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About John Whitford Communications in Atascadero CA

Welcome To John Whitford Communications. As an owner operated business, I strive to provide you our customers with a solid long standing reputation in customer service. I realize without loyal customers a business will not survive. I understand offering prompt professional service; attractive pricing on quality products & a knowledgeable staff is what you have come to expect from us. I pledge to be "The Best in the West" for friendly customer service, quality products & installations, attractive pricing, major brand selections and a well-trained staff. John Whitford Communications, we stick to the Code of the West! Code of the West:

  • Live each day with courage
  • Take pride in your work
  • Always finish what you start
  • Do what has to be done
  • Be tough but fair
  • When you make a promise keep it
  • Talk less say more
  • Ride for the brand
  • Remember some things aren't for sale
  • Know where to draw the line

Thanks in advance for your business! John Whitford

John Whitford Communications John’s Story

From a Stunt Show to the High Tech World

JOHN WHITFORD is a proud native of California. While attending Norco High, he founded a western stunt team, The Cockeyed Cowboys. The Cowboys preformed thrill shows throughout southern California. The leader, John specialized in high falls and explosions. After high school, John attended OCBQ Radio School, becoming a Disc Jockey. Following his broadcast dreams, John left California to work at various out-of-state radio stations in Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona. In Arizona, John also worked as a TV antenna installer with Tower Communications and Alpine Communications. He and his cohort installed the first 10ft satellite dish in the Lake Havasu City area. Convinced of the potential of high-tech communications, John returned to California. In 1982, John started his own company serving the Central Coast, John Whitford Communications of Atascadero, CA.

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John Rickwald

FEMA certified instructor John Rickwald has been involved with disaster preparedness, communications, and management for over 30 years. In those early years he was teaching his children to be safe and positive in an emergency and by making disaster packs for his family friends and neighbors. He is now a CERT instructor and training coordinator for the San Luis Obispo County regional CERT program. Mr. Rickwald has a positive approach to disaster preparedness which will come across in his presentations. Mr. Rickwald is also the owner operator of the CERT truck. This truck is utilized to promote the CERT program and support training exercises. The truck is equipped with disaster response equipment.     Mr. Rickwald regularly speaks at group meetings and is available to speak at your nonprofit organization or club at no charge.

You probably already know John Rickwald as a Creston California resident and owner of Critter Creek Ranch. John, wife Michelle and Critter Creek Ranch are well known for causing the big Creston glow around Christmas known as Frontier Fantasy Christmas Light Display. 

John Rickwald has been a valued employee of John Whitford Communications for over 20 years. John Whitford Communications funds Mr. Rickwald’s speaking presentations as a public service to our community.

To schedule a presentation, contact 805-461-3030 or email us


Ed & Heidi Cobleigh Paso Robles, CA

John Whitford and his team of highly skilled professionals specified, designed, installed, and tested a superb, complete home theatre system for our house. The big-screen picture is outstanding, the sound is remarkable, and the operation of the system is simple. The job was completed on time and on budget with no hassles. Our home theater system is a value-enhancing addition to our home, one we are proud to show our friends and neighbors. I strongly recommend John Whitford Communications to supply high-quality, reasonably priced home theatre systems.

Greg and Corina Glasmeier

We wanted to tell you how impressed we were with your service and how much we are enjoying our new home theater. Thank you for the personalized service and attention to detail. The surround sound has exceeded our expectations and the quality of the entire system is excellent. The project came together perfectly! Having one remote control for the entire system has been a big plus and made operating all applications a breeze. Thanks again.

Dr. Dwayne and Cheryl Burbach, Atascadero, CA

My wife and I have been long time customers of John Whitford.  In my wife's office he installed video surveillance, provided television and video support, and remote access.  We have always found his company to be very helpful and very available for repairs and service.  Great Atascadero communications company to deal with. 

Margret Duflock San Ardo, CA

John Whitford Communications has always been there for me.  If for some reason he cannot be here in person, he can always explain how to fix the problem over the phone.  I trust him implicitly with all my communication needs.

John Snetsinger, SLO, CA

 Just a quick note to tell you how completely delighted I am with the work you did here. The system has never worked better, I am really enjoying it. I thought you and your workers deserved high marks for working around the carpet layers, 2 ½ story roof work and the difficult wiring situation. You guys did a first-rate professional job.

Terry Presson, Manager Field Operations WildBlue Communications

 John, Congratulations on being named National Installer of the Month! WildBlue would like to recognize you for your excellence in providing a superior customer experience. Quality and customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to WildBlue and you have provided this to our customers. This award is granted to you because of your ability to consistently exceed WildBlue installation requirements. Good Work!

Mike and Jana Rawitser, Paso Robles, CA

We have been doing business with John Whitford for at least 15 years. John has installed all our electronic needs from televisions,computers,DirecTV,phones,you name it. John is fair,professional, knowledgeable and punctual. After doing business with John Whitford,it kind of spoils you. We recommend him to all our friends and family.

Tom Keffury 98.1 K-JUG & California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, CA

John Whitford Communications is "The Official Satellite Provider" of the California Mid-State Fair. Not only is the satellite service top notch, but I have always found John to be very responsive to our unique situation. With the yearly Fair, we need John and his staff to react quickly to our changing needs - we operate in an environment where things need to be up and working in a very short period of time. John has always come through for us, and I can recommend him for any satellite situation.

Tom J. Bordonaro Jr., SLO County Assessor, Creston, CA

I have worked with John Whitford Communications for decades, they have consistently provided quality service, expertise, fair price, in a timely and reliable manner. I wholeheartedly recommend John Whitford communications.

Karyn and Mike Azzopardi, Paso Robles

We have used Whitford Communications for the past 7+ years and John Whitford and his assistant, JR have always provided us with the best, most professional, most dependable service. We can count on them always, our requests for service are always answered promptly, and we highly recommend them for all your tv and internet needs

Steven Gill, Gills Onions, King City, CA

I have worked with John Whitford Communications for over 15 years. I have found John’s knowledge of home sound systems, remote satellite internet services, and installation services to be exceptional. John stands behind his work and will be the first person I call for any projects I have in the future. It’s always a pleasure working with you

John Rees, Outback Internet LLC

John Whitford Communications is one of our authorized installation contractors.  Their prompt response, neat work and attention to detail has benefited our customers and Outback Internet.  Thanks, JW! 

  • Why Choose JW?

  • Licensed California Contractor.

  • Fully Equipped Service Vans

  • In Business Since 1982

  • Based in Central California

  • Fast Response

  • Large Service Area

  • Handsome Techs

We Service California & Arizona including:

San Luis Obispo County, Ca

  • Atascadero
  • Paso Robles
  • Templeton
  • San Miguel
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Nipomo
  • Shandon
  • Big Sur
  • Creston
  • Santa Margarita
  • Cambria

Santa Barbara County, Ca

  • Santa Barbara
  • Buellton
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Yzez
  • Lompoc

Monterey County, Ca

  • San Ardo
  • King City
  • Greenfield
  • Monterey
  • Bradley
  • Carmel
  • Lockwood
  • Salinas

Kern County, Ca

  • Bakersfield
  • Kettleman City
  • Kernville
  • Lost hills
  • Lake Isabella
  • Buttonwillow
  • Tehachapi
  • Taft

Mohave County, AZ

  • Kingman
  • Chloride
  • Lake Havasu
  • Yucca
  • Bullhead City
  • Golden Valley
  • Oatman
  • Meadview