About Preferred Technologies

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Security Integration as Reliable as It Is Innovative

As specialists in simplifying the complex, the professionals at Pref-Tech deliver reliable, integrated security systems tailored to the needs of each client. They design, build, maintain, and service superior security systems; wired and wireless networks; and low voltage systems to protect their clients’ interests and enhance their operations. Their seasoned industry veterans, IT specialists, and software developers are able to create and implement innovative solutions that reduce risk, safeguard people and assets, and improve productivity. They welcome intimate customer relationships and attack their clients’ toughest challenges with grit, tenacity, and perseverance.

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The Pref-Tech Story

Establishing a Family Legacy

The roots of Pref-Tech started with Shaun’s parents, Charlie and Trisha Castillo, who owned and operated a cabling business called Integrated Telecommunications, Inc. (ITI).

In 1999, Charlie and Trisha merged ITI with several other companies to form Netversant Solutions, a technology company that spanned the United States. After five years with Netversant, they were ready to get back into small business and approached Shaun with the idea of starting a new company.

After serving five years in the United States Army, in 2005, Shaun Castillo made a commitment to start the new company with his parents. In May of that year, Trisha Castillo established Preferred Technologies, Inc. as a Texas corporation. Shaun joined the company in August and started with rebuilding an old, worn-out trailer to use as an office.

During the day, Shaun worked on that trailer. At night, his father taught him how to design cabling systems, estimate them, sell them, and install them. He also gave Shaun direction and resources to develop his understanding of the physical security market. His father officially joined the company on September 1, 2005. Pref-Tech generated income for the first time by installing a data and voice cabling system on two floors of an office building.

From its beginnings to today, Pref-Tech has successfully executed projects that extend from small data cabling jobs to large, complex, integrated security systems in environments ranging from portable classroom buildings to international airports. In all cases, the company has differentiated itself from the competition by following the business principles outlined below.

Pref-Tech’s Key Business Principles

  • Private Ownership - Shaun and his father are the only owners, both participate in operating the company, and both have a long-term, legacy mindset for the company. As a result, they are not influenced by outside investors and manage every aspect of the company’s operations. They focus on improving employees’ lives and delivering high-quality work to Pref-Tech customers with excellent service. Most of their competition focuses on delivering revenue and profit for shareholders.
  • Self-Performance - They believe in executing 100% of a project with their own employees. They do this for one simple reason. They can control quality better that way.
  • Competence - Their customers expect them to be experts in what they do. They, therefore, invest heavily in developing and maintaining their competencies. They have a great team of employees that can execute tasks ranging from aerial cable installation to custom software development. Put simply, they know what they are doing.
  • Project Management - Projects today are often complex. Pref-Tech believes that well-trained project managers are necessary to deliver the projects on time, to standard, and within budget constraints. Their project managers brilliantly negotiate project conditions, understand contractual obligations, and masterfully manage resources to achieve successful project completion.
  • Trust Relationships - Pre-Tech feels that they must establish trust relationships with their customers and vendors if they are to achieve long-term success. Therefore, they operate with honesty, fairness, and transparency.

    Their business principles have proven themselves to be valuable. Today, they have a long list of satisfied customers, happy employees, and financial stability.

Industries Served

  • Government - Pref-Tech understands the intricacies of working with government entities and create solutions to improve awareness, reduce crime, provide early warning of emergency situations, and secure the places where people live, work and play. Their integrated, custom-designed security systems address security objectives and allow for seamless sharing of information between various departments and stakeholders.
  • Education - School safety has changed dramatically in recent years. These micro-communities must control access, monitor activities, and effectively react to incidents, all while providing numerous services to the public. Pref-Tech teams with educational customers to design, implement, and integrate security solutions that provide coverage of the campus environment and improve efficiencies in a secure manner.
  • Critical Infrastructure - A complex framework of businesses and services support the American lifestyle, economy, and national security. A breach or failure within this critical infrastructure will severely disrupt our way of life. Pref-Tech creates high-quality, integrated security solutions for critical infrastructure facilities that meet or exceed regulatory obligations, provide exceptional defense against threats, improve situational awareness, empower responders, and facilitate collaboration.
  • Healthcare - Healthcare systems and medical facilities must establish and maintain a high level of security to protect staff, patients, records, medical supplies, and physical assets. Pref-Tech provides comprehensive security solutions to help manage risk and improve protection while increasing operational efficiencies and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Airports - Airports are small cities with big security requirements and an unbelievable volume of daily transactions. Airports must maintain continuous operations, efficiently move people and material, and create positive customer experiences while meeting or exceeding regulated security requirements. Pref-Tech delivers unified security solutions for large and small airports that satisfy the varying needs and expectations of the numerous stakeholders, employees, and customers.
  • Seaports - Seaports play a significant role in the American economy. Our globalized marketplace demands efficient import and export of goods ranging from basic commodities to complex machinery and petroleum products. Because of their high throughput of goods, multiple modes of transportation and geography, seaports are attractive targets. Pref-Tech develops solutions tailored to the unique needs of seaports. Their fully integrated solutions allow seaports to meet regulatory requirements, keep assets safe and secure, react effectively to changing conditions, and maintain continuity of operations.
  • Oil, Gas & Energy - The Oil, Gas, and Energy industries affect everyone on the planet every day. Companies in the space conduct high-risk operations throughout vast geographies, own extremely valuable assets, and must keep hundreds of thousands of employees and contractors safe and secure. Pref-Tech creates solutions that enable Oil, Gas, and Energy companies to operate more securely, improve overall safety, reduce risk, and increase productivity.
  • Commercial Facilities - People are happier and far more productive when they feel safe and secure. Pref-Tech partners with commercial facilities to create safe, secure environments where people thrive. Their solutions protect assets, use real estate effectively, and provide useful data for facility stakeholders to improve operations. Ultimately, their solutions improve a commercial facility’s profitability.

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