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About the Company


AUDIOVISIONS is California’s trusted source for home automation, lighting design, motorized shading systems, lighting control, energy management and home entertainment systems for the past 25 years in the building and design industry. With locations in Orange County serving Southern CA, San Rafael serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Palm Desert serving the greater Palm Springs communities, our professional team will work within your design guidelines and parameters to transform your vision to reality without compromise.

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About the Company


AUDIOVISIONS is California’s trusted source for home automation, lighting design, motorized shading systems, lighting control, energy management and home entertainment systems for the past 25 years in the building and design industry. With locations in Orange County serving Southern CA, San Rafael serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Palm Desert serving the greater Palm Springs communities, our professional team will work within your design guidelines and parameters to transform your vision to reality without compromise.

 

About the Company

AUDIOVISIONS Headquarters  –  Lake Forest, CA

AUDIOVISIONS Headquarters  –  Lake Forest, CA

Founded in 1989, during the infancy of the residential systems installation industry, AUDIOVISIONS has grown to become the largest residential and commercial systems-integration firm in California. With Southern California locations in Orange County, Los Angeles and Palm Desert, and a Northern California location covering the North Bay, San Francisco and Silicon Valley we are never far away. Our more than 80 talented and trained employees assure sufficient resources to effectively and efficiently handle your project. Equally important, we maintain the culture personal attention and service of a small boutique to attend to your every need and question. Our engineering-centric approach, as well proprietary design and project-management software allow us to transform your vision into reality - without compromise. Painstakingly documented, projects are fulfilled with precision and efficiency. AUDIOVISIONS is driven by the very principles that define us: Simplicity, Innovation, Responsive.

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The Leadership Team


AUDIOVISIONS is California’s trusted source for home automation, lighting design, motorized shading systems, lighting control, energy management and home entertainment systems for the past 25 years in the building and design industry. With locations in Orange County serving Southern CA, San Rafael serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Palm Desert serving the greater Palm Springs communities, our professional team will work within your design guidelines and parameters to transform your vision to reality without compromise.

The Leadership Team


AUDIOVISIONS is California’s trusted source for home automation, lighting design, motorized shading systems, lighting control, energy management and home entertainment systems for the past 25 years in the building and design industry. With locations in Orange County serving Southern CA, San Rafael serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Palm Desert serving the greater Palm Springs communities, our professional team will work within your design guidelines and parameters to transform your vision to reality without compromise.

About the Leadership Team


Mark Hoffenberg

Mark Hoffenberg

Mark Hoffenberg  –  President

Mark Hoffenberg co-founded AUDIOVISIONS with Bob Walpert in 1989. Mark's initial responsibilities focused on the public facing side of the business, including the overall business strategy, sales, marketing and company culture. Hoffenberg led the company's rapid growth to become one of the Nation's largest and best respected System Integrators. In 2005, Mr. Hoffenberg led the acquisition of AUDIOVISIONS to Best Buy, the world's largest consumer electronics retailer. For the subsequent 9 years following the acquisition, Mr. Hoffenberg served as Vice President, Services for Best Buy while remaining President of AUDIOVISIONS. In 2014, Mr. Hoffenberg led the re-acquisition of AUDIOVISIONS from Best Buy. Today, Mark leads a talented team of more than 60 employees in four geographic markets and is responsible for the company’s overall vision, business strategy, partnerships, ventures and key initiatives. 

Prior to AUDIOVISIONS, Mr. Hoffenberg was a co-owner and Vice President at Frontline Technology, Inc, developing innovative health and fitness products. Hoffenberg led the acquisition of Frontline Technology to Schwinn Bicycle Company in 1987, and subsequently became a Schwinn VP. Mark started his career at Hewlett Packard as a Sales and Systems Engineer after receiving his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from University of CA, Santa Barbara in 1981.

Mr. Hoffenberg is a 25 year CEDIA Industry veteran and has twice served on the CEDIA Board of Directors. He is often called upon within the industry to consult on a wide range of topics from User Interface design to Mergers & Acquisitions.


Bob Walpert 

Bob Walpert 

Bob Walpert  –  Vice President of Logistics and Technical Services

Bob Walpert cofounded AUDIOVISIONS in 1989 with the responsibility of running all of the business operations: installation, programming, engineering, accounting, and purchasing. Bob currently oversees Engineering, Programming and the Accounting/Finance Departments. Bob's diverse skill set and creative problem solving acumen fuels his leadership by example approach.

