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Q: Best AV specialists in New York City ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Best AV specialists in New York City
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: freakfarm-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 18 Jan 2006 09:38 PST
Expires: 17 Feb 2006 09:38 PST
Question ID: 435015
I'd like to know who New York City's top 3 AV specialists are.
Companies who are used to working with high-end equipment
(and high-end clients). We want to be sure the companies are very well
known and respected, and are considered the "top" of their field.

We are doing a high-end renovation of a NYC apartment and will be
using Crestron equipment.
Subject: Re: Best AV specialists in New York City
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 18 Jan 2006 14:52 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello -

Thank you for your question.  If you need any clarification or
additional information, please don't hesitate to ask.

Below I list the very top companies in the NYC area that cite very
high profile clients.

417 126th Street
New York, New York 10027
(212) 870-0000
(800) 890-4434
FAX: (212)870-0161

HED is a very top installer by the country (if not the world), citing
everyone from Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, to Madonna, Michael
Douglass, Tony Bennett, and dozens of other who's who in the music
industry as residential clients.  For commercial clients, they've
installed equipment for everyone from the Whitehouse to NYSE,
Northwest Airlines, Sony, and the Ritz Carleton.  They rank #4 on CE
Pro Magazines top 100 nationwide installers(1).

An article of interest

Ultimate Sound Installation

In business over 20 years, is a CEDIA member, with most its installers
CEDIA certified.  Clients include Mayor Bloomberg, Gracie Mansion,
Nicholas Cage, Kathleen Turner, Paul Simon, Goldman Sachs.

Audio Video Crafts
No website; 718-706-8300
This company is #22 on CE Pro's list of highest ranking companies in
the nation(1).  It is also a founding member of CEDIA, which is the
industry's main membership association.  CEDIA membership has several
requirements that insure quality work(2).  Call for more information
on clientele.

New York Audio Video
102 Shirley Avenue, Fishkill, NY 12524
Tel: (845)896-3625 | Fax: (914)328-8421

Clients include:
*   Pepsico Headquarters, Corporate, and R&D Facilities
*	Scholastic Retails Stores
*	Manhattan School of Music
*	New York City Judicial System
*	Horace Mann School
*	Valley Christian Church
*	Salvation Army Corporate Headquarters & Church
*	Frito-Lay Corporate Facilities
*	Joe Franklin?s Memory Lane Restaurant New York, NY
*	Blue Smoke Restaurant New York, NY
*	New York Power Authority Facilities White Plains, NY
*	Bristol Myers Squib Corporate Facilities
*	Nathan Cummings Foundation


(1) CE PRO Magazine annually ranks the top 100 installers/integrators
on a national level.  The rankings are determined by revenue.

(2) "A CEDIA certified member has met vigorous industry standards and
has been formally educated and specially trained.  In addition, as a
CEDIA member, this company has agreed to the CEDIA Code of Ethics,
perhaps the most highly regarded standard in the Electronic
Lifestyles® industry."

To be members of CEDIA, companies are required to submit $1 million of
liability insurance, must have 3 references from manufacturers or
distributors, must be in business for 2 years, must pay annual dues of
$500, and must have at least one CEDIA-certified professional on staff
(as of 1/1/06).  Companies mentioned above that have nomention of
CEDIA membership may or may not be CEDIA members.  See

Select search terms used in various combinations:
"clients include"
(various telephone contacts)

Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 18 Jan 2006 14:55 PST
Relisting of website and phone number:

Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 18 Jan 2006 14:56 PST
(Disregard repost; system glitch is making the URL and phone number one link)

Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 18 Jan 2006 15:10 PST
that should be "HED is a very top installer in the country" ("by" -> "in")

Request for Answer Clarification by freakfarm-ga on 19 Jan 2006 10:54 PST
Where can I see the list of CE Magazines top 100 nationwide
installers? What year was this list compiled?

Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 19 Jan 2006 14:37 PST
Hello -

The CE Pro Magazine list is from 2005, and can be accessed at the
following link for the next 24-48 hours:

Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 19 Jan 2006 18:33 PST
This is a better link:
freakfarm-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00

Subject: Re: Best AV specialists in New York City
From: jbf777-ga on 01 Feb 2006 14:57 PST
Thank you very much for the rating and tip!  Best wishes on your installation.


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