Lightning Strikes! TEQlease Education Finances PA and Phone System for St. Augustine Catholic High School

TEQlease Education Finance and Stewart Telecommunications recently completed the installation and financing of a phone and PA system for St. Augustine Catholic High School. TEQlease Education Finance specializes in financing school equipment and worked closely with Nick Zielinski of Stewart Telecommunications, and St. Augustine Catholic High School’s Finance Director Stacy DeLong to make sure the installation and financing process was seamless.

St. Augustine Catholic High School, located in Tucson, Arizona, opened its doors to the inaugural freshman class in 2003. Saint Augustine Catholic High School facilitates academic excellence in a Catholic environment where students are encouraged to grow in the Christian life through dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship, and celebration.

The school’s previous PA system was struck by lightning! The system was hit unexpectedly, and it was so damaged the school was unable to get the old PA system repaired. The school was able to quickly acquire a new system and finance the upfront cost over 5 years. In addition, the school has had some recent growth and has added new personnel. This growth led to the need to purchase and expand their phone system. With the help of Stewart Communications and TEQlease Education Finance the school was able to get a new PA and phone system installed and financed.

“This was a strange and catastrophic event that required everyone to move very quickly. Our experience with TEQlease Education Finance over five separate transactions has been excellent, and in particular Erika Aguirre has played an integral role in making this and other transactions happen efficiently,” said Stacy DeLong, St. Augustine Catholic High School Financial Director.

“Over the last 3 years, I have had the pleasure of working with Stacy DeLong and the St. Augustine Catholic High School team on their technology and other school equipment acquisitions through our finance programs. I am confident to say that the school and every student has the equipment they need to help them cope with today’s growing demand for on-site and virtual learning,” replied Senior SLED Account Manager Erika Aguirre.

Stewart Telecommunications Co. specializes in the installations of Panasonic Business Phone and Voice Mail Systems, as well as Voice, Data, and Fiber Optic cabling. With a combination of experience and the desire to go the extra mile for its customers, Stewart Telecommunications Co. provides exceptional service across the State of Arizona.

TEQlease Education Finance specializes in providing best-in-class equipment lease financing solutions for public, private, charter and religious schools across the United States. TEQlease Education Finance focuses on providing unparalleled service and on lowering acquisition finance costs, working with customers and equipment vendors through the entire equipment acquisition financing process. TEQlease Education Finance is a division of TEQlease Capital, founded in 2000 in Calabasas, California. For more information, visit