Who We Are & What We’re About
SSP Custom Sound LLC is an A/V/L company specializing in houses of worship, commercial buildings, and conference rooms, as well as audio production rentals.
SSP Custom Sound began operations in 1998, as a small, part time business with nothing more than a small work van and some tools.
Owner & Founder, Steve Pappas drove truck and delivered fuel oil during the day, and built up this fledgling venture on the side, utilizing the experience he gained while working with a local sound company in the 1990’s.
Over the years, he worked on serving the needs of small businesses and churches by doing sound consulting work, system repairs, and full audio and video system installation.
Now, SSP Custom Sound continues to grow and expand, serving the greater Mid-Atlantic region for not only Audio & Video System installation and repairs, but also lighting and surveillance.
Throughout their combined years of experiences, Steve and his son & business partner, Joshua Pappas, have met with hundreds of churches and organizations to service their technology needs.
A locally owned business, SSP Custom Sound strives to keep costs as low as possible, while providing high quality equipment and installation.
SSP Custom Sound will assess your church, school, conference room or organization’s needs, and design a system that will meet those needs and match any style. We have acquired dealership and distribution agreements with the equipment we install. SSPCS is familiar with all the equipment it proposes and knows its performance and dependability.
As business owners, we have a heart for loving God, loving others, and to be honest and truthful.
Steve Pappas - Owner
Steve founded SSP Custom Sound in 1998, feeling led by God to start a Christ centered business where he could meet the ever growing audio & video needs of churches and organizations.
Steve works with clients providing estimates and system design specifications for everything from small conference rooms, to large Sanctuary’s and concert halls, ensuring their audio & video technology needs are met with honesty, and integrity.
He lives with his wife in York, PA. and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Joshua Pappas - SSPCS Partner
Josh has been working in the Audio/Video field since 2005, and graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology. He serves the customers of SSP Custom Sound by meeting their ever growing IT based AVL systems needs.
Josh oversees service calls for customers, system installation, and training for worship and tech teams.
Josh is also a musician and lives with his wife, in Lancaster, PA.
His certifications and experience include:
Audio Production for Live Events since 2005
Kramer Control System Designer
Kramer Control System Programmer
Presonus Instructor Certified Series III Console
Williams AV Certified Loop System Design & Installation
Smaart Live Operators Fundamentals Training
Matt Pappas - Office Operations
Matt joined SSP Custom sound in 2018, taking over the day to day office operations for the business.
He handles bookkeeping, records management, and website design and maintenance.
Matt spent 17 years working as an Engineer for a nationally recognized technology provider, before leaving in 2018 to pursue his passion of starting his own business.
He works part time for SSP Custom Sound to help out his brother Steve, and nephew Josh, so they can focus their efforts on serving the needs of customers.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.”