Prior to AUDIOVISIONS, Mr. Walpert was a partner in Frontline Technology, Inc. and was instrumental in developing proprietary technology that was awarded various patents, and which subsequently facilitated the acquisition of the company by Schwinn Bicycle. Bob has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, and has completed numerous graduate classes in the same field.


Ted Taylor 

Ted Taylor 

Ted Taylor  –  Vice President of Sales

Ted Taylor is an industry veteran, with a career spanning 35 years in the installed Audio/Video systems and consumer electronics field. Ted began his career selling hi-fi for a nation-wide retail chain in 1978 while attending college. He completed his first commercial audio installation in 1980 and custom home installation in 1981.

Ted founded Taylor Sound Installation in 1986, an Orange County based company, specializing in the design and installation of integrated Audio/Video system in Custom homes. Taylor Sound quickly established itself as a dominant AV contractor within the custom home community in the late 1980’s and was a Founding Member in the newly created CEDIA trade organization. Taylor Sound was acquired by AUDIOVISIONS in 1994 and Ted became a partner in the business.

For the past 21 years at AUDIOVISIONS, Ted’s primary focus as Vice President is to execute on the company's growth and development plan and has been responsible for sales and operations for the Orange County market. 


Terence Murray

Terence Murray

Terence Murray  – Vice President Strategic Development and Operations

Terence Murray has 25 years of experience and leadership in the consumer electronics industry with a successful track record for developing new markets, implementing innovative business processes and best practices, deploying the right technology at the right time, and developing talent. Terence is currently responsible for leading the company's Information Services and Technology, the Software Development Group, Human Resources, and the Sales and Operations of AUDIOVISIONS Northern California and Palm Springs Markets.

Terence joined AUDIOVISIONS, Inc. in 1997 to focus on redefining the company's operating model and proprietary software to position the company for growth. He also led the expansion into new geographic markets. Terence was the founding partner and President of AUDIOVISIONS-Northern California until Best Buy acquired AUDIOVISIONS, Inc. in 2005. Terence served as a Senior Director of Services for Best Buy, Co. Inc. and Vice President of AUDIOVISIONS until 2014. Prior to AUDIOVISIONS, Terence served as Vice President and General Manager for Escient Technologies, LLC. Prior to Escient, Terence was General Manager and partner at Phoenix Systems, which was acquired by Harman International in 1993.

Mr. Murray served on the 2014-15 CEDIA Board of Directors (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association) and is a regular guest speaker on various industry panels. He consults with manufacturers regarding product development and market development and also advises on new product introductions to the consumer electronics industry. Terence studied Managerial Economics at the University of California, Davis.

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Company History


AUDIOVISIONS was founded in 1989 during the infancy of the Custom Installation Industry by Mark Hoffenberg and Bob Walpert - two Engineers with a vision for the future of the installed home electronics market. Not coincidentally, 1989 also happened to be the year the trade organization CEDIA was founded by a small group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the installed electronic systems industry.

Company History


AUDIOVISIONS was founded in 1989 during the infancy of the Custom Installation Industry by Mark Hoffenberg and Bob Walpert - two Engineers with a vision for the future of the installed home electronics market. Not coincidentally, 1989 also happened to be the year the trade organization CEDIA was founded by a small group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the installed electronic systems industry.

Company History

AUDIOVISIONS was founded in 1989 during the infancy of the Custom Installation Industry by Mark Hoffenberg and Bob Walpert - two Engineers with a vision for the future of the installed home electronics market. Not coincidentally, 1989 also happened to be the year the trade organization CEDIA was founded by a small group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the installed electronic systems industry. 

With a focus on engineering, documentation and project management, Mark and Bob had a decidedly different approach to growing the business. Within a year of the company's formation, Hoffenberg recognized the need for industry specific business management software and led the in-house development of “AV Wizard”, the first business software application designed for and sold to the CEDIA market. The application gained 70 percent market share within two years of introduction. Two of the early adopters of AV Wizard ultimately became instrumental in AUDIOVISIONS growth. The first was Ted Taylor of Taylor Sound.

