PTI Communications is a family-owned and operated telecommunications company based in Sterling, Virginia and serving the DC Metro area and bringing experience and knowledge to the telecom needs of local businesses. They are hands-on throughout the entire process and use their own teams of technicians and installers.
Brothers Patrick and Michael Purcell began their training as telephone cabling contractors for Jarvis Telephone, which eventually became the larger Executone Information Systems, Inc. In 1988, they left Executone to start their own company, finding customers through good old-fashioned telemarketing. After a year, they were released from a non-compete contract with Executone and soon received requests from their former clients who wanted to continue working with the proven partners that now included brother-in-law Larry Robertson.
Much of the large Purcell family has worked at PTI Communications at one time or another, many during their college breaks. It is a true family-owned business that retains the values they set out to provide, and its dedication to quality, dependability and honesty is reflected in the long-term client retention and customer testimonials. Most of its business comes from referrals from other happy customers.
Much has changed in the telecommunications industry since the mid-1980s, and PTI has evolved along with it, to offer the latest telephone and cabling solutions for your business.
How We Work
We believe in meeting with our clients to determine the best telecom solutions to meet their current and future needs.
- As a complimentary service, we will perform a phone record analysis, where we can often pinpoint areas where you can save significant money.
- We offer a live presentation of either of our telephone systems and run through the pros and cons of each.
- We offer leasing or lease-to-own programs and help secure financing, if needed.
- Once your system is installed, our technicians will train you on how to use it.
When you work with PTI Communications, you are truly working with a local, family business that’s invested in our community and your best interests. PTI is honest and dependable, and offers fair pricing, along with depth of experience and knowledge.
Patrick J. Purcell, President
Patrick began working at Jarvis Telephone (later Executone Information Systems) as an interconnect and cabling contractor. He later used his on-the-job training to start his own business, PTI Communications, in 1985. He and his wife Janita have three children. Patrick enjoys golf and softball, and coaches high school football.
Michael E. Purcell, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Michael received his B.S. Degree in Finance from George Mason University and after a brief stint in the financial field, joined his older brother at PTI Communications, where he had worked during summer breaks. Michael is married to Peggy and has four children. He has been lifting weights for 35 years and loves to attend his children’s sports activities that include lacrosse, volleyball, golf, gymnastics and cheerleading.
Larry Robertson, Senior Account Executive
Larry graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in Business Management and joined the company shortly after its inception. He is the expertise behind the VoIP technology PTI Communications now offers.
Supporting the local community is a key element of PTI Communications’ philosophy. Many nonprofit organizations and schools don’t have the money to put in all new phone systems. In these cases, PTI has been known to provide refurbished telephone systems, either giving them away or selling them with hefty discounts. The companies likes to assist nonprofit organizations—especially those that work with children.
Our client base is composed of mainly small to mid-sized business, nonprofit organizations and associations, and subcontracting jobs for other companies. PTI serves many professional offices, including law firms, medical practices and service providers, and we have the capability to handle larger jobs and multiple-office installations as well.