Com-Bell Systems

Serving Customers since 1987

ph: (631) 586-3891
fax: (631) 243-6265

Meet the Team

Pat Santoro moved to the United States from Italy when he has 9 years old. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1975 and State University of New York, Farmingdale in 1977 with an Associate Degree in Electrical Technology. Immediately after graduation, Pat started working in the Telecommunications Industry as a Field Service Technician. His duties included installing & servicing telecommunications cabling, telephone instruments and Private Branch Exchanges (PBX). At the 2nd company he worked for, he started in the Move, Adds & Changes (MAC) department as a technician and went on to become the Division Foreman. During this time, he was also an Instructor at the JATC where he taught DC Theory to 1st year Apprentices. While in the position of Foreman, the company closed its operation on Long Island. Pat saw an opportunity to start a company and Com-Bell Systems was incorporated in 1987. The name Com-Bell was derived from the procedure of common bell wiring 1A2 key telephone equipment. Pat’s interests include playing golf, talking about golf, watching golf, watching basketball, watching football & watching baseball but mostly golf.

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John Collesidis worked in various industries after graduating High School in 1979 before starting in the industry as an Apprentice in 1984 in the Telecommunications Unit of Local Union 25, IBEW. A coincidence worth noting was his 1st year instructor was Pat. In 1988 there was call for an Apprentice at Com-Bell Systems and John Collesidis accepted the assignment for the two-week job. His duties included installing premise-cabling systems, outside plant cabling systems and PBX installations. John received his Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship Training in Station/PBX Installer and Repair Technician from the State of New York in 1988. In 1997, John started teaching basic telecommunications at the JATC. He is also a Fiber Optics Instructor. John achieved the status of RCDD in 2002 in Orlando, Florida. In 2006, John was trained for Panasonic’s KX-TDA Hybrid IP-PBX system in Secaucus, New Jersey. His present day duties include site surveys, job estimating and project management. John’s interests include spending time with his family, camping, motorcycling, bicycling, golf and watching baseball.


Although Com-Bell Systems is signatory to a labor pool, we are proud to have over 10 long term installers who pride themselves on quality installations and customer satisfaction. Our returning customers often request the same installer from previous projects. For larger, longer-term projects, our affiliation with the local labor pool allows us to have the flexibility of obtaining qualified installers within very short notice. All of our installers have successfully completed the OSHA 10 training insuring a safe workplace.


In conjunction with our company vehicles to transport materials, equipment and tools, we have the ability to provide next day product delivery to almost any where in the USA.