Taylor Sound was an early competitor of AUDIOVISIONS, and also an AV Wizard user.  AUDIOVISIONS acquired Taylor Sound in 1994, and Ted became VP of Sales. As the company evolved its business methodologies, the software evolved with it, and AUDIOVISIONS quickly became one of the preeminent company’s within the CEDIA channel. 

Helping fuel that growth was a series of contracts with Virgin to design and install audio / video and control systems in their Megastores throughout North America. AUDIOVISIONS designed the first commercially viable CD listening station for the Virgin Megastore projects. Over the course of a decade, AUDIOVISIONS completed 26 Virgin Megastore installations and manufactured and installed more than 5,000 CD listening stations. With rigorous engineering and documentation, proper project management practices, and a talented staff, AUDIOVISIONS became known for its ability to deliver large scale, high performance systems, on time and on budget. 

In 1997 Terence Murray joined the company as VP of Strategic Development. Terence had used AUDIOVISIONS software successfully at two previous companies and understood the value proposition. Terence founded our Northern California Operations in 1998. Terence also helped establish a “best practices” initiative with a number of leading integrators to define and implement common operating standards. These methodologies and business intelligence were subsequently integrated into the Company’s 2nd generation Enterprise software called ProIntegrator “Pi”, with a vision to help grow and improve the highly fragmented and underserved installed systems market.

After forming a business plan around the "best practices" initiative, Hoffenberg caught the attention of Best Buy. In November of 2005 AUDIOVISIONS was acquired by Best Buy. For the subsequent 9 years following the acquisition, Mr. Hoffenberg remained President of AUDIOVISIONS while also serving as Vice President, Services for Best Buy. Under the Best Buy umbrella, AUDIOVISIONS remained a boutique, client centered, technology integration company serving the high end of the market, while contributing valuable insight and innovation to the services arm of Best Buy. 

In February of 2014, the AUDIOVISIONS executive team re-acquired the AUDIOVISIONS business unit from Best Buy. With this move we are uniquely positioned to best serve our current and future clients in a way that no one else can - We have the passion and fire of an entrepreneurial startup, combined with the powerful experience and knowledge gained being an integral part of a Fortune 100 public company, topped with 25 years in business under the same leadership.

When AUDIOVISIONS was first acquired by Best Buy in 2005, virtually every employee stayed with the company after the acquisition. Nine years later, when we bought the company back from Best Buy, virtually every employee also stayed with the company. We are proud of that continuity. Our people are our most valuable asset. Our company culture has always been, and will always be defined by our people, our leadership, our passion, our dedication, and our unwavering commitment to our Brand Promise: Integrating Design and Technology to enhance and simplify our clients’ lives.

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Careers


Careers


Careers at AUDIOVISIONS


AUDIOVISIONS seeks and attracts the best talent in the industry. Please visit our Careers page for a list of available positions.

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Our Brands


Our Brands


Our Brands


AUDIOVISIONS uses the most reliable and highest performing products from world class manufacturers.

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Locations


AUDIOVISIONS currently operates in Southern California and Northern California.

Locations


AUDIOVISIONS currently operates in Southern California and Northern California.

Locations & Contact Information


AUDIOVISIONS has Southern California locations in Orange County, Los Angeles and Palm Desert, and a Northern California location covering the North Bay, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Please contact us to discuss your special project in your location. 

Our specialty is managing large scale projects requiring engineering and seasoned project managers. We provide specialty contractor capabilities, consulting, detailed engineering, audio/video/lighting programming, network/computer services, and detailed documentation services. We are capable of managing your large scale project anywhere in the United States.

Headquarters - Southern California

 
 

25741 Atlantic Ocean Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Toll free: (800) 426 0277
Direct: (949) 206 0606
Fax: (949) 206 0602


Los Angeles Area

 
 

31368 Via Colinas, #109
Westlake Village, CA
91362

Toll free: (800) 426 0277
Direct: (310) 279 4123
Fax: (310) 943 6950


Northern California Office

 
 

100 Pelican Way, Suite B
San Rafael, CA 94901

Toll free: (800) 426 0277
Direct: (415) 459 7900
Fax: (415) 459 7901


Palm Desert Office

 
 

75-430 Gerald Ford Drive, Suite 201
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Toll free: (800) 426 0277
Direct: (760) 340 4555
Fax: (760) 557 1559