPS Fleet Services Systems. We’re helping businesses manage their mobile workers, their vehicles and ultimately their entire operations with products from CES Wireless, Network Car and Discrete Wireless.

Our People


Chris Ranisate
Chris Ranisate has been with Stones Mobile Radio since May of 1988. Chris is our Master Technician and Service Manager. He oversees all major projects. Chris is an expert at 800 Trunking Systems, infrastructure and Canopy.

Paul Haen
Paul Haen has been with Stones Mobile Radio since May of 1990. Paul is the Sales Manager, Business Manager and Federal Sales Consultant. He is an expert in digital and conventional two-way radio systems, as well as our 800 Trunking system and tower coverages

Service Department

Jack Sanders
Jack Sanders has been with Stones Mobile Radio since December of 1977. Jack specializes in the installation of squad cars. He is also a certified technician and can fix any brand of radio.

Steve Rowe
Steve Rowe has been with Stones Mobile Radio since January of 2000, and he has over 30 years of experience in the business. Steve specializes in repair and service of non-Motorola brand equipment, such as Kenwood, Yeasu, Midland, Johnson, GE and Maxon radios. Steve has a vast knowledge of the two-way radio business.

MIke Peterson
Mike Peterson has been with Stones Mobile Radio since December of 2000. Mike is our lead technician for "Major" projects and equipment. He also specializes in Dispatch Center Console systems, paging systems and infrastructure equipment. Mike has a diverse background in electronics and can fix just about anything.

Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt has been with Stones Mobile Radio since January of 2004. He specializes in programming radios, telemetry, computers and any computer networking related projects and equipment. Ryan is a computer whiz kid and a great asset to have on staff.

Jim Poole
Jim Poole has been with Stones Mobile Radio since April of 2006. Jim is our security technician. He specializes in our Surveillance, Security and Access Control installs. Jim does most of the work on our major security projects.

Kyle Diemert
Kyle Diemert is a native of Osnabrock, ND, and has a degree in electronics technology from NDSCS. At Stone's, he has been able to achieve his goal of a hands on career in the electronics field working for a proactive and forward-thinking company.

Mike Merrill

Mike Potratz

Mike Nielson

Customer Support

Mark Bjerknes
Mark Bjerknes has been with Stones Mobile Radio since May of 2006. Mark is the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Department. He has over 30 years Accounting experience. Mark will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding your invoice or statement.

Tracie Johnson
Tracie Johnson has been with Stones Mobile Radio since May of 2006. Tracie is our receptionist, dispatcher, service support and sales support. She answers your phone calls and schedules your appointments. Tracie does a little bit of everything and helps out anywhere she can.

Russell Schonmeier
Russell Schonmeier is our dispatcher. He started with the company in September 2011. As the dispatcher, he oversees the daily work projects and manages the workforce for each project. He is very organized and a great person to work with. He is originally from the Detroit, Michigan, area. He loves football and is a diehard Detroit Lions fan.

Chenni Lancto
Chenni Lancto is our sales and service coordinator and has been with Stone's since April 2012. She answers phone calls and schedules appointments. She is also responsible for dispatching, as well as keeping things organized and on track