CTK has traversed an interesting road over the years. Today, we are stronger than ever with many resources at our disposal.
Aleck Vasiliou established Cabletek Systems Inc. in 1999. Originally a local structured cabling company with a few technicians, Aleck always focused on building relationships and ensuring his customers needs came first. Cabletek would have its peaks and valleys over the years but remained a small business.
In 2014, Aleck was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Keeping up with the day to day became increasingly difficult for him and as a result, Aleck became unsure as to where the company’s future was heading.
In late 2017, Aleck took on a business partner under a new company name and Cabletek became inactive. Having worked together on many projects in the past, it seemed to be a good fit combining Aleck’s expertise with that of his new partner. Aleck’s son, Chris, began working for the new company as a technician in 2018. He had graduated from a Civil Engineering program earlier that year.
Aleck quickly learned that this partnership wasn’t working out as he had hoped. It created nothing but stress and anxiety for Aleck and only worsened his condition. Having watched his father’s health diminish, Chris took it upon himself to learn what he could to help his father in any way possible. After several challenging years, Aleck and Chris were able to exit the company, but were unfortunately left with very little to show for all the years of hard work.
Having forced to start over, in October 2021, Cabletek was reactivated. Aleck and Chris had their work cut out for them essentially starting a new business during the pandemic, not to mention an ex-business partner who would continue to cause grief for the Vasiliou family for the next 2 years.
Putting these distractions aside and with a motivation like none other, Chris with support from Aleck began to rebuild Cabletek with a major focus on putting systems, structure and personnel in place that would assist in long term growth and expansion of the company. Part of the rebuild was to also expand the services in which the company could provide.
In early 2022, Cabletek launched its electrical division. With a lot of hard work, focus and determination, the company experienced exponential growth far greater than it had ever known in the past.
As Cabletek had now become far more than just the local structured cabling contractor Aleck had started all those years ago, it was time to make one more change. In early 2023, Cabletek Systems Inc. modified its name to CTK mainly to be a bit more limitless with all of the services the company can provide. Many people have asked what CTK stands for and the truth is, the letters don’t stand for anything, but there is meaning behind them. CTK pays tribute to Cabletek and serves as a reminder as to where the company started.
CTK is now a licensed electrical, certified structured cabling and security contractor with a strong presence across Canada. Aleck is now able to focus more on his health while continuing to contribute to the company. Chris continues to work tirelessly to look for new avenues to expand the business. There is no project too large and no job too small, CTK is committed to do it all.