About Us

Steve Bartosch is a Bonded, Insured & Licensed C-7 Low Voltage communications contractor serving Southern California.

Steve Bartosch Family


L-R Grace, Valerie, Steve, Diane, Elizabeth & Julie

Steve got his degree in History and Political Science at CSU Chico in 1982. Upon graduation. and while considering further education, Steve found that his cousin was in the Home Satellite Business in Rosemead, CA.

Shortly after joining Home Satellite TV, Steve’s cousin chased bigger dreams in distribution and wholesale of Satellite TV products and Steve and another installer (Jeff Dubel) partnered up to form “Ground Control Satellite Earth Stations” in February 1983.

Steve became sole proprietor in 1986. In 1990, we moved from Huntington Beach to Westminster.

In our first 5-10 years we also subcontracted installations to other dealers and we often found that there was a gap between what the customer thought the salesman said, and what had actually been ordered. This would end up with a good portion of the customers being irritated with their purchase before it was even fully installed.

This has been instrumental in our sales approach as we always try to educate the customer about advantages and disadvantages, what can be done as part of a basic installation and what can be done for an additional charge, so they know what they are buying. This has led to a customer base that is happy with their purchase and loyal to us.

Ground Control typically stays in the L.A., Orange County area, but sometimes, duty calls and we go a bit further.

For reference of past expeditions, see the bottom of the portfolio page.

Steve & Diane are attending, and active in, various ministries at Cross of Christ OC

Demonstrations are done by appointment only.

We currently have the following on display…

Samsung UN55JS8500

DirecTV Genie & Genie Mini Client

12′ dish with 4DTV

Yamaha RX-V681 (with “AirPlay”) and Bose Speakers.

Polk Atrium Sub and 8″ Patio Speaker system