About GTS Communications

A Family Owned, Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise 

Jerry Stallard25 years ago, from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Jerry Stallard launched GTS Communications. Jerry was fascinated with telecommunications and began his on-the-job learning and development in April, 1996. Jerry served in the U.S. Coast Guard for nine years. During that time, he learned about radar and electronics. Jerry applied the troubleshooting techniques he had gained from his service and began to train in real time on his first job.

It was on his first sizable job that Jerry met his future wife, Victoria Stallard. Having worked 13 years in the cosmetics industry and as a department manager, followed by six years of working two full-time jobs, Victoria officially joined Jerry and the company full-time as Vice President and Co-Owner in 2002, considering the move an “opportunity of a lifetime”. Victoria and Jerry partnered in raising her two young children, Kelli and Danny. The Stallard family was completed with the addition of Buster, the Siberian Husky and Muttley, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. GTS proudly supports our furry friends. Find out more about the charities we donate to»

Victoria StallardAt a young age, Kelli Stallard joined GTS and worked together with her parents to learn and understand the business. She eventually left her chosen field of Veterinary Medicine and joined the company full time, eventually earning her title of Operations Manager. In April, 2007, Scott Briggs joined the team. There was an instant connection between Kelli and Scott and the couple became Mrs. and Mr. Briggs in September, 2011.

This family grew by two more in September of 2014. Twins Nicholas and Noelle were born and from the beginning, were welcomed into GTS. The family grew again in 2017 with the addition of Noah. Their onsite office makes for a great place to work and/or nap any time. GTS has created an environment where people love coming to work every day and being part of a family environment.

Victoria and Jerry StallardGTS has been headquartered in a company-owned building, located in Strongsville, Ohio, since 2006, giving them six times the breathing room of their former leased location. The company is a standout when it comes to business performance and growth awards. GTS has won three NEO Success Awards, five Weatherhead 100 honors, and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business of the Year for the Cleveland district.

Over the last 25 years, GTS has expanded measurably in all the essential categories of business performance and growth: sales and employment, products and services, equipment, geographic service area, number and tenure of customers, and marketing and office space. GTS has travelled to California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York and to other locations across the United States.

The company has proudly survived and even thrived through recessions and has outlasted many local and regional competitors. Jerry and Victoria attribute their success to staying firmly focused on their core values of customer service and technical excellence, and to the loyalty of their staff. (Photo of Victoria and Jerry below by Toby Shingleton)

GTS is a VBE BuisinessA preferred partner for a number of national telecommunications contractors, GTS does work through these organizations at major retailers and big businesses for which most companies their size wouldn't even be considered.

GTS also won COSE's inaugural Ten Under 10 Award, an honor recognizing ten top-performing small businesses in Northeast Ohio. And, Jerry was named a Northeast Ohio finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition. In 2021 GTS won a spot on Crain's Cleveland Business list for sales and employee retention.

Crain's List Award 2021

In 2019 GTS Communications became a certified Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE) and was added to the list of other VBE vendors certified by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

The events of the last 25 years give GTS cause for celebration, but, most importantly, the chance to recognize and be thankful for the support of clients, associates, family and friends.




GTS Staff and Facility Photos

GTS Communications is proud to be certified as a Veteran-Friendly Business

GTS Communications is proud to be certified as a Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE).

The GTS fleet of vans.

Victoria and Jerry Stallard

Victoria and Jerry Stallard.

Kelli and Scott Briggs

Kelli and Scott Briggs

Staff Picture

(From left to right) Jerry Stallard, Victoria Stallard, Kelli Briggs, Scott Briggs and Nicholas Briggs

The Twins; Nicholas Briggs and Noelle Briggs

The Twins; Nicholas Briggs and Noelle Briggs

GTS Communications proudly sponsors our furry friends! Photo taken at “Wags to Riches” fundraising event for Friendship Animal Protective League in February, 2017

GTS Communications proudly sponsors our furry friends! Photo taken at “Wags to Riches” fundraising event for Friendship Animal Protective League in February, 2017

Noah James Briggs. He was born on May 30, 2017

Noah James Briggs

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