Cornerstone Acquires J&J Telcom

Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc. announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire J&J Telcom of Oak Grove, KY.  Additionally, Joey E. Ballard of J&J Telcom will join the Cornerstone team as a telephony and structured cable engineer.

J&J Telcom is a communications company that specializes in voice communication products, network cabling and service.  Cornerstone and J&J Telcom products complement one another to provide a more comprehensive range of solutions for cabling, telephones, surveillance cameras and wireless networks.  All of the services and products previously provided by J&J Telcom are now available through Cornerstone Information Systems and its 30 employees.

Cornerstone’s CEO, David Smith, said, “We have already seen a surge in growth with the addition of telephones and cabling to our product and services line.  We feel that adding Joey’s knowledge and customer base to our existing team of engineers and technicians will help us to grow significantly in 2012.”

According to Joey Ballard, “I’m looking forward to joining the Cornerstone team and being able to offer customers a wider variety of technology services and products.  J&J Telcom has seen significant growth over the past few years and strategically joining a larger firm like Cornerstone was in the best interest for the business and the clients.  We already enjoyed a good relationship with Cornerstone and have worked together previously to service and support many mutual clients.”

According to Philip Tillman, Cornerstone’s CTO, “Cornerstone now offers one of the strongest and most experienced telephone and cabling teams in the area.  This acquisition further establishes Cornerstone as a single source technology provider by offering comprehensive technology services to business clients along with the simplicity of working with one vendor.”

About Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc. - Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc. ( is a regional IT services firm supporting industry, local government, public utilities and general business clients throughout Kentucky and Tennessee.  Cornerstone’s core services are Networking & Security; Telephone & Cabling; Software & Website Development while also selling hardware and software solutions.  Cornerstone is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Sonicwall Gold Solution Provider, IBM Business Partner, BICSI Certified ITS Installer, and a Dell Preferred Partner.  Cornerstone is owned by David Smith and Philip Tillman.