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Connecting the Communications of Tomorrow

For over 40 years, NCS has been providing quality products and installation of reliable wiring solutions for today’s ever changing networking environment. NCS sets the industry standards for seamless local, regional, and national products, services and safety. As a leader in risk and needs assessment, NCS can ensure that all of your structured cabling, security, and audio visual needs will be met with the latest technology and an on-going commitment to top-quality products, installation and customer satisfaction.

NCS provides complete turn-key services from design, installation, maintenance of your company’s information systems, wide area and local area networks, outside plant, premise-wiring infrastructure, and security systems integration. Additionally, you can be confident in the quality of service protection we provide through Converged Access.

As a natural extension of our structured cabling division, NCS offers audio/visual integration services. NCS’s certified designers and engineers skillfully conceptualize, execute, upgrade and maintain superior audio/visual systems designed to connect classrooms, boardrooms and mass facilities.

NCS takes pride in all installations and delivering superior service at every phase. It’s at the core of our family owned company’s values. We care for our customers and want to ensure an exceptional customer experience.

We are a family of specialists and technicians dedicated to success. We are a Woman Owned Business. NCS is a cleared facility and cage codes can be provided upon request.


To provide a positive working environment that promotes continued education, personal growth, family and Christian values. To prosper corporately and individually while maintaining the highest levels of professional business behavior. The keys to maintaining our success and continued customer satisfaction are Safety, Quality, Communication, Customer Service, and Integrity.


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Small Beginnings

NCS has a history of very small beginnings, but the dedication to family, faith and integrity remains the guiding principles in its ongoing success. On April 16, 1981, Robert Apgar formed JAR Industries, Inc., with $10,000 in savings and a prayer.  As a small instrument repair shop based in his home’s garage, Mr. Apgar looked to his greatest inspiration for the company’s name and CEO: Jesus and Robert – JAR.

JAR was initially an instrument repair shop serving the petrochemical industry. The name was later changed to JAR Industries catering to making patch cables for data networks.

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Houston’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Businesses

In 1990, as technology and industry needs evolved, the company changed the name to Network Cabling Services with an expanded focus on voice and data infrastructure. In the following decade, NCS was named as one of Houston’s 100 fastest growing small businesses in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

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Largest Provider of Voice & Data Infrastructure in Houston

In 1999, as the largest provider of voice and data infrastructure in the city of Houston, Mr. Apgar sold the company to a national roll up company. However, in 2003, Mr. Apgar purchased the company and refocused his mission on rebuilding the company based on the same guiding principles he founded in his garage over 20 years prior. “A book could be written on all the victories, defeats, pain and tears, but not enough could be written about the hundreds of great employees along the way,” said Robert Apgar, founder and Chairman of the Board.

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The Brand Gets an Update

In 2014, Network Cabling Services simplified their moniker to NCS to better encompass the numerous services it provides in the structured cabling, security and audio visual industries. What once began as a meager repair shop, NCS is now a complete turn-key service provider and an industry leader across the networking infrastructure industry.

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The Next Generation of Growth

Today, NCS is led by the next generation: Lori and Mark Veltri. Continuing to lead in her father’s footsteps, Lori Veltri serves as President alongside her husband, Mark Veltri, as Chief Operating Officer. “Lori is a highly organized and morale building president, as well as my daughter and mother of my four wonderful grandchildren,” said Robert Apgar. “Mark is an equally dedicated, high achieving COO. He is a Naval Academy graduate, Naval officer and ten year Navy pilot. I have always valued our organization as a family oriented business with our customers as our main focus. The blending of Mark and Lori’s values and dedication will continue to take this company to great heights.”

The company continues to grow and meet the challenges of the industry’s ever changing technology.  However, NCS’s commitment to success remains unchanged.  With the dedication of the industry’s best employees, the focus is, and always will be, on Customer Satisfaction, Quality, Integrity and Communication.